Juventus vs FC Porto: Line-up, UCL prediction and result

Cristiano Ronaldo and Co are up against it at the Allianz Stadium. Juventus face FC Porto in the Champions League last 16.

Juventus have a battle on their hands to make it through the Uefa Champions League first knockout round, as FC Porto head to Turin for the second leg with a 2-1 lead.

Cristiano Ronaldo had a rare quiet night at the Estadio do Dragao three weeks ago, as the Portuguese side roared into the lead through Mehdi Taremi after just 63 seconds.

They pulled off the same feat at the start of the second half, with Moussa Marega scoring 19 seconds after the half time break.

Federico Chiesa kept the Serie A champions in the tie when he pulled a goal back in the 82nd minute, giving the Old Lady a potentially decisive away goal.

Ronaldo was granted a bit of rest at the weekend by coach Andrea Pirlo, meaning the star man should be fresh to spearhead the attack.

It’s handy not least because Paulo Dybala continues to miss out through injury, as does veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini, while Rodrigo Bentancur also looks set to remain on the sidelines.

Matthijs de Ligt is also doubtful for the home side, although Leonardo Bonucci is expected to slot back in.

Danilo is banned after exceeding his yellow card quota in the first leg.

Porto are largely settled and shouldn’t change much from their success on home turf.

Chancel Mbemba and Mouhamed Mbaye are ruled out by injury, while Ivan Marcano is a doubt for boss Sergio Conceicao.

Diogo Leite looks set to get the nod in the heart of defence.

Juventus vs FC Porto: Prediction

Prediction methodology explainedThe expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.

Juventus vs FC Porto: UCL starting XI prediction

Probable Juventus Starting XI: Wojciech Szczesny, Juan Cuadrado, Merih Demiral, Leonardo Bonucci, Alex Sandro, Federico Chiesa, Adrien Rabiot, Arthur, Weston McKennie, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata.

Probable FC Porto Starting XI: Agustin Marchesin, Wilson Manafa, Pepe, Diogo Leite, Zaidu Sanusi, Corona, Mateus Uribe, Sergio Oliveira, Otavio, Mehdi Taremi, Moussa Marega.

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