Villarreal vs Espanyol Prediction & Match Preview

Villarreal vs Espanyol LaLiga Prediction by LeagueLane

Villarreal vs Espanyol
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 27 February 2022
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica.

Villarreal have been one of the best this season in the Spanish top flight, and they are rightfully in the race for a top-six finish. They are on a long unbeaten run at the moment, and are placed sixth in the table, with a lead of one point over the seventh-placed Sociedad.

Going on, they could even push for a spot in the top-four, considering that they need a surplus of just three points to climb to the fourth position.

As such, the team will be determined to keep their momentum going. And they have a great opportunity coming up in that regards.

They are at home this weekend, and are pitted against the struggling Espanyol. This team is on a long winless run, and are placed 14th in a table of 20. Moreover, they have an inferior h2h record against this rival over the years as well.

For these reasons, expect a win for the Yellow Submarines this Sunday at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

Villarreal vs Espanyol Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Villarreal had recorded nine of the past thirteen overall wins.
  • In the past seven-year period, only once have the guests won at this stadium.
  • The hosts had scored two or more goals in four of the last six encounters at this venue.
  • It’s been five years since the guests have kept a clean sheet at this venue.

Villarreal vs Espanyol Prediction & Analysis

Villarreal recorded a 1-4 win on the road the last match-day, against Granada. They are also on a five-fixture unbeaten run, and they had scored two or more goals in three of their past five games.

Going on, they had won four of their last seven appearances at home, and they had scored a total of 18 goals in the process.

On the other hand, Espanyol were held to a 1-1 draw the last game week, by Sevilla. They are also on an eight-match winless run, and they had let in two or more goals in seven of their past eight fixtures.

Considering these stats, as well as past h2h results, expect a win for the Submarines this Sunday.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Villarreal have lost a single league fixture in the past three-month period.
  • The last they lost at home was back in November of 2021.
  • Meanwhile, Espanyol are completely winless in 2022, in all competitions.
  • Only once have they kept a clean sheet on the road in 2021-22, and it was back in August.

Tips for Villarreal vs Espanyol

  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by Villarreal @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Correct Score: 2-0 Villarreal @ 7.00 (6/1).