Stadium: Ceramica (Villarreal)
Villarreal are stuck, and now they urgently need a win. It does not matter against whom. They need to take three points. If they fail to do so against Elche, there will be big questions for coach Emery.
Villarreal have played six games in all competitions this season. And all six games ended in a draw! Just amazing. Emery’s team suffered from draws last season, but it seems that now the story goes to a new level. And okay, when you share points with Atlético or Atalanta, but with Espanyol and Mallorca, perhaps you could be more confident?
One thing is clear, Villarreal will not win any European competitions like this. We must win here and now. Otherwise, the team will be stuck in the middle of the table.
Elche have two more points than Villarreal, but Elche have played one more match. In any case, Elche managed to win at least once. Villarreal have yet to learn what it is.
I don’t believe Elche will hold off an angry Villarreal at home. It’s not the same situation anymore. No disrespect to the team, but these guys will fight the Yellow Submarine some other time.
Expert Betting Tips
I’m not expecting anything but a Villarreal win here. I can’t imagine the lads playing to a draw again. If you don’t beat Elche at home, you can end it all at once. There is no point in playing in the Spanish championship because, in that case, Villarreal will not play in the European Cup. Today we are betting on the home side!