Villarreal vs. Sevilla 6/22/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-22 13:30:00 EDT
Villarreal is hosting Sevilla at Estadio de la Ceramica in a derby match of round 31 of Spanish LaLiga.
Villarreal is on a 3-game winning streak since the season restarted while scoring 3 goals during that stretch and conceding 0 goals. With these three victories, Villarreal has climbed the standings to 7th place, on the verge of the Europa League. Villarreal has 47 points, 47 scored goals, and 38 conceded goals. In their last LaLiga game against Granada on the road, Villarreal has had 50% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 0 corner kicks, and 79% of the correct passes. This was a pretty even game where Villarreal got ahead early in the 11th minute. The result hasn’t changed again, and Villarreal has won this game 0-1. Gerard Moreno has scored 12 goals for Villarreal this season, while Cazorla added 8 goals and 6 assists. Funes Mori is the only injured player and he will not be playing again this season. Villarreal is playing well, good enough to keep scoring goals in the attacking end, but solid and consistent on the defensive end, and if they can keep this up, Villarreal might just go to the Europa League next season.
Sevilla hasn’t lost any of their last 9 games, but they won only 3 during that stretch, the other 6 games ended in a draw. Sevilla was solid in their last three games since the restart with 1 win and 2 draws, 3 scored goals and 1 conceded a goal. In the standings, Sevilla is in 4th place with 52 points, the same amount as Atletico Madrid in 3rd place. Lucas Ocampos is the leading goal scorer for Sevilla with 11 goals, while De Jong added 6 goals. Ever Banega has 6 assists. There are no injuries or suspensions in Sevilla, but Navas and Vazquez are in danger of being suspended if they receive one more yellow card. In Sevilla’s last LaLiga game against Barcelona at home, Sevilla has had 36% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 79% of the correct passes. Sevilla was defending extremely well, and they were able to create a few good chances, but this match ended in a 0-0 draw. Not what I was expecting at all. Overall, Sevilla is having a good season where they scored 42 goals and conceded only 30 goals, and Sevilla absolutely deserves to be in the top 4, probably even in the top three. There are two teams in LaLiga competing for the title, but there are 5 teams competing for the other two Champions League spots, and Sevilla is one of those teams. The schedule is not bad for Sevilla in the next few games, and I think they can expect some points coming their way.
When Villarreal and Sevilla meet, we usually see an interesting game, but I thought the same for Sevilla and Barcelona a few days ago. Both Sevilla and Villarreal are in good form, which makes me think that we could see some goals here.