Valencia v Villarreal Betting Tips: 1, 2019-04-18

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Europa League Tips

VALENCIA v VILLARREAL
Europa League
Thursday 18th April 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Valencia win
Bookmaker: Boylesports
Odds: 1.83 (odds taken at 01:48 GMT, 17 Apr 2019)

The 2nd legs of the quarter-finals of the Europa League will be played on Thursday night and our last featured fixture is a clash between Valencia and Villarreal in an all-Spanish affair as the betting tips continue at the Estadio de Mestalla with the hosts taking a comfortable 3-1 lead into this deciding leg…

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Valencia Prediction

Valencia registered a fourth win in five matches overall in all competitions on the weekend when they scored a convincing 3-1 win at home over Levante in La Liga and this followed on from earlier wins against Sevilla and Real Madrid also in La Liga as well as last week’s emphatic 3-1 win away at tonight’s opponents, Villarreal in the 1st leg of this Europa League quarter-final.

Valencia’s overall form in the Europa League has been both impressive and solid as the hosts have suffered just one defeat out of their last 10 matches overall in this competition which was a 1-0 loss away at Spanish counterparts, Athletic Bilbao back in March 2016.

The host’s form at their Estadio de Mestalla though in the Europa League is even better as they’ve won their last seven ties on the trot, scoring a total of 20 goals and conceding just 3 in reply which includes notable victories against Sevilla 3-1, Celtic 1-0 and Krasnodar 2-1.

Midfielder Parejo (8 goals) along with forwards Rodrigo (5 goals) and Gameiro (4 goals) look the most likely for the hosts here.

 

Key-Facts – Valencia v Villarreal

  • Valencia have won their last 7 ties at home on the trot in the Europa League
  • Villarreal have lost just 1 of their last 13 away ties in the Europa League
  • Valencia won 3-0 in their last home encounter against Villarreal

 

Villarreal Prediction

Villarreal’s recent form will be a major worry for manager Javi Calleja ahead of their 2nd leg decider in this Europa League quarter-final tie against Valencia as his side have managed just one win out of their last five matches in all competitions.

Fortunately, for Villarreal, this win came in their recent 1-0 victory away at Girona in the weekend’s action in La Liga which will give them a timely and much needed boost ahead of this deciding leg where they trail their hosts, Valencia, by a two-goal margin.

Villarreal therefore have to take more risks than they perhaps normally would on the road here as it’s do-or-die in this 2nd leg at the Estadio de Mestalla, but they do have a fairly solid record away from home in this competition in recent times.

With just one defeat out of their last 13 ties away from home which was a 3-1 loss away at French club Lyon back in February of last year, the visitors will fancy their chances of overturning this deficit – but on the flip-side, they’ve managed just five wins on the road from these 13 matches.

Betting Tips Verdict

Valencia hold a two-goal cushion but they should also win this clash on home turf too.


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