Zenit St Petersburg
20:00 GMT 14 March 2019
The Villarreal vs. Zenit match will be played on Thursday, March 14, at the Ceramica Stadium, Villarreal. This the second leg of Europa League best of 16 phase. In the first leg played in St. Petersburg, Villarreal celebrated a 3:1 victory.
These teams played three head to head matches so far. In 2008, they met in Europa League as well and both teams recorded a home victory. In St. Petersburg the result was 1:0, while in Villarreal, the result was 2:1.
After a victory against Levante, Villarreal finally climbed up the table and exited relegation zone, for the first time after two months. In 27 matches, they celebrated only five wins in La Liga, which is their worst score in the last decade. However, they performed much better in Europa League - they eliminated Sporting Lisbon in the previous round and they are almost in quarterfinals, after a great win in Russia against Zenit. It is hard to expect that Villarreal might lose this huge advantage, but we had seen similar situations in this season, so they will have to be extra careful.
Latest matches: Villarreal CF
|10.03.2019||LaLi||Levante UD||Villarreal CF||0:2||W|
|07.03.2019||UEFA||Zenit St Petersburg||Villarreal CF||1:3||W|
|02.03.2019||LaLi||Villarreal CF||CD Alaves||1:2||L|
|24.02.2019||LaLi||Atletico Madrid||Villarreal CF||2:0||L|
|21.02.2019||UEFA||Villarreal CF||Sporting CP||1:1||D|
After 19 matches in Russian Premier League, Zenit is first on the table with five-point advantage over Krasnodar. They had big ambitions in Europa League as well, but Villarreal was too good for them in the first match. Zenit won't fly a white flag in Villarreal, and they hope for a miracle. We'll see if it happens or not.
Latest matches: Zenit St Petersburg
|10.03.2019||Prem||Zenit St Petersburg||FC Ufa||2:1||W|
|07.03.2019||UEFA||Zenit St Petersburg||Villarreal CF||1:3||L|
|02.03.2019||Prem||FC Ural Yekaterinburg||Zenit St Petersburg||0:1||W|
|21.02.2019||UEFA||Zenit St Petersburg||Fenerbahce||3:1||W|
|12.02.2019||UEFA||Fenerbahce||Zenit St Petersburg||1:0||L|
Villarreal is a favorite to win this match as well. We believe that we will see over 2.5 goals.
14 March 2019 - 20:00 GMT
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