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    UEFA Champions League News: Prediction: Juventus vs PSG – Football News

    Verdict: PSG win, both teams to score

    Best odds: 11/5

    Bookmaker: Unibet

    Looking to set up another Champions League marker on Wednesday night, PSG will travel to Juventus.

    Juventus

    Let’s start with the hosts, while Juventus may have managed a 1-0 victory over Lis at the weekend, that doesn’t cover an unsettling rut for the Italian heavyweights. After suffering an infamous 4-3 defeat to Benfica last week, Massimiliano Allegri’s side were knocked out of the Champions League and the 55-year-old is under enormous pressure. While the former Serie A champions may have picked up three home wins, the Old Lady still faces a tough fight if they want to claim another top four finish this season. Likewise, with their European nightmare underscored by an unfortunate 2–0 defeat at the hands of Maccabi Haifa on 11 October, Juventus have now lost four of their five matches in Group H. Having started the Champions League season this year with a loss of 2 :1 on the road in Paris before the September break for national team matches, Allegri’s wards will have to go through another serious test here.

    Team news

    After suffering a setback due to injury earlier in the week, Juventus have confirmed that French international Paul Pogba will miss this year’s World Cup and won’t play until the New Year.

    Similarly, in what will be another big blow to the Old Lady on Wednesday night, Allegri will be unable to call attacking talisman Dušan Vlahović due to an adductor injury.

    PSG

    On the away side, while Juventus could have survived the Champions League nightmare this season, PSG have worked their way to the knockout stage without much sweat. Although he had to put up with three stalemates at the opening of October, new boss Christophe Galtier should find the mood in his camp at a very high level. They were last seen at the weekend, ultimately with a dynamic 4-3 home win over Troyes. Les Parisiens have been unbeaten in all competitions since the opening of the 2022/23 campaign. Likewise, the French icons, last seen at European training camp after claiming a 7-2 victory over Maccabi Haifa, have gained a fearsome reputation for their recent performances in the final third. After claiming a 2-1 victory when they welcomed Juventus to Paris on 6 September, PSG will look to end their Group H campaign with another statement on Wednesday night.

    Team news

    Despite returning to training after suffering a hamstring injury, Danilo Pereira is expected to be out of Wednesday night’s game. However, Marco Verratti will return to Turin after a one-match ban.

    Both enjoying their purple spots with free goals, PSG will be led by the attacking duo of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.

    Key Factors to Consider

    • PSG have not lost in any of their 18 matches in all competitions since the start of the 2022/23 campaign.
    • Similarly, the French heavyweights have won their last four matches on the back – in a series in which they scored 15 goals.
    • Including the action-packed 4-3 defeat to Benfica last week, Juventus have lost four of their five matches in Group H this year.
    • In each of Juventus’ last five matches at the Allianz Stadium, more than 2.5 goals have been scored by the final whistle.
    • Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has scored 12 goals in just 10 of his last matches for club and country.

    Conclusion

    After all, after claiming a thrilling 4-3 win at home against Troyes last week, many see PSG as the top contender to make true history this season. Unbeaten in none of their first 18 matches in all competitions since the opening of the 2022/23 campaign, Wednesday’s visitors should smell another golden opportunity here. While Juventus may have gained some much-needed domestic momentum in recent weeks, they have endured a rather public nightmare in the Champions League. Having been shocked out of this year’s tournament after losing four out of five Group H matches, Old Lady will face a huge test here. Similarly, with PSG taking a 2-1 win when they welcomed Juve to Paris on September 6, we support a similar result here.

    Verdict: PSG win, both teams to score

    Best odds: 11/5

    Bookmaker: Unibet

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