Villarreal vs Zenit
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 14 March 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica (Villarreal).
Villarreal showed two completely opposite faces in La Liga and Europa League so far in the season. They were struggling badly to pick up salvation points in domestic affairs all up until weekend’s super-important 0-2 victory over Levante away at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia. The Yellow Submarine scored two super late goals in third and sixth minute of added time to claim a three-pointer which moved them outside of the red zone.
This will likely came as a consequence of a confidence-boosting Europa League success. Villarreal produced one of the best matches of the season seven days ago when they dispatched Zenit 1-3 I the road in the first leg of the last 16 round tie.
Zenit were previously on a thread of 11 wins in last 12 Europa League games on the home patch. Villarreal, who are struggling down in the relegation scrap, brought it to an end bagging three goals in St. Petersburg.
Villarreal vs Zenit: Head-to-head
The two teams met each other more than a decade ago in this competition.
Zenit advanced thanks to the away goal rule on the occasion (1-0 win at home and 2-1 loss on the road).
Villarreal celebrated a huge 1-3 victory when these two likes locked horns in the first leg of Europa League R16 tie.
Villarreal vs Zenit: Prediction
Villarreal will come into this I much higher spirits as they finally managed to make it back-to-back wins. They have a huge advantage from the first leg and we can hardly imagine them drop it down at Estadio de la Ceramica.
Zenit have to go out and try and find the early opener with an attacking mindset. It should leave plenty of room for Villarreal’s forwards at the opposite end which is why we fancy backing goals over the outcome here. You can have 1.80 odds for the Over 2.5 goals FT bet here.
Villarreal vs Zenit: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
BTTS @ 1.70 (7/10).