Villarreal vs Valencia Prediction 17.03.2024

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Villarreal

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Valencia

Valencia

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2.2

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3.54

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3.6

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  • Competition: Spain - LaLiga
  • Date: Sunday, 17th, March 2024
  • Kickoff: 15:15 UTC / 16.15 CET
  • Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica (Villarreal)

The only LaLiga side with a 100% record in March, Villarreal will be looking to maintain that momentum as they host European-chasing Valencia at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday.

Villarreal vs Valencia Betting Tips: Villarreal to Win

After suffering a 0-4 drubbing in France, it seemed like there was no way out for them in the second leg, but Villarreal rose like a "Phoenix from the ashes," forcing Marseille fans to bite their nails after Mosquera's 85th-minute third goal, yet numerous missed chances in the drowning minutes eventually caught up with the Spanish side, conceding a late goal and thus losing 3-5 on aggregate.

Despite bowing out of UEFA's second-tier competition in the last-16 round, Marcelino's squad has every reason to hold their heads high, using their brave midweek display as a springboard for further battles on the domestic front, all while their European aspirations still flicker, trailing eight points behind Real Sociedad in fifth.

As the current campaign nears its conclusion, the Yellow Submarine has found its stride at a pivotal moment, and more importantly, embracing a free-scoring approach in recent weeks has seen them make it three wins on the bounce in the Spanish top-flight versus Real Sociedad, Granada, and Real Betis, netting an outstanding 11 times in the process.

Heading into Sunday's stern test with no losses in eight straight LaLiga outings, securing four success and sharing the spoils on as many occasions during that span, the high-flying Villarreal will fancy their chances of picking up another three points, leaning on their recent dominance over Valencia, having emerged victorious in four home clashes in a row.

Opposed to the Sunday's home side, Valencia hasn't been burdened with UEFA obligations midweek, but this season finds itself on track to end a five-year wait for a return to the European stage, currently sitting in eighth place on the table with a solid 40 points, placing them just three steps behind Real Sociedad in fifth and the final European berth with a game in hand.

Otherwise, Los Ches make their first visit to foreign territory in a month, as their previous three league appearances took place at the Mestalla, where they made good use of home advantage by snagging five out of a possible nine points, holding Sevilla and table-toppers Real Madrid to stalemates before Hugo Duro guided them to a slender 1-0 victory over Getafe.

While they've been exceptionally successful on their own turf, racking up an impressive 28 out of their 40 this season in front of their home faithful, Ruben Baraja's men have struggled to translate their enviable home form into their away travels, as evidenced by just two triumphant displays in their last 12 LaLiga outings on the road, succumbing to defeat on seven occasions along the way.

Furthemore, Valencia's recent away fixtures haven't brought much joy, as they've come away empty-handed in five of their last seven such outings, including back-to-back slides to 0-2 losses against Atletico Madrid and Las Palmas, so the rising side of Villarreal should take advantage of their Sunday rivals' travel woes and put another three points in the coffers to help them get back into the race for a top-five finish.

Villarreal vs Valencia Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Valencia

    3 : 1

    Villarreal

    La Liga

  2. Valencia

    1 : 1

    Villarreal

    La Liga

  3. Villarreal

    2 : 1

    Valencia

    La Liga

  4. Villarreal

    2 : 0

    Valencia

    La Liga

  5. Valencia

    2 : 0

    Villarreal

    La Liga

Villarreal

Villarreal team news

Villarreal has been dealt a series of blows ahead of Sunday's LaLiga action, with the absence of their first-choice goalkeeper Pepe Reina, key defensive duo Raul Albiol and Juan Foyth, and the talented winger Yeremy Pino, all sidelined due to injuries.

Falling short of a miraculous comeback from a four-goal deficit against Marseille in the second leg of the last-16 Europa League clash, the Yellow Submarine faced the additional blow of losing another defensive stalwart as Eric Bailly limped off in the second half.

Making strides towards his return after a two-month absence due to an ankle sprain, Alfonso Pedraza is edging closer to a comeback, but the clash against Valencia might come too soon for him, while fellow left-back Alberto Moreno is unavailable for Sunday's match after being sent off in the thrilling five-goal win against Real Betis last time out.

