Juventus vs Villarreal: prediction for the Champions League match
The Old Lady and the Yellow Submarine square off in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. The two sides are currently tied at 1:1. Who will advance to the next round of the competition? Here's our prediction.
Juventus qualified for the Champions League playoffs from the first line in Group H. The first leg of the last-16 match in Spain ended in a draw. Juve failed to use their chances and will need to work harder today.
The Old Lady have been successful in Coppa Italia - after confident victories over Sampdoria (4:1) and Sassuolo (2:1), Juventus outplayed Fiorentina (1:0) in the first leg of the semifinal match. In the Italian Super Cup, today's hosts lost to Inter Milan (1:2).
Massimiliano Allegri's side are currently in 4th position in the Serie A. They have chalked up 56 points from 16 victories and eight draws. In the last three Serie A matches, Juve defeated Empoli (3:2), Spezia (1:0), and Sampdoria (3:1).
Chiellini, Chiesa, Dybala, Bonucci, and Zakaria have been ruled out of this fixture.
Villarreal recorded three victories and one draw at the Champions League group stage, which was enough to qualify for the playoffs from the second place in Group F. In the first leg, they managed to hold Juve to a draw, but they will have to step up their game if they want to reach the next round of the competition.
To everyone's surprise, the Yellow Submarine were knocked out of Copa Del Rey following their defeat to Sporting Gijon (1:2). Unai Emery's side haven't been very successful in La Liga, either. Currently, they are in 7th place in the standings with 45 points from 28 games. After a defeat to Osasuna (0:1), Villarreal beat Celta Vigo (1:0). The visitors have a powerfull attack - they have scored 48 goals in this season of La Liga.
Villarreal will be without Moreno, Foyth, Capoue, Albiol.
This bet played in 2 of the last 4 games of Juventus.
In 2 of the last 4 games of Villarreal, goals were scored in both halves.
This score was recorded in the last games that the opponents tied in.
No penalties have been given in the last 4 games of the visitors.
Today, both sides will focus on their defenses. Teams will not be willing to take risks when a quarterfinal spot is on the line. We suggest taking the under.
Our prediction — total under 2,5 goals
We expect a game very similar to that which we saw in the first leg. It may come down to extra time or a penalty shootout to decide who advances to the next round.
Second bet — draw