This week, two teams with triumphant wins in the Copa del Rey clash head as Sevilla welcome home Villarreal. The match is scheduled for Saturday at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, with a kickoff at 4 pm.
Both Sevilla and Villarreal will look to pick up the pieces of an international break with a win when they meet at the Sanchez-Pizjuan in La Liga this evening, a venue that has been anything but kind to the visiting side of late.
Sevilla is coming to the end of a testing week, which saw them take a first Champions League win of the season against minnows Maribor – and it was their only win in any competition since their opening night victory over Betis.
Despite having marginally the better of a close-fought encounter in the capital, Los Rojiblancos were ultimately beaten by a moment of magic from the irrepressible Vinicius Junior. He slalomed through the Sevilla defence before curling the champions’ winner past Yassine Bonou.
The visitors continued to dominate for long periods after the interval. Still, their profligacy in front of goal ultimately proved their undoing as they suffered a third Liga defeat of the term.
Villarreal is currently operating under the radar in the race for Champions League places with just six goals to their name at the halfway stage. Currently 12th in La Liga, the Yellow Submarine have cutout bringing in more goals.
Sevilla vs Villarreal Head to Head
Both sides have 32 games against each other, with hosts taking 14 wins while opponents with nine wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Cordoba 0-1 Sevilla
- Real Madrid 2-1 Sevilla
- Sevilla 2-0 Wolfsburg
- Sevilla 2-2 Deportivo Alaves
- Real Betis 0-2 Sevilla
- Victoria CF 0-8 Villarreal
- Villarreal 1-3 Barcelona
- Villarreal 0-2 Man United
- Celta Vigo 1-1 Villarreal
- Villarreal 1-0 Getafe
Sevilla Team News
Diego Carlos – suspended for the midweek game at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan against Getafe – is the most notable addition to the Sevilla squad. At the same time, Jules Kounde, who played in all four matches of the group stages, makes a return to the fold as well.
Villarreal Team News
Villarreal’s on-loan striker Gerard Moreno helped his team come behind in their La Liga clash with Espanyol. The 26-year-old struck just before and after half-time to secure a 3-1 win, the Yellow Submarine’s third in all competitions this season.
Prediction and Odds
We expect Sevilla to continue their impressive home streak and pick up three points.
- Sevilla Win
- Both Teams to Score
- Goals Over 2.5