Villarreal vs Valencia
Europa League, Europe
Date: Thursday, 11th April 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 UK Time
Venue: Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic
Two La Liga sides, Villarreal and Valencia set to battle each others in Europa League quarter finals. Acting as host in the first leg, Yellow Submarine are keen on getting positive result over Los Che.
Villarreal vs Valencia Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare for this midweek Europa League battle. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting that win.
Expected Formation: 3-5-2
Probable Lineups: Fernandez(g);Funes Mori, Gonzales, V. Ruiz(def);Gasper, Cazorla, Morlanes, Iborra, Pedraza(att mid); Bacca, Moreno(att).
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Neto(g);Piccini, Paulista, Garay, Gaya(def); Waas, Parejo, Coquelin, Guedes(mid); Rodrigo, Gameiro(att).
Before going into this Europa League first leg encounter, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWLDL
The Yellow Submarine haven’t been experiencing a great run of form recently. Javier Calleja’s side picked up two wins, two defeats and one draw in their latest five fixtures.
Villarreal failed to win their last three games, losing against Celta and Betis but were able to hold barca. Calleja’s men will try to forget their league form and just give their all in Europa League.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :DDWWL
Los Che’s recent results haven’t been too convincing either with two wins, two draws and one defeat. Unfortunately, that loss arrived in their last fixture against Rayo Vallecano.
Marcelino will be urging his players to forget their defeat against Vallecano and set their focus on Thursday. Playing against fellow La Liga sides means there’s not much surprises that they are expecting.
Calleja have some concern ahead of the midweek tie with several players out injured. Bruno, Trigueros, Llambrich, Javi Fuego, Jaume Costa and Daniele Bonera all are unavailable.
Those absentees won’t stop Villarreal from putting out their best available lineups. The home side set to rely on Carlos Bacca and Gerard Moreno’s duet up front to break down Los Che’s defense.
Marcelino’s side have less issues regarding unavailable players for Thursday tie . Los Che will still be missing important names such as, Geoffrey Kondobia and Ruben Sobrino who are both injured.
Meanwhile, Carlos Soler is also out for that first leg due to suspension which he picked up in previous round. Los Che will be counting on Rodrigo along with Kevin Gameiro up front to get them goals.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have been dominated by Los Che with three wins, one draw and just one defeat.
Their latest matchup was on January 27, 2019 which Valencia came out victorious with a 3-0 scoreline.
The home team are keen in showing their worth by taking down Valencia. Villarreal will be hoping that their fans can give that extra confidence and energy on Thursday.
Los Che themselves will also be targeting a win as that result can make their job much easier in the second leg. This tie can go either way, especially since both teams know each others very well.
Final Score: 1-2