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The La Liga 2 tie at Campos de Sport de El Sardinero on Saturday will see home side Racing de Santander welcome Villarreal CF B.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Racing de Santander v Villarreal CF B, scroll down - along with the latest match odds.
Racing de Santander
Racing de Santander, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-4 La Liga 2 triumph over Levante.
In that game, Racing de Santander had 40% possession and 9 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Racing de Santander, the goals were scored by Juan Carlos Arana (22', 60') and Peque (53', 71'). For their opponents, Levante UD got 26 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Óscar Clemente (11') and Iván Romero (45') scored for Levante.
Three or more goals per game have been seen in 6 of the last 6 meetings where Racing de Santander have played. Their opponents scored 13 of them in these games whereas Racing de Santander managed a tally of 13. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, though.
Coming into this clash, Racing de Santander haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Villarreal CF B
In their previous fixture, Villarreal CF B drew 0-0 in the La Liga 2 tie with FC Andorra.
In that match, Villarreal CF B had 40% possession and 12 shots at goal with 2 on target. FC Andorra got 15 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
It has become apparent that Villarreal CF B have suffered from a shortage of goals over their last six encounters, netting the poor return of just 3. In those fixtures, Villarreal B have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 10.
Head to head
The last league game featuring these sides was La Liga 2 match day 28 on 19/02/2023 and the score finished Villarreal CF B 2-1 Racing de Santander.
In that match, Villarreal CF B had 60% possession and 14 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The goalscorers were Sergio Lozano (66') and Álex Millán (87').
For their opponents, Racing de Santander had 5 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Jordi Mboula (63') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Rafael Sánchez López.
Team News: Racing de Santander
The Racing de Santander boss José Alberto López doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash thanks to a completely injury-free group to choose from.
In our view, Los Racinguistas may well use the 4-2-3-1 system in the match, utilising Jokin Ezkieta, Alvaro Mantilla, Pol Moreno, Ruben Gonzalez, Saul Garcia, Inigo Sainz-Maza, Aritz Aldasoro, Junior Lago, Gerard Fernandez, Inigo Vicente and Juan Carlos Arana.
Team News: Villarreal CF B
Owing to a completely injury-free group to pick from, the Villarreal CF B boss Miguel Álvarez has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game.
We’re of the thinking that Villarreal CF B seem most likely to make use of a 4-4-2 lineup, giving starts to Iker Alvarez, Antonio Espigares, Stefan Lekovic, Pablo Iniguez, Dani Tasende, Lanchi, Aitor Gelardo, Carlo Garcia, Javi Ontiveros, Diego Collado and Alex Fores.
We feel that in this game, Racing de Santander will more than likely score a couple of goals when they face Villarreal CF B, who might well find it difficult to score.
Our selection here is for a 2-0 margin for Racing de Santander at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Racing de Santander
Stadium: Campos de Sport de El Sardinero (22,222)
Captain: Íñigo Sainz-Maza
Chairman: Manuel Higuera
Manager: José Alberto López
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 13
⭐ Key Man: Juan Carlos Arana
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Juan Carlos Arana was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. After having made a senior debut playing for Villarreal CF B in the 2022 - 2023 season, the talented Forward has got 7 league goals in the Segunda División 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 14 appearances.