Sevilla vs Villareal Preview
Sevilla will look to maintain momentum when they host Villarreal at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in the La Liga on Sunday.
Sevilla Match Form
Julen Lopetegui’s side are currently third in the league table, with 31 points from 16 games. They are 3 points behind league leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid, a closable gap. Behind them are Real Sociedad and Getafe, with both on 27 points.
Thus, the Andalusian club are enjoying a fine season after finishing 6th the previous season. They would look to especially get back to winning ways, after suffering a 1-1 draw last weekend at Osasuna.
A home game against Villarreal offers them the perfect chance to bounce back.
Villareal Match Form
Coming to their opponents, they are stuck in the bottom half of the table once again, after finishing 14th last season. The Yellow Submarine are currently 13th in the table, picking up 19 points from 16 games, a paltry return.Embed from Getty Images
Javier Calleja’s side are level on points with Valladolid in 14th while Alaves are just a point behind. They are, however, relatively safe from relegation at this stage, with 6 points separating them from 18th-placed Celta Vigo.
While only 4 points separate them from Osasuna in 10th place, a trip to high-flying Sevilla is not what they would prefer. The Valencian club drew 0-0 with Atletico Madrid last week and will try to use it to get a result in this one.
In terms of team news, Lopetegui will be without Lucas Ariel Ocampos due to suspension while the rest of the squad should be fit and available. Meanwhile, Calleja will welcome the return of Santi Cazorla while the likes of Manu Morlanes, Alberto Moreno and Ramiro Guerra are doubts for the game.
Head-To-Head and Sevilla vs Villarreal Betting Tips
Looking at head-to-head, Sevilla dominate the meetings 20 wins while Villarreal won just 9 of the 40 games between the two. In the last 5 clashes, both sides won a game apiece while the remaining 3 ended in draws.
However, the home side are unbeaten at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in each of their last 4 meetings. Further, they are unbeaten in their last 8 games, winning 5 of them and conceding just 4 goals in that period.
In contrast, the Yellow Submarine have failed to win any of their last 6 games, conceding 10 goals. Thus, the home side can be expected to keep a clean sheet in this game.
Finally, Sevilla are in much superior form at the moment and they should comfortably win in the end.
Sevilla Predicted XI
Vaclik; Navas, Kounde, Carlos, Reguilon; Jordan, Fernando, Banega; Munir, Oliver, Hernandez
Villarreal Predicted XI
Asenjo; Mario, Albiol, Torres, Quintilla; Iborra; Chukwueze, Anguissa, Trigueros, Gomez; Moreno