The La Liga clash at Estadio de la Cerámica on Saturday will see home side Villarreal go up against Eibar.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Villarreal v Eibar are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
Villarreal enter this fixture following a 1-1 La Liga stalemate against SD Huesca.
In that game, Villarreal had 65% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Villarreal was Gerard Moreno (68'). SD Huesca got 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Pablo Maffeo (42') was the scorer for SD Huesca.
El Submarino Amarillo have been conceding pretty frequently recently, but they have also found ways to hit the back of the net themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, El Submarino Amarillo have conceded in 5 of them in addition to getting on the scoresheet in 6 of those games.
Ahead of this clash, Villarreal are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
In their last game, Eibar drew 0-0 in the La Liga match with Celta Vigo.
In that game, Eibar managed 50% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, Celta de Vigo got 6 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games involving Eibar has become noticeable recently. Examining their last 6 meetings reveals that it’s happened 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal total of 6 while Armeros have scored 5. Regardless, we must now wait to see whether the trend shall be sustained in this upcoming match.
Going into this one, Eibar are winless against Villarreal CF in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 01/10/2017 shows that Villarreal have won 3 of these games & Eibar 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A total of 12 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from El Submarino Amarillo and 3 being from Armeros. The average goals per game has been 2.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was LaLiga match day 38 on 19/07/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Villarreal 4-0 Eibar.
That day, Villarreal managed 69% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The goalscorers were André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (71'), Gerard Moreno (86', 89') and Moi Gómez (94').
Eibar got 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Javier Alberola Rojas.
Team News: Villarreal
It seems likely that El Submarino Amarillo will possibly go for a 4-4-2 system, utilising Sergio Asenjo, Alfonso Pedraza, Pau Francisco Torres, Raul Albiol, Mario Gaspar, Takefusa Kubo, Vicente de La Fuente Iborra, Daniel Parejo, Samuel Chukwueze, Paco Alcácer and Gerard Moreno.
Team News: Eibar
From our viewpoint, Armeros will likely utilise a 4-2-3-1 system, settling for Marko Dmitrovic, Roberto Correa, Paulo Oliveira, Pedro Bigas, Kevin Rodrigues, Sergio Alvarez Diaz, Recio, Pedro Léon, Eduardo Expósito, Takashi Inui and Kike.
We’re thinking that Villarreal will most probably score more than once when they line up against Eibar, who may well find it hard scoring a goal of their own.
We’re therefore anticipating a pretty comfortable 2-0 win for Villarreal at the conclusion of the game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de la Cerámica (23,500)
Captain: Mario Gaspar
Chairman: Fernando Roig
Manager: Unai Emery
Competitions: LaLiga position 8