Villarreal will welcome Valencia to El Madrigal on Thrusday for the first leg of their quarter final clash in Europa League. The hosts are struggling in the league and find themselves in the relegation zone, while Valencia are 6th and fighting only for places ensuring European football next term.
Villarreal vs Valencia Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last H2H games home/away|
|Villarreal||Loss||8 W/ 5 D/ 7 L||4 W/ 3 D/ 3 L|
|Valencia||Win||7 W/ 5 D/ 8 L||3 W/ 3 D/ 4 L|
Last game between the teams: 26.01.2019 Valencia – Villarreal 3:0; Mouctar Diakhaby 4’, Denis Cheryshev 51’, Rodrigo Moreno 86’
Last game at this venue: 23.09.2018 Villarreal – Valencia 0:0; Daniel Parejo from the visiting side was sent off with straight red card in the 58’
Worth mentioning: The two sides met in January in a La Liga game and Valencia run out clear and deserved winners by beating 3:0 the “Yellow Submarine”. Just two of the last ten H2H clashes saw both sides scoring, while three encounters produced over 2,5 goals. The games at El Madrigal are usually low scoring, as none of the recent four meetings there featured over 2,5 goals or saw both teams scoring.
Villarreal vs Valencia Stats
|As of 08.04||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Villarreal||Loss||4 W/ 2 D/ 4 L||2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L|
|Valencia||Loss||6 W/ 3 D/ 1 L||2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L|
Last game Villarreal: 07.04.2019 Betis – Villarreal 2:1; Giovani Lo Celso 11’, 63’; Ramiro Funes Mori 13’; Santi Cazorla from the visiting side missed a penalty in the 89’
Last game Valencia: 06.04.2019 Rayo Vallecano – Valencia 2:0; Raul De Tomas 32’, Mario Suarez 90’; Daniel Parejo missed a penalty for the away side in the 28’
Top performers Villarreal: Karl Toko Ekambi 16 goals 1 assist, Carlos Bacca 10 goals 1 assist, Santi Cazorla 6 goals 8 assists.
Top performers Valencia: Rodrigo Moreno 11 goals 5 assists, Daniel Parejo 8 goals 4 assists, Kevin Gameiro 7 goals 1 assist.
|Last 10 games||GF : GA||Over 2,5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Villarreal have not won any of their last three outings and their lapse in concentration in the final minutes cost them four points. First Celta scored a winner on 86′, then Barcelona scored two in added time to rescue a draw, and in the most recent match Santi Cazorla missed a penalty to equalize with just one minute to go. All of the last five Villarreal games featured over 2,5 goals and saw both teams scoring. Pretty much the same goes for their home games, with only one from the last five producing under 2,5 goals.
Valencia saw their seventeen game unbeaten streak coming to an end last weekend, when they suffered a defeat at the hands of Rayo Vallecano in La Liga. Only one of their last five outings featured over 2,5 goals, while two saw both teams hitting the back of the nets. From the teams last twenty visits, there is only one case when any of the involved teams managed to score more than two goals.
Villarreal vs Valencia News
Missing players Villarreal: Daniele Bonera, Miguelon, Jaume Costa and Javi Fuego.
Missing players Valencia: Geoffrey Kondogbia, Ruben Sobrino.
Villarreal vs Valencia Predictions
Both teams to score – 1.90 @ bet365