Almeria vs Villarreal Prediction & Match Preview

Almeria vs Villarreal
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 1 November 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue:  Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos (Almería).

Two sides with much history between them will go at each other in Thursday’s CDR match.

Almeria are having trouble performing consistently in the Segunda Division. With only 4 wins in 11 games they are 9th in the league. The side from Andalusia have conceded 10 goals and scored 12 till now.

They have won both matches in the Cup, of which the win against Malaga stands out.

At the moment they are winless in 2 games on the trot with a defeat to Granada away from home.

But they are on a 4 game win streak at home in all competitions. Also they conceded just 2 goals in those games, with an impressive 10 goals scored and two of the last 2 home games had over 2.5 goals.

Villarreal are finding things difficult in La Liga. With just 2 wins in 10 games they are placed 17th in the table.

Javier Calleja’s team have problems in scoring with just 8 scored but conceded 10 in the league.

His club has only 1 win in the previous 6 matches from all competitions. This shows they have lost the spirit they had last season.

From 4 of the last 5 games a scoreline of over 2.5 goals has been produced and they conceded 10 goals in last 6 games.

Rojiblancos are winless in previous 3 games on the road with 2 losses in them. All the recent 4 away games saw over 2.5 goals and they have no clean sheets in the last 3.

Almeria vs Villarreal: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Villarreal are unbeaten in last 8 h2h matches with 5 wins. Only 1 game in those matches had over 2.5 goals.
  • In last 5 h2h played at Almeria’s home, both the teams have 1 victory each.
  • Only 1 game in the last 4 games had over 2.5 goals scored.

Almeria vs Villarreal: Prediction

Almeria have on a great run at home with 4 consecutive wins and are hard to score against in front of their home crowd.

But when we look into the h2h statistics between them Villarreal has the advantage not losing last 4 games. So we can say that against an opponent from the lower tier the visitors will not fail to win possibly and a bet for the team in yellow to win with 1.80 odd.

Almeria are scoring a minimum of 2 goals in the last 4 home games and 3 games from that had over 2.5 goals. Also in 4 recent away matches of Villarreal over 2.5 goals were recorded. So we can bet on the game having the same trend with over 2.5 goals with 2.10 odd.

Almeria vs Villarreal: Betting Tips

  • Villarreal to win @ 1.80 (4/5).
  • Over 2.5 goals to be scored @ 2.10 (11/10).