UEFA Champions League: Juventus vs Villarreal Prediction and Football Betting Odds
The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 has one of the most awaited clashes lined up on the weekend for the fans.
On Wednesday, Juventus is scheduled to face the challenge of Villarreal in their own backyard with the hope of playing the quarter-finals. Both the teams have come off important wins in the recent games that have provided them with the much-needed momentum.
Even though the aggregate is one goal apiece after the first leg, the betting platforms are siding with Juventus to secure a big win in Juventus stadium. Overall, the fans are expecting a spectacle to unfold in Italy.
|FcTables||Win Probability: 21%||Win Probability: 50%||Juventus|
|Oddsshark||Odds: 18/5||Odds: 28/29||Juventus|
UEFA Champions League: Juventus vs Villarreal Prediction and Football Betting: Recent Form
With the departure of their star player Cristiano Ronaldo, the backs are against the wall for Juventus in Serie A this time around. Having dominated the league for so many years on a consistent basis, the giants are currently sitting in 4th place with 16 triumphs and 5 losses and are slowly closing the gap to the leaders.
On the other hand, they found abundant success with a 5-1 win-loss record in the group stage of the Champions league that put them against Villarreal. An important goal in the away leg meant that the Italian side are psychologically ahead.
Villarreal’s season has been underwhelming so far with mixed results in La Liga. They have currently occupied 6th place in the points table with 12 victories, 9 draws, and 7 defeats in 28 outings. But what has lifted their spirit has been their rise in Europe.
In Group F, they managed to win 3 out of the 6 games they played against Atalanta and Young Boys besides bringing their A-game against Manchester United. In their recent outing, they gave a proper beating to Celta Vigo in a home game to secure their place in the top 6 in La Liga.
UEFA Champions League: Juventus vs Villarreal Prediction and Football Betting: Head-to-head
Matches: 2: Villarreal: 1 Juventus: 0 Draw: 1
Recent Meeting: Juventus held Villarreal 1-1 in the round of 16 matches of the UEFA Champions League.
Juventus vs Villarreal Prediction and Football Betting: Offensive and Defensive Stats
The attack of Juventus looks strong with Alvaro Morata and Moise Kean leading from the front. One of Italy’s best strikers, Morata has 14 goals and 5 assists in 44 games with a pass accuracy of 76.6% and can single-handedly win games for the side.
Moise Kean is a great addition in terms of players’ skill in aerial duels and finishing. He has scored 5 goals and currently has 1 shot on target and 0.3 key passes in every game for Juventus along with 0.8 aerial duels per game.
The strikers will have to be supported by attacking midfielders like Rabiot and Cuadrado who will have to create lots of chances for their forwards.
For Villarreal, Arnaut Danjuma has been the one leading from the front with 12 goals and 4 assists in 25 outings. He enjoys 78.6% pass success, 2.9 shots per target, and 1.6 dribbles per game.
Giovani Lo Celso has been a tad out of form and will have to improve if the team has to find success. He has 85.4% pass success, 1.1 shots per target, and has scored 1 goal in 27 games.
Moi Gomez who is playing as the forward has been a lot unlucky with just one goal in 30 appearances this season. He has an overall rating of 6.36 so far.
The defense of Juventus looked improved with a solid performance against Sampdoria. Luca Pellegrini is the leader of the defense who is on to his business of regular tackles and counterattacks. He is a quality defender having 74.7% pass completion, 0.4 aerial duels won, 1 clear, and 0.3 interceptions every game.
Daniele Rugani is set to return and is someone who thrives under pressure for the team. The youngster still has 92.5% pass success and is exceptional in the air. He clears very quickly with an average of 1.1 per game along with intercepting the attack at the rate of 0.8 per game.
Danilo has also done a wonderful job for the team with regards to aerial duels as well as providing crosses but he sometimes loses the intensity.
The Villarreal has often struggled to keep a clean sheet and is forced to tighten their defense. Pau Torres is a potential talent who has been exceptional with passes at 87.9% success and has 0.5 tackles, 3 clears, 0.6 blocks per game.
Raul Albiol brings the experience in the center back that is required. He has 86.2% pass success, 1.4 aerials won, and 3.8 clears per match in the recent outings.
They will have to be coordinated and helped by the players at the extreme who are Aurier and Alfonso.
Juventus vs Villarreal Prediction and Football Betting: Match Prediction
This Wednesday when Juventus takes on Villarreal, the host Juventus will start as home favorites. However, the recent form of both the teams have been average but when the two teams met, it has been Villareal who have been ahead of Juventus. Considering the form of both the teams as well as taking the head-to-head stats into consideration, the visitors, Villarreal have an edge over the host Juventus in this match.
The betting markets are expecting the hosts to emerge victorious in this away game with sufficient odds to Villarreal.
FCTables are expecting the Italian side to win the battle with a 50% chance while the visitors are given a 21% chance to register yet another win.
Oddschecker has given pretty good odds for Villarreal but it is Juventus who are in the driver’s seat for the match scheduled on Wednesday. According to FiveThirtyEight, the away team is surprisingly going in with a clear advantage over Juventus who have been given a 31% chance in this clash.