Barcelona are preparing for life after Lionel Messi as they meet Juventus at the Estadi Johan Cryuff in Barcelona, in a Club Friendly for the 2021 Joan Gamper Trophy today, August 8, 2021, at 3:30 PM (ET). Here, you will find everything there is to know about this rare soccer match, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch or live stream the game in the US.
This will be their 13th overall meeting. Barcelona are by far the favorites in head-to-head clashes, having celebrated a victory on five occasions so far; Juventus have grabbed a triumph just twice to this day, and even five games have ended in a draw.
Their most recent game was played on December 8, 2020, when Juventus managed to triumph with a final result of 3-0 away in Barcelona in the Group Stage of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. It promises to be a more exciting clash as they meet for the first time since then, to determine the new Joan Gamper Trophy owner.
Barcelona vs Juventus: Match Information
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM (ET)
Location: Estadi Johan Cryuff, Barcelona
Barcelona vs Juventus: Times by State in the US
ET: 3:30 PM
CT: 2:30 PM
MT: 1:30 PM
PT: 12:30 PM
Barcelona vs Juventus: Storylines
In the midst of all the Lionel Messi sudden departure drama, Barcelona have had a great pre-season so far, winning four times and losing only once in five games. Ronald Koeman’s side emerged victorious against Gimnastic 4-0, Girona 3-1, and Stuttgart 3-0, only to suffer a surprise defeat by Salzburg with a final result of 2-1.
Meanwhile, Juventus have a perfect record of two victories in two friendly games in the 2021/22 pre-season. The Bianconeri have managed to celebrate a 3-1 triumph against Cesena, and then they grabbed a 2-1 win over Monza. This will be the first time that Massimiliano Allegri's players come against a non-Italian team prior to the beginning of the new 2021/22 Serie A season.
These opponents have a long history of clashes as their first one dates back to March 5, 1986, and it ended in a 1-0 Barca win in the Quarter-Finals of the 1986 European Cup. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see who will lift the Joan Gamper Trophy 2021.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Barcelona vs Juventus in the U.S.
The 2021 Joan Gamper Trophy friendly exhibition game between Barcelona and Juventus, to be played today at Estadi Johan Cryuff in Barcelona, will be broadcasted on ESPN+, BarcaTV+ in the United States.
Barcelona vs Juventus: Predictions And Odds
The odds are slightly in favor of Barcelona. Caliente see them as the slight favorites to claim the Joan Gamper Trophy during this pre-season and they have given them +125 odds. Serie A side Juventus, meanwhile, have +187 odds to cause an upset this weekend and become the new Joan Gamper Trophy champions, while a tie would result in a +275 payout.
* Odds via Caliente