Juventus face Porto again after suffering a shocking defeat in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg game. Now they'll return to Turin, looking to turn around the 1-2 loss from that clash away and to avoid an early exit from the European competition. With Cristiano Ronaldo as their main weapon in attack, Andrea Pirlo's side will display an attacking style from the start to win the series and advance to the quarterfinals. Take a look at the match preview, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game or live stream it in the US.
This season is being quite different from the previous ones for Juve. They got used to be the comfortable leaders of the Serie A for a long time, but in the current league they are losing to the competition, as Inter are 10 points above them at the top. In the continental competition things aren't too good for them either. They've surprisingly lost at the first-leg of the round of 16 and head to the second clash with a lot of pressure.
Porto shocked Juventus at home, and now they will face the difficult task of holding on to that advantage at Italy. The team coached by Sérgio Conceição currently stands at the second place of the Primeira Liga of Portugal, and it would make a big impact if they see off Juventus in this round.
Juventus vs Porto: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Time: 3 PM (ET)
Location: Allianz Stadium, Turin
Juventus vs Porto: Time by State in the US
ET: 3 PM
CT: 2 PM
MT: 1 PM
PT: 12 PM
Juventus vs Porto: Storylines
Juventus are not having the dominance they were used to possess in the past years. After sacking Maurizio Sarri at the end of last season and following what it was considered an early exit from the Champions League, they didn't have the expected improvement. On Andrea Pirlo's first year as a first team coach, Juve are no longer reigning in Serie A and now face a demanding test in the European tournament.
Meanwhile, Porto aren't ruling in the local league either, but somehow they managed to get an inspiring triumph against a much more powerful side such as Juventus. The Portuguese team didn't look as favorites at all, but they are one step away from giving a big surprise.
However, Juventus defeated Porto the two times they clashed in Italy, once in 2001 by 3-1, and the other by 1-0 in 2017. On the other hand, the visitors have lost the last five games they played in that country, as their last win was in 1996 against Milan, and they have a 13-game streak without winning on the road in the Champions League knockout stages.
Juventus vs Porto: UEFA Champions League 2020-21 Top Scorers
Juventus: Álvaro Morata (6)
Porto: Sérgio Oliveira (3)
How to watch or live stream Juventus vs Porto in the US
The UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg match to be played between Juventus and Porto will be broadcasted in the US by SiriusXM FC, TUDN USA, TUDN.com, ZonaFutbol, UniMás, Univision NOW, CBS Sports Network, Paramount+, TUDNxtra and TUDN App.
Juventus vs Porto: Predictions and Odds
Even though the visitors head to this clash with advantage, oddsmakers believe that is much more likely a recovery from the hosts. FanDuel has given odds of -210 to a Juventus triumph, while a win of Porto would result in a +600 payout, and a tie in +350.
* Odds via FanDuel