Villarreal vs Sevilla
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 28th August
Kick Off: 21:15 BST
Venue: El Madrigal (Villarreal).
Villarreal will now host the Current Europa League Champions on Sunday, for their second La Liga at Camp El Madrigal.
Villarreal had a turn around season last term, they qualified for the Champions League Play offs, but were unfortunately knocked out by Monaco after 2 legs encounter. They lost both legs of the fixture, losing 2-1 at home and 1-0 at Monaco. They kicked of their La Liga with a draw against Granada and hope for a win against Sevilla to gain all 3 points at home.
Sevilla started their season superbly, they beat Espanyol 6-4 at home in the opening game last week. Pablo Piatti opened the scoring in the 8th minute to shock Sevilla, but they replied immediately to equalise in the 15th minute. The game was entertaining as the two teams were banging in goals at each end. Sevilla finally outscored their opponents, as the game ended 6-4. They will be looking prepared aiming for another win as they face Villarreal.
Villarreal: Team News
Villarrel have a handful of injury players, 7 of their first team members are sidelined due to injury. Roberto Soldado, Daniele Bonera, Jonathan Dos Santos, Jaume Costa, Cedric Bakambu, Denis Cheryshev and Nicolas Sansone are all injured.
Sevilla: Team News
Sevilla also has a lot of injured players, Krohn-Dehli, Benoit, David Soria, A. Rami and Sergio Escudero are all injured. Daniel Carrico, Timothee Kolodziejczak and Cristoforo will be missing in action too due to suspension.
Villarreal vs Sevilla: Head to Head Statistics
Sevilla have dominated their recent meetings, they have won 5 of their last 6 games and lost 1. They have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 games against Villarreal. Also, Sevilla have won 18 of their 34 meetings against Villarreal, they have lost 8.
Villarreal vs Sevilla: Prediction
Except for the 3 games against 2 Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, Sevilla have enjoyed success in their recent games. They were victorious against St. Pauli and Granada in club friendlies, with at least 2 goals in each game. After losing to Barcelona and Madrid, they out scored Espanyol in a 10 goal thriller last week.
Meanwhile, Villarreal are without a win in their last 6 games, they have lost 5 and drawn 1 which was their opening game against Granada.
Villarreal vs Sevilla: Tips
1. Sevilla win and over 1.5 goals
2. Sevilla win first half