Valencia beat Villarreal on the road with the score 3:1 in the first match of the quarterfinals of the LE. Will the "Bats" to keep the advantage at home? According to official bookmakers, the "Yellow submarine" has virtually no chance of success. That's just is it really? Let's deal.
Team Marcelino virtually guaranteed a UEFA club competition through domestic championship. It is unlikely that Valencia will be lower than the sixth position in La Liga until the end of the season. So, it's time to prove himself on the international stage. Especially when the opponent you have is not the most serious opponent.
On the road a week ago, "Bats" have already proved that they are ready to fight for the semi-finals, at least. No wonder they unrolled owners Estadio de La Aparici with the score 1:3?
Now the "Yellow submarine" is far more important to prove themselves in the domestic championship, than to continue successful performances in the European competitions. Although the prize for LE is also important for the wards of Javier Kalihi. But it's better to maintain residence in the top division of Spain, than to try to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League. So goals for April and may for the modest club is obvious. And Villarreal just may not have enough potential and depth to confidently act on several fronts at once.
The last time Villarreal beat Valencia on the road the twenty-third of December 2017. With the score 0:1. And then in the first round La Liga, this match solved nothing. Now everything is obviously going to be different. So our forecast – P1. No options for guests.