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Villarreal vs Valencia Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
15 March 2024, 14:29

In the upcoming match of the La Liga, Villarreal will host Valencia in the 29th round of the competition. Villarreal played a tough match against Marseille in the midweek and was eliminated from UEFA Europa League despite the win (3-1), albeit showing a well-structured and cohesive game. Valencia did not participate in continental championships this season and was preparing for the match for the whole week, since its win over Getafe (1-0) in the last round. In the first-round match, Valencia secured a 3-1 win, but it is worth noting that Valencia at Mestalla and Valencia on the go can be quite a different team at times.

Villarreal vs Valencia Preview 

Villarreal Preview

After being eliminated from UEFA Europa League, Villarreal will try to concentrate all the efforts on the La Liga, with the key goal is closing the 5-points gap with Valencia. Recent wins over Real Betis (3-2) and Real Sociedad (3-1) show that Villarreal is in good shape and under Marcelinho’s leadership has certain ambitions for the European competitions next year. Moreover, if Athletic Bilbao will be victorious in Copa del Rey, the 7th place will also allow the team to participate in European competitions next season, giving a certain amount of hope to Villarreal’s fans. The upcoming match will not be an easy one, but given Villarreal streak of not losing in 5 La Liga home matches in a row, the Yellow Submarine can turn this into their advantage.

Valencia Preview 

After a controversial match with Real Madrid, Valencia seems to be in a good shape, which was emphasised by Ruben Baraja, who praised his players. At the same time, while performing well at Mestalla, Valencia looks weak in away games against the teams from the top of the table. Despite that, the team is very close to returning to European competitions next season, which will be for the first time since the 2019/2020 season. The last two away matches ended in defeat - to Las Palmas (2-0) and Atletico Madrid (2-0), thus Valencia travels to meet with Villarreal with a certain amount of precaution. Another source of worry for the fans is that the last four matches at Estadio de la Cerámica ended with defeat.

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Best odds: Villarreal vs Valencia

Betting Tips for Villarreal vs Valencia

Valencia Draw No Bet

Despite weak performances in the away games, Valencia is currently in good shape and after a series of three unbeaten matches at home, can transfer this to the away games. Moreover, the key factor that may play a decisive role is that Valencia did not play a midweek match, while Villarreal had quite an exhausting game against Marseille. This can be the right time for Valencia to end their unwinning streak at Estadio de la Cerámica. Unibet gives 2.65 for this Villarreal vs. Valencia prediction. 

Both Teams to Score

In the last three consecutive head to head matches, both teams scored. This may be the case in this match as well, given that both teams do not shine in the defensive build-up. Valencia concedes a lot in away games (23 goals in 13 matches) but at the same time scores in almost every match (14 goals in 13 games), while Villarreal also has favourable statistics at Estadio de la Cerámica (24 goals scored and 24 goals conceded in 14 matches). Villarreal vs. Valencia odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.74. 

Alex Baena to Score at Any Time

While the Yellow Submarine can sometimes look sinking in the attacking play, the midfielder Alex Baena comes to help. He has already scored three times in the last four La Liga rounds and given Valencia's dense defensive line, his shots can come in handy in this match as well. Unibet gives 4.80 for this Villarreal vs. Valencia tip.

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