Sevilla vs Villarreal
2018/19 Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 26 August 2018
Kick-off at 21:15 UK/ 22:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan (Sevilla).
Sevilla may have had the best start of the league as they clinched a win 4-1 win on the road against Rayo Vallecano. They are on fire and are expecting to have a better season this time around. This follows completing last season in the 7th place.
Pablo Machin’s men remain undefeated for most of their home matches. As they welcome Villarreal, they look stronger and focused on the league title among other potential contenders.
Notably, Machin will recall a number of first-team players from their 1-0 win away to Sigma Olomouc on Thursday in the first leg match of their UEFA Champions League playoff.
Andre Silva, Sergio Escudero, Roque Mesa, Sergi Gomez and Jesus Navas are also expected to feature in this home matchup.
Villarreal is coming into this match having received a beating in the hands of Real Sociedad at their home ground.
This game may just turn out to be another nightmare for them, considering that they have not beaten Sevilla in a long time.
They easily conceded goals and most of their La Liga matches have ended with over 2.5 goals. Unless they apply a stringent defensive mode of play, their opponents may just get an opportunity to net more than 2 goals in this match.
Sevilla vs Villarreal: Head-to-Head
- The last matchup in April ended in a 2-2 draw.
- Sevilla has won in 2 h2h meetings against Villarreal.
- Unfortunately, Villarreal has not won against Sevilla in the last 5 h2h meetings.
- The last two consecutive meeting has ended with over 2.5 goals and both teams scoring.
Sevilla vs Villarreal: Prediction
The home side is in good form and will surely walk out of this match with 3 more points to add to their tally. Moreover, they will definitely get more goals here as they aim at broadening the gap between them and other league counterparts.
In this matchup, Villarreal may find the net of the home side. They are capable of pulling off some stunts which really works for them, even against stronger league teams.
Sevilla vs Villarreal: Betting Tip
Sevilla to win @ 7/10 (1.70)
Andre Silva to score at any time @ 8/5 (2.60).