Villarreal predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 51
- Winning Bets: 20
- Average Odds: 2.51
- Overall Stake : 373
- Profit: 331.93
- Yield: -11.01 %
After a downright tragedy in the 2018/19 season, coach Javier Calleja seems to have steered The Yellow Submarine back onto its course. Though this side can most often be found among the top 6 spots, fans started to doubt their reputation with the 14th placement 2 seasons ago. With that in mind, 2019/20 was a marked improvement with the 5th spot, even though Villarreal have been known to break into the Top 4 every now and then.
Either way, they’ve secured a Europa League qualification and are heading into 2020/21 with renewed confidence. Their odds for a Top 4 Finish are generally priced around 3.5, which marks them as one of La Liga’s best teams. Fifth-best in terms of La Liga betting odds, to be exact. Hopefully, the next few seasons will see a bit more consistency from Calleja’s men.
Villareal Key Players
Calleja takes a fairly flexible approach when it comes to both formations and tactics. Last season, we saw both classic options like 4–3–3 or a double pivoted 4–4–2, and 4–2–3–1, 4–5–1 and 4–1–4–1. The point we’re trying to make is that it’s hard to point at one or two players as being key, because it may differ between games.
Santi Cazorla, widely regarded as the side’s best player, left during the transfer window. As such, we may see Calleja more reluctant to rely on the midfield – especially in difficult matchups. We are likely to see the defensive line move deeper into the pitch, especially with new arrivals such as left-back Pervis Estupiñán. The story’s not much different when it comes to connecting attacks – Villarreal’s wingers are their best offensive players. Namely, we’re referring to Takefusa Kubo and Samu Chukwueze.
Based in Valencian community Villareal have a main competitive local rival in Valencia CF and matches between the two sides are named as Derby de la Comunitat. Geographically and historically the main rival is CD Castellon, but they currently perform in the Segunda B Division.
Since the Villareal have become synonym for successful small club in the last decade, clashes with top La Liga teams are always under the scope of all passionate football fans.
Villareal was founded in 1923. Nicknamed as Yellow Submarine thanks to yellow club colours, they had spent decades as low profile club. Almost two decades ago, they managed to achieve top Spanish league and after a few seasons, in 2008 reach the second table spot, just behind Real Madrid. Consequently, the biggest success in club history get qualification to the Champions League in the season behind.
During the last decade Villareal were regular contender of Europa League competitions.
Domestic matches Yellow submarine play at Estádio de la Cerámica with 23.500 seats.