Villarreal will face Valencia at Estadio de la Ceramica, in Villareal, in the Europa League Quarter-Finals first leg. Villarreal against Valencia is always the match with big interest, especially during this season. Both strong and talented squads will play for Semi-Final of second biggest European Tournament. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Villarreal is now on the verge of relegation. They knocked out Zenit from Petersburg, although they have more serious problems this year. Villareal is standing at 18th place with 30 points. Now they need to focus on winning the League and avoid the relegation. But imagine that they win the Europa League and fall to LaLiga2, then we will see the team from the second division in the Champions League next year. This season Villareal won only 6 games, moreover, only 3 at home.
The Yellow Submarine is facing big troubles and needs to be strong and more motivated to solve it. Karl Toko Ekambi is the best goal scorer this season. Santi Cazorla joined the team to strengthen and make it more creative and become the best assister
Unfortunately, Jaume Costa, Javi Guego, Manu Trigueros and Bruno Soriano will miss the match due to injuries. Hosts play strong at creating long shot opportunities, creating chances through individual skill and counter attacks. However, they facing troubles at defending against skillful players, against through ball attacks and set pieces.
Valencia this year looks very confidently. They like to play a defensive game this season since. This year Valencia won only 10, however, lost either less, only 5 games. Most interesting that guests have drawn 15 matches in LaLiga. Only Barcelona in LaLiga have fewer losses than Valencia, so we can call them a very strong defensive team. The Bats took 3rd place in Champions League, so they were promoted to Europa League and are one of the favorites to become champions.
Lots of best players of the team bought top clubs in Europe, however, there are some really talented players left. Daniel Parejo is the best scorer in the squad with 8 goals and already made 4 assists.
Unfortunately, Cristian Piccini, Francis Coquelin, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Ruben Sobrino will miss the match due to injuries. The Oranges are strong this season at counter attacks, attacking set pieces and creating scoring chances. However, they facing troubles at finishing scoring chances, defending set pieces and defending against skillful players.
This season teams met twice in LaLiga. At home, Valencia won with 3:0 result, and have drawn game in Villareal. In both matches, Villareal controlled the possession, however, failed to succeed twice.
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