Villarreal vs Ponferradina predictions for this Thursday’s game in the Copa del Rey as the hosts bid to avoid a shock exit. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.
Villarreal vs Ponferradina:Villarreal to Win and Under 3.5 Match Goals
Villarreal vs Ponferradina:Villarreal 2-0
Reason For Villarreal vs Ponferradina Betting Tips
This tie is pleasantly set up for the second Leg, with the underdogs having claimed a stun 1-0 triumph in the initially meeting. Midfielder Sergio Cidoncha got a First Half goal to give Ponferradina a famous win, however the minnows still have a lot of work to do on the off chance that they are to secure a place in the last sixteen and it’s hard to see Villarreal not turning the tie around with home advantage here.
Ponferradina and Villarreal were in the same league as of late as the 2012/13 season however at the present time there is a tremendous bay in class in truth. Villarreal are playing in Europe and wanting to push for a best four complete in La Liga. Ponferradina meanwhile have hit hard circumstances and are in the relegation zone of their area of the 80 team Segunda B. They are in real danger of dropping into the Tercera Division which, to place things in some point of view, is someway beneath the level of even the National League in England.
Villarreal endured a setback at the end of the week however overall they have an exceptionally solid home record this season. They’ve won 5 of their 8 matches at the Estadio de la Cerámica and had gone 11 home games without defeat in all rivalries preceding their misfortune to Sevilla on Sunday.
Ponferradina by contrast have won only 1 of their 9 away games this term, losing 6 of them. Given the level they play at, that doesn’t exactly rouse certainty and a home triumph is just about the main way this one is probably going to go. Be that as it may, there is at least reason to figure the underdogs can hold the score down.
They will almost certainly utilize the same tactics they utilized to a shocking level of achievement in the first Leg. While Villarreal made changes, despite everything they started with attacking players like Samu Castillejo and Roberto Soriano, who feature regularly in La Liga. Be that as it may, they could discover no real way to break down an inquisitive Ponferradina formation which saw them line up adequately with three central protectors and three guarded midfielders, making it exceptionally troublesome for their more renowned adversaries to discover much space.
Playing away, they will doubtlessly run with the same approach and Villarreal may have to be patient so as to constrain a breakthrough. 9 of Ponferradina’s last 10 aggressive away games have delivered under 3.5 goals and it’s hard to see them creating their very own lot here, so going for Villarreal and Under 3.5 Goals looks a respectable wager.
Ponferradina were shock 1-0 winners in the first Leg. The main other late gatherings came in the 2012/13 season with Villarreal winning the two clashes in the Segunda Division to nil however enduring a 2-0 defeat in a home Copa del Rey game.
Villarreal versus Ponferradina Stats
Only 1 of Villarreal’s last 9 Copa del Rey home games have seen more than 3.5 goals scored (1-3 versus Barcelona in 2015). Ponferradina have just managed 4 goals in 9 away games this term in all rivalries.
Villarreal Team News
Villarreal will rotate their side regardless of the first Leg deficiency. Any semblance of Adrian Marin and Nicola Sansone should come into the eleven however striker Enes Unal, who started the first Leg, has since left the club on loan.
Ponferradina Team News
The guests will almost certainly hope to park the transport. They are probably going to use a back three again with Brazilian forward Yuri set to lead the line individually.