La Liga. Round 26
Stadium: Ceramica (Villarreal)
Four days after the match against Juventus, Villarreal will host Catalan Espanyol. On the one hand, the opponent is unpleasant and the time lag is not so good, but considering that Villarreal's interest in La Liga clearly increased after 1-1 against Torino, we believe that the Yellow Submarine will approach the match against the Parakeets with maximum motivation.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Villarreal have not lost since the match against Elche, specifically, since January 16. Since then, the Yellow Submarine have played five matches, winning three times with two draws. There are draws against Real Madrid and Juventus, victories over Mallorca, Betis and Granada. Prior to the start of Saturday's pool, Villarreal is in sixth place in the Spanish La Liga standings with an asset of 39 points. The gap from Barcelona, located in the top-4, is three points. Villarreal has the fourth-best home statistics in the division, with seven wins and two losses in 13 games, scoring 29 goals and conceding 13.
Espanyol has not been able to win since January 4 and the cup match against Ponferradina. Since then, the Catalans have managed to drop out of the second most important Spanish tournament, losing to Mallorca there & losing to Elche, Betis and Athletic in La Liga, as well as, playing in a draw with Cadiz, Barcelona and Sevilla. The Catalans are not in a bad situation generally, sitting 14th, nine points behind Cadiz in the relegation zone. Espanyol's away stats are 16th in the division, +1=4-7, 11-19 goal difference.
Injuries and suspensions
- Villarreal: will not play: Coquelin, Moreno, Peña;
- Espanyol: Lopez will not play.
Expert Betting Tips
Villarreal's home games have seen Total Over (1.5) regularly lately, there is reason to believe that this trend will continue. As for the outcome, we are on the side of the Yellow Submarine in this matchup. They are likely to win and get closer to the top-4. Here are the betting options for the upcoming match: W1+TO (1.5) for 1.82; H1 (-1.5) for 2.375; Correct Score 3-1 for 12.0.