Juventus to protect their lead
Frank Monkhouse | 9 May 2017
Italians destined for the final
Juventus are red-hot favourites to get their name in the final-two of this season’s Champions League final at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. Massimiliano Allegri’s side earned a 2-0 first leg win in Monaco, and are now looking to see it out in the return leg.
All the action goes live in front of the BT Sport cameras on Tuesday evening from 7.45pm. The tie may look dead and buried, but there’s plenty to bet on in the match, and Coral is the place to have your say. Call the winner, first goal scorer, correct score and much more with us. Crank up your enjoyment.
Juventus win to nil
A stunning double from Higuain say Juventus win 2-0 at the Stade Louis II last week to move The Old Lady to within touching distance of the big day, but it was their performance at the other end of the field that really caught the eye. Goals looked guaranteed away to free-scoring Monaco, but Juve strangled the game, kept it tight and took their chances. Sound familiar?
Well it should, as the Serie A side did the same to Barcelona in the quarters, winning 3-0 in the first leg, containing their opponents, before ending goalless in the second. More than enough to see them through, and a strategy that looks certain to do the same again. Punters should note that Juventus have now kept a clean-sheet in each of their last six at this level. That is stunning form, and a stat that makes our win to nil offer of 15/8 worth a play.
The recent head-to-head would support that strategy too, with Monaco drawing a blank in each of their last three meetings with Juve, a 1-0 at this venue in the Champions League back in 2015 followed by a 0-0 in the reverse that year.
Special bets on a special night
The Zebras currently lead the race in the Italian top-tier, seven points clear of nearest rivals Roma. The locals have drawn their last two, but each of their last four Serie A wins have come to nil, scoring nine goals in the process.
Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco also lead the way domestically, but have a battle on their hands to end that way, with PSG just three points behind. They warmed up for this season-defining match with an impressive 3-0 vs Nancy on Saturday. If you’d like to take a chance on Monaco to win, we’ll reward your bravery with 4/1.
Our traders are feeling in a generous mood, and have notched up two specials worth considering. Higuain to score in a Juventus win is 7/4, while both teams to score in a home win goes 5/2.