Espanyol vs Villarreal Prediction & Match Preview

Espanyol vs Villarreal Spanish LaLiga Predictions by LeagueLane

Espanyol vs Villarreal
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).

Magico seems eager to dig themselves deeper into a pit. They have been embarrassingly bad this season, and with some tough fixtures around the corner, there seems nothing promising for them to look forward to. They will be taking on a wounded Villarreal, and in all probability, we are in line for a convincing performance from the guests.

Espanyol vs Villarreal Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The prior five games ended with goals at either end of the pitch.
  • The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a 2-2 scorecard.
  • 11 of the former 15 wins went to the Yellow Submarines.
  • Four of the former seven wins at this venue went to the guests.
  • Six of the last seven games at this stadium had goals at either end of the pitch.

Espanyol vs Villarreal Prediction

Pablo Machin’s men were defeated the last day on the road by a newly-promoted squad, Mallorca. And keep note that the victors were not that good a team either. The relegation-threatened Mallorca put two unanswered goals against the opposition to post the three points on the board.

Opponents for the day, the Submarines meanwhile, missed out on a chance to register a road win the last day against Osasuna and obviously will be frustrated. They did hold the lead from the 5th minute of the tie till the break, but later let in two goals to concede the loss.

Coming to the Sunday fixture, Javier Calleja’s men had just four losses in their prior eighteen games, and are on a bad stretch at present mainly due to some tough fixtures.

On the other hand, counterparts Magico has just two wins from their preceding ten match-ups and failed to score in two of their last three games. They had also conceded two or more goals in five of their previous nine fixtures as well.

At home, they are winless in their prior four attempts and lost four of their preceding six. They could manage to score a total of just two goals from their last four appearances here while conceding twice or more in three of the prior four.

Finally, Calleja’s men have been the dominant side for quite a long time in h2h clashes, and as such, the apt choice for the day is to back Villarreal to come out on top this Sunday.

However, taking into account their away handicap, and the tendency of the hosts to find the back of the net even in winless causes in front of their home crowd, BTTS seems a great chance for this fixture.

Espanyol vs Villarreal Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Villarreal or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).