Juventus vs Tottenham Preview and Prediction:
|Competition||UEFA Champions League|
|Start Date||13 Feb 2018 – 19:45 GMT|
tottenham face some other difficult champions league examination as they take on italian giants juventus inside the round of 16 of the competition.
spurs breezed through to the knockout stages by finishing top of a group which included holders real madrid and borussia dortmund, with mauricio pochettino’s men taking 16 out of a possible 18 points.
unfortunately for tottenham fans, their reward for a near-perfect group stage is a draw towards massimiliano allegri’s serie a title-winners juventus, who have reached two of the last three champions league finals.
HEAD TO HEAD
paulo dybala and andrea barzagli are both doubts for the 1st leg, however max allegri will give the duo every possible hazard to show their fitness.
juan cuadrado and blaise matuidi are both sidelined for the 1st leg, while benedikt howedes has been taken out of juventus’ champions league squad for stephan lichtsteiner.
mattia de sciglio may start at right-back, though lichtsteiner is pushing his teammate hard for a starting spot, even as douglas costa could get the nod ahead of federico bernardeschi on the right.
toby alderweireld has been left in london to build up his fitness and misses out for tottenham.
other than that, mauricio pochettino has the luxury of a fully fit squad to pick out from right here.
the spurs boss may bring serge aurier in for kieran trippier at right-back, while victor wanyama could to replace heung-min son should pochettino look to hold matters tight early on.
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Expected Lineups Of Juventus vs Tottenham
Juventus Lineup (4-3-3)
Defense: Lichtsteiner (RB), Benatia (RCB), Chiellini (LCB), Sandro (LB)
Midfield: Khedira (RCM), Pjanic (CM), Marchisio (LCM)
Attack: Bernardeschi (RF), Higuain (ST), Mandzukic (LF)
Tottenham Lineup (4-3-3)
Defense: Sanchez (RCB), Alderweireld (CB), Vertonghen (LCB)
Midfield: Aurier (RM), Dier (RCM), Dembele (LCM), Davies (LM)
Attack: Eriksen (RF), Kane (ST), Alli (LF)