Manchester City vs Juventus – Europa League – Match Preview and Betting Tips

Manchester City will be hosting Juventus tonight for their second match in this year’s Europa League competition. Roberto Mancini’s men started out well winning 2-0 away against SV Red Bull Salzburg and will be looking for three more points against Juventus, who disappointingly played 3-3 home against Lech Poznan in their first match.

Read the match preview for Manchester vs Juventus below and receive the latest odds and betting tips for the fixture.

Manchester City

The Manchester side has had a decent start to the new Premier League season, although 11 points in six matches might not be satisfying for the Eastland Club. In their opening fixture they have won only three games and suffered a disappointing defeat to Sunderland.

This said, they once again managed to defeat Chelsea and picked up three points for the third time in a row against the London side. Roberto Mancini’s men won the game 1-0 after an impressive one man performance by Carlos Tevez, scoring the winning goal.

Before the match Thursday night they lead their Europa League table after winning away 2-0 against SV Red Bull Salzburg. A good result for Manchester City, that can increase their lead tonight by picking up three points and almost guarantee themselves a place in the next round.

Juventus

The Italian side has had a somewhat mediocre start to the new Serie A season. They are in ninth place after five fixtures and have accumulated 7 points after two wins, one draw and two defeats.

After loosing home against Palermo, they won this Sunday against Cagliari in an exciting match. The win came much needed, as Luigi Delneri’s men would have found themselves in nineteenth position with a defeat.

Their Europa League start was not great either, as they only managed a draw against Lech Poznan at home and although highly entertaining, Juventus must pick up their game tonight, if they to get any points.

Betting Tip and Prediction

The only previous fixtures between the two sides was over 34 years ago, which does not merit much analysis today. Both sides are favorites to progress and could even be considered favorites to win the Europa League title. Playing at home Manchester City is the overwhelming favorite for the match and is hungry for European success this year. With Juventus disappointing start in mind, we therefore recommend backing Manchester City for this match and our prediction will be 3-1 for the English men.

Betting Tip – Manchester City to win

Match odds

Bookmakers Home Draw Away Betting Bonus
betfair bookie 1.70 4.00 6.00 £25 FREE
partybets bookie 1.65 3.75 4.75 £25 FREE
ladbrokes bookie 1.72 3.50 5.00 £10 FREE
williamhillsports bookie 1.67 3.75 5.00 £25 FREE

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