Last matches of Villarreal

  1. Villarreal

    3 : 1

    Marseille

    Europa League

  2. Real Betis

    2 : 3

    Villarreal

    La Liga

  3. Marseille

    4 : 0

    Villarreal

    Europa League

  4. Villarreal

    5 : 1

    Granada

    La Liga

  5. Real Sociedad

    1 : 3

    Villarreal

    La Liga

Villarreal lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Filip Jorgensen

Defenders

  • 5

    Jorge Cuenca

  • 23

    Aissa Mandi

  • 2

    Yerson Mosquera

  • 17

    Kiko Femenia

Midfielders

  • 9

    Goncalo Guedes

  • 10

    Dani Parejo

  • 6

    Etienne Capoue

  • 19

    Francis Coquelin

Forwards

  • 11

    Alexander Sorloth

  • 7

    Gerard Moreno

Valencia

Valencia team news

As for Valencia, they can boast a favorable personnel picture ahead of their visit to Estadio de la Ceramica, but unfortunately, they will be without key Guinean defender Mouctar Diakhaby for at least 12 months following a horrific knee injury in the 2-2 draw with Real Madrid.

Furthermore, coach Ruben Baraja will also be unable to call upon Hugo Guillamon, who picked up his fifth yellow card in last week's 1-0 victory over Getafe, meaning he will serve a one-match suspension for the upcoming clash against Villarreal this weekend.

Last matches of Valencia

  1. Valencia

    1 : 0

    Getafe

    La Liga

  2. Valencia

    2 : 2

    Real Madrid

    La Liga

  3. Valencia

    0 : 0

    Sevilla

    La Liga

  4. Las Palmas

    2 : 0

    Valencia

    La Liga

  5. Valencia

    2 : 1

    Almería

    La Liga

Valencia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 25

    Giorgi Mamardashvili

Defenders

  • 14

    Jose Gaya

  • 3

    Cristhian Mosquera

  • 15

    Cenk Ozkacar

  • 20

    Dimitri Foulquier

Midfielders

  • 7

    Sergi Canos

  • 8

    Javi Guerra

  • 18

    Pepelu

  • 23

    Fran Perez

Forwards

  • 9

    Hugo Duro

  • 17

    Roman Yaremchuk

4 Reasons why we expect Villarreal to Win

  1. Villarreal has clinched three consecutive wins in the Spanish top-flight, netting an impressive 11 goals in the process.
  2. Villarreal has scored a remarkable 3+ goals in four out of their last five competitive matches.
  3. Valencia has suffered defeats in five of their previous seven LaLiga away travels.
  4. Villarreal has emerged victorious against Valencia in each of their last four consecutive face-offs at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

Main prediction Villarreal - Valencia

Villarreal to win

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Villarreal vs Valencia - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena Sport (BiH), Arena Sport (Cro), Arena Sport (Ser), Arena Sport (Svn), beIN Sports Max (Fra), CANAL+ Sport 2 (Pol), Digi Sport 2 (Rom), DirecTV (Arg), Eleven Sports 3 (Por), ESPN 2 (Bra), Max Sport 4 (Bul), MEGOGO, MTV Katsomo (Fin), MTV Urheilu (Fin), Nova Sport 5 (Cze), Nova Sports (Hel), Optus Sport (Aus), Orange Sport (Rom), Prima Sport 4 (Rom), Spiler2 TV, SuperSport, TV2 Sport Premium, Ziggo Sport Racing

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Who is Villarreal's player to watch?

Alexander Sorloth has managed to find the target in recent times, and interestingly, since the Norwegian striker has raised his goal-scoring performance, his Villarreal side are unbeaten. During that eight-game unbeaten run, Sorloth scored an impressive eight goals in all competitions.

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Who is Valencia's player to watch?

On the flip side, Hugo Duro reached a tally of 12 LaLiga goals this season with his solitary winner against Getafe last week, also contributing two assists.