Manchester United vs Juventus Preview

Manchester United vs Juventus

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Old Trafford

Date: 23rd October 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Manchester United and Juventus face each other in Europe for the first time since they were drawn in the same group during the 2002 Champions League.

The Red Devils defeated the Italians in the two games that season with both teams reaching the knockout stages.

However, it hasn’t been one of the most successful beginnings to the season for Jose Mourinho’s men and it will be interesting to see how they fair here.

The Red Devils have collected 4 points from their opening two games and they are expected to qualify for the next round alongside the Italians so the next two games are extremely important for both teams.

Coming off the back of an impressive 2-2 draw against Chelsea, Jose Mourinho’s men should be in confident mood when Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juve teammates come to town here.

Juventus suffered a minor setback at the weekend as Genoa secured a draw at the Allianz Arena to end their ten game winning streak.

That also ended their perfect start to the season in all competitions, including two wins in as many games in the Champions League so far.

With Ronaldo now on their books, the Italians are looking to go all the way, and they could get a win here as Manchester United continue to struggle to shut out teams especially at home.

Bookmakers make Juventus very slight favourites to come out on top however the odds are close and Manchester United will undoubtedly have their followers.

Goal markets suggest this could be a cagey affair with few goals.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Manchester United

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle United 6 Oct, 2018 English Premier League
D Manchester United 0-0 Valencia 2 Oct, 2018 UEFA Champions League
L West Ham United 3-1 Manchester United 29 Sep, 2018 English Premier League
L Manchester United 2-2 Derby County 25 Sep, 2018 English Carabao Cup
D Manchester United 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 Sep, 2018 English Premier League

Juventus

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Udinese 0-2 Juventus 6 Oct, 2018 Italian Serie A
W Juventus 3-0 Young Boys 2 Oct, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Juventus 3-1 Napoli 29 Sep, 2018 Italian Serie A
W Juventus 2-0 Bologna 26 Sep, 2018 Italian Serie A
W Frosinone 0-2 Juventus 23 Sep, 2018 Italian Serie A

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Juventus 0-3 Manchester United 25 Feb, 2003 UEFA Champions League
Manchester United 2-1 Juventus 19 Feb, 2003 UEFA Champions League

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