Betting on the ‘new fact’, Villarreal decides on Thursday, December 13, their survival in the Europa League version 2018/2019. At the La Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, they will host Russia’s Spartak Moscow in a sixth-round matchup for the group stage. The game has kick-off scheduled for 15:55 (Brasília time).The G key is the most tossed of the tournament. All four teams have a chance of getting the two places to step two of the competition. The lead is split between the Spaniards and Rapid Vienna with seven points. Third is the Rangers with six. The Russians, with five, hold the flashlight. At the same time, the Austrians face the Scots in Vienna.
A draw is enough for the Yellow Submarine to reach its place in the second round of the Europa League. It would not exactly be a novelty, in the first five rounds, Villarreal collected four equalities and a victory. However, to ensure top of the group standings, you must win.To get the classification, the team will have a new command. Coach Luis Garcia was announced as coach of the team for the remainder of the season. He returns to Villarreal after working for the club in the 2005/2006 season. He has toured China and the United Arab Emirates and, in Spain, led Levante and Getafe.Occupy the vacancy that was opened with the resignation of Javier Calleja. He was dismissed after Villarreal lost home Saturday, December 8, to Celta, 3-2, in play for the fifteenth round of the Spanish Championship.The result left the team at the edge of the relegation zone. With 14 points (three wins, five draws and seven losses), the Yellow Submarine is in seventeenth place. The score is the same as Athletic Bilbao, eighteenth placed, which opens the sticking region and is only behind because of disadvantage in the tiebreaker criteria.No time to train, Luis Garcia will have to manage some injury problems for Thursday’s match. The goalkeeper Mariano Barbosa is in the infirmary; or defender Juan Llambrich; and midfielder Manuel Ibarra.
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Although he is in the last position of the key, Spartak Moscow depends only on his result to survive in the dispute of the Europa League. It has to win in Villarreal. That will win second place in Group G no matter what happens in the duel involving Rapid Vienna and Rangers.His result in the match on Saturday, December 8, for the seventeenth round of the Russian Championship was able to cheer the fans. Playing as a visitor, the team scored 3-0 at Anzhi reaching 28 points (eight wins, four draws and five losses) in the tournament. It’s in fourth place. They are six fewer than Zenit Petersburg, leader.Spartak, however, has a lot of medical problems for Thursday’s showdown. The goalkeeper Artem Rebrov is in the process of injury treatment; defenders Salvatore Bocchetti and Andrey Eshchenko; and midfielders Roman Eremenko, Fernando, Samuel Gigot and Roman Zobnin.
Football Prediction of the Day Villarreal vs Spartak Moscow
The tie, 3 to 3, between the teams in the match of the first round of the Europa League edition 2018/2019 was the third meeting between them. Before, they made two friendlies in 2004. The first one was defeated by Villarreal by 1 to 0. The second was in equality by 2 to 2.
More than the motivation to have a new coach in charge, Villarreal, in addition to the advantage of playing at home, has the possibility of waiting for Spartak Moscow to advance to exploit the counterattacks. This scenario, but sooner or later, should be configured given the need for the Russians to win, which may leave the visitors’ defense exposed. Thus, the prognosis in the victory of the Spaniards ends up being the best option.
Bet Tips: Villarreal wins