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The La Liga fixture at Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday will see hosts Villarreal go into battle with Sevilla.
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Villarreal go into this fixture following a 0-0 La Liga tied result against Sevilla.
Over their last 6 fixtures, Unai Emery's Villarreal have managed to score 12 times giving them an average number of goals scored per match of 2.
Heading into this fixture, Villarreal are winless against Sevilla in their last 2 league matches.
The stats don’t lie, and Sevilla have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 12 goals in all. In defence, Sevilla have not been doing too well.
Coming into this meeting, Sevilla are winless against Villarreal when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not the best of away records.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 15/12/2019, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Villarreal winning 2 of those games, Sevilla 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A combined total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from El Submarino Amarillo and 7 for Sevillistas. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was La Liga match day 35 on 08/05/2022 when it finished Villarreal 1-1 Sevilla.
In that match, Villarreal managed 54% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer was Giovani Lo Celso (86').
On the other side, Sevilla got 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Jules Koundé (95') scored.
The match was refereed by Jesús Gil Manzano.
Team News: Villarreal
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Villarreal boss Unai Emery to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group. Arnaut Danjuma (Muscular problems) will miss out.
It looks as if El Submarino Amarillo could employ a 4-4-2 formation, handing starts to Geronimo Rulli, Kiko, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza, Yeremi Pino, Daniel Parejo, Etienne Capoue, Giovani Lo Celso, Nicolas Jackson and Jose Luis Morales.
Team News: Sevilla
Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui has multiple availability issues to deal with. Marcão (Hamstring Injury) and Tecatito (Fibula Fracture) can’t be considered.
From our viewpoint, Sevillistas appear most likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 formation, starting the game with Yassine Bounou, Jose Angel Carmona, Nemanja Gudelj, Kike Salas, Marcos Acuna, Joan Jordan, Fernando, Oliver Torres, Isco, Alejandro Gomez and Youssef En-Nesyri.
We believe that Villarreal are likely to get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
At the same time, Sevilla may well struggle to score a goal of their own - but, we do see them converting at least once.
We’re therefore expecting to see a pretty comfortable 3-1 win for Villarreal when the full-time whistle blows.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de la Cerámica (23,500)
Captain: Raúl Albiol
Chairman: Fernando Roig
Manager: Unai Emery
Competitions: La Liga position 5, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group C)
⭐ Key Man: Gerard Moreno
Normally played in the Striker position, Gerard Moreno was born in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Spain. Having played his first senior match for Villarreal CF B in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 2 league goals in the LaLiga 2022 - 2023 campaign to date coming from a total of 5 appearances.