Villarreal and Espanyol face at Estadio de la Cerámica, in a match for the 20 th round of the Primera División. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head between these teams in this competition, on 20‑10‑2019, Villarreal won away by (0‑1). The head ‑ to ‑ head record at this stadium, favors the home team, who have won 2, tied 3 and lost 1 in the last 6 matches. However, in the last match at this stadium, for the Primera Division, on 03‑02‑2019, the match is over in a draw by (2‑2). The goals of the match were scored by Vicente Iborra (37 ') and Santi Cazorla (65') for Villarreal and by D. Bonera (75 'Autogolo) and R. Rosales (81') for Espanyol. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a game between 9th and 20th of the overall classification, in fact this is a match between the 10th classified in home games and the 14th as a visitor.
After 8 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses, the home team is in 9th position, having won 28 points. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Real Sociedad by (1‑2), after in the previous match they have won (1‑0) at home, against Getafe. This is a team little affected by the home factor, as they have achieved similar results at home and away. In their last match, for the Copa del Rey, they beat Orihuela by (1‑2), after extra time. In the last 9 home matches for the championship, Villarreal has recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss, having won 16 points out of 27 possible. In their home league matches, the most frequent scorer at halftime was 0‑0 (5 out of 9 matches). Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 19 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard. In the last 10 home matches in all competitions, there are 2 periods that stand out: they scored 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (76' ‑ 90 '); conceded 4 of his 11 goals between minutes (76' ‑ 90 ').
Villarreal comes motivated for this match after an away win by 1-2 against Orihuela in a match for the Copa del Rey: Gerard Moreno scored two goals in the game, allowing his team to move forward in the competition. It is possible that we observe the home team preferring the left side to attack, taking advantage of the depth offered by the left side defender Xavi Quintillà. Despite being a team that likes to play in their midfield, they can also easily go out on the counterattack. It is worth noting that in the defensive moment, Villarreal shows signs of being a very aggressive team, giving little space to the opponent. The coach will not be able to count on Bruno for being delivered to the medical department.
RCD Espanyol Barcelona
The visiting team is currently in 20th place, with 11 points won,
after 2 wins, 5 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost
away to Leganes by (2‑0). In the last match, they tied at home for
Barcelona by (2‑2). Interestingly, this is a team that has achieved
better results away from home, as they have won 8 points as a visitor
and only 3 in their stadium. In their last match, for the Copa del Rey,
they beat SS Reyes by (0‑2). In the last 9 away matches Espanyol has
recorded 2 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, having won 8 points out of 27
In this competition, they have a sequence of 4 losses in the last away matches. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 19 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 18 away matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: he scored 8 of his 22 goals between the minutes (76' ‑ 90 '); conceded 7 of his 19 goals between minutes (76' ‑ 90 ').
Espanyol heads into this match motivated after a 0-2 away win against Reyes in a match for the Copa del Rey: Calleri and Raúl de Tomás scored the goals of the triumph. The Argentine Calleri is the player responsible for taking danger, and his greatest quality is the finishing. Usually the coach Abelardo puts his team in the 4-4-2 design, where the two most advanced are Darder and Calleri. The coach will not be able to count on Piatti and Corchia because they are injured.
When playing at home, CF Villarreal have not lost to RCD Espanyol Barcelona in their last 5 encounters.
CF Villarreal's home record this season: 4-4-1.
Santi Cazorla has assisted the most goals for CF Villarreal with 4. Matias Vargas is RCD Espanyol Barcelona's biggest assister (3).
CF Villarreal haven't lost in their last 6 games.
CF Villarreal have a winning streak of 5 matches.
The most common result of matches between CF Villarreal and RCD Espanyol Barcelona when CF Villarreal is playing at home is 0-0. 5 matches have ended with this result.
The most common result of matches between CF Villarreal and RCD Espanyol Barcelona is 0-0. 10 matches have ended with this result.
CF Villarreal wins 1st half in 33% of their matches, RCD Espanyol Barcelona in 42% of their matches.
CF Villarreal wins 33% of halftimes, RCD Espanyol Barcelona wins 42%.
CF Villarreal's performance of the last 5 matches is better than RCD Espanyol Barcelona's.
In LaLiga, CF Villarreal has better performance than RCD Espanyol Barcelona.
RCD Espanyol Barcelona have lost just 1 of their last 5 games against CF Villarreal (in all competitions).
In the last 5 meetings CF Villarreal won 1, RCD Espanyol Barcelona won 2, 2 draws.
The winner of their last meeting was CF Villarreal.
On their last meeting CF Villarreal won by 1 goals.
CF Villarreal scores 1.4 goals in a match against RCD Espanyol Barcelona and RCD Espanyol Barcelona scores 2 goals against CF Villarreal (on average).
CF Villarreal scores 2 goals when playing at home and RCD Espanyol Barcelona scores 1.47 goals when playing away (on average).
Average number of goals in meetings between CF Villarreal and RCD Espanyol Barcelona is 3.4.
When CF Villarreal leads 1-0 at home, they win in 71% of their matches.
When RCD Espanyol Barcelona leads 0-1 away, they win in 58% of their matches.
When CF Villarreal is down 0-1 home, they win 14% of their matches.
When RCD Espanyol Barcelona is down 1-0 away, they win 18% of their matches.
Average number of goals in the first half in meetings between CF Villarreal and RCD Espanyol Barcelona is 1.6.
CF Villarreal have a winning streak of 3 matches in LaLiga.
CF Villarreal have scored at least one goal for 5 consecutive matches.
During the last 21 meetings with CF Villarreal playing at home, CF Villarreal have won 10 times, there have been 9 draws while RCD Espanyol Barcelona have won 2 times. The goal difference is 34-14 in favour of CF Villarreal.
RCD Espanyol Barcelona's last away win against CF Villarreal was in 2015.
Last season's matches: 2-2 (CF Villarreal at home) and 3-1 (RCD Espanyol Barcelona at home).
CF Villarreal haven't scored in 2 of their 9 home matches in LaLiga this season.
RCD Espanyol Barcelona haven't scored in 5 of their 9 away matches in LaLiga this season.
During the last 42 meetings, CF Villarreal have won 15 times, there have been 20 draws while RCD Espanyol Barcelona have won 7 times. The goal difference is 54-39 in favour of CF Villarreal.
Did you know that CF Villarreal scores 27% of their goals between the minutes 76-90?
Did you know that RCD Espanyol Barcelona scores 36% of their goals between the minutes 31-45?
In LaLiga, RCD Espanyol Barcelona have lost their last 4 away matches.