The Group H of the UEFA Champions League 2018-19 group stage is still completely open, although this fifth round should provide some clarity. Old Lady is leading the standings with nine out of a possible 12 points after four rounds of matches and is sure to reach the Round of 16 with a home win against Valencia CF.
On a national basis. Juventus is still the absolute favourite. Where the Old Lady was already as dominant in recent seasons as, for example, Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. The team of Massimiliano Allegri not only continued their supremacy but even expanded.
Expected formation of Juventus:
Szczesny - Sandro - Chiellini - Bonucci - Sciglio - Betancur - Pjanic - Dybala - Cuadrado - Ronaldo - Mandzukic.
Valencia seemingly learned to win again. Including the 3:1 home win in the Champions League on the fourth round against their rivals of Switzerland - BSC Young Boys are now three games won in a row in all competition.
Expected formation of Valencia:
Neto - Gaya - Diakhaby - Gabriel - Piccini - Ferrán Torres - Kondogbia - Parejo - Carlos Soler - Mina - Rodrigo.
In the first leg in Valencia on 19 September 2018 was the first and only game between Juventus and Valencia CF at the moment. The scandalous game in which Cristiano Ronaldo flew off the field with a smooth red card ended with a 2:0 win away from home by Bianconeri, with Miralem Pjanic scoring two penalties in the Spaniard's nett. The Old Lady leads the direct comparison thus with a victory.
Juventus has lost only one game of the season and is still undefeated nationally, Valencia won after three shaky starts to the last three games in a row. The Bianconeri's showpiece is still the defensive. Only eight goals conceded in 13 league games and two goals in four Champions League clashes.
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