Betting predictions – Villareal vs Espanol – Primera Division
Villareal vs Espanol – “The Yellow Submarine” made some quality signings this summer and has a much superior squad than their opponents in this match-up.
Villareal finished the 2014-2015 season on the 6th spot, place that ensures a Europa League group stage participation. That is precisely the reason why they brought in so many good players, like striker Roberto Soldado from Tottenham Hotspur for 16 million Euros; Cedric Bakambu from Bursaspor for 7.5 million Euros; Argentinian goalkeeper Mariano Barbosa from Sevilla; defender Victor Ruiz from Valencia; striker Leo Baptistao loaned from Atletico Madrid; midfielder Samu Castillejo from Malaga for 8 million Euros. With this list, we may even think that Villareal has a shot at the La Liga title, but… in Spain, there are some colossal teams like Barcelona, Real and Atletico Madrid. One thing is certain and that is that the home side is the favorite in this contest.
Villareal probable line-up: Areloa – Gaspar, Bailly, Ruiz, Costa – Leiva, Pina, Trigueiros, Castillejo – Baptistao, Soldado.
Espanol Barcelona has been struggling in the past couple of years and this year around, it seems to be the exact same case, as their objectives are modest. Concretely speaking, the most important arrival this summer is Asenjo (loaned from Real Madrid). Espanol started off with a victory against Getafe, reason why they will approach the game on El Madrigal in a more relaxed manner. The way the team played in that 1-0 win speaks a lot for itself, as after scoring a goal in the 3rd minute, they parked the buss and were dominated by Getafe the entire game.
Espanol probable line-up: Sabata – Arbilla, Raillo, Gonzales, Duarte – Lopez, Mata – Perez, Sevilla, Burgui – Caicedo.