Both pointless in Group H, Juventus, and Maccabi Haifa resume their Champions League campaigns with a must-win fixture on Wednesday. Find the best betting odds and Champions League props by using our sportsbook.
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Juventus: Nearly Back to Full Strength
For the first time, Juventus has lost both of their opening group games following successive defeats to PSG and Benfica. After many disappointing results at the start of the season in both competitions in Serie A and the Champions League, many underestimate Juventus and it’s totally normal.
They are a team to fade but let’s be honest: A major reason for this poor run is their injury issues. The hosts have looked very inconsistent this season and are struggling to score goals. There’s huge pressure on Max Allegri with the fans unhappy with his tactics and game plan. Juventus were tipped as Scudetto contenders but Allegri is calling for patience.
After five winless games across all competitions, Juventus managed to bounce back last weekend by beating Bologna 3-0 on home soil. They are sitting seventh in the Serie A standings with just 13 points picked up in eight games. This doubleheader against Maccabi Haifa is a must-win for the Old Lady in order to keep their qualification hopes alive. But do we trust them? Normally we don’t, but Maccabi Haifa is the underdog of the group and so we will include Juventus in our soccer picks and parlays.
After the injured quartet of Adrien Rabiot, Alex Sandro, Manuel Locatelli and Wojciech Szczesny returned to action on Sunday, Juventus can also welcome back Angel Di Maria midweek, following a domestic suspension that kept him out of the win over Bologna. Long-term absentees Paul Pogba and Federico Chiesa remain sidelined, but the latter recently made his first full training following his injury.
Maccabi Haifa: Fading Material
Maccabi Haifa comes into this clash following a 2-0 domestic win against Maccabi Tel Aviv in their most recent match. They were on the back of a two-fixture losing streak before claiming the above-mentioned win. Maccabi Haifa had a huge success just by placing in the elite competition. Two dignified defeats against PSG and Benfica are quite tolerable for the best Israeli club because this is their level. A draw against Juventus on the road will be a huge success, but if you’re betting online you should know the quality gap between the two sides.
They finally ended a 700-plus minute goal drought in the Champions League group stage against PSG with Tjaronn Chery’s first-half effort against the French giants, but they have now been beaten in each of their last eight matches at this level. Mahmoud Jaber may be absent from the visitors’ squad again, with Suf Podgoreanu, currently, on loan from Serie A side Spezia sitting this one out injured.
Juventus vs Maccabi Haifa Head-to-Head
The two teams have locked horns twice, with both meetings coming in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in the 2009-10 campaign with the Old Lady recording a 1-0 win on both occasions. Maccabi has conceded at least two goals in their last five Champions League games.
Juventus have struggled in their recent Champions League games, losing three in a row and conceding at least twice in each game. The Old Lady has just one win in their last six games across competitions, suffering three losses. Maccabi has failed to score in their last two away games across all competitions.
Juventus vs Haifa Match Information
- Game: Juventus (0-0-2) vs Maccabi Haifa (0-0-2)
- Location: Allianz Stadium (Turin, Italy)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 3 p.m. ET
- Juventus vs Maccabi Haifa Live stream: fubo.tv
Juventus vs Haifa Betting Lines
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Juventus vs Haifa Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -335 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
Juventus star Arek Milik didn’t take part in the last training session at Continassa due to a muscle problem and he is set to miss this clash. He is one of Juventus’ top scorers and this is a huge blow for the Old Lady. Juventus has lost two games from two in Europe and is desperate for a win that would keep their qualification hopes alive. Maccabi Haifa has an uphill struggle to even claim the third spot in the group despite Juve’s woes. We see an easy home win but this match should not go over three goals.