The Champions League returns to us again on Tuesday, this time we offer our prediction for the Villarreal v Juventus match. Full statistics and all current odds can be found at 1xbet V.93.
The Yellow Submarine know how to play in the play-offs
Villarreal won their first ever trophy last season, we are talking about the Europa League, thanks to which the club made it to the Champions League. “The Yellow Submarine managed to climb out of their group, winning the battle for second place against Atalanta. The team is now in good form and are fifth in the Primera, although they could drop lower as arch-rivals Barcelona and Real Sociedad each have two games in hand. In the last round, Unai Emery’s side thrashed Granada 4-1 on the road, their third win in four league games. Four players will be out injured.
Juve have had a difficult season
The Turin club were able to win their Champions League group, managing to beat Chelsea. Things are not going smoothly for Juventus in Serie A, where the team is only fourth and unlikely to rise higher. In the last round, the club lost points in the derby against Torino, 1-1, the draw being their third in four league games. There is still a chance to fight for victory in the Italian Cup, where they managed to reach the semi-finals. Although Juventus have found stability, there are still problems with their performance. The club have six staffing losses ahead of this encounter; Bonucci, Chiellini and Chiesa will be sorely missed.
The clubs have never met in official matches, there was only one friendly battle in 2009, then the victory went to Villarreal with a score of 4-1.
Initially Juventus were thought to be slight favourites, now the clubs’ chances of success are identical, which is more in line with reality. As this is the first game, the teams will play as cautiously as possible, especially at their own goal. The work rate here looks like a bet on a total of less than 2.5 goals.