Analysis of form Villarreal vs Espanyol
After winning 3 consecutive matches in La Liga, including an impressive 3-2 victory over Real Madrid, Villarreal players had to receive 1-2 defeats against Real Valladolid and Sevilla in the last two matches. . These results make the Golden Submarine gradually lose ground in the battle to compete for the Champions League ticket next season.
Currently, with 47 points, Villarreal players are ranked 6th on the table and 8 points behind the 4th ranked team Real Sociedad but played less than 1 match. The difference between the army of coach Quique Setien and the team ranked 5th is Real Betis 2 points. If they win the match tonight, Villarreal will take the 5th place and put pressure on the 4th place team.
On the opposite side of the field, the Espanyol players ended a six-match losing streak when they held a goalless draw at home to Cadiz last weekend. This result is not enough to help coach Luis Garcia’s army escape the relegation battle, when the Catalan team is still at the bottom of the table with 28 points, 2 points behind the safety group.
The latest Villarreal vs Espanyol force information
Villarreal will be without the services of Francis Coquelin, Kiko Femenia and Jose Luis Morales. Raul Albiol and Gerard Moreno’s ability to play is still open.
As for Espanyol, Brian Olivan is sidelined with a muscle injury, while Aleix Vidal will receive a one-match ban after receiving a fifth yellow card in the draw with Cadiz.
Expected lineups Villarreal vs Espanyol
Villarreal (4-4-1-1): Reina; Foyth, Mandi, P.Torres, Pedraza; Chukwueze, Parejo, Capoue, Pino; Lo Celso; Jackson.
Espanyol (5-3-2): Pacheco; Gil, Montes, Gomes, Cabrera, Pedrosa; Exposito, Souza, Darder; Braithwaite, Joselu.
Bet on the house of Villarreal vs Espanyol
Villarreal won the Asian match: The Asian exchange recorded the home bet Villareal handicap 0:1, the rate appeared in their last match against Espanyol at home last season and won jubilantly 5-1. Before an Espanyol who lost all of the recent 7 Asian matches in a row, Villarreal clearly has a great opportunity to overcome the Asian handicap.
Goals: The matches with Villarreal’s presence in the past time are taking place with a very open and attractive position, when the last 4/5 matches have 3 or more goals. On the opposite side of the field, Espanyol’s past 6/7 matches also had at least 3 scoring situations. The goal explosion scenario also took place in the last 6/9 confrontations between the two teams.
Villarreal won the first half: Espanyol’s away performance last time was very bad, when they lost all of the last 4 matches in a row, including 3 lost in the first half. Not to mention, the last match marched to Villarreal’s field. , the Espanyol players lost badly 0-3 right before the break.
Football experts predict Villarreal vs Espanyol
Oliver Thomas, Betfair Expert Sharing the view: “Villarreal’s defeat to the bottom teams in the last two matches will bring some optimism to the away team Espanyol, who are struggling in form and in a situation where they cannot drop points in the match. However, the home team also needs points for the battle to get into the Top 4 and they will most likely come back with a win.”
BongdaPlus predicts the score Villarreal vs Espanyol
Espanyol overcame the corner: Although the professional record is very bad recently, but the Espanyol players are showing a relatively impressive ability to “plow the corner” with the recent 3 consecutive victories, in that excellently overcame Real Betis with a score of 14-3. On the opposite side of the field, Villarreal did not have too impressive statistics according to the corner bet with 2 wins, 2 defeats and 1 draw in the last 5 matches.
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