Villarreal – Valencia Betting Tip (11.04.2019)
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Europa League game between Villarreal and Valencia. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Villarreal vs Valencia | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Though this Spanish derby might not be as efficient and attractive as other matchups of the Europa League quarterfinals, be sure that it will be very interesting. Villarreal is playing very well in the EL, while on the other hand, they struggle in the domestic championship. Valencia is oscillating, and the Bats are one of those teams who are constantly giving headaches to punters all around the world. These factors will make this match the toughest one for predicting. But very tempting for watching.
Match Preview Villarreal vs Valencia
Both sides played against Russian representatives in the round of 16. Surprisingly, the Yellow Submarine eliminated Zenit from St. Petersburg, by winning in both legs. The first one in Russia ended 1:3 for the guests and the rematch at El Madrigal finished 2:1 in Villarreal’s favor. Valencia saved themselves in the last seconds of the rematch in Krasnodar. Guedes scored a goal several seconds before the end of the game and pushed his team into the next stage. The first match at Mestalla finished with home team defeating Krasnodar 2:1.
Javier Calleja has a lot of troubles, as his team sits below the red line which separates the relegation zone and the rest of the standings. Unlike during the previous years, Villarreal plays open and efficient football, with lots of goals. For example, the latest five ended with three or more goals and both teams to score. During that span, three events saw four or more scores. Only one match at Madrigal over the recent 10 hasn’t ended with both sides netting. That tells you everything. When it comes to final outcomes, after four straight wins, Villarreal had two losses and a draw, and they are desperate for some victory which would boost their morale a little bit.
After 18 games in which they haven’t lost, the Bats were beaten in Madrid, where Rayo Vallecano won 2:0. Unlike their opponents in this clash, they play slow and inefficient football, which looks like a version of Italian catenaccio, only not that extreme. Eleven of their latest 14 games in all competitions ended with under 2.5 goals. Nine of them saw both teams not to score. There isn’t a better way of illustrating how this team performs and what is his style. Valencia too has problems in La Liga, as they need to catch Getafe on the fourth spot, and get the Champions League ticket.
Villarreal vs Valencia | Latest Team News
Bruno Soriano and Manuel Trigueros should be fit for this game but probably won’t start. The biggest problem for Calleja is Daniele Bonera’s hamstring injury. The experienced defender would be of enormous help for Villarreal, and his absence is might cause troubles. Jaume Costa and Llambrich are definitely ruled out. Ruben Sobrino and Geoffrey Kondogbia are not available for Valencia this Thursday. On the other side, Francis Coquelin and Cristiano Piccini are back in training.
Head to Head Villarreal vs Valencia
The two teams already played twice in La Liga. The game at El Madrigal ended without goals, while Valencia easily routed their rivals at home with 3:0. Previous four at Madrigal saw fewer than three goals, and all of them ended with scores just on one side.
Villarreal vs Valencia | Odds and Predictions
Bookies are favoring Villarreal, but that is slightly. The odds on the home team’s win are 2.50. Valencia to triumphs here is at 2.80, and a draw is 3.20.
Expert Betting Tip
Our intention here is next. We are not quite confident about the final outcome, therefore aren’t going to give any strong suggestions about that. The way our tipster crew sees this contest is a slow and dull game, with both sides protecting their goal first and then looking for a chance to attack. Because of that, our focus will be on efficiency. Under 2.5 goals is the first pick, and the safest one. There is also one more which we believe should be profitable. A draw at the halftime. The stakes are high here, and neither side would like to concede early on. That will force both coaches to be ultra-careful in the first 45 minutes.