Villarreal – Juventus: UCL playoff match prediction
Juventus will visit Villarreal in the first leg of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League. Pretty interesting matchup. Although for many, the favourite to qualify for the quarterfinals is already obvious.
Last week, other matches of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League turned out to be very spectacular. In our opinion, a good confrontation can await us this time as well. The fact is that Juventus is not such a big favourite here. Still, this is not the former Old Lady who took several Scudettos in a row without any problems and also played in the Champions League final.
Find out more free football predictions as we always choose the most exciting matches for your attention. But Villarreal is no longer the middle peasant in La Liga. The club is the reigning champion of the Europa League. In the last edition of this European Cup, the Yellows knocked out many strong opponents. Now Villarreal is again fighting for European places in the Primera. Sometimes Unai Emery’s team loses points. Recently, for example, they lost to Elche (0:1). Although still in most games, the Yellows achieve success.
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Well, Juventus returned to the Champions League zone in Serie A just a few rounds ago. But now, they have gained momentum. It will be hard for them to fight for the Scudetto. But in the Champions League, the Old Lady will still try to achieve the long-awaited victory. In general, the rivals, we think, are more or less equal. It is unlikely that Juventus will take this confrontation lightly. And Emery will also set up his players in the right way. Still, no one wants to lose much in the first match of 1/8.
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We think that now Juventus is still stronger. The Spaniards will play at home, so we do not expect an easy victory for Turin. Also, it’s unlikely that visitors will play active attacking football in the first match. Most likely, rivals will look more closely at each other. Goal diversity is worth waiting for in their second leg. So, our prediction is that Juventus will not lose, and the total will be less than 3.5. The odds for such an outcome are pretty good – 2.0. To win more with huge bonuses, higher odds, and without risks – visit our betting sites in India rankings page. A fresh review of the most reliable offers for Indian bettors will be helpful for you.