Thursday 10/03/2016, 20:45, Europa League, Last 16
Villarreal vs Leverkusen Preview
Villarreal is an avatar of consistency, drawing five games in a row on the road in all competitions, while winning most of the home games. They will try to keep this streak alive by defeating Leverkusen on Thursday and improving their chances to advance to the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, the Germans are losing games at the frantic race and allow a high number of goals while scoring few of their own.
Villarreal vs Leverkusen Odds
Villarreal 2.25, Draw 3.35, Leverkusen 3.20
Villarreal vs Leverkusen Tips
Leverkusen lost back-to-back games and allowed opponents to score 7 goals, in two of the most disastrous games of the season. This is going to have serious consequences because they've lost contact with the leading pack and are unlikely to secure a Champions League berth this year.
The Germans are not known for taking Europa League to seriously and this could be their downfall against the highly motivated Villarreal. Leverkusen was lucky to win back-to-back games against Sporting Lisbon, but the Portuguese side was more concerned about winning the domestic games. This will be a serious test for the Germans and playing on the road will put them to the test.
Villarreal has emerged as a very pragmatic team over the last couple of years and knows exactly how to dose up its efforts and energy consumption. That's how they managed to keep players fit and even though they struggle with a couple of injuries, they are not enough to jeopardize their mission. There are very likely to play in the Champions League next year and are favorites to advance the quarterfinals.
They've lost just two games in 2016 and both of them were in Copa del Rey, while their performance in front of their fans had been nothing short of stellar. This is the reason for why they sit in the fourth place in one of the most contested La Liga of the decade.
- Villarreal won both had to head games so far and advanced the next stage of Europa League when they took on Leverkusen.
- The Germans are completely out of form and losing games in all competitions, which makes them easy prey for the Spanish outfit.
Villarreal vs Leverkusen Prediction
Leverkusen used to score plenty of goals but recently their offensive is dwindling, while the backline is porous and unlikely to hold a prolonged siege. Villarreal knows how to tackle double legged matches and the team has tremendous experience in Europa League. This is the time to back them at full stakes with Totepool because the odds standards 2.25 and they have the potential of growing even further.
Bet: Villarreal @ 2.25 with Totepool