Villarreal vs. Sevilla: Will The Yellow Submarine Put Their Champions League Heartbreak Behind Them?

May 6, 2022
Benson Chikezie

Spanish La Liga 2021/2022
Matchday 35
Estadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal

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Sevilla Sevilla

Villarreal’s Champions League fairytale came to a heartbreaking finale. They failed to capitalize on a strong first-half showing, conceding three second-half goals to lose 5-2 on aggregate to Liverpool. Next, the Yellow Submarine will host third-placed Sevilla. They find themselves in an unlikely scrap for the Europa Conference League after falling short in their last La Liga appearance against Alaves.

Sevilla are only six points above the fifth position, with a run of poor form from their rivals keeping them afloat in their Champions League quest. They remain in search of their first win at Villarreal since 2017/2018. The match will kick off by 19:45 IST on May 9 and looks to be an exciting contest between two sides in desperate need of three points.

Teams Status

Here is the latest form and team news from Villarreal and Sevilla:

Villarreal Form and Team News

Emery’s side crumbled to their first three-game losing streak across all competitions since early 2020, marking a poor run of form, albeit against one of the best sides in the world (Liverpool), and after fielding a second-string side against Alaves. Losing to Alaves struck a blow to their European qualification quest, and they will be desperate to get back to winning ways against Sevilla.

Having scored 20 first-half goals at home this season and conceded only seven, Villarreal will hope for a strong start against a team with the least number of goals conceded in the league. Arnaut Danjuma and Gerard Moreno remain their best performers in attack this season, but the former may not feature due to an injury. Other absentees include Alberto Moreno, who has a knee injury, and Yeremy Pino, with a muscle injury.

Sevilla Form and Team News

At one time this season, Sevilla were Real Madrid’s only potential rival to the La Liga crown. Their title ambitions fizzled out remarkably, as Lopetegui’s men recorded a string of draws that ensured they could never really threaten Real Madrid. Another draw against Cadiz leaves them six points ahead of Real Betis with four matches to go.

Losing as pre-match outsiders is nothing new to this Sevilla team, having lost four in four games this year. They have not won at Villarreal since the 2017/2018 season, losing twice and drawing once. Sevilla will be without Anthony Martial, Fernando Reges, Suso, and Karim Rekik for the trip to Villarreal due to injuries.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Villarreal’s home form counts for much, and they are favorites to win this fixture ahead of their opponents. On the sportsbook at, Villarreal to win is placed at 2.40 odds. The odds for a home win are at 2.35 and 2.402 on the Parimatch and Paripesa sportsbooks, respectively.

A full-time draw is a likely outcome placed at 3.35, 3.40, and 3.48 odds on all three respective sportsbooks, while the odds for the visitors, Sevilla, to win are at 3.15, 3.10, and 3.195, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Both teams have an even head-to-head record, with three wins each and four draws in their last ten meetings. Before losing to Liverpool in midweek, Villarreal were unbeaten in twelve straight home matches across all competitions. Sevilla have failed to win in their last three visits to Villarreal, losing twice and drawing once while conceding nine goals and scoring only two. Here are our thoughts on this fixture:

Tip: Over 1.5 Goals @ 1.31

Apart from a few goalless draws (2), this fixture has produced at least two goals seven times in the last ten encounters. Either team will look to win outrightly, although a draw result will be good enough for Sevilla. We expect more than one goal in this fixture, and the outcome is available on the sportsbook at 1.31 odds.

Tip: Villarreal to Win Either Half @ 1.74

The Yellow Submarine may have fallen to three straight losses, but their loss at home to Liverpool was the first in thirteen straight outings. They may start slowly due to their exertions in midweek, but they can rise to the occasion as they did in the first half on Tuesday and come out on top in either half. Villarreal to win either half is available on the Melbet sportsbook at 1.74 odds.


Villarreal had a good run in the Champions League but lost to a better side and now turn their attention to La Liga, where they look to secure a Europa Conference League berth. Sevilla are only six points above Real Betis in fifth, and losing more points may be bad for Julen Lopetegui’s charges. We expect an eventful game at the Estadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal.

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