Villarreal vs Valencia Betting Preview – 11/04/2019

Villarreal vs Valencia Betting Preview – 11/04/2019

Villarreal vs Valencia

Two La Liga sides meet in the Europa League quarter-finals this Thursday, as Valencia faces Villarreal at their Estadio de la Cerámica. It has been a largely disappointing season for Villarreal as they find themselves down in 18th place in the league table as we enter the final stages of the season. Valencia meanwhile sit up in sixth place and will be expecting to make light work of their opponents and move onto the semi-finals. The two sides have already met twice this season and Valencia are yet to lose to their opponents with them picking up a draw and then a comfortable 3-0 win at home.

The 2018/19 La Liga season has been filled with disappointment for Villarreal, as they enter the last seven games sat in the relegation zone. With possible relegation on the cards, Javier Calleja will be keen to make progress in the Europa League. The hosts enter this fixture having gone three games without a win following their recent 2-1 defeat to Real Betis. Javier Calleja will be glad to see his side returning to their home ground, as they tend to be much stronger side on home turf. Over the last five home games, Villarreal have secured two wins, two draws and a single defeat. SkyBet has the hosts to win priced at 7/4.

Scoring goals have not been the problem for Villarreal as they sit on 39 scored this season, but their leaky defence which has let in 45 has been their downfall. All of the hosts’ last five games have seen the final result end with both teams on the scoresheet. Bet365 gas both teams to score priced at 4/5. There is a good chance we will see over 2.5 goals scored too with all of their previous five games easily featuring three or more goals. Bet365 has over 2.5 goals to be scored priced at 11/10. Karl Toko Ekambi has provided his sides with eleven goals this season and sits as their top goalscorer, Betway has the forward to score anytime priced at 2/1.

Valencia will be feeling confident that they will be the team to progress onto the Semi-Finals with them displaying much better form than their opponents this season. Valencia have been priced as fourth favourites to lift the Europa League trophy this year with odds of 15/2 at SkyBet. Marcelino García Toral’s men had been enjoying an unbeaten run of 17 games leading up to their previous fixture against Rayo Vallecano who then dealt them a 2-0 defeat. SkyBet is offering odds of 13/8 for Valencia to secure the win.

Marcelino García Toral will look to Daniel Parejo who sits as his top goalscorer this season with eight goals but arrives having scored just one in his last three. Betway has the midfielder priced at 21/10 to score anytime. The last time these two sides met at Villarreal’s stadium the game ended in a 0-0 draw and a repeat result can be backed with SkyBet at a price of 8/1.

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