Starting with the first leg on Wednesday, AS Monaco will be charged with the near-impossible task of breaking through the Juventus defense. Juventus, on the verge of winning a sixth straight Italian title, have only conceded two goals in Champions League play this season.
Here are the latest odds from Bovada:
Monaco vs. Juventus Odds
Spread: Monaco PK (+125), Juventus PK (-150)
Moneyline: Monaco +210, Juventus +130, Draw +240
Total: Over 2.5 (-110), Under 2.5 (-110)
With 18 goals in his last 18 competitive matches, Monaco will go as far as Kylian Mbappe takes them. The teenager finished off Borussia Dortmund with a hat trick over two legs, and is ready to lead Monaco back to their first Champions League final since 2004.
Standing in their way is an Italian dynasty who, along with Real Madrid, are the only teams undefeated in Champions League this season. With Buffon in goal, Juventus silenced the talent of Barcelona for a full 180 minutes. Their current scoreless streak stands at 513 minutes, as they attempt to reach their second final in three seasons.
Juventus would take an away goal, but they’d be more than happy taking an even score back to their home stadium. Monaco have won 22 of their 31 Champions League games this season, but they have not faced a side with the defensive skill of Juventus. Monaco was able to strike quickly against Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund, who both play a more open style than the Italians.
I believe we are on a Juventus-Madrid crash course. The defense stands strong heading into the second leg.
Best Bet: 0-0 halftime score (+180)
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