Valencia vs. Villarreal
October 30, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -110, Under 2.5 -110
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Valencia and Villarreal are clashing at Mestalla in round 12 of the Spanish LaLiga. Valencia is struggling, they haven’t won any of their last 7 games, but they are scoring goals pretty consistently. Villarreal is still trying to find some consistency this season, but this time on the defensive end.
Valencia is a good team in terrible form, and they have dropped to 11th place with 13 points. Offensively, Valencia is doing a good job, and they have scored 16 goals so far, but their defense must improve fast because they have conceded 17 goals so far. Soler and Guedes have each scored 3 goals for Valencia this season, while they both added 2 assists each. The injury list in Valencia is getting smaller, and that should have a positive impact on their game. Valencia was playing against Betis in their last game, and they were the weaker team with 39% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and only 64% of the correct passes. Valencia has had a horrible game, and even though they have scored a goal here, it didn’t have an impact on the final result, which was 4-1 in favor of Betis. There are some good signs in Valencia’s game, and I think they will bounce back soon, but I still don’t see them getting into the top 5 in LaLiga.
Villarreal is one of the better teams in LaLiga if you ask me, but they just can’t get out of this hole they are in. Villarreal has won only 1 of their last 4 games, while not winning any of their last two, not even against Cadiz earlier this week. Villarreal has had 78% of ball possession in that game, 5 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. After they conceded a goal in the 14th minute, Villarreal has had 2 canceled goals in 3 minutes, but they were able to tie the score in the 43rd minute. Cadiz has scored another goal in the 46th minute, and one more in the 52nd minute. Luckily for Villarreal, they are such a good team in the attacking end, and with 2 late goals, they were able to get a point out of this game. The final score was 3-3. Danjuma has been playing in excellent form, and he has scored 5 goals for Villarreal, and he will need to keep it up for a while because Villarreal will need him to. There are no more injuries in Villarreal, and hopefully, now, Villarreal can get more consistent.
This is going to be a great game, but I have been backing Villarreal for a while, but it stops now. This is the game that reeks of goals, and I will take it.