Villarreal – Deportivo La Coruna
Villarreal hosts Deportivo La Coruna in a game from the 18th round of the Spanish La Liga.
Villarreal are currently 6th in the La Liga standings with 27 points and a record of 8 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats. Their main goal this season is at least a qualification for Europa League, so they are moving pretty well so far. But in same time the Yellow Submarine is just three points above the 7th Eibar, so they still have a lot of work to do, if they want to lock their European qualification.
In their last five matches Villarreal suffered three defeats and enjoyed two wins. But here’s the moment to say that these wins were consecutive and they are in a positive run at the moment. The Yellow Submarine beat Celta and Valencia, which is telling us that they are right again entering a solid form.
For Deportivo La Coruna it’s much of a different picture. The club from Estadio Riazor is locked in a tough battle against relegation. Depor are currently 18th in La Liga, having won just 15 points since the start of the season. Their record in the league is 4 wins, 3 draws and 10 defeats. In their last five matches Deportivo lost three times and won just once – against Leganes at home.
We have the feeling that Villarreal are entering a good moment for them this season. In their last two matches they have beat really solid opponents, so this makes us think that they are an enormous favourites against Deportivo. Especially at home ground.
Meanwhile Deportivo do not have any other option, but to step up with their performance and start winning points on more regular basis. If they don’t do it, then it won’t be surprising to see them heading back to Segunda.