Match Date: Sun, 19-Jan-20
Kick-Off Time: 15:00 GMT
Villarreal‘s last game in the LaLiga – 2019/2020 was on Sun, 05-Jan-20. The match ended in a W for this game’s hosts with a final score of Real Sociedad 1 : 2 Villarreal.
Espanyol‘s last game in the LaLiga – 2019/2020 was on Sat, 04-Jan-20. The match ended in a D for this game’s guests with a final score of Espanyol 2 : 2 Barcelona.
Villarreal are currently sitting higher in the league table. They are in slot number 9 in the standings. After 19 rounds so far, they have 28 points from 8 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses. The team scored 33 goals and conceded 26 since the start of the season. Making their goal difference +7.
Espanyol are number 20 in the league table standings. After 19 rounds so far, they have 11 points from 2 wins, 5 draws and 12 losses. The team scored 14 goals and conceded 36 since the start of the season. Making their goal difference -22.
Alberto Moreno is expected to start at lef- back for Villarreal despite missing some training this week.
Raul Albiol is a doubt due to a hamstring problem, which could see Ramiro Funes Mori step in at centre-back if required.
Santi Cazorla is expected to start wide on the left at Moi Gomez’s expense.
Raul de Tomas is expected to start up front alongside Jonathan Calleri after his January move from Benfica.
Oscar Melendo and Matias Vargas will battle it out to feature on the left flank of Espanyol’s midfield.
Bernardo and Naldo should be preferred to Fernando Calero at centre-back for the visitors.
Villarreal‘s top scorer this season is G. Moreno with 8 goals so far this season. S. Cazorla has assisted the most with 4 assists since the start of the campaign.
Espanyol‘s top scorer this season is B. Espinosa with 2 goals so far this season. M. Vargas has assisted the most with 3 assists since the start of the campaign.
Head To Head
When it comes to direct head to head meetings between these two sides, Villarreal‘s winning record is 1/6. The visitors’ record is 2/6. 3/6 is the draw record between them.
The last match between the two side was on 20-10-2019 and the final score was Espanyol 0 : 1 Villarreal.
Both teams to score @ 1.90 – BET HERE
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.53 – BET HERE