Champions League: Juventus v Celtic match preview

A look ahead to tonights Champions League knockout fixture at the Juventus Stadium

Being a crushing 3-0 down from the first leg, Celtic will need to take all the opportunities they are gifted with in front of goal in Turin if they are to have any chance of advancing into the next round.

At Celtic Park, the home side created enough chances but failed to beat Buffon and were made to pay for their own defensive mistakes.  

Juventus will want to get back to winning ways and give their fans something to cheer about after drawing against Napoli in the league. Manager Antonio Conte will not want his players to look past Celtic because if the away side grab an early goal then they will be right back in this tie and the competition.

Celtic have one big scalp under their belts already after beating Spanish giants Barcelona in the group stages of the competition and Neil Lennon will be aiming to give his fan’s another night to remember. 

 

KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7:45pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Celtic 0 Juventus 3 ( Matri, Marchisio, Vucinic) Champions League, February 2013

Celtic 4 (Valgaeren, Sutton 2, Larsson) Juventus 3 (Del Piero, Trezeguet 2), Champions League, October 2001

Juventus 3 (Trezeguet 2, Amoruso ) Celtic 2 (Petrov, Larsson), Champions League, September 2001

 

STATS…

Juve have not lost at home since their 2-1 defeat to Sampdoria in January 2013.

Celtic have never beaten Juventus in Italy in the two clubs' histories.

Playmaker Andrea Pirlo has a better pass completion rate than any Celtic player with 74%

In the two teams' history, one team has never beaten the other twice in one season.

 

ODDS…

Juventus to win: 1.37

Celtic to win: 10.5

Draw: 5.5

 

TV: Live on Sky Sports 2 at 7:45pm, highlights on Sky Sports 2 on Thursday at 12:00am

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