Tevez To Fire Juventus Into Europa League Final
Tevez To Score First
Football legend Matt Le Tissier has betting tips for Juventus v Benfica in the Europa League tonight, kick-off at 20:05 live on ITV 4.
Benfica got off to a dream start in Lisbon last week through an early Ezequiel Garay goal, but his fellow countryman Carlos Tevez was on hand to equalise for The Old Lady. We’ll find out tonight how crucial that away goal proves to be, but Lima’s late winner means that the Italians are in a position where they need to win this match either 1-0 or by at least two goals if they are to concede.
Juventus have been boosted by the return of both Andrea Barzagli and Arturo Vidal who returned to action in Monday’s 3-1 Serie A win over Sassuolo, while Bonucci was rested and should return to the lineup.
Benfica needed penalties to beat Porto in the Portuguese League Cup after a 0-0 draw at the weekend and still have injury problems with Silvio, Fejsa and Gaitan remaining absent. André Gomes is also suspended and is therefore likely to be the only change in the lineup from the fist leg.
Matt Le Tissier Tips: “I fancied Juventus to get a result last week and I’m going to keep faith with them in the second leg. Carlos Tevez scored what could turn out to be a crucial away goal in Lisbon and was on the scoresheet against Sassuolo, so I’m happy to take Ladbrokes boosted price of 5/1 on him to score first tonight.
Even a top price of 8/13 on a Juventus win is too short for me, so I’d be more inclined to take the 13/2 with William Hill on a 2-0 Correct Score.”
Benfica remain on course to complete a 4-trophy season and they won’t want that to end tonight, but holding off Antonio Conte’s side in the intimidating surroundings of the Juventus Stadium could prove too difficult a task.