UCL 2021-22: Juventus vs Villarreal prediction and betting tips (March 16)
The Old Lady host the Yellow Submarine in the return leg of their UCL Round of 16 fixture. Juventus are unbeaten in 10 home games and are confident of a victory against Villarreal.
Alvaro Morata (Juventus) scored 2 goals in their last match against Sampdoria
Alvaro Morata (Juventus) scored 2 goals in their last match against Sampdoria

Juventus face Villarreal in Round of 16 of the 2021-22 Champions League. This is the second leg.

The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 16 March 2022. The match venue is Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Juventus vs Villarreal (March 16) game are available in this article. A preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups is up next.

Juventus vs Villarreal latest odds on betting sites

Juventus to win odds are priced at 1.95 (-105 American; 20/21 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5), while Villarreal to win odds are priced at 4.20 (+320; 16/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Juventus — 51%, draw — 26%, Villarreal — 23%.

Latest betting odds on Juventus vs Villarreal (16 March 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5) on Juventus — 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5) on Villarreal — 1.94 (-106; 50/53)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)

Juventus vs Villarreal match preview and statistics

Juventus are on a four-game winning streak and also haven’t lost in 12 matches with eight wins and four draws. The Old Lady beat Sampdoria 3-1 in their last game.

Maya Yoshida scored an own goal in the 23rd minute, Juan Cuadrado’s cross from the right flank was turned over by Yoshida on the slide, Juve took the lead 1-0. Alvaro Morata doubled the lead from the spot in the 34th minute, firing his effort into the top left corner sending Falcone the wrong way.

Antonio Candreva missed a penalty in the 74th minute. He went for power and height with a strike to the left but couldn’t beat Szczesny. Abdelhamid Sabiri pulled one back in the 84th minute as his free-kick from distance hit Morata in the wall before looping past Szczesny.

Alvaro Morata called it a day in the 88th minute and scored his second goal of the game with a powerful header from the back post, hitting the knees of Falcone before finding the net. Assisted by Manuel Locatelli who rode down the right flank to lift a good cross.

Manuel Locatelli delivered again for Juve, gave three key passes, 51 accurate passes, four accurate long balls, two clearances, one tackle, won four duels and provided an assist. Wojciech Szczesny did great to save Candreva’s penalty.

Team statistics: 51% possession, 1.28 expected goals, six total shots, three shots on target, two big chances, 499 accurate passes, 89% pass accuracy, 15 fouls committed, one offside, two yellow cards.

Juventus team news: Denis Zakaria, Federico Chiesa, Kaio Jorge, Leonardo Bonucci and Weston McKennie are sidelined due to injuries.

Villarreal have three wins, a draw and a loss in their previous five matches. They beat Celta Vigo 1-0 in their last match.

Daniel Parejo had a top performance in the match, won 5/5 duels, won 1/1 tackles, one block, one clearance, four ball recoveries, 9/12 long balls, one dribble and scored the match winner. Parejo scored the winner in the 64th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Manu Trigueros.

Team statistics: 50% possession, 1.10 expected goals (xG), 10 total shots, one big chance, three shots on target, 365 accurate passes, 82% pass accuracy, 12 fouls committed, two corners, five corners, one yellow card.

Villarreal team news: Alberto Moreno, Paco Alcacer and Ruben Pena are unavailable due to injuries.

Juventus vs Villarreal H2H

Both teams drew 1-1 in the first leg of this clash. Dusan Vlahovic scored for Juventus, while Daniel Parejo equalized for Villarreal.

Juventus vs Villarreal lineups and key players

Juventus projected starting lineup:

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Danilo
  • Matthijs de Ligt
  • Daniele Rugani
  • Alex Sandro
  • Juan Cuadrado
  • Manuel Locatelli
  • Adrien Rabiot
  • Arthur
  • Dusan Vlahovic
  • Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata is the key player to watch out for. He scored two goals in their last match against Sampdoria. Morata has two goals and an assist in the Champions League. He looks forward to scoring in this match.

Villarreal projected starting lineup:

  • Geronimo Rulli
  • Serge Aurier
  • Aissa Mandi
  • Pau Torres
  • Pervis Estupinan
  • Daniel Parejo
  • Vicente Iborra
  • Manuel Trigueros
  • Giovani Lo Celso
  • Samuel Chukwueze
  • Arnaut Danjuma

Daniel Parejo is the key player to watch out for. He scored the game winner in their last match against Celta Vigo, also in the first leg, he scored the equaliser against Juve. Parejo has one goal and two assists in the Champions League this season.

Juventus vs Villarreal predictions and betting tips

Juventus are in very good form at the moment, haven’t lost in 12 matches, currently on a four-game winning streak. Villarreal have suffered only one defeat in their last eight matches played. They won their last match ahead of this tie.

Both teams played a 1-1 draw in the first leg of this fixture. The team that will make it to the next round will be decided in this match. The Old Lady are favourites to win this match, putting their top form aside, they are unbeaten in 10 straight home games. The home advantage also puts them in a strong position to qualify.

Predictions for this match is Asian handicap Juventus (-1.5). The Yellow Submarine are in good form as well, wouldn’t write them off considering how they balled hard against Juve in the first leg. But this is the Italian team's home, expecting them to win by a goal margin.

Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-0.5) on Juventus

Odds: 1.98 (-102 American; 50/51 Fractional)

Football UEFA Champions League . Round of 16. Leg 2
Juventus — Villarreal
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Asian handicap (-0.5) on Juventus
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