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 – 

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:

February 25, 2018
Villarreal 12:00 Getafe
Athletic Bilbao 16:15 Málaga
Valencia 18:30 Real Sociedad
Sevilla 20:45 Atlético de Madrid
February 26, 2018
Levante 21:00 Real Betis
February 27, 2018
Espanyol 20:00 Real Madrid
Girona 21:30 Celta de Vigo
February 28, 2018
Málaga 19:30 Sevilla
Getafe 19:30 Deportivo De La Coruña
Athletic Bilbao 19:30 Valencia
Eibar 21:30 Villarreal
Atlético de Madrid 21:30 Leganés
March 1, 2018
Real Betis 19:30 Real Sociedad
Las Palmas 21:00 Barcelona
Deportivo Alavés 21:30 Levante
March 3, 2018
Villarreal 13:00 Girona
Sevilla 16:15 Athletic Bilbao
Leganés 18:30 Málaga
Deportivo De La Coruña 18:30 Eibar
Real Madrid 20:45 Getafe

Spanish Primera Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Barcelona 25 20 5 0 68 12 +56 65
2 Atlético de Madrid 24 16 7 1 36 9 +27 55
3 Real Madrid 25 15 6 4 62 27 +35 51
4 Valencia 24 14 4 6 47 28 +19 46
5 Sevilla 24 12 3 9 31 35 -4 39
6 Villarreal 24 11 5 8 35 29 +6 38
7 Celta de Vigo 25 10 5 10 43 37 +6 35
8 Eibar 25 10 5 10 32 38 -6 35
9 Girona 25 9 7 9 35 36 -1 34
10 Getafe 24 8 9 7 29 21 +8 33
11 Real Betis 24 10 3 11 41 50 -9 33
12 Leganés 25 8 6 11 21 28 -7 30
13 Real Sociedad 24 8 5 11 46 45 +1 29
14 Athletic Bilbao 24 6 10 8 24 27 -3 28
15 Espanyol 25 6 10 9 22 32 -10 28
16 Deportivo Alavés 25 9 1 15 22 37 -15 28
17 Levante 24 3 11 10 21 38 -17 20
18 Las Palmas 25 5 4 16 18 52 -34 19
19 Deportivo De La Coruña 25 4 6 15 24 53 -29 18
20 Málaga 24 3 4 17 15 38 -23 13

Spanish Primera Results

February 24, 2018
Barcelona 6 - 1 Girona
Leganés 0 - 0 Las Palmas
Real Madrid 4 - 0 Deportivo Alavés
Celta de Vigo 2 - 0 Eibar
February 23, 2018
Deportivo De La Coruña 0 - 0 Espanyol
February 21, 2018
Leganés 1 - 3 Real Madrid
February 19, 2018
Getafe 3 - 0 Celta de Vigo
February 18, 2018
Real Betis 3 - 5 Real Madrid
Espanyol 1 - 1 Villarreal
Atlético de Madrid 2 - 0 Athletic Bilbao
Real Sociedad 3 - 0 Levante
February 17, 2018
Málaga 1 - 2 Valencia
Deportivo Alavés 1 - 0 Deportivo De La Coruña
Eibar 0 - 2 Barcelona
Las Palmas 1 - 2 Sevilla
February 16, 2018
Girona 3 - 0 Leganés
February 12, 2018
Deportivo De La Coruña 0 - 1 Real Betis

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