Juventus are set to host Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League tonight in Turin.
Bayer Leverkusen is coming off a 2-1 loss to Lokomotiv Moscow in their last outing. The team lacks the quality to compete against the big teams in the Champions League and that was evident during their defeat to Lokomotiv.
On the other side of the pitch, Juventus tied against Atlético Madrid 2-2 in their previous leg to earn one point. It has to be said that it’s been a strong start to the season for Juventus as they have an unbeaten domestic record of 5-1-0.
Right now, Bayer Leverkusen is last in Group D with zero points, while Juventus is in second place in the group behind Lokomotiv Moscow with one point.
Going back through history, these are the facts worth mentioning:
This will be the third contest between Juventus and Bayer Leverkusen, with the home side winning each time.
Juventus are winless in their last four matches versus German teams in the Champions League, with 3 draws and one loss.
Bayer Leverkusen have only won twice in 10 Champions League encounters with Italian opposition, while they are winless on the road in five such matches.
On the other side, Juventus have lost only one of their last 21 Champions League group stage matches at home, losing 1-2 versus Man Utd last season. During this run, Juventus have kept 13 clean sheets, while conceding more than once on just four occasions.
Bayer Leverkusen are unbeaten in each of their last five away games in the Champions League, although four have ended level. Their last away defeat in the competition came at the hands of Italian opponents Roma in November 2015.
Juventus: Szczesny, Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Alex Sandro, Pjanic, Matuidi, Khedira, Ramsey, Higuain, Ronaldo.
Bayer Leverkusen: Hradecky, L Bender, Tah, S Bender, Sinkgraven, Baumgartlinger, Aranguiz, Havertz, Amiri, Volland, Alario.
Date: Tuesday, 01 October
Time: 20:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadium
Referee: William Collum