Valencia vs Villarreal
Spain – La Liga
Date: Friday, 5 March 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla.
The Bats used to be one of the top-rated teams in the Spanish top flight, but lately they have been struggling to showcase any kind of form or consistency.
They are placed 14th in the table as of now, and are conceding goals in huge numbers these days. Note that they are also placed just three spots above the relegation cut-off, with a surplus of five points.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Submarines are going on a dismal run. They were placed in the top-most tier earlier, and were contenders to qualify for Europe.
But as of now, they are on a downward course of the table, and are struggling to keep clean sheets.
On top of that, majority of h2h clashes over the years have also had goals in plenty.
It goes without saying that both teams are under huge pressure, and with leaky defenses on either side of the pitch, chances are high for the encounter to turn into a high-scoring affair.
Valencia vs Villarreal: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse match-up had ended in a 2-1 win for Unai Emery’s men.
- Three of the former four meetings had goals from both teams as well as three or more goals.
- The hosts have scored two or more goals in the former four clashes at this venue.
- Since 2015, the visitors have failed to score just once at this ground in a league fixture.
Valencia vs Villarreal Prediction
Javi Gracia’s men lost 3-0 on the road the last match-day, against Getafe. In the meantime, the Yellow Submarines lost 0-2 at home against Atletico Madrid.
Going on, the Bats have a total of just five clean sheets from their preceding 25 games, and at home, they have kept a total of just two clean sheets this whole season. One of those had come against the 19th placed Elche.
On the other hand, their counterparts have managed to concede no goals in just one of their former eight games, and they have a single league win away from home in the whole of 2021 so far.
Moreover, goals have come in huge numbers in most of their h2h encounters as well.
Considering these stats, expect a goal-fest this weekend at the Mestalla.
Valencia vs Villarreal: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).