Match Preview: Villarreal vs Leganes

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Villarreal vs Leganes

Spain La Liga – Round 33

17/04/2018

 

The league table flatters Villarreal, with them higher in the standings than performances warrant. However, Asier Garitano’s side will be seeking to follow up on their deserved 1 – 0 victory against Celta de Vigo. A tight game at Estadio de la Ceramica is the prediction, with few goals likely.

 

Villarreal vs Leganes News, Stats & Facts

  • Villarreal will aim to cement their top-six spot when they take on Leganés in the final midweek round of the 2017/18 La Liga (LL) season, with the visitors almost certainly safe from relegation.
  • A thrilling 2-2 draw with Sevilla at the Pizjuán last weekend saw Villarreal (48 pts, W14, D6, L12) remain sixth in the table, just one point above Sevilla. Javier Calleja’s side has failed to pick up all three points in any of their last three games (D1, L2).
  • Leganes (39 pts, W11, D6, L15) took a huge step towards securing their top-flight status with a narrow but crucial 1-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday. It’s Leganés’ woeful away form – they have won none of their last 12 LL games (D3, L9) – that has prevented them from remaining in the race for the Europa League spots.
  • This will be the fourth time these two sides play each other this season. Leganes claimed a 3-1 comeback victory in the reverse league fixture and saw off Villarreal in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey (2-2 on aggregate). Their head-to-head record in all competitions is pretty evenly-matched (Villarreal eight wins, four draws, Levante seven wins).

 

Verdict: Total Goals Under 2.5

 

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