Villarreal vs Espanyol
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 19 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica (Villareal).
Villarreal have been coping really well in their clashes at home. With Espanyol struggling to get things going in their outings, expect the hosts to come out on top this Sunday.
Villarreal vs Espanyol Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Villarreal pick up a 1-0 win.
- All but one of their previous five games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in six of their past seven meetings.
- Six of their last ten fixtures have ended in a tie.
- Espanyol have registered the win thrice in their previous fifteen encounters. (W-3, D-7, L-5)
Villarreal vs Espanyol Prediction
Villarreal have been putting nothing put their best foot forward in their recent clashes and are currently unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions. The hosts have also been picking up back to back wins in their past three fixtures in the La Liga and have stumbled just twice in their previous six as well.
It is also worth mentioning that Villarreal have now moved up to ninth on the ladder, with twenty-eight points to their name.
Meanwhile, Espanyol have been branded as the worst side in the cluster, and for good reason. They have tasted success just twice this season, and are currently stuck to the bottom of the table with no more than eleven points.
Piling on even more misery, the guests have been at the losing end in each of their last four outings in the first division. Furthermore, the visitors have not emerged victoriously in any of their previous five trips to this venue on the trot either.
Taking into account that Villarreal have admitted defeat just once in front of the home crowd this term, Espanyol can rule out any hopes of securing the bragging rights this weekend.
Additionally, the visitors have conceded two goals or more in each of their previous four La Liga outings.
On the other hand, five of the previous nine fixtures at this stadium have featured over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards. Moreover, the hosts have consistently scored at least two goals in four of their past five h2h meetings here.
Hence, in light of the aforementioned, a high scoring affair is certainly looming large in this one.
Villarreal vs Espanyol Betting tips
Villarreal to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).