Athletic vs Villarreal | LaLiga 22-23 | Matchday 12
These two teams have managed to keep us on our toes with every game they play. What they have in their hands -or feet- is great, the soccer shows they are putting on this LaLiga season let us know that this Athletic vs Villarreal will be a real blast. They have managed to stay on top of the table, knowing that they can give more and achieve more, the dream of competing again in Champions League is not so far from the reach of what they can achieve but they must give 100 in every step. It is not easy, the competition is tight but this makes it even more exciting.
These are not any two teams, Athletic vs Villarreal will be a luxury match.
Athletic has started a journey of full steam ahead and wants to sign success this season!
Missing out on the Champions League last season, where they played and came close, has left them with a bitterness that they are ready to shake off. They know they can give more and achieve more and that is what they are doing. They are off to a very good start this season in LaLiga, where by their sixth matchday they had four wins, a draw and just one defeat in their pockets.
They have shown themselves to be firm in each matchday played, a defense that has managed to restrain the attack of the opponents. They conceded just four goals in the sixth matchday and managed to concede twelve shots in the opposing goal, which allowed them to have a goal difference of eight goals in favor by that time. These figures kept them well placed to close before the September break, they can breathe easy and prepare for what is to come, which will not be easy, especially the incoming Athletic vs Villarreal.
For Villarreal it is not an impossible dream to repeat to be in the top, they are achieving it.
Villarreal closed last season in seventh place in the LaLiga table. It was a good finish, but not good enough and this season they are going for more. They have started with everything, the first matches were the reflection of that, two consecutive victories and a draw would springboard them to battle at the top. In their sixth matchday they had found the brake to their good run, Betis, who are fighting for the first three positions, beat them with the minimum score 1 – 0. It was followed by a draw against a Sevilla team that has risen from the dead and is starting to put up a fight.
The groguets are a solid squad that has one of the best defensive squads currently in LaLiga. However, they have some important absentees in the squad that can make a difference in the club’s performance in upcoming matches. Such is the case of Gerard Moreno, the striker has a hamstring injury that has him out of the field until early October, it is expected that for this date he will be in optimal conditions to play the match.
What can we anticipate with the previous matches played between Athletic vs Villarreal?
Athletic vs Villarreal had a date not so long ago in the last LaLiga season. On October 23, 2021 it was a narrow win for Athletic 2 – 1 Villarreal, with goals from Raul Garcia Escudero and Iker Muniain for the lions and Francis Coquelin for the submarines. The next match was a 1-1 draw with goals from Raul Garcia Escudero and Alfonso Pedraza.
In general, Villarreal tends to have fewer shots on goal, however, these tend to be more accurate and in a large percentage end in goal. Villarreal’s players are also more accurate in the passes they generate.
Predictions for Athletic vs Villarreal on October 30
This match may surprise us, however we have a possible course. CXSports’ final prediction for this Athletic vs Villarreal is a 1-1 draw or scoreless scores. Do you agree? Press the betting button and tell us your result.