Villarreal out for revenge against Europa League holders Sevilla
Luciano Vietto will be hoping he can carry his fine form into Villarreal’s match with Sevilla, and the Yellow Submarines are odds-on with Coral at 19/20 to win.
Their in-form Argentine is 9/2 to break the deadlock and 6/1 to net two or more. Against Salzburg in the last round, Vietto struck twice, and is Villarreal’s top scorer in the competition with five goals in eight outings. He also scored against Sevilla in his team’s 2-1 league defeat earlier in the season. Furthermore, last time out in the league, he found the net against Celta Vigo who Villarreal inflicted a 4-1 defeat on.
Also hoping to get on the scoresheet, will be Gerard Moreno, who has four goals in the competition so far this term, and is 6/4 to net anytime, having also dispatched last time out, while Giovani Dos Santos is good value at 15/8 in the same market.
Unai Emery’s men were trailing until the final two minutes, when Denis Suarez and Carlos Bacca struck, the latter notching from the spot. Bacca is good value at 15/8 to score anytime, while his teammate has 5/1 odds in the anytime market.
The head-to-head formbook looks promising for Sevilla, who have won two out of the last three against their hosts, and having lifted the Europa League trophy last season, they are unlikely to give it up without a fight.
Villarreal coach Marcelino Toral faces his former club, having been in charge of the Southern Spain side in 2011/12 before being dismissed: “I am very grateful to Sevilla for giving me the opportunity to coach this great club,” he said.
“Sometimes things don’t go as you’d like, as with everything in life. You can suffer, but you always need to look forward.
“It hurt me at the time of the dismissal. Then, the immediate response was frustration.
“From then you analyse the situation and try to find out what went wrong and not to repeat it.”