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Villarreal VS Maccabi TA

Villarreal and Maccabi Tel Aviv face at Camp El Madrigal, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). In this match the home advantage may play an important role, as both teams present significant differences between home and away performances.

Analysis of Villarreal

After 3 wins and 2 draws, the home team is currently in the 1st position, with 11 points won. In the last match, they have won (2‑3) in an away match against Astana, after in the previous round they have won (0‑2) in an away match against Slavia Praha. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 35 goals scored and 12 conceded. They come to this match after a away loss against Leganés by (3‑1). Villarreal has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1 of the last 10 home matches.

In this competition, they haven’t lost any of the last 5 matches. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have only turned the score around in 1.

Villarreal comes unmotivated for this match after having added a defeat against Leganés, by 3-1, adding the second consecutive defeat in the Spanish championship. It’s important to remember the home team is already qualified for the next stage of the Europa League. In this match, the coach Javier Calleja must play in 4-4-2, benefiting from ball possession and take advantage of the organized attacks, exploiting the opponent’s weaknesses. Cédric Bakambu is the most dangerous player of this team, having already scored 3 goals in this competition. For this match, the coach won’t count on the injured Castillejo, Semedo, Cheryshev, Sansone and Fernandez.

Confirmed Lineup: M. Barbosa, Genís Montolio, A. Rukavina, Pau Torres, Adrián Marín, Mario González, Manu Morlanes, R. Soriano, Chuca, R. Guerra, Darío Poveda.
Coach: Javi Calleja.

Analysis of Maccabi Tel Aviv

The away team is currently in the 4th position, with 1 point won, after 1 draw and 4 losses. In the penultimate round, they have lost a home match against Astana by (0‑1). In the last round, they have lost a home match against Slavia Praha by (0‑2). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 11 conceded. In their last match, for the Ligat ha'Al, they got a home tie against Ashdod by (1‑1). In the last 6 UEFA Europa League away matches Maccabi Tel Aviv has a record of 4 wins and 2 losses. In 13 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 6 times and have only turned the score around in 1.

Maccabi Tel Aviv comes for this match after a 1-1 draw against Ashdod, adding the third followed match without winning in several competitions. Note that the Israelis are far from the next stage of the Europa League. In this match against Villarreal, an opponent with an excellent squad, the coach Jordi Cruijff should opt for a very defensive strategy, exploring only the space on the opponent's back; however, in some moments of the match he must bet everything on the attack. Omer Atzili is the great highlight of the visiting team, a very powerful and excellent player in finishing. Apparently, there are no weight absences for this match.

Confirmed Lineup: P. Rajković, J. Babin, Y. Shpungin, E. Tibi, O. Davidzada, A. Rikan, D. Micha, D. Peretz, E. Golasa, N. Blackman, A. Schoenfeld.

Betting suggestion:

The most likely scenario for this match will be the existence of several goals. We believe that Villarreal will dominate much of the match and enjoy the best chances of goals; however, the quick transitions of Maccabi Tel Aviv can create serious difficulties for the home team. On the other hand, the Spaniards present some quality difference between the offensive and the defensive sector, being likely to suffer and score a few goals. So, we believe that risking in favor of goals in this match is full of value.
NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.

Match Odds 123 Place your bet
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2%
Villarreal 92%
The Draw 6%
Over/Under 2.5 goals 38 Place your bet
Over 2.5 Goals 63%
Under 2.5 Goals 37%
Half Time 12 Place your bet
The Draw 4%
Villarreal 88%
Maccabi Tel Aviv 8%
Over/Under 1.5 Goals 24 Place your bet
Over 1.5 Goals 100%
Under 1.5 Goals 0% 4.5
Over/Under 3.5 Goals 10 Place your bet
Over 3.5 Goals 50%
Under 3.5 Goals 50%
Over/Under 4.5 Goals 2 Place your bet
Over 4.5 Goals 50%
Under 4.5 Goals 50%
Over/Under 0.5 Goals 7 Place your bet
Under 0.5 Goals 0% 14.3
Over 0.5 Goals 100%
Over/Under 6.5 Goals 1 Place your bet
Over 6.5 Goals 0% 40
Under 6.5 Goals 100%
Both teams to Score? 18 Place your bet
Yes 33%
No 67%
Half With Most Goals 1 Place your bet
Tie 0% 3.75
2nd Half 100%
1st Half 0% 3.05
First Half Goals 1.5 7 Place your bet
Under 1.5 Goals 43%
Over 1.5 Goals 57%
First Half Goals 12 Place your bet
Over 0.5 Goals 92%
Under 0.5 Goals 8%
Note: On the graphics, the lay Tips were converted to Back on the other choices of that market.


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UEFA Europa League - 2017/2018

  • 100% 473 / 473 Games

  • Home team wins 47.78%
  • Draws 23.26%
  • Away team wins 28.96%
  • Over 1.5 73.15%
  • Over 2.5 46.72%
  • Over 3.5 25.58%
  • Goals 1214
  • Goals /match 2.57
  • Goals /match home 1.5
  • Goals /match away 1.07
  • Both teams score 45.24%
  • Goals after 80' 16.06%
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