Soccer predictions today for Espanyol – Villareal

Espanyol hosts Villarreal in a fixture from the 1/8-finals of the Spanish Copa del Rey. This is a second leg between these two teams. In the first leg these two sides ended 2-2 at the Estadio de la Ceramica in Villarreal. Let’s examine it in our vip soccer predictions today.

The 2-2 draw in the first game gives Espanyol some advantage before the rematch. The Catalans had a clear lead of two goals in Villarreal, thanks to the strikes of Sergi Darder and Alejandro Lopez. But even being 0-2 in the result, the Yellow Submarine found some strenght to equalize. This happened with goals from Toko Ekambi and Carlos Bacca. These two goals kept Villarreal’s chances of progression.

In La Liga this is a very difficult season for Villarreal so far. Right now the team is in the relegation zone of the league, being 19th with just 17 points won so far. The Yellow Submarine have a record of 3 wins, 8 draws and 8 defeats – very poor as you can see. In their last five games Villarreal are without a win – three draws and two defeats.

The team’s last fixture was also unsuccessful. Luis Garcia’s boys suffered a 1-2 loss at home against Getafe. Getafe’s Leandro Cabrera scored himself an own goal, but Getafe clinched the win with goals from Jorge Molina and Angel.

Meanwhile Espanyol are in the middle of the table in La Liga. Los Pericos are currently 10th in the standings with 24 points. Their record shows 7 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. In their last five games Espanyol won once – against Leganes, but also suffered four defeats. This tells us that right now Espanyol are not in their best shape.

These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Copa del Rey clash between Espanyol and Villarreal.