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Tottenham vs Juventus predictions: Champions League preview & likely line-ups

101 Great Goals’ prediction: Tottenham 2-1 Juventus

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Having reached two out of the last three Champions League finals and as a club with real European pedigree, Juventus head to Wembley with a wealth of knowledge on how to get the job done over two legs.

Tottenham have so far been excellent in 2018, currently undefeated in all competitions.

But Wednesday’s task is the one they must prove they can overcome to show they really are the team they claim to be.

With both sides enjoying such fine form of late and the tie so evenly poised at 2-2, this should make for a thrilling contest on Wednesday.

Tottenham vs Juventus: Who will win? Who will score first?

The bookies are siding with Tottenham. The London side are 1/3 to qualify and 11/10 to win the match.

Juventus, meanwhile, are 2/1 to qualify and 12/5 to win the Champions League last 16 knockout tie second leg.

Gonzalo Higuain, who scored twice in the first game, is 5/1 to score the first goal. And, 12/5 to notch anytime.

Tottenham talisman Harry Kane is 11/4 to score the first goal and 10/3 to score the last goal of the match.

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Heung Min Son celebrates vs Huddersfield

Heung Min Son during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Wembley Stadium on March 3, 2018 in London, England.

Tottenham vs Juventus preview

Spurs are looking to defend their status of undefeated in 2018 as they take on Juventus this Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have also proven to be a real force at Wembley this season. Losing just twice there in all competitions. Despite visits from Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Manchester United.

On Saturday, Heung-min Son netted a brace to hand Spurs three crucial Premier League points. With the South Korean sending a real message to the Italian side that he is a man to look out for.

Meanwhile, in Serie A this week, Juve left it late to clinch a huge victory in the 93rd minute as the returning Paulo Dybala handed his side all three points against Lazio.

The Old Lady managed to maintain their incredible defensive record and close the gap on first-placed Napoli to just one point.

Tottenham face the daunting task of once again attempting to unlock the back-line of Massimiliano Allegri’s side.

Juventus have conceded just three times in their last 20 games and are yet to concede since these two teams last met.

Juventus 2-2 Tottenham 1st leg highlights

How Juventus 2 – Tottenham 2 played out

With just nine minutes on the clock in Turin, Tottenham’s Champions League dreams looked to have descended into a nightmare. As a Gonzalo Higuain brace looked to have downed them.

However, in a great showing of guile and determination, Tottenham stepped up to score two past a side that had conceded just once in their previous 16 games.

Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen were on hand for Spurs as the North Londoners netted two hugely valuable away goals to set up a thrilling second-leg tie at Wembley.

Tottenham Hotspur

During the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at Allianz Stadium on February 13, 2018 in Turin, Italy.

Champions League focus: Allegri’s plan

Allegri will be looking to devise a plan to prevent Spurs from taking a hold of the tie as they did for large parts of the first-leg in Turin.

Juventus came out all guns blazing and looked too much for Tottenham to handle. But following Gonzalo Higuain’s second of the evening, the Italian champions invited far too much pressure on to themselves allowing Pochettino’s team a way back into the game.

As the whistle for full-time sounded, Allegri reflected the emotions of the home support. He stormed down the tunnel, hugely disappointed with his side’s carelessness.

The 50-year-old will know how dangerous Tottenham can and have been at the home of English football this season.

Juventus will need to seek a different approach in order to reach the quarter-finals of the competition.

Harry Kane

TURIN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 13: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scores his sides first goal past Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at Allianz Stadium on February 13, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Tottenham team news vs Juventus

Tottenham will be without key central-defender Toby Alderweireld. The Belgian continues to recover from a long-term hamstring injury.

Right-back Serge Aurier is suspended following an accumulation of yellow cards, his latest came in Turin. Kieran Trippier is expected to start for Spurs.

The big dilemma for Mauricio Pochettino is whether to play Erik Lamela, who performed well in Turin, or Heung Min Son, who is in terrific form.

Juventus team news vs Tottenham

Higuain faces a race to be fit to line-up against Tottenham having missed Juve’s win over Lazio on Saturday through injury. The Argentine has travelled.

Returning for Juventus will be star man Paulo Dybala and key midfielder Blaise Matudi.

Juventus have been dealt a key injury blow with Mario Mandzukic definitely out. This impacts the predicted line-up below, which is likely to see Douglas Costa start in place of the Croatian.

Meanwhile, the Bianconeri will be without Federico Bernadeschi, Juan Cuadrado and Mattia De Sciglio.

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Tottenham predicted line-up vs Juventus

Tottenham predicted line-up vs Juventus

Juventus predicted line-up vs Tottenham

Juventus predicted line-up vs Tottenham

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