Champions League Matchday 5: Juventus vs Manchester CityPublished November 25, 2015 by Sol FH
City have already qualified for the final 16, but can they bounce back after a 4-1 loss at home. Find out tonight at 19:45 GMT.
Manchester City travel to Italy tonight to face Group D rivals Juventus. City have already qualified for the next round of the Champions League, but have recently been shaken to their core by a huge loss at home to Liverpool and a week prior a draw with Aston Villa. Now, overcome with injuries the team must get over its recent misfortunes and get back to winning.
City will be travelling to Juventus with six of its senior players out with injuries. Striker Wilfried Bony, midfielders Samir Nasri and David Silva and Defenders Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala and Pablo Zabaleta are all out and head coach Manuel Pellegrini knows they are in tough shape. "It's a test to win in a difficult stadium against a strong team," said Pellegrini.
It's hard to believe but City has never been past the final 16 in the Champions League. Now, just one point separates a better seeding in the next round and a win tonight would be a blessing for the Sky Blues.
Juventus was able to beat City back in August 2-1 and La Vecchia Signora is never easily beat at home. Juventus are keen on moving into the final 16 as the Group D leaders, but that might not mean that they get an easier draw. This year's Champions League has been full of surprises and just because you lead the group doesn't necessarily mean that it will be easy sailing.
Champions League Online Betting Markets
One of the most heavily wagered upon sporting events in the world, the Champions League offers a huge amount of online gambling props to choose from. Bet365 is one of the leaders in this field and has posted competitive odds ahead of tonight's match. Juventus are ahead in the outright odds at 2.25, while Man. City are behind at 3.50. Punters will also be able to get all the live in play markets at bet365 throughout the course of the match and those whom wish have a couple of special offers like the Bore Draw Money Back and Euro Soccer offer at bet365 Sports.