Villarreal vs. Juventus
February 22, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +125, Under 2.5 -127
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Villarreal and Juventus are clashing at Estadio de la Ceramica in the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League. Villarreal is playing well at the moment, they have 3 wins and a draw in their last 4 games, and they are scoring goals. Juventus is undefeated in their last 7 games, but they haven’t won any of their last 2 games.
With 39 points, Villarreal is now in 6th place, they are one of the best offensive teams in the league with 42 scored goals, but they are also one of the best defensive teams with only 24 conceded goals. In the Champions League, Villarreal ended in 2nd place in their group, and even though their defense wasn’t half as good as it is in LaLiga, they have been outstanding offensively. Danjuma is the leading goalscorer for Villarreal with 4 goals, while Moreno has added 3 assists. The next few games will be really tough for Villarreal, their schedule is crowded, but they are good enough to compete with anyone out there. Coquelin, Alcacer, and Pena are injured. Villarreal is an exciting team, they are playing nice football, and I hope they can keep it up.
Juventus is also in good form, and now they have a striker who can score a lot of goals for them, but they also have a few injuries at the moment. Chiellini, Bernardeschi, Dybala, Rugani, and Chiesea will all miss this game. Juventus has won their Champions League group ahead of Chelsea, and they were quite solid on both ends in the group stage. Dybala is the leading goalscorer for Juventus in the Champions League with 3 goals, while Bernardeschi added 3 assists. In Serie A, Juventus is now in 4th place with 47 points, which isn’t far away from the top 3, but I don’t think they can get there. I think Juventus has a good chance to get through this matchup, but it will be hard with all the injuries they have. As far as the schedule goes, Juventus is playing in the Coppa Italia semifinals in a couple of weeks, they are playing against Empoli in Serie A, but they are in good form right now, and that will certainly be helpful to deal with the injuries they have.
Both teams are in excellent form right now, Villarreal hasn’t lost any of their last 6 home games. It’s been a long time since these two teams met each other, but I think this game will exciting. I mentioned Juventus finally has a striker who can score goals, but Villarreal is also scoring a lot. I’m taking goals in this one.