Villarreal vs. Sevilla 6/22/20 La Liga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Sevilla (14-10-6) at VillarreaL (14-5-11)
La Liga Soccer: Monday, June 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm (Estadio de la Ceramica)
The Line: Villarreal +175 / Draw +230 / Sevilla +160 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Villarreal play host to Sevilla in La Liga soccer action from the Estadio de la Ceramica on Monday afternoon.
Villarreal come into this match in 7th place tied with Real Sociedad on 47 points with a record of 14 wins, 5 draws and 11 losses after a third straight 1-0 win since the restart with this one coming against Granada. In the victory over Granada, Gerard Moreno gave Villarreal the lead just 11 minutes into the game, and despite Granada holding a 14-5 advantage in shot attempts and a 4-1 edge in shots on goal, Moreno’s goal would hold up as the winner at full time. Moreno leads Villarreal in scoring with 12 goals on the year while Santi Cazorla has 8 goals and a team-high 6 assists. Sergio Andres leads Villarreal in goal, conceding 1.04 goals per 90 minutes with 9 clean sheets in 27 league appearances this season.
Sevilla on the other hand, come into this match in 4th, tied with Atletico Madrid on 52 points with a record of 14 wins, 10 draws and 6 losses after a scoreless draw with Barcelona in their last match. In the draw with Barcelona, Sevilla had to survive against the league leaders, allowing Barca to rack up 63% possession in the match with Barcelona outshooting Sevilla 10-8 in terms of shots on target with each side having 4 shots on goal in the draw. Lucas Ocampos leads Sevilla in scoring with 11 goals on the year while Ever Banega has a team-high 6 assists. Tomas Vaclik is Sevilla’s #1 goaltender, conceding 0.95 goals per 90 minutes with 12 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.
You have to imagine that Sevilla has to be feeling some kind of confidence after stifling Barcelona and taking control out of their hands for the La Liga title race down the stretch. However, while Sevilla’s gone unbeaten in three matches since the restart, picking up five of nine points, Villarreal’s picked up three wins in three games since the restart and have gone unbeaten in four straight head-to-head matches with Sevilla. I’ll side with Villarreal to pick up the win on the ML and on the side I’ll sprinkle a bit on a 1-0 correct score for Villarreal which has been the score for all of their wins since the restart.