Villarreal hosts Espanyol in round 26 of Spanish LaLiga. The match will be played on Sunday, February 27th at Estadio de la Ceramica (Villarreal)
On February 22, Villarreal hosted Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League 1/8 finals, and the referee’s final whistle recorded a 1-1 draw. Daniel Parejo scored for the Yellow Submarine. Beyond that, Unai Emery’s men are now showing a very good level of football. In the last ten games, they gained seven victories and two draws and suffered only one defeat. Such results allowed Villarreal to climb to the 6th position. At the moment, the Levantines have 39 points in their assets, and the gap to the Champions League zone is only three points. I can’t help but note that Villarreal is in the top four teams in Spain in terms of home results: seven victories, four draws, and two losses with a goal difference of 29-13. By the way, no team in LaLiga scores as many or more goals at home.
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Espanyol took points from Sevilla in the last round. The teams tied with a 1-1 score, and it was the second draw in a row for the Parakeets. Previously, they shared points with Barcelona (2-2). Of course, scoring points against such opponents is a serious achievement. Still, do not forget that Moreno’s men continue their streak without victories, which already amounts to six rounds (three losses and three draws). Due to a winless streak, Espanyol dropped to 14th place in the standings. After 25 rounds, the Catalans have 29 points. The gap from the relegation zone is still impressive, but it has been reduced to nine points. Throughout the current season, Espanyol has had serious problems on foreign pitches. In 12 away matches, the Parakeets gained only one victory and four draws and suffered seven defeats with a goal difference of 11-19.
In the first head-to-head match of the current season, Espanyol and Villarreal did what they do best. They played reliably in defense, and the game ended in a goalless draw. Six of the previous seven head-to-head confrontations at Estadio de la Ceramica ended with at least two goals scored. Now Villarreal has everything to win. However, much depends on the physical condition of the Yellows. Let me remind you that only on February 22nd did they play a very hard match against Juventus in the Champions League. If there are few forces left, then Villarreal may have difficulties with breaching the defense of the Catalans. I am sure that the latter will play as deeply as possible. And I offer you to bet on both teams to score under 1.5 goals.