Juventus v Sevilla: Goals to grace Sampaoli Champions League debut

Jorge Sampaoli has been energetic on the sidelines in his first few matches as Sevilla boss
Jorge Sampaoli has been energetic on the sidelines in his first few matches as Sevilla boss
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Michael Lintorn is surprised to find over 2.5 goals available to back at above evens in Juventus v Sevilla...


"Sevilla's first game under Sampaoli against Real Madrid in the Super Cup finished 3-2 after extra time, while their league opener was a 6-4 thriller against Espanyol."

Back over 2.5 goals @ 2.111/10

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How will Juventus cope without Paul Pogba and Alvaro Morata? The answer looks like being "the same way they coped without Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Carlos Tevez, only without the initial wobble".

The Old Lady, who enjoyed an excellent transfer window besides those high-profile exits, adding Medhi Benatia, Dani Alves, Miralem Pjanic, Marko Pjaca and Gonzalo Higuain, have already beaten 2015/16 top-eight finishers Fiorentina, Lazio and Sassuolo, striking six times in the process. They had a point and two goals this time last term.

Sevilla's seven La Liga points from nine is every bit as laudable a feat given the transition that they oversaw this summer, with the likes of Unai Emery, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Ever Banega and Kevin Gameiro leaving and Jorge Sampaoli, Samir Nasri, Franco Vazquez and Luciano Vietto arriving.

However, the squad that won the Europa League three times in a row lost 2-0 in Turin last autumn, so it will take something special for the rebuilt Rojiblancos to avoid becoming the Italian champions' tenth successive Juventus Stadium victims.


Over 2.5 Goals

Sevilla look like being every bit as entertaining as Sampaoli's Universidad de Chile and Chile sides. Their first game under him against Real Madrid in the Super Cup finished 3-2 after extra time, while their league opener was a 6-4 thriller against Espanyol.

Despite those results and Juventus being breached in both 2016/17 outings as hosts, over 2.5 goals is an enticing 2.111/10 prospect.


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Back over 2.5 goals @ 2.111/10


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