Juventus hosts Villarreal in the second leg of their Round of 16 Champions League matchup with a road goal lead. The 2021 Europa League Champions have work to do to secure their spot in the quarterfinals. Will Villarreal make up the road goal difference over one of the best from Serie A? Will Juve close the door on Villareal and secure their spot in the quarters? Check out the latest Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Juventus versus Villareal.
Juventus vs. Villarreal 2022 Champions League Round of 16 Info
- When: Wednesday, March 16 at 4:00 pm ET
- Where: Allianz Stadium, Torino, Italy
- TV: CBS
- Live Stream: Paramount+
- Soccer Odds: Juventus (-0.5) / Villarreal (+0.5) / Draw (+245)
Why is Juventus a safe bet to win?
In the first leg, Juve wanted to escape Villarreal with a road goal. The Serie A squad accomplished their task. Now back on their pitch, Juventus should have no trouble taking it to Villarreal. Knowing they have a road goal lead, Juve will count on Villarreal being aggressive. Then, they will counter. If Maximiliano Allegri’s squad sticks to the strategy, Villarreal should win in regulation.
- De Ligt
Juventus’s Last 5
- Win – 1-3 vs. Sampdoria
- Win – 1-0 vs. Spezia
- Win – 0-1 vs. Fiorentina
- Win – 2-3 vs. Empoli
- Draw – 1-1 vs. Villareal
Why is Villarreal a safe bet to win?
Villarreal drew with Juventus in the last, which proves they can hang with Juve. Not only that, but Villarreal is in decent enough form to pull off the regulation upset victory. The La Liga squad’s defense is as good as it has been in a while. Villarreal has allowed just 5 goals in 5 matches. They haven’t allowed a goal in their last 2 games combined. In defensive battle, which this should be, Villarreal has as much of a shot of winning as Juve.
- Lo Celso
Villarreal’s Last 5
- Win – 1-0 vs. Celta Vigo
- Loss – 1-0 vs. Osasuna
- Win – 5-1 vs. Espanyol
- Draw – 1-1 vs. Juventus
- Win – 1-4 vs. Granada
Juventus vs. Villarreal Betting Prediction
Villarreal has a shot to upset Juventus. Although the La Liga squad had hoped they were entering with an outright goal lead, overcoming the home draw isn’t impossible. All Villarreal must do is win the match straight up to knock Juve out of the Champions League.
The Europa winners from last season are plenty good enough to pull off the underdog victory. But this season’s Juventus squad is different than last season’s. Allegri has instilled a sense of defensive pride. Juve has a good offense, but it’s the defense that will lead to the victory in this.
There’s a real chance Juventus wins by more than a goal. The defense will play tight and if Dusan Vlahovic can get loose for a couple of runs, he should knock in at least 1 goal. The second goal will arrive after Villarreal pushes their attack. Ultra-aggressiveness will lead to a Juve counter that ends in a score. Juve wins this in regulation.
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