Villarreal vs Sevilla Match Betting Preview

Europa league chasing pair Villarreal and Sevilla will meet in the Europa league proper when they clash at the El Madrigal on Thursday.

Villarreal Betting News

The Yellow Submarines have been in good form both in their domestic league and in Europe. The club are unbeaten in four European games, and have not lost at home in five games this season (W4 D1) scoring 16 goals in the process. The club, through to the round of 16 for the first time since 2010/11, will be without Adrian Marin (foot), Eric Bailly (hamstring), Bruno Soriano and Bojan Jokic (knee) for the clash while Pina is suspended.  A 6-2 aggregate defeat to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey aside, Villarreal have been in good form of late losing just two of their last 15 league games and are just point behind Sevilla in the La Liga table.

Sevilla Betting News

The defending champions will be without Iago Aspas, Beto and Daniel Carrico for the game while Nicolas Pareja is a doubt with a calf injury.  The club beat Borussia Monchengladbach in the last round with their 3-2 win ending a 7 game wait for a win on the road.  Seville have regrouped since a surprise 4-3 defeat to Real Sociedad. In addition to their 3-2 win over Monchengladbach the club have drawn with Atletico Madrid and continued their recent flair for goals with a 4-3 win over La Coruna.

Villarreal vs Sevilla Match Prediction

This will be the sides first meeting in Europe however they know each other very well from their domestic league, having met 33 times before. Sevilla have been the dominant force in this fixture winning over half of the meetings (17) with Villarreal enjoying success on 8 occasions.  This is Europe a place where neither side has enjoyed much luck against domestic rivals. Villarreal have lost 3 of their previous 6 meeting with familiar opponents with Sevilla losing 6 of 13.

Match Betting Tip: Villarreal are @2.05 with Bet365 to win

: Posted in Europa League • Date: 12.03.2015