Villarreal v Valencia Europa League betting preview and tips

21:00 Thu 11 Apr
Europa League
Tip: Valencia 0
Units: 1/5
Odds: -100

We’ve definitely got at least one Spanish team in the Europa League semi-finals, with Villarreal and Valencia being paired together at the quarter final stage and it’s the latter who are strong favourites to qualify for the last four.

Los Che currently sit seventh in the La Liga table despite only winning eight of their twenty-eight matches domestically this season. A massive sixteen draws have taken place home and away, with Marcelino’s men clearly strong when it comes to stopping opponents from winning.

On that basis, we feel as though they are the best bet on the Asian Handicap to win this first leg encounter at El Madrigal, with money back if the match ends all square and that’s a distinct possibility.

Villarreal are not convincing at home and they have won just three of their matches at El Madrigal domestically this season, although they did manage to beat Zenit St Petersburg home and away in the previous round.

They also knocked out Sporting at the last 32 stage, although these were two tight matches which saw a 1-0 win in Portugal before a late equaliser ensured they went through 2-1 on aggregate.

The two teams have already met this season, with Valencia landing a goalless draw at El Madrigal before a comprehensive 3-0 victory at the Mestalla, with Los Che currently unbeaten in La Liga since the beginning of January.

Villarreal have the issue of needing to accumulate further points in order to avoid relegation, with the Yellow Submarine currently four points above the drop zone and that might affect team selection when it comes to the two clashes in Europe.

Therefore, we’re happy enough to get with the visitors considering this is a chance to double one’s money and having the insurance of money back if Valencia draw the game.

Valencia 0 @ 2.00 with bet365

Team News

Villarreal: 5-3-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Valencia: 4-4-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
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    Víctor Ruiz Torre
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    Alvaro Gonzalez Soberon
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    Mario Gaspar
  • 08
    Pablo Fornals
  • 19
    Santiago Cazorla
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    Vicente de La Fuente Iborra
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    Santiago Cáseres
  • 07
    Gerard Moreno
  • 30
    Samuel Chukwueze
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  • 04
    Facundo Roncaglia
  • 24
    Ezequiel Garay
  • 05
    Gabriel Paulista
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    Ferrán Torres
  • 10
    Daniel Parejo
  • 18
    Daniel Wass
  • 07
    Goncalo Guedes
  • 19
    Rodrigo Moreno
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    Kevin Gameiro