Espanyol vs Villarreal | LaLiga 22-23 | Matchday 14
LaLiga is flying along and many teams are failing to keep up with the level demanded by Spain’s Primera División. Suddenly, we see teams that have been doing great in the past facing defeat after defeat, landing them in the bottom positions where they’re clinging with everything they have to avoid relegation. Espanyol vs Villarreal is a game where one is fighting for the top places and the other not to fall down any further. It is an arduous task for everyone, and the level is so high that it makes it tough for anyone to get a good place in the standings.
Espanyol vs Villarreal Will Be Played On Laliga Matchday 14
Will Espanyol Experience Another Relegation This Season?
In the 2019-20 season, Espanyol faced their first big downfall for the first time in a long time when they landed at the bottom of the table. They only accumulated a pitiful 25 out of a possible 114 points that season. They won only five games, drew ten, and lost 23 times. Worse, they scored only 27 goals and conceded 58 goals, leaving a goal difference of -31.
But their comeback did not take long, and by the following season they were playing again in LaLiga matches.
However, they didn’t do so great in their first season back season either. But what they achieved in comparison to their previous relegation season was enormous. Espanyol managed to rack up 42 points, win 10 games, draw 12, and get their losses down to 16. They scored 40 times, conceded 53 goals to opposing teams, and their record ended in a -13 goal difference.
With this improvement, they hoped that this season they could build on this base from the previous one and improve. However, this has not been the case.
After 7 matchdays, they had only one win and two draws, accumulating just 5 points.
The competition had just begun, but it seemed the field was already splitting into two distinct blocks, with some fighting for the top positions and others just to stay out of the relegation zone.
Espanyol vs Villarreal is an important match in which, playing at home, they should bet on victory.
The Yellow Submarines Are Looking To Take the Victory in Espanyol vs Villarreal to Move up the Standings
Villarreal has come into the competition with all the energy to win. In past seasons, they have narrowly missed the top positions that could lead them to the Champions and Europa League.
But this time, they look like they’ve got the potential to embark on the fight for them. So far, they are going for it, little by little, although the competition is not easy at all.
By matchday #7, where we could more or less visualize each club’s path, the Groguets had collected 12 points, 3 wins, 3 draws, and only one defeat. This situation kept them far away from their objectives.
Therefore, in a match like Espanyol vs Villarreal, they must go in determined to take the three points. It may seem that there is a lot of competition ahead, but at this stage, winning or not can be crucial.
Prediction fro Espanyol vs Villarreal, 2022
If we look at the trajectory of both clubs, not only so far in the 2022-23 season, but in previous seasons, we can get an idea of which team stands out above the other.
It is not a question of belittling either of them but of valuing the quality and level to the degree they deserve. The consistency of the Groguets has been superior to that of the Pericos, then and now.
Therefore, in Espanyol vs Villarreal, expect the final result to benefit the visitors. The match should end 2-1 or 3-2.
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