Espanyol vs Villarreal Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Sunday, Espanyol will host Villarreal at the RCDE Stadium. It will be an interesting game for the fans to watch as one of the best teams in the league will face a mid-placed one.
Espanyol hold the number fifteen slot in the league standings with twenty-six points from the first twenty-three games. So far in the season, they have won six, drawn eight, and lost nine matches with a negative goal difference of -10. Currently, they are on a two-game unbeaten streak with two draws. In the last round, they faced Celta Vigo in a game that ended by the score of 2-2. Gomez of Celta Vigo scored two and on the other side, it were Moreno and Baptistao who scored for their team.
Villarreal are placed fifth in La Liga with twenty-six points from eleven wins, four draws, and eight losses. After winning three games in a row they went on to lose the next two. Their most recent loss occurred last week when they faced Alaves. The final score was 1-2. Ely of Alaves opened the goal scoring sheet in the late minutes of the first half and Ibai managed to increase the lead in the seventy-first minute of the match. Six minutes later, Bacca score for Villarreal, thus setting the final score and softening his team’s defeat.
When it comes to the previous matches between these two sides, Villarreal have been the better one. Out of the last five games that they’ve played, Villarreal have won two, and the remaining three games ended as draws. At the home ground, things don’t look any better for Espanyol as they have failed to secure a win over Villarreal in the previous eight games. The last time that they triumphed over Villarreal at the RCDE Stadium was in 2008.
Espanyol don't have missing players for the match against Villarreal. All players are fully fit and ready for the match and all of them are highly motivated for this game.
On the other side Villarreal have several missing players for this game. Andrés Fernández, Rúben Semedo and Bruno Soriano are injured and they can't play on this match. Nicola Sansone is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play.
Possible starting lineups
Espanyol: Lopez; Martin, Lopez, Naldo, Navarro; Sanchez, Sanchez; Jurado, Darder, Baptistao; Moreno
Villarreal: Asenjo; Rukavina, Bonera, Ruiz, Costa; Trigueros, Rodri, Castillejo; Fornals; Unal, Bacca
Espanyol vs Villarreal Prediction
We expect one interesting and exciting football game with lots of scoring chances on the both sides. Both teams like to play offensive and aggressive football and they will try to score from the first minute. Espanyol have failed to win their last 5 matches and all players are highly motivated for this game. On the other side Villarreal play solid football but they will not have an easy job on Sunday. They have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches and must play better in defending if want to win all three points. Exactly they have to score at least one goal more and it will be their main objective for the match.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Espanyol vs Villarreal Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect more then two goals here, but both sides have a chance to win so the best option is to place our bet on goals. Our second betting pick for the match is Over 2.5 goals. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.