One of the Spanish clubs in the semi-final LE. But who will it be: Villarreal or Valencia? Official bookmakers believe that a small majority should win "Bats". But is it too soon to bury the "Yellow submarine"? Let's deal.
"Yellow submarine", which until recently was in a deep crisis and the relegation zone in the domestic League, gradually recovering from the problems. Two wins in a row (over Levante on the road and over Rayo Vallecano at home) allowed her to climb to sixteenth place in the standings of La Liga. And, if desired, and a little luck Villarreal can climb even higher.
Surprisingly, given the failure in the League, the team under the leadership of Javier Kalihi almost perfect acts LE. In the group stage she took first place in group C rapid Wien, Rangers and Spartak Moscow. And in rounds of the playoffs from this the Spanish team suffered sporting and Zenit. And both contenders Villarreal almost did not leave any chances. Now, the team will meet with their old friends.
The fourth team of Spain at the end of last championship in the current season is a little worse. While in La Liga Valencia are unbeaten in ten matches, that is, from the fifth of January. In such hands, "Bats", can still rise higher. For the medals they have are unlikely to fight, but on the fourth position them to rise again.
In the 1/16 LE Valencia "one-gate" made the Celtic. And at the last stage of the playoffs the Spanish club in a bitter struggle lost Krasnodar. It's time to prepare for the next victory?
In this season of La Liga in September last year, the team played a draw (0:0), and at the end of January 2019th Valencia confidently defeated the "Yellow submarine" at home. Therefore, our prediction for the first match – away win or draw. Still Valencia looks a bit more confident.