UEFA Champions League Odds: Juventus to Host Sevilla, Europa League WinnersPublished September 14, 2016 by Vincent O
Juventus hosting Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League tonight; Italians marked as big favorites by the bookmakers. Kick-off 19:45 GMT
It is been a while since we’ve had some top–class UEFA Champions League action! The new campaign of the most prestigious club competition started last night, and the second batch of group stage matches is scheduled to be played tonight.
One of the most exciting matchups is taking us to Torino, where Juventus will host Sevilla, the winners of 2015/2016 Europa League. Both teams underwent a lot of changes during the summer transfer window, so it will be very interesting to see who is in a better shape at the moment.
New Campaign, Old Rivals
Many readers will remember clashes between these two sides in the previous edition of the Champions League. The match in Torino was won by The Bianconerri 2 - 0 quite easily thanks to the goals of Alvaro Morata and Simone Zaza, two players no longer playing in Italy.
The visitors will be entering this duel in a good team spirit after collecting seven out of possible nine points in Primera Division. However, their fans are very concerned with the fact that Sevilla have already conceded five goals in their domestic league.
One of the most recent acquisitions for Juventus and one of the best strikers in Serie A, Gonzalo Higuain, will represent the biggest threat to the Spaniard’s defense. This 28–year old has already managed to net three goals for Juve.
Juve as Firm Favorites
Juventus were marked as big favorites to win this clash by bookmakers. Bet365 Sports are currently offering the best odds at 11/20 for the home victory. Judging by the rate, chances for the visitors to cause a big upset and conquer Torino are not so high (6/1). Since Juve have shown a lot of vulnerability in their back line, Both Teams To Score seems like a reasonable bet as well (11/10).