Villarreal meet Sivasspor in Thursday’s upcoming Europa League fixture.
Our tips, poll and stats for Villarreal v Sivasspor can all be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Villarreal, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-1 La Liga success against Valencia.
In that game, Villarreal managed 62% possession and 16 shots on goal with 6 on target. For Villarreal, the goalscorers were Paco Alcácer (6') and Dani Parejo (69'). On the other side, Valencia CF had 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Gonçalo Guedes (37') scored for Valencia.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Villarreal have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that El Submarino Amarillo have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 8 goals along the way.
Sivasspor will go into the game following on from a 1-3 Süper Lig win as they beat Kayserispor in their most recent match.
For Sivasspor, the goals were scored by Barış Yardımcı (29'), Mustapha Yatabaré (61') and Fayçal Fajr (83'). Wilfried Kanga (52') scored for Kayserispor.
Riza Çalımbay's Sivasspor have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 8 times in the course of their previous 6 matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during those matches comes to 7.
In our view, Villarreal can and should stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
Conversely, Sivasspor could well find it tough to make a breakthrough although we do think it’s probable that they will be scoring here as well.
We can therefore see a decent 3-1 victory for Villarreal at the end of this one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de la Cerámica (23,500)
Captain: Mario Gaspar
Chairman: Fernando Roig
Manager: Unai Emery
Competitions: La Liga position 4, Europa League (Group I)
🔑 Key Player: Gerard Moreno
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Gerard Moreno was born in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Villarreal CF B in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 5 appearances.