Villarreal v Valencia Predictions & Betting Odds – 11th April 2019

Yellow Submarine to earn narrow advantage in local derby

Europa League Betting

Villarreal v Valencia Betting Tips – UEFA Europa League, 11th April 8.00pm

This should be a great all-Spanish tie in the quarterfinals of the Europa League this season. The last time that they butted heads in the tournament was in the 2003/04 semi-finals. So these two are relative neighbours and it should add the extra level of intensity. The winner faces Arsenal or Napoli in the next round. Read our predictions for Villarreal v Valencia.

Villarreal v Valencia Betting Odds*

Villarreal 29/20
Valencia 19/10
Draw 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 7th, 2019 at 7:12 p.m.)

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Villarreal News and Form

Villarreal then get to take on their local rivals and these are the last two Spanish sides left standing in this season’s competition. Villarreal are undefeated in the competition this season, with a W2 D4 record having been picked up in the group stage. Then they knocked out Sporting CP 2-1 on aggregate in the round of 32 before winning both legs of their round of sixteen tie against Zenit.

Villarreal have won just one of their previous eight UEFA fixtures fellow Spanish opponents though and one of four previous knockout ties. When they met Valencia in the 2003/04 UEFA Europa League semi-finals, Villarreal lost 1-0 on aggregate in what was their debut season in European competition. Villarreal took seven points from their three home games in the group stage. This is the third time that they have been in the quarterfinals, winning their two previous appearances. They have won six of their last fourteen home games in Europe, losing five.

Key-Facts – Villarreal v Valencia

  • Villarreal are undefeated in this season’s Europa League
  • Only Spanish teams have knocked Valencia out of the Europa League before
  • Valencia have lost their last three European ties against fellow Spanish teams

 

Valencia News and Form

Valencia were up in the Champions League this season, where they finished third in a tough group behind Juventus and Manchester United. They took a W2 D2 L2 record from that sequence of games. They then produced a 3-0 aggregate success over Celtic in the round of 32. They left it late in their round of 16 tie against Russian side Krasnodar, Valencia netting an equalising goal in the second leg in stoppage time to win 3-2 on aggregate. Valencia have been in 17 previous matches in European competition against fellow Spanish teams.

After winning their first three two-legged ties against fellow Spaniards, they have now lost each to their last four, and all of those have been in the Europa League. So put that all together, Valencia have only ever been eliminated by a Spanish team in the Europa League. They are in their fourth Europa League quarter-finals, winning two of their previous three. Valencia have taken one win in their last six road games in Europa (D3 L2), which was their win at Celtic this season. They have lost each of their last four away games from the quarter-finals onwards in Europe.

Villarreal v Valencia Tips & Odds

Under 2.5 goals at 8/11 odds
Both teams NOT to score at 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 7th, 2019 at 7:12 p.m.)

Villarreal v Valencia Predictions

Villarreal to win: It has the look of being a tight tie. There was a 0-0 draw between them earlier this season at El Madrigal. Both teams have scored in just two of the last nine meetings. Back home advantage to just nick it.


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