Villarreal vs Valencia Prediction: Lineup, Odds & HEAD-TO-HEAD

La Liga heats up on March 17th with a fierce local derby as Villarreal vs Valencia CF to the Estadio de la Cerámica. This clash…

Villarreal vs Valencia

La Liga heats up on March 17th with a fierce local derby as Villarreal vs Valencia CF to the Estadio de la Cerámica. This clash promises high intensity and bragging rights for the Valencian community.

Match Details

  • Competition: La Liga – Round 29
  • Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024
  • Time: 15:15 UTC (2:15 PM GMT, 9:15 AM PST)
  • Venue: Estadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal, Spain
  • Teams:
    • Villarreal CF: Currently ranked 6th in La Liga
    • Valencia CF: Currently ranked 16th in La Liga (relegation zone)

Prediction:

This local derby is difficult to predict. Villarreal, playing at home and fighting for European spots, is the favorite. However, Valencia’s fight for survival adds an element of unpredictability. A narrow win for Villarreal or a determined fightback by Valencia resulting in a draw are both possibilities.

Lineups (Predicted):

Villarreal (4-3-3):

  • Goalkeeper: Rulli
  • Defenders: Foyth, Torres, Albiol, Pedraza
  • Midfielders: Parejo, Capoue, Trigueros
  • Forwards: Moreno, Danjuma, Yeremy Pino
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Valencia (4-4-2):

  • Goalkeeper: Mamardashvili
  • Defenders: Correia, Diakhaby, Paulista, Gayà
  • Midfielders: Soler, Almeida, Guedes, Musah
  • Forwards: Duro, Cavani
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Odds:

  • Villarreal Win: -170 (37.04% implied probability)
  • Draw: +320 (23.81% implied probability)
  • Valencia Win: +500 (16.67% implied probability)

The odds favor Villarreal, but Valencia shouldn’t be underestimated.

Head-to-Head (H2H): Villarreal vs Valencia

  • The H2H record is very close. Valencia has a slight historical edge with 24 wins out of 55 meetings compared to Villarreal’s 20 victories.
  • However, Villarreal has dominated recent encounters at home, winning the last 3 meetings, all by a score of 2-0.

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