Villarreal vs Espanyol Preview

Villarreal vs Espanyol 

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – Estadio de la Cerámica

Date – 21st September 2017

Kick-off time – 19:00 GMT

Live in-play betting – bet365

Villareal won their last match 3-0 which was their first major victory this season and their fans will be hoping that is the start of good things to come.

They have been plagued by injuries this season which is still troubling some of their key players.

Despite the injuries though, the Yellow Submarines have enough fit players to maintain their winning momentum as they look to climb up the league table.

With the likes of Roberto Soriano and Enes Ünal playing from the bench in their last game, they seem to have the depth to see out Espanyol in this game.

Villareal have won 4 of their last 6 home games against Espanyol.

Espanyol are also experiencing some bad luck with injuries especially to their defensive players.

Their 5-0 loss at Barcelona was the most obvious show of their defensive struggles and going away to Villarreal, they know they will have to do better than they did against the Catalans.

They played on Monday and had fewer days than their opponents to rest ahead of this game – it will be interesting to see if Quique Sanchez Flores rests some of his players ahead of their home game on Sunday or put out his best players for this game.

Espanyol have kept only a single clean sheet in their last 11 away league matches.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Villarreal 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Villarreal 3-1 Real Betis Sep 10, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Real Sociedad 3-0 Villarreal Aug 25, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Levante 1-0 Villarreal Aug 21, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Internazionale 3-1 Villarreal Aug 6, 2017 Friendly
W Valencia 1-3 Villarreal May 21, 2017 Spanish Primera División

Espanyol 

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Barcelona 5-0 Espanyol Sep 9, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Espanyol 0-1 Leganes Aug 27, 2017 Spanish Primera División
D Sevilla FC 1-1 Espanyol Aug 19, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Espanyol Jul 28, 2017 Friendly
W Granada 1-2 Espanyol May 19, 2017 Spanish Primera División

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Villarreal 2-0 Espanyol Mar 4, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Espanyol 0-0 Villarreal Oct 2, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Espanyol 2-2 Villarreal Jan 23, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Villarreal 3-1 Espanyol Aug 28, 2015 Spanish Primera División
Villarreal 0-3 Espanyol Apr 9, 2015 Spanish Primera División


Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera:

October 21, 2017
Levante 12:00 Getafe
Real Betis 15:15 Deportivo Alavés
Valencia 17:30 Sevilla
Barcelona 19:45 Málaga
October 22, 2017
Villarreal 11:00 Las Palmas
Celta de Vigo 15:15 Atlético de Madrid
Leganés 17:30 Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid 19:45 Eibar
October 23, 2017
Real Sociedad 19:00 Espanyol
Deportivo De La Coruña 20:00 Girona
October 28, 2017
Deportivo Alavés 12:00 Valencia
Sevilla 15:15 Leganés
Atlético de Madrid 17:30 Villarreal
Athletic Bilbao 19:45 Barcelona
October 29, 2017
Getafe 13:00 Real Sociedad
Girona 17:15 Real Madrid
Eibar 19:30 Levante
Málaga 21:45 Celta de Vigo
October 30, 2017
Las Palmas 22:00 Deportivo De La Coruña
Espanyol 22:00 Real Betis

Spanish Primera Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Barcelona 8 7 1 0 24 3 +21 22
2 Valencia 8 5 3 0 21 10 +11 18
3 Real Madrid 8 5 2 1 15 7 +8 17
4 Atlético de Madrid 8 4 4 0 13 5 +8 16
5 Sevilla 8 5 1 2 9 4 +5 16
6 Leganés 8 4 2 2 7 3 +4 14
7 Real Sociedad 8 4 1 3 19 17 +2 13
8 Villarreal 8 4 1 3 11 10 +1 13
9 Real Betis 8 4 1 3 17 17 +0 13
10 Celta de Vigo 8 3 2 3 18 13 +5 11
11 Athletic Bilbao 8 3 2 3 10 9 +1 11
12 Levante 8 2 4 2 8 10 -2 10
13 Espanyol 8 2 3 3 7 11 -4 9
14 Getafe 8 2 2 4 10 9 +1 8
15 Deportivo De La Coruña 8 2 2 4 9 16 -7 8
16 Eibar 8 2 1 5 3 17 -14 7
17 Girona 8 1 3 4 7 13 -6 6
18 Las Palmas 8 2 0 6 7 18 -11 6
19 Deportivo Alavés 8 1 0 7 3 12 -9 3
20 Málaga 8 0 1 7 4 18 -14 1

Spanish Primera Results

October 16, 2017
Las Palmas 2 - 5 Celta de Vigo
October 15, 2017
Real Betis 3 - 6 Valencia
Málaga 0 - 2 Leganés
Girona 1 - 2 Villarreal
Eibar 0 - 0 Deportivo De La Coruña
October 14, 2017
Atlético de Madrid 1 - 1 Barcelona
Deportivo Alavés 0 - 2 Real Sociedad
Getafe 1 - 2 Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao 1 - 0 Sevilla
October 13, 2017
Espanyol 0 - 0 Levante
October 1, 2017
Real Madrid 2 - 0 Espanyol
Valencia 3 - 2 Athletic Bilbao
Villarreal 3 - 0 Eibar
Barcelona 3 - 0 Las Palmas
Real Sociedad 4 - 4 Real Betis
September 30, 2017
Leganés 0 - 0 Atlético de Madrid
Levante 0 - 2 Deportivo Alavés
Sevilla 2 - 0 Málaga
Deportivo De La Coruña 2 - 1 Getafe
September 29, 2017
Celta de Vigo 3 - 3 Girona

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