Juventus and Villareal begin their quest for a ticket to the Champions League Quarterfinals on Tuesday in the first leg of their Round of 16 battle. On Feb. 22, Juve heads to Villareal a slight underdog on the moneyline. Massimiliano Allegri’s squad is in decent form, but Villareal is a solid team. Will the La Liga squad take it to Juventus? Or will Juve figure out a way to go up against their rivals? Check out analysis and a free pick for Juventus versus Villareal.
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Villareal vs. Juventus 2022 Champions League Round of 16 Info
- When: Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Stamford Bridge, London, England
- TV: CBS
- Live Stream: DAZN.com
- Soccer Odds: Villareal (+140) / Juventus (+202) / Draw (+212)
Why is Villareal a safe bet to win?
Since losing to Elche 1-0, the home team in this contest has rolled. The 3-0 win against Mallorca and 2-0 victory over Betis shows how well Villareal is playing. Even the 0-0 draw against Real Madrid is something of a win since Real is the best team in La Liga this season.
What’s really impressive is that after playing Real to a 0-0 tie, Villareal stepped onto the pitch and dominated Granada. The home team is playing about as well as they have all season long. Juventus is really going to have to step it up to beat tough Villareal in this.
Villareal’s Last 5
- W – 1-4 vs. Granada
- Win – 0-1 vs. Al Hilal
- Win – 2-1 vs. Plymouth Argyle
- Win – 2-0 vs. Tottenham
- Draw– 1-1 vs. Brighton & Hove
Why is Juventus a safe bet to win?
Allegri’s squad is playing great defense. When Juventus challenged four Champions League titles, the team leaned on a terrific defense. With Ronaldo on the squad, Juve had lost its defensive identity. The emphasis on defense has returned. The last time Juventus allowed more than a single goal was on January 9 when AS Roma scored 3. Juve beat Roma 4-3, which shows that if they must, Juventus can outscore their opponents. Villareal faces a motivated squad on Tuesday.
Juventus’ Last 5
- Draw – 1-1 vs. Torino
- Draw – 1-1 vs. Atalantar
- Win – 2-1 vs. Sassuolo
- Win – 2-0 Hellas Verona
- Draw – 0-0 vs. AC Milan
Villareal vs. Juventus Betting Prediction
Villareal beat Manchester United to win last season’s Europa League title. But instead of being happy to be in the Champions League this season, Villareal believes it can hang with teams like Chelsea, Manchester City, and, yes, Juventus.
The home team is sixth in the La Liga Primera Division. They have only a small chance of catching Real Madrid and winning the league title, which means Villareal will be extra motivated to take down Juventus on Tuesday.
But Juve’s defense is unique. Allegri preaches defense and counter attacking. Juventus can score when required. But Federico Chiesa tore his ACL a month ago, which means Juventus might find it difficult to score in this particular road match.
Knowing this, Allegri will instruct his team to play for a draw. Even if Villareal possesses the ball for most of this match, and takes shot after shot, Juve will protect their goal. Don’t be surprised if this ends up 0-0. Juve gets the draw.
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