Archive for February 22nd, 2017

UCL Match Preview : FC Porto vs Juventus

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

 Porto have never beaten Juventus in three previous attempts and the objective will surely be to stay in the tie for the reverse leg back in Italy. However, they are unbeaten in their last seven home encounters with Italian opposition.
Juventus have lost four of their 11 previous encounters with Portuguese sides, but all of those defeats came against Benfica. Max Allegri’s side have won each of their last seven matches and are favourites to progress to the next stage of the competition.
Team News 
FC Porto – Nuno has no serious concerns ahead of the reception of Juventus on Wednesday, although André Silva and Felipe are a booking away from a ban. Predict, Play Bet & Win Big on NaijaBet
Porto have tended to use a 4-1-3-2 formation in the Champions League this season and Nuno could revert to that shape here.
Juventus – Juventus are expected to continue with the 4-2-3-1 formation that has been used in recent matches.

UCL Match Preview : Sevilla vs Leicester

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Sevilla are unbeaten in each of their last seven home matches and have only lost to Barcelona and Juventus on their own turf this season. They are underdogs in the competition and could really put Leicester to the sword here over two legs.

Leicester’s season went from bad to worse at the weekend after they were dumped out of the FA Cup by the 10 men of League One outfit Millwall.

They have only won two games in 2017 and have only found the back of the net in three of their 10 matches this calender year.

Team News

Sevilla – Sevilla are able to switch between a variety of formations so it remains to be seen what system Jorge Sampaoli goes for against Leicester on Wednesday.

Vicente Iborra was suspended for Sevilla’s 2-0 win over Eibar at the weekend but is available to return here. Nico Pareja missed the match through injury and remains a doubt here, with Clement Lenglet ready to deputise in his absence if required. (more…)