Villarreal vs Espanyol Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 27/04/2023

Villarreal
27/04/23 - 18:30

Finished

4

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2

Espanyol

Villarreal - Espanyol

Spain Primera Liga - Estadio de la Ceramica

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Another exciting matchup in this La Liga round is the Villarreal vs Espanyol duel, scheduled for Thursday, April 27th. So, make sure to check our preview of this game to learn more about it and to get some of the best football betting tips for it.

Our Best Villarreal vs Espanyol Predictions and Tips

If you are on the prowl for reliable La Liga predictions, including betting picks for the Villarreal vs Espanyol duel, we can help you out:

Villarreal to Win

Two losses in a row have jeopardised Villarreal's spot in Europe for next season as now they will have to try and fend off a few teams to stay in the sixth place. On the other hand, Espanyol is in the relegation zone and without a win in the last seven games.

Villarreal will also be without a few important players in this match, but with them hosting the game and Espanyol being in such a poor form, our first Villarreal vs Espanyol prediction is for the home team to get the three points.

Samuel Chukwueze to Score at Any Time

Since we can see Villarreal winning this game and with two of their best scorers this season being out with injuries, other players will have to step up and contribute on the offensive end.

This is where Samuel Chukwueze comes in. The Nigerian winger has been in solid for this season and with six goals, he is in the mix for the team's to goalscorer. So, our second Villarreal vs Espanyol prediction is for Chukwueze to score a goal at any time.

Best Odds and Important Stats for Villarreal vs Espanyol

If you want to bet on the top Villarreal vs Espanyol odds, check our list of odds from various UK betting sites:

Head to Head

09/11/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Villarreal

Villarreal

0

1

27/02/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Villarreal

Villarreal

Espanyol

Espanyol

5

1

21/08/21

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Villarreal

Villarreal

0

0

19/01/20

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Villarreal

Villarreal

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

2

20/10/19

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Villarreal

Villarreal

0

1

Last Five - Villarreal

23/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

Villarreal

Villarreal

1

3

W

16/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Getafe

Getafe

Villarreal

Villarreal

1

1

D

10/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

CD Alaves

CD Alaves

Villarreal

Villarreal

1

1

D

04/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Cadiz

Cadiz

Villarreal

Villarreal

0

0

D

27/01/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Barcelona

Barcelona

Villarreal

Villarreal

3

5

W

Last Five - Espanyol

24/02/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Eibar

Eibar

Espanyol

Espanyol

2

3

W

17/02/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Mirandes

Mirandes

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

3

W

10/02/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Racing Santander

Racing Santander

Espanyol

Espanyol

2

0

L

04/02/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Levante

Levante

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

2

W

28/01/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Eldense

Eldense

Espanyol

Espanyol

3

2

L

Now is a good time to take a closer look at the top odds and markets for this game:

Villarreal odds: 3/5 (1.60) – 62.50% Probability

Draw odds: 16/5 (4.20) – 23.80% Probability

Espanyol odds: 5/1 (6.00) – 16.70% Probability

It is clear from the odds that the bookmakers see Villarreal as the expected winners with a 62.50% win probability. we can also see that the main candidate to become the First Goalscorer in this match is Jose Luis Morales at 37/10 (4.70), which is the same as a 21.30% probability. Meanwhile, the most likely Correct Score for this duel a 1-0 Villarreal win at 13/2 (7.50) – 13.30%.

Villarreal – Espanyol Preview: Team News, Form, and Predicted Lineups

Read all about these two teams and their latest news right here, including the potential Villarreal vs Espanyol lineups:

Villarreal

After three wins in a row, it seemed that Villarreal can even fight for a Top 4 finish in La Liga and a spot in Champions League next season. However, the Yellow Submarine lost their last two games in the league, so now they are seven points behind Real Sociedad in fourth place and they also have Athletic Bilbao close behind in the fight for Europa League.

Meanwhile, Francis Coquelin, Kiko Femenia, and Jose Luis Morales are out with injuries, while Gerard Moreno and Raul Albiol are questionable for this game.

Villarreal Predicted Lineup:

Reina – Foyth, Mandi, P. Torres, Pedraza – Chukwueze, Parejo, Capoue, Pino – Lo Celso – Jackson

Espanyol

A draw against Cadiz at home in the last was not a good enough result for Espanyol at this point, even though it ended their six-game losing streak. After all, Espanyol is sitting in the relegation zone and they need wins if they want to have a chance for survival. On the bright side, the first team outside of the relegation zone is just two points ahead of Espanyol and there are still eight games left in the season.

When it comes to team news, Brian Olivan is still sidelined with an injury, while Aleix Vidal is suspended at this time.

Espanyol Predicted Lineup:

Pacheco – Gil, Montes, Gomes, Cabrera, Pedrosa – Exposito, Souza, Darder – Braithwaite, Joselu

Starting Lineups

Check the starting lineups around one hour ahead of the kickoff.

Villarreal

Villarreal
4-2-3-1
1
Pepe Reina
es
8
Juan Foyth
ar
23
Aissa Mandi
dz
4
Pau Torres
es
18
Alberto Moreno
es
10
Dani Parejo
es
6
Etienne Capoue
fr
11
Samuel Chukwueze
ng
17
Giovani Lo Celso
ar
21
Yeremy Pino
es
15
Nicolas Jackson
sn
Substitutes
5
Jorge Cuenca
es
24
Alfonso Pedraza
es
16
Alex Baena
es
12
Johan Mojica
co
14
Manu Trigueros
es
40
Haissem Hassan
fr
35
Filip Jorgensen
dk
39
Ramon Terrats
es
43
Jorge Pascual Medina
es

Espanyol

Espanyol
4-3-3
13
Fernando Pacheco
es
2
Oscar Regano
es
23
Cesar Montes
mx
24
Sergi Gomez
es
5
Fernando Calero
es
10
Sergi Darder
es
12
Vinicius de Souza Costa
br
8
Keidi Bare
al
17
Martin Braithwaite
dk
9
Mato Joselu
es
7
Javi Puado
es
Substitutes
27
Ruben Sanchez Saez
es
21
Nicolas Melamed Ribaudo
es
6
Denis Suarez
es
4
Leandro Cabrera
uy
18
Ronael Pierre-Gabriel
fr
3
Adria Pedrosa
es
1
Joan Garcia Pons
es
20
Edu Exposito
es
16
Jose Carlos Lazo
es
25
Alvaro Fernandez
es
19
Dani Gomez
es
28
Wassim Keddari Boulif
es

Player to Watch – Samuel Chukwueze

With Moreno and Morales both most likely out of this game, the obvious choice for a player to watch is Samuel Chukwueze, which is why we also predicted that he will score in this game.

The Nigerian winger is having a good season with six goals and five assists in La Liga so far for Yellow Submarine. So, Mallorca has to keep a close eye on him in this duel.

Villarreal vs Mallorca – Frequently Asked Questions

Villarreal vs Espanyol

  • When is the game scheduled for? The game is scheduled for 6:30 pm BST on Thursday, April 27th.
  • Where will the match be played? The match will be played at Estadio de la Ceramica in Villarreal.
  • What was the score last time these two teams met each other? Villarreal beat Espanyol 1-0 in their last duel.

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