Looking at Espanyol vs Villarreal Prediction, we have LIVE Stream, head to head and team news. Espanyol play host to Villarreal at Cornella-El Prat.
Espanyol, who act as hosts, enjoyed an impressive start at the start of the 2018/19 season. They are ranked 7th in the La Liga standings, having posted 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats.
However, Blanquiazules will stare at this fight with less confidence. Because the team made by Rubi has just been held to a draw by the promotion team, Rayo Vallecano in their last match.
Borja Iglesias and Esteban Granero gave Espanyol two advantages, but unfortunately Vallecano were able to survive well in front of their own fans. As a result, the two clubs had to settle for sharing points after the final whistle was blown away with a score of 2-2.
Ahead of this clash, the Rubi coach will still compete without Mario Hermoso and David Lopez in the center back position. While Javi Lopez will join Naldo in the heart of Espanyol's defense.
On the other hand, Villarreal, will look at this match after holding Spartak Moskva to draw 3-3 in the Europa League .
The results of the match may not be what The Yellow Submarine expected , but they have a good mentality to compete at home. However, Villarreal made disappointing results in La Liga, where they finished 13th on the table, with 8 points.
Ahead of this match, Calleja will play without Mario Gaspar, who is still undergoing suspension matches. While Ramiro Funes Mori and Cazorla will fill the starting XI in the club's midfield.
Based on Espanyol vs Villarreal head to head , a draw so far has dominated the history of the meeting between Espanyol and Villarreal. In the last 36 meetings, the two camps recorded a draw of 18 times.
Espanyol only recorded 5 wins, while the remaining 13 meetings were won by Villarreal. Interestingly, 11 of the 18 draws were at home to Espanyol.
Espanyol vs Villarreal h2h
19/02/18 Espanyol 1 - 1 Villarreal
09/22/17 Villarreal 0 - 0 Espanyol
05/03/17 Villarreal 2 - 0 Espanyol
02/10/16 Espanyol 0-0 Villarreal
24/01/16 Espanyol 2 - 2 Villarreal
Espanyol's last 5 matches
29/09/18 Rayo Vallecano 2 - 2 Espanyol
26/09/18 Espanyol 1 - 0 Eibar
09/23/18 Real Madrid 1 - 0 Espanyol
16/09/18 Espanyol 1 - 0 Levante
02/09 / 18 Alaves 2 - 1 Espanyol
Villarreal's last 5 matches
05/10/18 Spartak Moskva 3 - 3 Villarreal
30/09/18 Villarreal 0 - 1 Valladolid
09/27/18 Ath Bilbao 0 - 3 Villarreal
09/23/18 Villarreal 0 - 0 Valencia
20/09/18 Villarreal 2 - 2 Rangers
Espanyol vs Villarreal team news
Espanyol: Lopez; Vila, Naldo, D.Lopez, J.Lopez; Granero, Roca, Darder; Garcia, Iglesias, Baptistao.
Villarreal: Asenjo; Costa, Ruiz, Gonzalez, Layun; Cazorla, Trigueros, Mori, Fornals; Bacca, Moreno.