Villarreal vs Valencia Preview

Villarreal vs Valencia

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – Estadio de la Cerámica

Date: 23rd September 2018

Kick-off time – 15:15 GMT

This is one of the biggest matches of the weekend as Villarreal welcome their Derbi de la Comunidad opponents with just one point and three places separating them in the league table.

Villarreal had to wait until their last league game to finally secure a first league win of the season.

They took all three points from a tough 1-0 win over Leganes last time out, and their manager would be hoping that victory can help kick start their season.

Villarreal had made their home a fortress at the end of last season when they lost just once in seven home games, however, they have lost both of their home league games this season against Girona and Real Sociedad, so their fans will eager to see a better performance in this game.

The host also has a big goal scoring problem after netting just twice in 4 league games, but their fans should be hopeful that after scoring two goals against Rangers in midweek, the floodgates for scoring goals could open.

After impressing everyone and even finishing inside the top four last season, Valencia fans were expecting their team to start the season where they left off last time, however, after signing so many new players results are taking a little longer to come through.

They are winless in their first four league games, and after losing their first Champions League game at home to Juventus, they have not won any of their last five games in all competitions. Marcelino should begin to feel worried.

Valencia drew their first game against Atletico Madrid to earn their first of three draws and a loss in their first four La Liga games.

These two teams have scored just five goals in their combined 8 games this season and their managers will be desperate to avoid another loss especially to a derby rival.

Bookmakers have priced Villarreal up as favourites however the odds are extremely close and a tight game is expected.

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

Villarreal

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Leganes 0-1 Villarreal 16 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Villarreal 0-1 Girona 31 Aug, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Sevilla FC 0-0 Villarreal 26 Aug, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Villarreal 1-2 Real Sociedad 18 Aug, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Werder Bremen 2-3 Villarreal 11 Aug, 2018 Friendly

Valencia

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Valencia 0-0 Real Betis 15 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Levante 2-2 Valencia 2 Sep, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Espanyol 2-0 Valencia 26 Aug, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Valencia 1-1 Atletico Madrid 20 Aug, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Everton 2-3 Valencia 4 Aug, 2018 Friendly

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Villarreal 1-0 Valencia 5 May, 2018 Spanish Primera División
Valencia 0-1 Villarreal 23 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Valencia 1-3 Villarreal 21 May, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Villarreal 0-2 Valencia 21 Jan, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Valencia 0-2 Villarreal 1 May, 2016 Spanish Primera División

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