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Prediction: Villarreal vs Sevilla

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 9 May 2024

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Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Villarreal and Sevilla will lock horns with each other in La Liga this weekend. The match between Marcelino’s side and Quique Sánchez Flores’s team will be held at Estadio de la Cerámica and is scheduled to kick off at 3:15 pm UK time on Saturday.

Villarreal

Villarreal are one of the bigger clubs in Spain who tend to at least aim for the European places in the La Liga table. The Yellow Submarine finished fifth in the league table last season and were expected to push for the UEFA Champions League places.

However, Villarreal’s season has not panned out that way. Marcelino’s side are ninth in the La Liga table at the moment with 45 points from 34 matches. They are now unlikely to end up in the European places in the league table, but they should be able to finish in the top half of the standings.

Villarreal will head into the La Liga match against Sevilla this weekend on the back of a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Celta de Vigo away from home in the league. It came after a 3-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano at home in La Liga which followed a 2-1 victory over Almeria in the league.

Team News:

Villarreal are likely to line up in a 4-4-2 formation against Sevilla. Santi Comesana is suspended. Filip Jörgensen will be in goal for the Yellow Submarine and is likely to have Kiko Femenia, Raul Albiol, Yerson Mosquera and Alberto Moreno in front of him in defence. Ilias Akhomach, Étienne Capoue, Dani Parejo and Alex Baena will be the four midfielders. Goncalo Guedes and Alexander Sorloth will be the two forwards.

Sevilla

Sevilla are one of the biggest and most successful clubs in Spain, and although their season started badly, things are beginning to look better. It will still end up being a very disappointing campaign, but there is hope that things will be better for them next season.

Quique Sánchez Flores’s side are 12th in the La Liga table at the moment with 41 points from 34 matches. There is now a very good chance that Sevilla will end up in the top half of the table. There was a moment when it genuinely looked like Los Nervionenses would end up getting relegated to the Segunda Division at the end of the season.

Sevilla will head into the La Liga match against Villarreal this weekend on the back of a 3-0 victory over Granada at home in the league. It came after a 1-1 draw with Real Betis in La Liga which followed a 2-1 victory over Real Mallorca at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in the league.

Team News:

Sevilla are likely to line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation against Villarreal. Orjan Nyland will be in goal for the home team and will have Loic Bade, Sergio Ramos and Enrique Salas in front of him in defence. Jesus Navas, Boubakary Soumare, Lucien Agoume and Marcos Acuna will be the four midfielders. Lucas Ocampos and Erik Lamela will be the two playmakers. Youssef En-Nesyri will lead the line for Sevilla.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Villarreal have scored 56 goals in 34 La Liga matches this season.
  • Villarreal have conceded 58 goals in 34 La Liga matches this season.
  • Sevilla have won 4 of their last 6 La Liga games.
  • Sevilla have conceded 46 goals in 34 La Liga games this campaign.
  • Alexander Sorloth has scored 17 goals and given 6 assists in 30 La Liga matches for Villarreal this season.

Conclusion

Villarreal and Sevilla are in a similar position in the La Liga table at the moment. Nothing much separates the two teams, and it is very likely that this particular league game will end in a draw.

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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