16:55 GMT 20 September 2018
The Villarreal vs. Rangers match will be played on Thursday, September 20, at the Ceramica Stadium, Villarreal. This is the first round match of Europa League group G. Apart from Villarreal and Rangers, this group consists of Spartak Moscow and Rapid Vienna.
These teams met twice before and both matches ended in a draw. During Champions League 2005/06 season Villarreal eliminated Glasgow Rangers by scoring two away goals, while Rangers scored only one.
Villarreal board is unhappy with the start of the season. They won only four points in the first four matches and Villarreal is currently 14th in the league. Spanish team is a strong favorite to top their Europa League group and the first match is crucial for their ambitions. They defeated Leganes on the road in the previous league match and the bad period is probably behind them. With that injection of self confidence, Villarreal will attack Rangers from the first minute of the game.
Latest matches: Villarreal CF
|16.09.2018||LaLi||CD Leganes||Villarreal CF||0:1||W|
|31.08.2018||LaLi||Villarreal CF||Girona FC||0:1||L|
|26.08.2018||LaLi||Sevilla FC||Villarreal CF||0:0||D|
|18.08.2018||LaLi||Villarreal CF||Real Sociedad||1:2||L|
|11.08.2018||Club||Werder Bremen||Villarreal CF||2:3||W|
Rangers didn't have a great start in domestic league either. They were defeated in the derby against Celtic, which is the 15th time in the row they failed to beat them. This is the first time since 2011 they are in a group phase of some European competition and they will do everything in their power to perform the best they possibly can. The first match is very important and Rangers would be delighted with a draw.
Latest matches: Rangers FC
|15.09.2018||Prem||Rangers FC||FC Dundee||4:0||W|
|02.09.2018||Prem||Celtic FC||Rangers FC||1:0||L|
|30.08.2018||UEFA||FC Ufa||Rangers FC||1:1||D|
|26.08.2018||Prem||Motherwell FC||Rangers FC||3:3||D|
|23.08.2018||UEFA||Rangers FC||FC Ufa||1:0||W|
Villarreal is the favorite to win the upcoming game. We shouldn't see more than 2.5 goals in this match.
20 September 2018 - 16:55 GMT
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