Espanyol vs Villarreal is one of the three matches of the return of the second round of the Cup of the King scheduled for Thursday: the probable lineups, things to know and predictions.
Free Betting Tips Espanyol vs Villarreal
The first leg is over 2-2, a favorable result for Espanyol that would qualify for the quarter finals even in the case of a 0-0 or 1-1 draw. Yet against this Villarreal in great difficulty for Espanyol there is a chance to win and close the accounts without having to wait until the ninetieth minute.
Despite the change of coach and the arrival of Luis García the situation for Villarreal has not improved, the team is penultimate in the standings and must think to save in the Liga, the King’s Cup would risk becoming only a dangerous distraction. In view of the next fundamental league match against Athletic Bilbao, usually holders like Sergio Asenjo, Mario Gaspar, Vicente Iborra, Pablo Fornals, Santi Cazorla, Samu Chukweze and Gerard Moreno should rest. The coach should give space to players so far less employed as Andrés Fernandez, Miguelón, Funes Mori, Bonera, Fuego, Trigueros, Raba and Layún. Bruno Soriano, Manu Morlanes and Víctor Ruiz will not be in the game due to injury.
The Espanyol coach will communicate the list of players called only on the same day of the match and has not given any particular information on the training that will go on the pitch. The safe absentees will be the injured Mario Hermoso, Hernán Pérez, Sergio García and Óscar Duarte but otherwise the turnover should not be excessive. The Espanyol has a more quiet classification of Villarreal and will try to pass the turn also to raise morale in a period far from brilliant in terms of performance.
Betting tips provided by expert tipsters Espanyol vs Villarreal
Espanyol should take advantage of Villarreal’s difficult period – which will include an experimental training – to win the game and qualify for the quarter-finals.
The probable formations
ESPANYOL (4-3-3): Roberto; Javi López, David López, Naldo, Pedrosa; Melendo, Víctor Sánchez, Darder; Baptistao, Piatti, Borja Iglesias.
VILLARREAL (4-2-3-1): Andrés Fernández; Miguelón, Bonera, Funes Mori, Xavier Quintillá; Fuego, Trigueros, Layún, Raba; Pedraza, Ekambi.
Betting Tips: 1
Prediction Today: Both teams to score/ no