Villarreal and Maccabi Tel Aviv meet at Camp El Madrigal, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 11 points won, after 3 wins and 2 draws. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Slavia Praha, by (0-2). In the last match, they won in an away match against Astana, by (2-3). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a loss outside with the CD Leganés by (3-1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Villarreal won 7, drew 2 and lost 1.
For this competition, he does not lose 5 games. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which they suffered the first goal.
The Villarreal comes to this unmotivated day, after having added a defeat against Leganés, by 3-1, adding the consecutive desaireire in the Spanish championship. It is important to remember that the landlords are already qualified for the next phase of the Europa League. In this match coach Javier Calleja must remain faithful to his 4-4-2, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, thus exploring the weaknesses of his opponent. Cédric Bakambu is the most dangerous player in this team, as he has scored 3 goals in this competition. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Castillejo, Semedo, Cheryshev, Sansone and Fernandez.
Maccabi Tel Aviv:
The away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 1 point won, after 1 draw and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Astana, by (0-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Slavia Praha, by (0-2). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last match they played, for Ligat ha’Al, they tied with Ashdod at home (1-1). In their last away game, for Ligat ha’Al, they drew (2-2) against Hapoel Haifa. In the last 6 away matches for the UEFA Europa League, Maccabi Tel Aviv has won 4 and lost 2 matches. In 13 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Maccabi Tel Aviv comes to this game with a tie to a ball against the Ashdod, adding the third straight game without winning in several competitions. To point out that the Israelites are far from the next phase of the Europa League. In this match against Villarreal, a rival with an excellent squad, coach Jordi Cruijff must opt for a very defensive strategy, exploring only the back space of the opponent’s defense, however, in some moments of the game he must bet everything in the attack. Omer Atzili is the great highlight of the visiting team, a very powerful and eximio player in the finalization. Everything indicates that there are no important absences for this game.
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