Villarreal hosts Espanyol in a match of the 5th round of the Spanish La Liga.
Villarreal: The home team is holding the 10th position in the league, with 6 points won after 2 wins and 2 losses. Although Villarreal started the championship, not in the best way, they still managed to improve the situation. Also, they have shown really good performance in the latest few games. Villarreal made it back to back wins by beating Alaves comprehensively last weekend, another game in which they generated a lot of good goal attempts. Also, they have positive goal difference with 6 goals scored and 5 conceded goals.
Espanyol: The away team is holding the 17th position in La Liga with 4 points won after 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. Espanyol got their first win of the season against Celta Vigo on Monday, a tight game which they were slightly fortunate to come away with all three points. However, defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature. So far in this season, they have scored 3 goals while conceding 8 goals.
Conclusion: The results of the previous games played between the teams show a big advantage of the home side. Furthermore, Cedric Bakambu has already scored 2 goals and he is the top goal scorer for Villarreal in the competition. Espanyol is yet to win on the road and they don’t have big chances here. The home team looks good value to get another win in this match.
|04.03.17||LL||Villarreal||Espanyol||2 : 0|
|02.10.16||LL||Espanyol||Villarreal||0 : 0|
|23.01.16||LL||Espanyol||Villarreal||2 : 2|
|28.08.15||LL||Villarreal||Espanyol||3 : 1|
|09.04.15||LL||Villarreal||Espanyol||0 : 3|