As far as possible opponents to face the MLS All Stars few could possibly be more fitting than Juventus. Known throughout the world as one of the most successful teams in Italy, Juventus offers the biggest possible name on the marquee and will be a natural draw for fans who want to see how the best of the
MLS will line up against the club with the most Italian Serie A league titles. Juventus will head into this match against the MLS All Stars coming off their seventh consecutive Serie A championship. As for the MLS All Stars they have had mixed success going up against the best from Europe. BETCRIS offers play-by-play betting odds for live sporting events every day! The user-friendly wagering interface on your smartphone provides an easy way to place bets on the go. Mobile betting lines are updated by the minute, so click here to start gambling on thrilling live action at BETCRIS!
2018 MLS All Stars vs. Juventus
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
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2018 MLS All Stars vs. Juventus TV Coverage: ESPN
Mercedes Benz Stadium is a new state of the art facility in downtown Atlanta that replaced the Georgia Dome which was next door. Mercedes Benz Stadium was opened last year and is the home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, numerous college football games and bowls, as well as the national championship game last January. The seating capacity is 71,000 and the stadium has a retractable roof. It was built at a cost of $1.6 billion.
Rock of Juventus
The foundation of Juventus’s championship success is built upon solid defensive foundations backstopped by goaltender Gianluigi Buffon, one of the best in the world at his position. Juventus is resolute and stubborn when it comes to their defense and allowed just 19 goals in Serie A this past season. However just because they emphasize strong defense doesn’t mean that Juventus cannot transition well into offense and score goals.
All Stars in the Own Right
As a team that has posted seven consecutive Serie A titles Juventus is a virtual All-Star team. Midfielder Miralem Pjanic is one of the great playmakers that can be found anywhere while winger Douglas Costa and forward Paulo Dybala bring an elite level of skill. Pjanic is a master of controlling tempo for the team while goalkeeper Buffon and center back Giorgio Chiellini lock up the back end. Dybala is the star of stars for the team and scored 21 goals in the Serie A championship campaign. Dybala has emerged as one of the top players in Europe despite being only 24 years old. Since his arrival in 2015 he has scored 67 goals in all competitions with 132 appearances.
MLS All Stars vs. the World
Since 2005 the MLS has gone with a popular format of having its All Stars meet one of the top teams from Europe. There have been some impressive wins with perhaps the biggest coming in 2014 when the MLS All Stars defeated German powerhouse Bayern Munich 2-1. The following year they turned the trick again defeating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1. But the past two years have not gone as well with a 2-1 loss to Arsenal in 2016 followed by last year’s 1-1 draw against Real Madrid that ended with Real Madrid wining the match on penalties 4-2.
What to Watch with MLS All Stars
The MLS All Stars have their share of firepower for sure led by Josef Martinez, who is the top goal scorer in 2018 for Atlanta United. Sebastian Giovinco led Toronto to one of its greatest seasons ever in 2017 and is a past winner of the MLS Golden Boot and MVP honors.
MLS All Stars vs. Juventus Free Picks
Certainly, Juventus is a world class elite club that plays at the highest possible level. They defeated German champion Bayern Munich 2-0 last week in the International Champions Cup. Juventus is not a team you want to go against!
2018 MLS All Stars vs. Juventus Pick: Bet the money line on Juventus
2018 MLS All Stars vs. Juventus Score Prediction: Jvuentus 2, MLS All Stars 0
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