Spain: La Liga – matchday 35.
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
While Barcelona and Real are picking a fight for champions’ title such teams as Villarreal and Sporting de Gijon are doing all to achieve their own aims this season. Villarreal is fighting for a place in the Europa League zone being under the pressure of Real Sociedad and Atletico. Sporting is just fighting for survival: the club needs immediate winnings or it will for sure say goodbye to Spanish most prominent football clubs.
Fran Escriba is working as a head coach with Villarreal only for one season but he had managed to create very interesting game manner that is built on confident defense and stable attack line. The main guarantee of Villarreal is the stability of this team: the leaders can always be substituted and Villarreal knows how to play with the grands of Spanish football. During the last round the team won over Leganes (2:1) and now takes the 5th line at the tournament bracket. There are no chances for the club to climb higher. The main tasks of the club at the end of this season are to defend their 5th line and to gain the berth to the Europa League group stage.
Ordinary football club from Spain completely accords with its possibilities and is dreaming only about keeping its place among the grand football clubs. Sporting takes the 18th line at the tournament bracket and it needs one point to reach saving 17th line. The difference is not so great but the football club has to work hard in order to have the jump of its opponents and win the battle for survival. The squad of the team is rather simple and only Croatian forward Duje Čop can attract attention but he doesn’t belong to the Spanish club.
To tell the truth the chances of Sporting to gain even 1 point are extremely low as Villarreal is motivated to end this season perfectly and also it is so good during home matches. The hosts are obvious favorites.
Our tip: Villarreal to win - odds 1,46
Last matches of Villarreal were very bright and Sporting is going to risk it all and to solve the problem of staying in La Liga. We are going to enjoy an interesting game.
Our tip: Total over (2,5) goals – odds 1,61