A must win game for Villarreal as they take the weekend trip to La Coruna. The yellow submarine were thrashed 5-1 by Barcelona last round and Sevilla have closed down the gap for Europa League group stage qualification race to 3 points. They must finish with more points than the Andalusians as they are behind in head-to-head. Four points is what they need from here and three of those must be bagged at the Riazor with their final league game set at home against Real Madrid.
Villarreal were on a three match win streak before the humbling defeat at Barcelona and all those games were at their home turf. So, they do have the momentum, but they need to produce their A-game at the Riazor as Deportivo were a tough nut to crack lately despite already relegated.
The Branquiazuis were relegated from La Liga two weeks ago after a home defeat to Barcelona; but that is their only defeat in six games. They have little to play for but their fighting spirit was evident in the 1-1 draw against 12th placed Celta Vigo last week. This is their final home game of the season before taking the short trip to Valencia next Sunday. We may get to see a similar fight from Clarence Seedorf’s men this Saturday as well.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Villarreal: Head-to-head
The last three head-to-head meetings between the sides are stalemates including a 1-1 draw at Villarreal earlier this season.
Their last four league meetings saw under 2.5 goals.
Villarreal are unbeaten in the last three visits to the Riazor, 1 win and 2 draws.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Villarreal: Prediction
This is nothing but a tricky proportion for Villarreal who are in desperate hunt for three points. While the already relegated Deportivo is expected to play with freedom to entertain their home ground for one last time this season. This indeed result in a highly entertaining contest this weekend, but Villarreal will be the team that take the attacking intend first.