Valencia – Villarreal Betting Tip (18.04.2019)
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Europa League game between Valencia and Villarreal. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Valencia vs Villarreal | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The inconsistency and unpredictability of these two teams, especially Valencia, was once again confirmed last week at El Madrigal. The game (for which we proposed low efficiency) ended with four goals, and with the guests winning it. They pretty much sealed the semifinals here, and we can expect a dull and slow match at Mestalla, with a lot of stalling and laying on the ground by the host players. It is maybe odd to hear it like this, but we are always honest with you, and have nothing to hide.
Match Preview Valencia vs Villarreal
Valencia defeated Levante in the local derby back on Sunday. It was 3-1 for the Bats who are still three points behind the Champions League zone in La Liga. Meanwhile, Villarreal posted a massive win against Girona on the road, 0-1, and jumped above the relegation zone.
Believe it or not, this side has only one defeat in the last 20 matches. It was against Rayo Vallecano some 10 days ago in Madrid. Now comes even more impressive fact. Valencia has 14 wins and 5 draws at home in 19 games played since early November. In not a single one have they allowed more than one goal. That tells you a lot about their defense. Six of the latest nine contests at Mestalla ended with them keeping clean sheets. So to summarize, Valencia plays hard, defensive football, a little bit like the Italians, and they prefer to outpower the opponent. Once they score, the game is pretty much sealed.
The Yellow Submarine is fiercely fighting to survive in La Liga. Javier Calleja’s team has been dealing with a lot of problems this year, and the relegation fight is the consequence of them all. It is highly doubtful what is he going to chose for this match. Whether to go out with the best possible lineup and try to reach the impossible, or to preserve some players for what might be the crucial game of the season this Sunday, against Leganes. About the efficiency, after six straight games which ended with over 2.5 goals and both sides to score, the important win in Girona saw only one goal.
Valencia vs Villarreal | Latest Team News
Geoffrey Kondogbia is out for this match, and probably out for the season. Apart from that the home team doesn’t have any other injured or suspended player. Bruno Soriano is back in training, but he won’t be in the starting lineup. Javi Fuego and Bonera are questionable, while Jaume Costa is unavailable.
Head to Head Valencia vs Villarreal
The last time these two teams played here Valencia easily defeated Villarreal with 3:0. About the previous week’s game at El Madrigal, Valencia won with two goals in the injury time, which was a massive gift of the hosts whose composure just vanished in those moments. Just to remind you, the Bats came here, eliminating Krasnodar in the last seconds of the game in Russia.
Valencia vs Villarreal | Odds and Predictions
Odds on Valencia’s win are at 1.7. A draw is 3.80, and Villarreal’s triumph is valued at 4.50.
Expert Betting Tip
We strongly believe that Villarreal’s coach is going to preserve some key players for Sunday’s game. According to some of the sources, Calleja’s plan for this one includes several players who are usually not in the starting lineup. If that is true, the game at Mestalla will be, as we said, boring and without any excitement. Valencia will try to decrease the tempo and spend energy, which they know pretty well. Because of that, we proposed a draw, a goalless one. But, our focus here is not on the outcome, but the efficiency, so please if you want to bet on something here, it would be wiser to place the money on less than 2.5 goals. We already told you how Valencia plays at home, and that is our main reason for this suggestion. To conclude this article, Valencia – Villarreal 0:0.