Villarreal VS FC Astana ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Villarreal vs FC Astana
Villarreal and Astana measure their strength at Camp El Madrigal in a meeting for the Europa League (Group Stage). These teams have only met twice recently: on 28-08-2014, ending Villarreal’s (4-0) win, and on 21-08-2014, ending Villarreal’s (0-3) win. In this match the home factor could play an important role, since Villarreal has significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Villarreal Team News
The home team had direct access to this group stage so they will play their first match in this competition. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when playing in front of their fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 6 victories and 9 defeats as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 19 goals conceded, against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at home with 26 goals scored and 20 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Betis by (3-1). Villarreal won 7, drew 1 and lost 2 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of his last 10 matches. There is a tendency for goals in their home games, as 26 of their last 27 matches have ended with over 1.5 goals.
Villarreal vs FC Astana Stats
Villarreal’s team come to this game with a 3-1 victory over Real Betis, adding to their first win of the season: goals were scored by Enes Unal, Castillejo and Bacca. In this first game in the group stage, coach Fran Escribá should align on the usual tactical system, namely, 4-4-2, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the sidelines: Manu Trigueros is one of the most important players of Villarreal since he is one of the main organizers of the offensive process. It seems that the coach can not count on Adrian Marin, Andrés Fernandez and Sergio Asensio, players who recover from injury.
FC Astana Team News
The visiting team makes its debut in this edition of the competition, since they did not have to play any of the qualifiers prior to this group stage. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 13 wins and 2 draws in his stadium. The team arrives in this match after a home win with Atyrau by (7-0). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Astana has won 6, drawn 1 and lost 3. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games. In the last 7 away games for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: he suffered 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (76′-90 ‘) and 3 of his 8 between (31′-45’).
The Astana team comes to this game with a quiet victory over Atyrau, 7-0, in a game for the Kazakhstan Championship. It is worth recalling that visitors arrive at this competition after being eliminated in the playoffs of the League of Campões. In this game it is expected that coach Stanimir Stoilov will line up in the usual 4-3-3 with Kabananga being the most offensive reference of the team: this player is the great highlight of the Kazakh team, being this very fast and excellent player in the finals. For this game the coach can count on all his collective.