On Wednesday, Juventus hosts Villareal with a slight lead in their 2-leg Champions League Round of 16 contest. The Serie A squad drew 1-1 at Villareal in the first leg. Juve has an edge in the second leg because it happens on their pitch at Allianz Stadium. But Villareal won the Europa League last season. Will the La Liga squad pull off the upset? Or is Juventus bound for the Champions League Quarterfinals? Check out Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Juventus versus Villareal.
Villareal versus Juventus Betting Odds | UCL Round of 16 Analysis for 2nd Leg Match
Villareal at Turin – UEFA Champions League Betting Info
- When: Wednesday, March 16 at 4:00 pm ET
- Where: Allianz Stadium, Torino, Italy
Why Villareal will beat Juventus
Villareal didn’t get the victory over Juve in the first match, but they played well enough for a draw. The draw gives the Europa League defending champions motivation to put their best foot forward in this match. Villareal won the Europa League for a reason. So don’t look past the La Liga squad to get it done on Wednesday.
Villareal Last 5
- W – 1-0 over Celta Vigo
- L – 1-0 vs. Osasuna
- W – 5-1 vs. Espanyol
- D – 1-1 vs. Juventus
- W – 1-4 vs. Granada
Villareal predicted starting lineup
Why Juventus will beat Villareal
Villareal is a tough squad, but Juve got what they wanted out of the first match. Not only did they draw 1-1, but they also scored a road goal. Juve mustn’t even win this match. They can just draw and they’ll go to the quarterfinals. But don’t expect Juventus to settle for the draw. Juve wants to prove they have a shot to upset Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Bayern and win the Champions League. Doing so requires Juve to beat Villareal in regulation.
Juventus Last 5
- W – 1-3 vs. Sampdoria
- W – 1-0 vs. Spezia
- W – 0-1 vs. Fiorentina
- W – 2-3 vs. Empoli
- D – 1-1 vs. Villareal
Juventus predicted starting lineup
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Juventus vs Villareal Betting Analysis
Villareal is a good soccer club. The Primera Division team is also in decent enough form to challenge Juventus.
But since Maximiliano Allegri has taken over, Juve has become a much better team on defense. Allegri has always preached defense and Juventus is playing defense like they did when they routinely played in the Champions League Semifinals.
As good as the defense is, though, Juventus isn’t a one strategy team. Allegri and Juve won the Dusan Vlahovic sweepstakes. Vlahovic has made a huge impact.
Teams must mark the striking star, which allows other Juventus players to get into the offensive mix. Juve beat Sampdoria 3-1 in their last and Vlahovic didn’t score a goal.
Villareal is a solid club, but Juventus plays this at Allianz Stadium. Allegri is one of the most successful managers in Juventus history. He expects his team to make the quarters. Juventus wins in regulation.
Champions League Pick: Juventus