Take a look at the latest form and team news for Juventus and Villareal:
Juventus are on a marauding run, unbeaten in their last 12 matches in all competitions and winning the last 4 in a row. The coming of Dusan Vlahovic has certainly energized Allegri’s side, and they are in great form going into this encounter with Villarreal.
Their excellent performances have seen them rise to 4th in the league, just 7 points behind AC Milan in 1st position. They have played themselves into the race for the Scudetto again, and it is interesting to see how things will turn out over the coming weeks. They have enough star power in their side to win this encounter, with Vlahovic and Morata finding form in front of the goal recently.
Ahead of Villareal’s visit to Turin, Juventus will be without Kaio Jorge, Federico Chiesa, Weston McKennie, and Paolo Dybala, who are sidelined with injuries. Also, Dennis Zakaria, Leonardo Bonucci, and Giorgio Chiellini are expected to return from injury this week but are most likely to sit out this tie.
Villareal began the season promisingly, but a run of mixed fortunes has seen them lose pace somewhat in La Liga and overall. They remain in the running for European qualification but are now in 7th position, 4 points behind Real Betis, who are in 4th.
In Europe, the Yellow Submarine has not been entirely convincing but will fancy competing against this Juventus side after earning a draw in the first leg. Their 2 losses in their last 10 games came in away matches, so they have to be careful to avoid a repeat.
For their team news, Villareal continue to miss Paco Alcacer and Ruben Pena, who have sat out their last 14 games due to injury. Alberto Moreno joined them on the sidelines after he ruptured his cruciate ligament.