In a first leg game between AS Monaco and Juventus last week, we saw one extremely good performance by Juventus and they won in Monaco with 2-0. Now the more difficult task was done and it looks like that they will just need to keep and hold their lead in order to qualify for the final in Cardiff, something which is their aim number one for this season.
Juventus News and Form
Juventus are in one amazing shape. In the Champions League they are in a streak of 7 wins in a row as in 6 of these games they did clean sheet (as they have 2 clean sheets in a row against Barcelona). They are on the door of winning the Italian Serie A for the record 5th time and only miracle can stop them of losing the title. They are with a huge chances to win the Italian Cup as well so this might be their gold season – to make the treble, something which is not achieved by so many Italians teams – actually only Inter has done it.
AS Monaco News and Form
The team from Monaco must win just one more game and they will be declared as champions in France. They are with 3 points ahead from the second Paris SG but they are with one game less. In their next game they will host Lille and if they manage to win the game, the celebrations will begin 2 rounds earlier. This year, Monaco is playing the best and the strongest football in the French Ligue 1 and they totally deserved the first place and the title. In the Champions League the team played good as well, but we saw that the difference in the classes are huge, when it comes to Juventus, or any another big team from Spain, Italy or Germany.
Head to head
This is going to be seventh head to head game between these two teams. So far they have six head to head clashes as all of them were from the Champions League. It is useless to say that Juventus won most of them, three times Juventus won the derby games, while there is one win for Monaco (at home in 1998) and there are 2 draws.
-Gonzalo Higuain 35 appearances, 24 goals, 0 assists
-Paulo Dybala 28 appearances, 9 goals, 2 assists
-Mario Mandzukic 31 appearances, 6 goals, 5 assists
-Falcao 27 appearances, 19 goals, 2 assists
-Kylian Mbape 26 appearances, 14 goals, 2 assists
-Germain Valere 33 appearances, 9 goals, 0 assists
Injuries and Suspended Players
-Daniele Rugani – Out
-Marco Pjaca – Out
-Almamy Toure – Out
-Boschilia - Out
-Benjamin Mendy – Out
We expect one routine win for Juventus tonight. We hardly believe that AS Monaco is capable of winning this game and they will not even score a goal if Juventus is playing like the last game. The Bianconeri are very smart and experienced team and they know how to win such games. One routine victory with 1-0 or 2-0 is more than welcomed and our pick will be Juventus to win the game with a clean sheet.