Head to head
There’s an important match in La Liga this Sunday evening as Villarreal play host to Deportivo La Coruna. Read the match predictions to find out why a home win is the betting tip at Estadio de la Cerámica. The Yellow Submarine is targeting European qualification while Deportivo must win to be sure of avoiding relegation.
Villarreal vs Deportivo La Coruna Preview
Villarreal have been bolstered by the return to fitness of Victor Ruiz who is expected to replace Alvaro Gonzalez at centre-back. Bruno Soriano and Jonathan dos Santos are doubtful, so Rodri and Samu Castillejo are on standby to replace them in midfield. Sergio Asenjo and Denis Cheryshev are out injured for the hosts. Nicola Sansone needs one more goal to reach double-figures and could be given the nod ahead of Roberto Soldado alongside Cedric Bakambu in attack.
Deportivo were dealt a blow when Luisinho broke down in training through the week. He joins Joselu in the treatment room while this match will come too soon for Pedro Mosquera who is back in training. Centre-back Sidnei is doubtful, so Raul Albentosa will come straight back into the picture after serving a suspension. Back the Villarreal win at William Hill
Team Predictions Villarreal vs Deportivo La Coruna
Villarreal 4-4-2 formation: Fernandez; Costa, Musacchio, Ruiz, Mario; Soriano, Rodri, Trigueros, Dos Santos; Bakambu, Sansone
Deportivo 4-2-3-1 formation: Lux; Navarro, Albentosa, Arribas, Juanfran; Borges, Santos; John, Colak, Gil; Andone
Villarreal vs Deportivo La Coruna Betting Tips
- Villarreal have won 6 drawn 0 and lost 4 of their last 10 matches
- Deportivo have won 2 drawn 2 and lost 6 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Villarreal have scored an average of 1.5 goals and conceded an average of 1.3 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Deportivo have scored an average of 1.1 goals and conceded an average of 2.0 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Villarreal’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Deportivo’s previous 10 matches Back Over 2.5 Goals at Unibet
Villarreal vs Deportivo La Coruna Prediction
Villarreal are among a group of teams jostling for qualification to the Europa League and will be keen to make use of their home advantage here. Manager Fran Escriba will be asking his players to forget the 4-1 loss to Barcelona and focus on the positives. The hosts have won four of their last five home games and look a tough nut to crack on their own turf.
Deportivo can ensure their La Liga survival with a victory here but may not even need to win, should Sporting Gijon suffer defeat way to Eibar. Deportivo come into this game in bad form, with no win in their last four outings. The visitors have won just once in eighteen league games on the road, which does not bode well ahead of this encounter.
Villarreal have been finding the net well and have scored at least twice in their last six home matches in La Liga. Conversely, Deportivo have shipped at least two goals in each of their last three games. I can only see this ending one way and Villarreal are a confident tip to get the win.
Free Betting Tips
VILLARREAL at 4/7 with William Hill
OVER 2.5 GOALS at 9/13 with Unibet
Correct Score Prediction
VILLARREAL 3-1 at 12/1 with BetVictor