Here is the latest on the form and team news for Villarreal and Juventus:
Unai Emery’s side are having a good season by their standards. They are 7th in the league, 2 points away from the final European spot, and are in the Champions League Round of 16. They qualified in 2nd place from their group, 1 point behind group winners Manchester United. In 6 Champions League matches this season, they have won 3, drawn 1, and lost 2, scoring 12 goals and conceding 9.
Villarreal has won 9, drawn 9, and lost 6 out of 24 matches played thus far, scoring 38 goals and conceding 23. They have 2 wins, 2 draws, and 1 loss in their last 5 games and have one more fixture before their Champions League showdown at home to Juventus.
Arnaut Danjuma leads the scoreboard for the Spanish side in the Champions League with 4 goals and 1 assist. For their team news, Villarreal have several absentees against the Juve game. Gerard Moreno, Ruben Pena, Francis Coquelin, and Etienne Capoue are injured and will likely miss the game.
Juventus continued their positive start to the second half of the season, with 2 wins and 3 draws across their last 5 league games. They are 4th in the Serie A standings, with 13 wins, 8 draws, and 5 losses, scoring 38 times and conceding 23 goals.
In Europe, the Old Lady, as they are widely known, have much better stats. They won their group ahead of defending champions Chelsea, winning 5 and losing 1 of their 6 games in the group stage. They scored 10 goals and conceded 6, most of which came in their 4-0 loss to Chelsea. Paulo Dybala is Juve’s leading goalscorer with 3 goals and 1 assist.
For their team news, Juventus will be without Federico Chiesa, Federico Bernadeschi, Giorgio Chiellini, and Leonardo Bonucci, who are injured, and Brazilian defender Danilo who is unavailable.