THIS tip came up yesterday thanks to Sheffield Utd flopping at home to Crawley.
Tonight Milesey's backing against over 2.5 goals in Turin. I disagree so punters will have to decide who they go with.
Lay of the Day
Juventus lost the first leg in Germany 2-0 and in truth were outclassed for the majority of the 90 minutes. The Germans got an early lead and never looked back, producing an authoritative performance.
The Italians' best chances fell to Arturo Vidal but he picked up a booking at the Allianz Arena and is suspended tonight, along with defender Stephan Lichtsteiner.
The Old Lady face a huge uphill battle to make the last four and their only chance of doing so is keeping a clean sheet. If they concede then they will need to score four goals and Bayern haven’t conceded that many in the Champions League since a 4-0 hammering at Barcelona in 2009.
FCB have their domestic league sewn up so they can 100 per cent focus on avenging their penalty shoot-out final loss to Chelsea last year. They have looked good in this competition for the most part this season, although it’s mildly concerning that after securing a 3-1 lead over Arsenal in the last 16 they ended up scraping through after losing the second leg 2-0.
Jupp Heynckes will no doubt remind his players of that before kick off tonight and while they will surely try and get that all important away goal, keeping a clean sheet for as long as possible will be the main objective. Munich have been defensively excellent this term, especially in the Bundesliga as they have conceded just 13 times in 28 matches.
There is plenty of goal threat on show but I’d argue each sides’ defence is the strongest part of their team. The Germans will set out to stifle the Italians and I can see this staying 0-0 for quite a long time. That’s why, with over 2.5 goals trading around the 1.88 mark, I have to make it my lay of the day.
Lay Over 2.5 goals in Juventus v Bayern Munich @ 1.88