Betting tip UEFA Europa League: FC Villarreal - AC Sparta Prag
Thursday, 07.04.2016 at 21:05
Advantage FC Villareal
Due to the home advantage of FC Villareal this upcoming match against Sparta Prag has already a favourite team. Sparta should not be underestimated though because they have already shown that they can mean trouble for stronger teams. At the eighth finals against the Lazio Rom the team of the Czech Republic has knocked them out surprisingly. Kick-off on Thursday is at 9.05 p.m..
Current Performance of FC Villareal
Villareal can be very satisfied with the shown performance in this season. Currently they are on the fourth position of the Primera Division. This is a good result even when there are 12 points missing to the third place. However their qualification grid for the Champions League next season is safe due to the 8 point lead of the fifth position where Celta Vigo is at the moment. In the last week they have also shown a good performance at the international competition and not only at the national. So on the last weekend they won the match against Eibar with a score of 2:1 and the one match before against FC Barcelona ended with a considerable score of 2:2. At the eighth finals of the Europe league they knocked out Bayer Leverkusen. At the first match they have won with a score of 2:0 at home and the rematch in Germany was completely goalless. In this match against Sparta Prag they have the favourite role. Unfortunately three of the best players may not be able to play on Thursday. These players are Mateo Musacchio, Jaume Costa and Jonathan dos Santos.
Current Performance of Sparta Prag
Sparta Prag in the round of the best eight teams at the Europe League is one of the most surprising things in this season. Nobody would have guessed that they are able to win against Lazio Rom and in addition with a more than sovereign performance. Especially the performance at the match in Rome was impressing, they have scored three goals and with the results of the first match the total result is 4:1. If they are able to shown a same performance against Villareal there might be a surprise at the match. At the moment they have the role of the outsider team in this match. The rehearsal match could have been better. At their national league they had to suffer a defeat against the seventh of the table Slovacko with a score of 0:2. Currently Sparta is on the second position but there are also nine points missing to the leader Viktoria Pilsen. However there is also a 5 point margin to the third position and that means the chances for a Champions League qualification grid are good. Despite the defeat on the last weekend the performance is good, they have won four out of the last five matches and only one ended in a drawn.
Betting tip for this match
The roles are clearly defined. Fans and experts expect nothing led than a victory from Villareal on Thursday and this would mean a good starting position for the rematch in Prague. However Sparta has shown in the past that they are always good for a surprise. Nonetheless we think that the favourite team will win so our tip is: tip 1.
The last 5 results of FC Villarreal in detail
|17.05.2015||Spanien Primera Division||FC Villarreal||FC Málaga||2:1|| |
|10.05.2015||Spanien Primera Division||FC Villarreal||FC Elche||1:0|| |
|02.05.2015||Spanien Primera Division||Deportivo La Coruna||FC Villarreal||1:1|| |
|29.04.2015||Spanien Primera Division||FC Villarreal||Atletico Madrid||0:1|| |
|25.04.2015||Spanien Primera Division||Real Sociedad||FC Villarreal||0:0|| |