Slavia Prague vs Villarreal
UEFA Europa League
Date: 2nd November 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Eden Arena (Prague).
The battle for the pole position in the group A is still ongoing after the likes of Villarreal and Slavia Prague shared spoils by playing a 2-2 draw in a four-goal thriller two weeks ago at Estadio de la Ceramica.
The hosts could have done a massive job with the victory in Spain, but they quickly dropped a two-goal cushion.
Nonetheless, the head coach Jaroslav Silhavy can be thrilled with Slavia’s attacking form which has seen the team net as many as six in back-to-back fixtures at Vysocina Jihlava (Czech Cup) and Slovacko (Czech Liga).
One of the team’s top scorers, Tomas Necid, was rested in the Sunday’s league action as he only came on six minutes from time as a substitute.
The Yellow Submarine ended the impressive run of form with the shocking 1.0 loss to Ponferradina in Copa del Rey, but Javi Calleja’s men still have the chance to turn things around in the rematch of that tie.
The league campaign has been going much better for Villarreal who won three and drew one of their last four league outings.
They’ll come into this on the back of a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Slavia Prague vs Villarreal: Head to head
Necid and Danny bagged two goals within the opening half hour of the clash at Estadio de la Ceramica, but Manu Trigueros and Carlos Bacca annulled the Czech’s league before the break.
Interestingly, the second half did not produce goals even though Javi Calleja used his talisman in the final third Cedric Bakambu who came on right at the hour-mark.
Slavia Prague vs Villarreal: Prediction
Both teams have been quite inspired in the final third lately and we would not be surprised to witness yet another high-scoring affair similar to the one from two weeks ago.
Since the Yellow Submarine have an easier La Liga fixture against Malaga on Sunday, we believe Bakambu is going to make the start and we see the value in backing the red-hot striker to find the net past Slavia’s defense here.
Slavia Prague vs Villarreal: Bet Tips
We just have to take the Over 2.5 goals bet at the odds of 2.05.
You can have Cedric Bakambu to score anytime for the visitors at the odds of 2.75.
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