Villarreal vs Girona Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Villarreal vs Girona Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Villarreal slipped back into losing ways after a 1-0 defeat against Eibar in the midweek action. Kike Garcia scored from a narrow angle in the 16th minute to put Eibar in front. Villarreal did not have many clear-cut opportunities in the game, and the Yellow Submarines slipped to a third defeat in four games. Girona managed a narrow 1-0 win over Celta de Vigo to keep them in the top half of the La Liga 2017-18 table. Portu capitalised on some soft goalkeeping from Ruben Blanco to score the game’s solitary goal after 14 minutes.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Villarreal have been rather poor in recent weeks and Girona are in the best possible shape to take advantage of the same. Even though Pablo Machin’s team suffered a thrashing in their last away game, they will be aware of Villarreal’s recent failings. Going all in for a Girona win is risky considering that the team has only managed three away wins in 13, but I see an excellent price to back a double chance between a draw or Girona win.

Much of the issues for Villarreal have been through a weak offence, but they have had just one clean sheet at home in the last seven matches. This Girona team shocked the Camp Nou in their last away match. I would choose both teams to score in this game.

Draw or Girona win – 1/1

Both teams to score – 4/5

 

Villarreal saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Villarreal saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 5 games played against Girona

Girona saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Girona saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 5 games played against Villarreal

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Villarreal Form Guide

Villarreal Team Logo

Villarreal

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

18-03-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

09-04-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

17-04-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

D H

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

Girona Form Guide

Girona Team Logo

Girona

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L A

18-03-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 6 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

31-03-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

13-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

19-04-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Villarreal Preview

Villarreal could end up dropping out of the top six in the next two weeks, as their poor run of form has left them just three points above Eibar. At one point in the campaign, Villarreal were fighting for a third place in the table. Now, Sevilla have been able to leapfrog the Yellow Submarines into the fifth place. Villarreal were quite lucky to pick up the win over Getafe in the last game at La Ceramica, and it is the only win for the club in five matches. Cedric Bakambu’s departure is now being felt at Villarreal, as the striker was a major source of goals – even if he was injured for most of the first half. Carlos Bacca now tops the charts at Villarreal with eight goals.

 

Villarreal Team News

Manager Javier Calleja will be without Leonardo Suarez (cruciate ligament), Andres Fernandes (cruciate ligament), Ruben Semedo (thigh), Ramiro Guerra (knee), and Bruno Soriano (leg) because of injury issues. Nicola Sansone has been rated as a doubt for the game.

 

Girona Preview

The heavy loss against Barcelona was expected to affect Girona’s form in the rest of the campaign, but the underdogs showed no sign of the same as they picked up yet another home victory. While Girona have come up with decent performances on the road, they have truly shined at the Municipal de Montilivi. The huge disadvantages for Girona may be the heavy dependence on Christian Stuani and Portu for the goals. The duo have managed 24 goals in total – or more than 65% of the club’s goal tally in the La Liga this season.

 

Girona Team News

José Aurelio Suarez (shoulder) and Aday (muscle) are set to miss the game due to injuries, while Gorka Iraizoz is a potential doubt due to a calf injury.

 

Villarreal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Girona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Villarreal vs Girona Sidelined Players

Villarreal
13 Andres Fernandez Injured
21 Bruno Soriano Injured
35 Leonardo Suarez Injured
18 Nicola Sansone Injured
Girona
1 Gorka Iraizoz Moreno Injured
30 Jose Suarez Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sergio Asenjo 189 87
2 LB Mario Gaspar 182 74
23 CD Daniele Bonera 183 84
3 CD Alvaro Gonzalez 183 75
11 RB Jaume Costa 172 62
8 CM Pablo Fornals 178 67
10 LM Samuel Castillejo 182 67
14 RM Manuel Trigueros 178 70
16 CM Rodri 190 88
9 CF Carlos Bacca 181 77
28 CF Daniel Raba - -
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Yassine Bounou 190 77
25 LB Pablo Maffeo 173 68
15 CD Juanpe 189 85
2 CD Bernardo 192 84
4 CD Jonas Ramalho 183 64
21 RB Carles Planas 173 76
8 CM Pere Pons Riera 177 72
24 CM Borja Garcia 172 65
6 CM Alex Granell 180 -
9 CF Cristian Portu 182 90
7 CF Cristhian Stuani 186 78