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Juventus vs. Lokomotiv Moscow: Italians favourites to record back-to-back wins in Europe

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A draw and a victory against Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen respectively have driven Juventus to the top of their Champions League group on goal difference. They are strong favourites to maintain their number one position as they host Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday night.

The Russian side also defeated Bayer Leverkusen, but a 2-0 loss at home to Spanish side Atletico has since pegged them back to third spot in the group.

They are available at 14/1 to go to Turin and take home all three points.

Juve, however, are seeking back-to-back clean sheets in the competition. It’s 7/4 odds should the visitors steal a goal against the Italian champions. And it’s 9/1 should they keep a clean sheet themselves.

But Juve’s Cristiano Ronaldo will certainly be hunting yet another Champions League goal in front of his adoring fans. Serial goalscorer Ronaldo bagged another European goal last time out in the win over Leverkusen. He’s 15/8 to score the opener in the meeting with Lokomotiv.

However, he will also come up against the likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala in the race to find the back of the net first. The former is 15/4 to score the game’s opener, with the latter available at 9/2.

A draw is available at 11/2, with Juventus and both teams to score available at 9/4.

The hosts have found the net at least twice in their opening two games of the competition. They are 12/5 to score twice against the Russians.

Lokomotiv Moscow scored twice in quick succession in their opening trip, with both of their goals coming in the first half in Germany. They can be backed at 50/1 to head into the break 2-0 ahead.

Yuri Semin’s outfit travel to Italy as outsiders, and are also 50/1 should they have to come from behind to win the game.

Maurizio Sarri’s side eased past Leverkusen 3-0 in their only Champions League home game so far, and can be backed at 11/2 to repeat that scoreline in front of their home supporters on Tuesday evening.

Juve last won the competition way back in 1996, having finished second in both 2015 and 2017 at the hands of Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. 

They lost out to surprise package Ajax in last season’s quarter-finals, but once again look like strong competitors in early stages of the current campaign.

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