Champions League: Manchester City meets JuventusPublished September 15, 2015 by Sol FH
Tonight's match of the night features Manchester City vs Juventus in Group D action at 19:45 GMT.
Manchester City have a tough task at hand tonight. In fact, their entire group stage matches will be hard with the teams that were drawn in their group. Perhaps it is not the toughest group, but when you have last year's Champions League runner up Juventus, Europa League winners Sevilla and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach in the same group, things will be quite interesting for the Blues.
City sit atop the Premier League for the time being and look very strong over the first few weeks of play. They beefed up their roster with Kevin de Bruyne and UK star Raheem Sterling for a mind-boggling £100 combined. They also added Fabian Delph at midfield, which has proven to be a terrific acquisition so far.
Tonight marks the beginning of City's Champions League campaign and they will have home-pitch advantage going into tonight's match against Juventus. Even with their home fans to cheer them on, they will need to play a solid 90 minutes of soccer if they are to overcome last year's runner up.
Juventus look flat over the first few games of the Serie A regular season. They lost the first two matches of the year and haven't been able to click as a team, especially one that is used to being at the top of every table they appear on. Perhaps it is a question of player commitment, as they do not have long-term contracts with many of their top players. Even French star Paul Pogba will not commit to a long-term deal with Juventus, and he has actually been sought after by Manchester City, but they are not willing to pay his £80 million price tag deal.
Champions League Betting
The Champions League is one of the heaviest bet soccer competitions of the year with hundreds of millions of pounds being bet on the games annually. Bet365 Sports offers some of the most competitive and attractive bets of any other online sportsbook and this is the same for tonight's match. including punter-favorite offers like the Euro Soccer and Bore Draw Money back offer. Manchester City are outright favorites to win at home at 1.66, while Juventus are quite far behind at 5.00. This could be the underdog bet that punters should take advantage of, because a win by Juventus will pay out quite nicely.