Juventus vs Manchester United: Odds, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info for UCL Match

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistNovember 6, 2018

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus waves at the end of the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford on October 23, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Manchester United were dominated by Juventus when the two European giants met at Old Trafford in the UEFA Champions League group stage last month.

Remarkably, the Italian champions only prevailed 1-0, and Paul Pogba nearly salvaged a point late on when his curling effort struck the post. 

Jose Mourinho and his side will need to make major improvements if they are not to be embarrassed by Juve and former Red Devils star Cristiano Ronaldo when the two sides face off again in Turin on Wednesday.


Date: Wednesday, November 7

Time: 8 p.m. GMT, 3 p.m. ET

TV Info: BT Sport 2 (UK), TNT (U.S.)

Live Stream:  BT Sport AppB/R Live

Match Odds (via OddsShark): Juventus 50-67, Manchester United 4-1, Draw 5-2


United are enjoying their best spell of 2018-19 after extending their unbeaten run in the Premier League to four matches with their 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday. 

However, they still look unconvincing at the back and seem unable to produce their best form until they are already trailing.

If they are poor again in the opening 45 minutes at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday they will be lucky to escape a hammering.

The Manchester Evening News' Samuel Luckhurst described the gulf in quality between Juve and United in the reverse fixture last month:

Samuel Luckhurst @samuelluckhurst

This half has been like a senior side against an U21 team. #mufc constantly caught in two minds and their decision-making has been amateurish.

Mourinho's side have improved since then, but if they are to get a result in Italy they will need the likes of Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial to maintain their recent good form.

Martial has been United's best player of late:

Statman Dave @StatmanDave

Anthony Martial's last five appearances: ⚽ vs. Newcastle United ⚽⚽ vs. Chelsea ❌ vs. Juventus ⚽ vs. Everton ⚽ vs. Bournemouth Hot streak. 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/Pe3ah2BPvC

If the Frenchman can produce another stellar performance against Juve and earn United a point or a win, it will further prove he is ready to make the step up to the elite level.

Other than avoiding embarrassment, United need to get something against Juventus to prevent putting their place in the knockout rounds in jeopardy.

At the moment Juve look to have sewn up top spot in the group, so United, Valencia and Young Boys are all playing for the final qualification spot.

Another defeat against the Italian giants and United could drop out of second spot, making their final two matches must-win games.

A win against Massimiliano Allegri's side and the Manchester outfit will not only take a step closer to the last 16, they will also put themselves back in contention to top the group.