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Juventus form gives them each-way Champions League chances

| 20.03.2013

Although Bayern Munich represent an almighty last-eight hurdle for Juventus to overcome, the Italians look massive value at 14/1 for this season’s Champions League.

Despite the magnitude of the task facing them in the form of Bayern, Antonio Conte’s men will enter that two-legged clash in high spirits, as one of only two unbeaten teams remaining in the competition.

And their recent form suggests they have what it takes to power past the Bundesliga leaders, considering the Old Lady have won four of their last five games across all competitions.

They have failed to concede in six of their last eight matches as well, winning all fixtures in which they weren’t breached to breed confidence ahead of their tie opposing the German giants.

Juve are also in possession of the most clean sheets in the competition with five, having won this amount of their most recent Champions League games without conceding.

Also, there is the possibility that confidence in Bayern’s tournament chances is waning, in light of their 2-0 defeat to Arsenal last time out in Europe.

And it should also be noted that the Old Lady lifted the Champions League trophy on the last occasion no English sides remained in the competition at the quarter-final stage.

As such, if the Serie A leaders can progress past Jupp Heynckes’ men, they will have no fear heading into a last four that could feature the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, punters being put off by the Old Lady’s relatively poor record in the final of Europe’s elite competition need not fret, in light of Ladbrokes’ each-way terms.

Indeed, backing the Italians to victor as each-way chances looks the smartest move, considering they have triumphed in only two of their seven Champions League finals so far.

Should Juventus finish competition runners-up, punters would be paid out at 1/3 of the 14/1 odds they can currently be backed at to lift the European Cup, to still bring up healthy returns.

Therefore, it makes much more sense to back Juve, the only Italian team remaining in the Champions League, to triumph each-way at 14/1, than it does to bet on the winner emanating from Italy at 12/1.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee