Villarreal vs Valencia Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Villarreal vs Valencia Match Prediction

By William Hall

Villarreal vs Valencia Match Preview

Villarreal come into the game in the sixth place after a goalless draw against Deportivo La Coruna. After having looked like proper challenger for the European spots, Villarreal are in danger of dropping outside the top six following this disappointing result. Valencia, meanwhile, gave their survival hopes a huge boost with a 2-1 win over Espanyol. Martin Montoya’s 17th minute goal provided an early advantage before Santi Mina eased the nerves in the second half. Mina’s goal proved decisive as Espanyol secured a late goal through David Lopez.

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Villarreal Preview

Villarreal are unbeaten in the last five league matches, but they are yet to hit top form after losing three games – against Eibar, Athletic Bilbao, and Deportivo Alaves – in quick succession during November. Manager Fran Escriba appears to have put more stress on defending well rather than scoring plenty of goals. The defence appears back to its best with only two goals conceded in the last five as against six in the previous five. Villarreal have the best defensive record in La Liga with only 12 goals conceded.

Villarreal to win 17/20

Valencia Preview

Valencia are probably best equipped to get away from the relegation zone, as they are amongst the best scorers in the bottom half of the table. The last five league matches for the club have been roller-coaster rides with games witnessing more than 2.5 goals rather easily. Yet, new boss Voro claimed his first win against Espanyol, a result which will provide the team with the immense confidence. This was Valencia’s first league win since October, and they have moved four points clear off the relegation zone with a game in hand.

Villarreal Team News

Roberto Soldado (cruciate ligament) and Mateo Musacchio (broken wrist) are the long term injury absentees. Players doubtful for the game are Roberto Soriano and Denis Cheryshev, while Cedric Bakambu is taking part at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Valencia Team News

Rodrigo (broken ankle) is the major injury absence for Valencia. Aderlan Santos and Salva Ruiz are doubtful for the game, while Aymen Abdennour is at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

 

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Betting Tips and Predictions

Despite an impressive win over Espanyol, Valencia may struggle to get a result at the El Madrigal considering their extremely poor record at this ground, a place where they have just one win since 2007. Home form has been a major positive for Villarreal with the team suffering just one defeat at the El Madrigal. Valencia’s form on the road has been not great with both their away wins coming against strugglers Sporting Gijon and Leganes, and their last away win was in October. I would back Villarreal to get a home win.

Recent meetings between the two teams have been extremely tight. While Valencia have let in at least two goals in their last four away matches, Villarreal are extremely stringent and have the best defensive record in the La Liga. For this reason, I would expect under 2.5 goals in the game.

Villarreal to win – 17/20

Goals under 2.5 – 4/5

Villarreal saw over 1.5 first half goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Valencia

Valencia saw over 1.5 first half goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Valencia saw over 1.5 first half goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Villarreal

AVG Goals

1.6

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

4

Draw

0

Lost

6
W A

21-05-2017

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

15-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Villarreal B Team Logo Villarreal B

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

22-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Gimnastic Team Logo Gimnastic

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

26-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Reus Team Logo Reus

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

30-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

03-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Boca Juniors Team Logo Boca Juniors

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

11-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Cadiz Team Logo Cadiz

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-08-2017

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Valencia Form Guide

Valencia Team Logo

Valencia

Won

7

Draw

0

Lost

3
W A

13-05-2017

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

21-05-2017

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

11-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Lausanne Team Logo Lausanne

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Sporting CP Team Logo Sporting CP

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

22-07-2017

Club Friendlies

New York Cosmos Team Logo New York Cosmos

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

25-07-2017

Club Friendlies

FC Cincinnati

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

30-07-2017

Club Friendlies

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

05-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

11-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Atalanta Team Logo Atalanta

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

18-08-2017

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Villarreal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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

Valencia Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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 Valencia Sidelined Players

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