Villarreal vs Sporting: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds

Europa League Villarreal vs Sporting
Europa League Villarreal vs Sporting

The match is over.
Score: 1-1.


Villarreal 1.87| Draw 3.57| Sporting 4.27

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Predictions | Betting Tips | Odds | Statistics

Sporting travel to eastern Spain in an attempt to get the victory they need to progress in this year’s Europa League.

Predictions

Villarreal are saving their best performances for the Europa League this season. Their domestic form has been woeful and they sit firmly in the relegation spots – but in Europe they have looked unbeatable. The Yellow Submarine topped their group and now have a one goal advantage going into this second leg match.

It was something of a surprise for Sporting to be beaten by Villarreal in the first leg and Marcel Keizer’s side will be doing everything they can to ensure that they are not eliminated from this competition at the first knock out stage. They are well off the pace in the Portuguese league so the Europa League has become a definite priority for the Lisbon side.

Villarreal have been averaging about one goal per game in La Liga this season – but they doubled that in the six Europa League group stage matches, including a 5-0 thrashing of fellow qualifiers Rapid Wien on match day three. Alfonso Pedraza scored his first goal of the season in the first leg and he would dearly love to double up at home.

Sports betting sites were a little shocked that Sporting were beaten at home in the first leg and have adjusted their odds accordingly for the return fixture. But the Portuguese side will be desperate to progress in this competition and could win this 2-1.

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Betting Tips

Sporting to win

Sporting have to win if they are to go through to the round of 16 and that seems very do-able for the Lisbon side given Villarreal’s less than impressive season.

Sporting to win and both teams to score

Villarreal have played well in the Europa League and could well score with the home crowd behind them.

Odds

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Statistics

Head to Head

Villarreal’s victory in Lisbon was the first time that these two sides had ever played each other.

Stats

  • Villarreal need just one more attempt in this second leg match to make it 100 for their Europa League campaign.
  • Sporting have not enjoyed 2019 so far – they have only won two games in the league since the turn of the year.
  • Villarreal have not won a single league match since the end of November – but they are unbeaten in the Europa League in that same time period.
  • Dutch player Bas Dost is Sporting’s top scorer this season with 19 in all competitions – but he has only found the net once in this competition.

Villarreal 1.87| Draw 3.57| Sporting 4.27

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