Villarreal vs. Valencia 10/18/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Villarreal 2-2-1, Valencia 2-1-2
10/18/20 10 am
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Villarreal is hosting Valencia at Estadio de la Ceramica in round 6 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Villarreal is doing well so far this season, and they have only 1 loss in their 5 LaLiga games. With 8 points, 6 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals, Villarreal is in 4th place in the LaLiga standings. In their last match against Atletico Madrid on the road, Villarreal has had 46% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, and a solid 84% of the correct passes. This was a tough match for both teams, but neither of them was able to score a goal. The final result of this match was 0-0. Moreno and Alcacer have each scored 3 goals for Villarreal so far this season, while Gaspar added 1 assist. Pena, Coquelin, and Alberto Moreno are all injured, while Chakla and Pedraza are still questionable. Villarreal will be playing in the Europa League against Sivasspor at home next week, but I don’t think they will make a lot of changes for this game because they could lose this game and end their solid form in LaLiga. I think Villarreal is a good team led by a great coach, and if they can stay consistent for most of the season, Villarreal could be in the run for the Champions League.
Valencia has been decent so far, and they have 2 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw in their first 5 games of the season. Valencia has been solid offensively with 7 scored goals so far, but their defense hasn’t been playing well with 7 conceded goals. Maxi Gomez is the leading goalscorer for Valencia with 3 goals, while Vallejo added 2 goals. Lee has added 2 assists, while Cheryshev, Wass, and Gaya each added 1 assist. Valencia was playing against Betis in their last LaLiga match before the international break, and they have had 46% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 81% of the correct passes. This wasn’t a good game for Valencia, and they weren’t able to create any decent chances. Valencia ended up losing this match 0-2. With 7 points from 5 games, Valencia is in 8th place in the LaLiga standings. Valencia is playing only in LaLiga this season, and they are in a rebuild mode, which is why I don’t expect anything from them this season, not even to compete for the Europa League. Maybe Valencia will be better next season when they sign some good players, but this will be a below-average season for them.
The trends are mixed here, and as much success has Villarreal had at home in this matchup, Valencia was equally successful on the road. Villarreal is the better team, with better soccer style, and more depth, and for that reason, I will stick with Villarreal at home.