Barcelona vs Juventus, Champions League: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?

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Barcelona vs Juventus, Champions League: What time is kick-off tonight, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?

 

What is it?

The second leg of the Champions League quarter final between Barcelona and Juventus. The Catalan club are seeking to overturn a 3-0 deficit from the first leg in Turin.

When is it?

Wednesday April 19.

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What time is kick-off?

19.45 BST.

What TV channel is it on?

You can watch the game on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD. Alternatively, we will be bringing you live coverage of the match right here.

What is the team news?

Barcelona

The home side will welcome the return of Sergio Busquets after the midfielder missed the first leg through suspension. Luis Enrique will desperately be hoping that the Spaniard will be able to offer the back four some much needed protection after they were torn apart in Turin.

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Javier Mascherano (calf), Arda Turan (groin) and Jeremy Mathieu (ankle) are also fit to return after missing out on Saturday's win over Real Sociedad.

Sergi Roberto will continue to deputise for Rafinha Alcantara - the full back is out with a head injury.

Possible line up: (3-4-3) ter Stegen; Mascherano, Pique, Umtiti; Roberto, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Misses next match if booked: Neymar, Piqué, Rakitić, Suárez

Juventus

The big news from Juventus' 2-0 win at Pescara on the weekend was Paulo Dybala's withdrawal following a late challenge in the 54th minute. The 23-year-old forward is likely to shake off that knock and is expected to start again tonight.

Other than Marko Pjaca who is out with an ankle injury, Massimiliano Allegri has a fully fit squad to choose from.

Possible line up: (4-2-3-1) Buffon; Alves, Bonucci, Chiellini, Sandro; Pjanic, Khedira; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandzukic; Higuain

Misses next match if booked: Cuadrado, Mandžukić, Khedira

What are they saying?

Luis Enrique

The Barcelona coach said his said need to score at least five goals to progress to the semi final:

"We have to create a collective crazy atmosphere. The key will be to clinical in front of goal. Our goal is to score five goals.

"Those who experienced the night against PSG at Camp Nou will have another chance to enjoy a historic evening," Enrique said.

"Many results at home and the recent comeback against PSG are statistics that invite optimism.

"If we score the first goal, Camp Nou will get the second and the third will come by itself.

Massimiliano Allegri: "We have to be clever in choosing when to attack, when to defend. I guess Barcelona haven't changed much in a week – they are full of potential, something we knew in Turin. We need to be smart. We need to be clear-minded, technical and not think of the scoreline. We will go out to try and win again.

"Perhaps we'll adjust the tactics but I'd imagine they'll be very minor changes. Barcelona have three quality strikers but I'm confident that my midfield and defence can contain them."

Juventus right-back Dani Alves  excelled against his former club in the first leg, and has rated his side's chances of progression at just 60 per cent despite holding a three-goal advantage.

What are the odds?

Barcelona win: 9/20 
​Juventus win: 11/2
Draw: 4/1

What's our prediction?

5-1.

No, not really. 2-1 Barca.

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