Juventus might be taking to the pitch on Friday night in Serie A action when they take on rivals Torino, however there will be some that will be looking ahead to Tuesday night, as well.
A win against Torino would help the I Bianconeri close the gap temporarily on SSC Napoli in third, although there is still a lot of work for Massimiliano Allegri’s side to do domestically.
Therefore, many might be looking at the UEFA Champions League as an opportunity to win silverware this season, although it is perhaps going to be a rather difficult challenge for the Italian giants.
Indeed, it would seem that their Round of 16 match could be a big challenge for The Old Lady at the moment, with some sportsbooks providing them very little chance of going to Spain and securing a positive result for themselves to take back to Italy and defend in the second leg.
According to the odds that have been provided by Betway Sportsbook, Juventus are currently priced at 9/5, making them slight underdogs to overcome Villarreal in the first leg of this tie.
However, those who fancy the Serie A outfit’s chances of obtaining a positive result and being able to return to the Allianz Arena with an advantage might want to try and make the most of the special bonuses and boost offers that Betway Sportsbook is providing to its members.
It is worth noting that prior to the game with Torino on Friday night, Juventus last suffered a defeat back on January 12, when they were beaten in the Supercoppa Italiana final 2-1 by Inter Milan.
Since then, Allegri’s side has managed to obtain four wins and two draws in the six games played, thus subsequently putting the I Bianconeri in some rather positive form.
Of course, Villarreal are no strangers to playing rather well in European competition, though, with Unai Emery’s side currently the UEFA Europa League champions after defeating Manchester United in last season’s final.
Indeed, prior to their La Liga match this weekend, El Submarino Amarillo are in their own run of fine form, which is perhaps why the sportsbook has made them slight favourites to win this contest.
Despite being seventh in the table, the Spaniards did manage to hold league-leaders Real Madrid to a goalless draw in their last match, although surprise defeats to Sporting Gijon in the Copa del Rey and to Elche would have been unexpected.