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Villarreal vs FC Astana Prediction & Betting tips
A striking match on this day of Thursday is the one held by Villarreal and Astana for the first date of the Europa League (group stage).
In my opinion, the Spanish box is a favorite because of the collective potential and offensive that has just been shown a few days ago by the local tournament. For this reason and even if the Kazakhs are combative in their actions, we advise you to play a few euros to the bet “Villarreal will score 1.5 more goals”. Remember that the hierarchy difference will at some point be noticed.
Take into account that Villarreal comes from beating 3-1 to Betis as local, getting to add their first three points in the Spanish tournament. It had previously added two consecutive defeats after falling 1-0 against Levante and 3-0 against Real Sociedad. His goal is to take advantage of the mood and win his first duel in the group.
On the other hand do not forget that the “Yellow Submarine” has interesting players in attack, despite having lost hierarchy with the departure of several important players. Bacca and Bakambu are expected to be fine when they play, and it is vital that they take advantage of the greater individual and collective hierarchy they have over their rivals.
Continuing with the analysis you must know that Astana arrives well to this duel after thrashing 7-0 to Atyrau of his local league, getting to add 5 consecutive wins and 60 points in the table. At the moment it only takes a point of distance to the escort K. Almaty, but it lacks to dispute two parties postponed by its European stage.
Finally, we will tell you that the Kazakhs have achieved acceptable results as visitors in their national tournament, registering 8 victories, 2 equalities and 2 total drops. He has won his last three league outings but lost 2 of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers (1-0 against Polish Legia and 5-0 against Scottish Celtic).
Against this backdrop I play for the bet “Villarreal will score 1.5 more goals” because of the following reasons: First because Villarreal is a well-worked team that knows what he plays despite having varied his squad. Nevertheless, the technician Fran Escribá is still present, which gives a bonus to the squad from the tactical. Second because the “Yellow Submarine” has recorded a victory in the Madrigal against Betis, being the ideal to repeat the effectiveness shown a few days ago (Colombian Bacca’s debut scorer). And third because Astana even though he is a difficult rival to overcome, had problems in his exits of phase of previous of Champions. Facing this reality and knowing that lost to Legia in Poland and against Celtic by thrashing, we believe that the Spaniards can score two goals at least in the 90 ‘minutes.
Villarreal – FC Astana head to head matches
28.08.14 EL Villarreal FC Astana 4 : 0
21.08.14 EL FC Astana Villarreal 0 : 3