Villarreal – Real Betis
Villarreal is not having a good season so far. Right now the Yellow Submarine is 16th in the current standings, being just one point above the relegation zone. Villarreal is an ambitious club, so this position in the league is not acceptable for them. The head coach Javi Calleja must find a way to change the team’s results because right now they are not good.
In their last five games, Villarreal is without a win – three draws and two losses. They won points against Atletico Madrid, Levante and Rayo Vallecano, but suffered defeats against Espanyol and Deportivo Alaves.
In the previous round, the Yellow Submarine made a 2-2 draw during the visit to Rayo Vallecano. Samuel Chukwuese and Nicola Sansone scored for Javi Calleja’s team at the Vallecas.
Real Betis are in a really high spirit right now after winning against Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the previous round. It was a dramatic day in the Catalan capital in which Betis prevailed with a 4-3 win. Junior Firpo, Joaquin, Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Canales scored for the Andalusians. Leo Messi scored a brace for Barca, but it was not enough for the Catalans.
Right now Betis are 12th in the standings with 16 points. Their record shows 4 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses – a perfect balance. Before winning at the Camp Nou, Real Betis were in a long run without a win in the league.