Villarreal to win with handicap (-1)

Until recently, Villarreal even claimed to have entered the Champions League zone. However, with two consecutive defeats in their last matches, it will be problematic to catch up with Real Sociedad, who are eliminated by 8 points.

It is worth noting that the recent failures of the “yellow submarine” are due more to an unfortunate coincidence than to a natural outcome. In the match against “Valladolid” (1:2) she lost to the opponent by 0.2 xg, and “Sevilla” (1:2) completely defeated 1.3 xg.

Under Quique Setien, Villarreal are creating an average of 1.61xg per game with 1.41xg allowed.

Espanyol found themselves in a difficult situation. After 30 rounds, he scored only 28 points and finished second to last. The unexpected dismissal of coach Diego Martinez, who was supported by the backbone of the team, only made matters worse. Under the leadership of the new coach – Luis Garcia, the “parrots” played 3 matches, in which they scored 1 point.

It is significant that even in the match against the visiting Cadiz (0:0) Espanyol did not achieve the expected progression. This suggests that Garcia is having a very hard time adapting to the current situation and instilling his ideas.

I think Peak Villarreal will easily take advantage of the Espanyol management crisis and get maximum points.