Villarreal – Valencia Prediction & Picks (23.09.2018)


Villarreal – Valencia SOCCER PICKS

Villarreal and Valencia face at Camp El Madrigal, in a match for the 5th round of the First Division. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 05-05-2018, in a match for the First Division that ended with the victory of Villarreal by (1-0). The only goal of the match was scored by Mario Gaspar (86 ‘). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Villarreal presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.


The home team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Girona, by (0-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against CD Leganés, by (0-1). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home tie against Glasgow Rangers by (2-2). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Villarreal won 3, drew 4 and lost 3.

The Villarreal enters this match after a draw at home, two, at the reception to Rangers, to count for the Europa League. It is possible that the local team prefer the right flank to attack, taking advantage of the depth offered by right-back Mario Gaspar. Despite being a team that likes to act in their own midfield, it also gets out very easily for the counterattack. Of salientar that in the defensive moment the Villarreal shows signs of being a very aggressive team, giving little space to the rival. The coach of the premises will not be able to count on Bruno Soriano and Santiago Cáseres, for being injured.


After 3 draws and 1 loss, the away team is currently in the 17 th position, with 3 points won. In the penultimate match, they tied in a match against Levante, by (2-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Real Betis, by (0-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor. against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the UEFA Champions League, they lost with Juventus at home (0-2). In their last away game, for the Friendly, won by (0-3) against Alcoyano. In the last 10 away matches Valencia has 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses.

For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition, so he was not very strong defensively.

Valencia enters this unmotivated performance, after a home defeat, by 0-2, at the reception to Juventus. The greatest valence of the visitors resides in the capacity that demonstrates to lead their offensive attacks through fast transitions. Of note that from the defensive point of view, the difficulties increase when the rival team attacks through the wings. The Brazilian Rodrigo is responsible for putting the adversary’s defensive sense in mind, since his highest quality is completion. The technician of the strangers will not be able to count on Francis Coquelin, Garay and Kondogbia, to be injured.

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