Bayer Leverkusen vs Juventus: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, December 9, 2019 6:55 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 6:55 PM UTC

Juventus are already assured of qualification...
<div><div><div><div id=":qm"><div id=":ql"><div dir="ltr"><h2>Bayer Leverkusen vs Juventus</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Wednesday, December 10, at BayArena</strong></a></p><p>Serie A champions Juventus have already sewn up top spot in Group D after picking up four wins and a draw from their five matches. They are guaranteed a place in the last 16, so it would make sense for manager Maurizio Sarri to spare his best players the trip to Leverkusen on Wednesday. The Bianconeri suffered their first defeat of the season and the weekend – a 3-1 reverse against Lazio – and that means they continue to trail Inter in the table. They host Udinese on Sunday and Sarri should be instructing stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonardo Bonucci to focus on that game. Bayer Leverkusen are third in the group, but they are just one point behind Atletico Madrid and they could go through to the knockout stage of the competition if results go their way.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Bayer Leverkusen are soaring up the Bundesliga table after securing back-to-back wins over Bayern Munich and Schalke. Key defender Jonathan Tah was suspended for the game against Schalke at the weekend, but he could return alongside Sven Bender for this game. The wunderkind Kai Havertz is fit again and he started in the number 10 role. Argentinean forward took Kevin Volland’s place in the team and scored twice, so he may continue up front, with Leon Bailey offering a threat from the left.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>It is hard to know how Sarri will set up his team for this game. Juventus have a big squad, but the defence in particular has been ravaged by injuries this season, so it might make sense for the manager to rest Bonucci and Matthijs de Ligt. There is no reason for them to get a result in this game. It might be a good opportunity for Gonzalo Higuain and Aaron Ramsey to start, as they have been hovering around the fringes of the team, but it would not make much sense to play key men like Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Miralem Pjanic and risk them suffering injury in a game of no importace to Juventus.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Bayer Leverkusen are in great form and they should be highly motivated for this game. They beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 in their last Champions League game at BayArena, and followed it up with a 1-0 victory away at Lokomotiv Moscow last time out. They are unbeaten in six games in all competitions and they have plenty of momentum right now. They need a win in this game, whereas Juventus need absolutely nothing, and that could be enough to swing it in the home team’s favour.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=8e57de00-8c0e-4848-b6da-ea2a0f565fb1&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="888 Sport">Bayer Leverkusen to win at 2.10 (11/10) with 888 Sport</a></strong></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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