Villarreal vs. Eibar 7/19/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Villarreal 17-6-14, Eibar 11-9-17
7/19/20 12:30 pm
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Villarreal is hosting Eibar at Estadio de la Ceramica in round 38 in Spanish LaLiga.
Villarreal has been fantastic since the restart, and despite losing their last two games, Villarreal is in 5th place with 57 points, which is the Europa League. Villarreal can stay in this spot, but they need at least a draw from this match against Eibar. With 59 scored goals, Villarreal is among the best offensive teams in LaLiga, but their defense could use improvement. Villarreal has conceded 49 goals. Gerard Moreno is Villarreal’s top goalscorer with 16 goals and 5 assists, while Cazorla added 11 goals and 8 assists. Mori, Guerra, Bacca, and Barbosa are all injured, while Alcacer is still questionable. In their latest LaLiga game against Real Madrid on the road, Villarreal has had 44% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and solid 85% of the correct passes. Villarreal has conceded 1 goal in each half, but they were able to score a consolation goal in the 83rd minute. The final score was 2-1 in favor of Real Madrid. Overall, this was a fantastic season for Villarreal where they came from the bottom half of the standings to the Europa League spot, but now there is only one game left, a game which Villarreal can’t lose if they want to stay where they are.
With 2 straight wins in their last two games, Eibar has secured their LaLiga status and the season is over for Eibar. In said two games, Eibar has scored 5 goals and conceded only 1 goal, while they scored 39 goals overall this season, and conceding 52 goals so far. Fabian Orellana has scored 8 goals for Eibar this season, while Charles added 6 goals. Orellana also added 7 assists. Ivan Ramis is still injured, while De Blasis is still questionable. In their latest LaLiga game against Valladolid at home, Eibar was solid with 49% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 70% of the correct passes. With 2 goals in the first half and 1 more goal in the second half, Eibar has won this match 3-1. Eibar hasn’t been playing well for most of the season, but since the restart, Eibar has 4 wins, 3 draws, and 3 losses, which was enough for Eibar to get away from the relegation zone. Eibar could still go down a few spots if they lose this game, but the most important thing is that they will be playing in LaLiga next season as well. Nobody at Eibar expected them to be any higher in the standings because they are aware they don’t have the quality or depth for better results, and they are perfectly happy with their current success.
Villarreal is the better team, and they have something to lose if this game goes bad for Villarreal. Villarreal has been solid at home this season, while Eibar has only 3 wins on the road this season. I think Villarreal gets the job done in this match, and that they will get qualified for the Europa League.