Thursday 16 Feb

Villarreal vs AS Roma Match Preview

16 Feb 2017 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Knockout stage
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Europa League, Knockout stage

Villarreal CF

  • D
  • L
  • W
  • D
  • D

vs

Kick-off
20:05 GMT
16 February 2017

AS Roma

  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W

Kick-off
20:05 GMT 16 February 2017

The Villareal vs Roma match will be played on Thursday, February 16, at the de la Ceramica stadium, Villareal. Villareal had somewhat disappointing finish of the group phase - they were second, behind Osmanlispor. On the other hand, Roma easily won the group in which they played. This is the first leg in the first knockout round of Europa League.

STATS

  • Villareal recorded only one victory in their last 9 matches in all competitions. During that series, they scored more over 1.5 goals in a match only once.
  • On the other hand, Roma is in an excellent form currently. The Italian team won 8 out of their last 9 matches in all competitions. In addition, they scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches.

HEAD TO HEAD

The forthcoming match will be the first official game between these two teams.

VILLAREAL NEWS

Villareal is not in the best form currently. They are 6th in Spanish Primera Division, which isn't bad, but they were hoping to fight for one of the top 4 places in the league. At the moment, they are trailing by 6 points behind Atletico Madrid, but if we look at the crowd behind them, it is more likely they will fight to save their 6th position until the end of the season. Spanish clubs are always performing great in Europa League, but in this case, we think that Villareal will prioritize Primera.

Latest matches: Villarreal CF

12.02.2017 LaLi Villarreal CF Malaga CF 1:1 D
05.02.2017 LaLi Sevilla FC Villarreal CF 0:0 D
28.01.2017 LaLi Villarreal CF Granada CF 2:0 W
21.01.2017 LaLi Villarreal CF Valencia CF 0:2 L
14.01.2017 LaLi Deportivo La Coruna Villarreal CF 0:0 D

ROMA NEWS

Roma is currently 7 points behind Juventus and 2 points in front of Napoli in Serie A. The last 3 seasons in Italy were practically the same and it is unlikely Roma can do anything but to finish on the second place again. Europa League gives them a fine chance to win some silverware and they feel they can eliminate Villareal.

Latest matches: AS Roma

12.02.2017 Seri FC Crotone AS Roma 0:2 W
07.02.2017 Seri AS Roma AC Fiorentina 4:0 W
01.02.2017 Copp AS Roma AC Cesena 2:1 W
29.01.2017 Seri Sampdoria Genoa AS Roma 3:2 L
22.01.2017 Seri AS Roma Cagliari Calcio 1:0 W

SUMMING UP!

Roma is performing much better than Villareal currently and they are slight favorites in this match. However, Villareal has a quality to put up a fight against them.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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