Preview: Villarreal vs Sevilla – predictions, team news
Sports Mole presents Sunday’s La Liga game between Villarreal and Sevilla, including predictions, squad news and possible line-ups.
The seventh will host the La Liga fourth on Sunday night as Villarreal and Seville get ready to lock the horns at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Villarreal can finish fifth this season, while Sevilla could still finish second, but Julen LopeteguiThe teams are no longer in the title race despite excellent last months.
Villarreal will enter Sunday’s contest on the back of a 2-0 win at Real Valladolid on Thursday night, with Gerard Moreno and Etienne Capoue scoring in the second half to secure all three points.
The yellow submarine is currently seventh in the table, tied on points with sixth-placed Real Betis, and just one point behind fifth-placed Real Sociedad, with the three teams appearing to be fighting for the place just outside the league positions. champions.
Unai emeryThe team could still qualify for the Champions League next season, as they face Manchester United in the Europa League final at the end of the month.
Villarreal are actually having an incredibly difficult end to the season, with a trip to Real Madrid last weekend, and Los Blancos are still hoping to be in the title race by entering this game.
The Europa League finalists have struggled to show consistency at home in the league this season, winning seven, drawing six and losing five of their 18 appearances on their own patch, and they will host a Sevilla side that have won. 10 times the game. their trips to La Liga this quarter.
Sevilla could still finish in points with leaders Atletico, but Diego SimeoneThe team have a better head-to-head record which means Los Nervionenses are unable to win the title even though they collect six more points and Atletico, Real Madrid and Barcelona all lose their next two. .
However, Lopetegui’s side are just two points behind third-placed Barca and there is no doubt that it would turn out like a successful campaign if they managed to make it into the top three.
Sevilla’s form between March 14 and April 25 was incredible, managing to win seven of their eight league games, remaining undefeated in the process, to place themselves in the title race.
Lopetegui’s side lost at home to Athletic Bilbao earlier this month, before dropping two more points to Real Madrid, which all but ended their title hopes.
The 1945-46 Spanish champions, who beat Valencia 1-0 on Wednesday night, will be determined to end their season with wins over Villarreal and Alaves, which could still be enough to climb into the top three.
Villarreal La Liga form:
Villarreal form (all competitions):
Sevilla La Liga form:
Villarreal will miss at least six first-team players this weekend, including Mario gaspar, Geronimo Rulli and Capua, all suspended.
Vicente Iborra, Juan foyth and Samuel chukwueze are also unavailable in the event of injury, but Francis Coquelin could shake a blow to figure at the base of the midfielder.
There could be a start in the bottom third of the peloton for Yeremi Pino, But Paco Alcacer and Gerard Moreno are both expected to keep their spots as Emery looks to cause problems for Sevilla in a defensive zone.
As for the visitors, head coach Lopetegui has a full roster of players, and there are likely to be a number of changes from the squad that started against Valencia.
Marcos Acuna, Fernando, Papu gomez, Lucas Ocampos and Ivan Rakitic should all go back to the first XI, but Jesus Navas, Jules Kounde and Diego Carlos are likely to retain their spots on the back.
Luuk de Jong is a change option in the last third of the field, but Youssef En-Nesyri scored his 18th league goal of the season against Valencia and is expected to retain his place.
Possible starting line-up from Villarreal:
Asenjo; Pena, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza; Parejo, Coquelin, Trigueros; G Moreno, Alcacer, Pino
Possible starting line-up for Seville:
Bounou; Navas, Kounde, Carlos, Acuna; Fernando, Rakitic, Gomez; Suso, En-Nesyri, Ocampos
We say: Villarreal 1-1 Sevilla
Villarreal are certainly a team to respect at this level of football, and we love the Yellow Submarine to claim a share of the loot here. Sevilla’s momentum was broken recently and the corresponding game between the two teams last season ended in a draw, which leads us to predict a stalemate here.
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