Villarreal vs Juventus prediction and betting tips (February 22)
Villarreal host Juventus in the opening leg of their Champions League Round of 16 clash on Tuesday. This will be their first meeting in the UCL. The Yellow Submarines want to win this leg at all cost.
Arnaut Danjuma (Villarreal) scored a hat-trick in the last match against Granada
Arnaut Danjuma (Villarreal) scored a hat-trick in the last match against Granada

Villarreal duel Juventus in the Round of 16 of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League season.

The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 22 February 2022. The match venue is Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Villarreal vs Juventus (February 22) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups preview is coming up next.

Villarreal vs Juventus latest odds on betting sites

Villarreal to win odds are priced at 2.70 (+170 American; 17/10 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.35 (+235; 47/20), while Juventus to win odds are priced at 2.86 (+186; 93/50).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Villarreal — 37%, draw — 29%, Juventus — 34%.

Latest betting odds on Villarreal vs Juventus (22 February 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.35 (+135; 27/20)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on Villarreal — 2.28 (+128; 32/25)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Juventus — 1.74 (-135; 20/27)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.78 (-128; 25/32)

Villarreal vs Juventus match preview and statistics

Villarreal have three wins and a draw in their previous four matches. The Yellow Submarine are heading into the UCL knockout with good feelings following the big victory in their previous game. They beat Granada 4-1 in their last match.

Arnaut Danjuma converted the penalty in the 35th minute with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. He doubled the lead four minutes later with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Luis Milla pulled one back in the 61st minute of the second half from the penalty spot with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. Danjuma made it 3-1 in the 81st minute as he converted the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Moi Gomez scored the fourth for Villarreal in the 90+6 minute with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted bu Samuel Chukwueze with a through ball following a fast break.

Team statistics: 62% possession, 4.68 expected goals (xG), 15 total shots, seven big chances, seven shots on target, 387 accurate passes, 80% pass accuracy, 10 fouls committed, three offsides, two corners and six yellow cards.

The Yellow Submarines came second in their Champions League to advance to the Round of 16. They beat Atalanta 3-2 in their last CL game. Arnaut Danjuma scored a brace and Etienne Capoue bagged a goal.

Villarreal team news: Francis Coquelin, Gerard Moreno and Ruben Pena are sidelined due to injuries.

Juventus are unbeaten in seven consecutive games, with four wins and three draws. The Old Lady drew 1-1 with Torino in their last match.

Matthijs de Ligt opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a superb header from the back post into the net, assisted by Juan Cuadrado with a cross from a corner. Andrea Belotti equalized in the 62nd minute of the second half. Brekalo did well to get to the byline and sent in a cross to Belotti who volleyed it home. Josip Brekalo got the assist.

Team statistics: 46% possession, 0.72 expected goals (xG), 12 total shots, one big chance, three shots on target, 294 accurate passes, 78% pass accuracy, 16 fouls committed, seven corners, yellow card.

The Bianconeri finished top of their Champions League group table to qualify for the knockouts. They beat Malmo FF 1-0 in their last game in the UCL. Moise Kean scored the winning goal with a header, Federico Bernardeschi provided the assist.

Juventus team news: Daniele Rugani, Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Paulo Dybala are expected to miss this due to injuries.

Villarreal vs Juventus H2H

This is going to be their first official meeting in the Champions League.

Villarreal vs Juventus lineups and key players

Villarreal projected starting lineup:

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

The key player to watch out for is Arnaut Danjuma. He scored a hat-trick in their last match against Granada, also in their last UCL game against Atalanta he scored a brace. Danjuma has four goals and an assist in six Champions League games this season.

Juventus projected starting lineup:

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Juan Cuadrado
  • Alex Sandro
  • Matthijs de Ligt
  • Mattia De Sciglio
  • Manuel Locatelli
  • Denis Zakaria
  • Adrien Rabiot
  • Moise Kean
  • Dusan Vlahovic
  • Alvaro Morata

Dusan Vlahovic is the key player to watch out for. He has scored and provided assists in all of the competitions played this season at club level, with 21 goals and five assists in 28 games. Vlahovic looks forward to scoring in this match, you can bank on him to get on the scoresheet.

Villarreal vs Juventus predictions and betting tips

Villarreal are unbeaten in four games with three wins and a draw, while Juventus are unbeaten in seven games with four wins and three draws. The Italian team has drawn their last two games, while the Spanish team won their last game. Both teams are in good form ahead of this game.

The prediction for this match is Villarreal to win. The Yellow Submarines have the home advantage in this game and are unbeaten in their last six home games. Even though the away rule is scrapped, a win in their backyard is better than seeking a win in Turin.

Betting prediction: Villarreal to win

Odds: 2.70 (+170 American; 17/10 Fractional)

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