Villarreal vs Sevilla
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica (Villarreal).
Villarreal are struggling badly in this term of Primera Division. They are winless in past ten league matches and shockingly sit second from bottom after 23 rounds of the competition.
The safe zone is four points away and the new (old) manager Javi Calleja needs to figure out something out quickly and turn a corner for the Yellow Submarine.
To make things worse for Villarreal, they have two super challenging fixtures against top-four sides in La Liga upcoming. The first one is scheduled for Sunday evening when 4th-placed Sevilla come to visit Estadio de la Ceramica.
The visitors were not brilliant in their respective league matches of late either, but did certainly enjoy a much better Primera campaign overall.
Los Rojiblancos only claimed one point from last two league affairs against Celta Vigo (1-0 defeat at Balaidos) and Eibar (hardly-fought 2-2 draw at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan).
Villarreal vs Sevilla: Head-to-head
Sevilla were much better historically in matches against Villarreal.
Los Rojiblancos won 19, drew 12 and lost only 8 of 39 ties against the Yellow Submarine.
Teams drew in four of past five head to head affairs, including this term’s goalless draw at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Villarreal vs Sevilla: Prediction
Both Villarreal and Sevilla were in action on Thursday evening and they both clinched 0-1 wins on the road past the likes of Sporting Lisbon and Lazio in Europa League. Such results will certainly instill some confidence in both ranks after recent domestic failures.
It is interesting to see that bookies see Villarreal as slight favourites even though the won just 1 of 12 home outings in this term of Primera Division. Sevilla are thus well worth backing not to lose at 1.55 odds.
Under 2.5 goals FT pops up as the best of betting options since both teams showed decent defensive displays on Thursday.
Furthermore, we expect a super careful approach from the hosts given the match has a much greater importance for them.
Villarreal vs Sevilla: Bet Tips
Sevilla or Draw Double Chance @ 1.55 (11/20)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1).