Villarreal vs Bayern Munich. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more
Villarreal will host Bayern Munich at El Madrigal in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, first leg. The match will take place on March 07, beginning at 00:30 IST.
Parimatchnews will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.
Villarreal News & Current Form:
In the group stage, Villarreal finished second in their quartet, having Atalanta and the Young Boys below and Man Utd above.
In the six played matches, the Submariners managed to win three of them, draw once and lose twice. Moreover, they earned a place in the play-offs only in the closing round, beating the Italians 3-2 on the road.
In the 1/8 finals, the Yellows managed to sensationally defeat Juventus from Turin. In the first leg, the Spaniards drew 1-1 at home but then registered a 3-0 away win. Villarreal reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 13 years, having advanced past that stage only once, in the-05/06 season.
After beating Celta 1-0 In La Liga, today’s hosts suffered two successive defeats to Cadiz (0-1) and Levante (0-2). The Yellows are now sitting in seventh place with 45 points.
Villarreal have a very strong defence. In the league, they have conceded just 29 goals in 30 games – only Sevilla (20) and Real Madrid (26) have fewer.
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Bayern Munich News & Current Form:
Bayern have made an excellent run through the group stage, winning all six of their games against Benfica, Barcelona and Dynamo Kyiv by a combined score of 22-3.
In the first leg of the play-offs, the Munich club faced Austria’s RB Salzburg. The first game ended in a 1-1 draw, while the return leg saw the Germans demolish their opponents at home, 7-1.
More recently, the future Bundesliga champion beat Union Berlin 4-0 and Freiburg 4-1. Now the closest pursuer Borussia Dortmund are nine points behind, it is unlikely that the Bavarians will slip up and give the Bumblebees a chance.
Villarreal season form guide (all competitions): W-L-W-W-L-L
Bayern Munich season form guide (all competitions): W-D-W-D-W-W
Villarreal vs Bayern Munich Head-To-Head Record:
The two clubs played each other in the 2011/12 season in the Champions League group stage. Bayern were twice stronger, 3-1 at home and 2-0 away.
Villarreal vs Bayern Munich Predicted XI:
Villarreal possible starting lineup: Rulli; Aurier, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Pino, Parejo, Capoue, Trigueros; Danjuma, Moreno
Bayern Munich possible starting lineup: Neuer; Pavard, Sule, Upamecano, Hernandez; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Coman; Lewandowski
Statistical preview of the match Villarreal vs Bayern Munich:
- The visiting side are the top-scoring side in the competition with 30 goals in eight games while Villarreal have scored 16 goals so far.
- Only Chelsea (4) and Liverpool (5) have scored more goals from set-pieces than Villarreal in the competition (3).
- Bayern have scored in regular time in 23 consecutive UEFA Champions League away games.
- Bayern have not lost in 22 of their last 23 UEFA Champions League away games (regular time).
- Villarreal have scored in 9 of their last 10 matches at home.
- Villarreal are unbeaten at home in nine consecutive matches.
- Bayern have scored less than 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 away games.
- Villarreal have scored less than 2.5 goals (regular time) at home in four consecutive UEFA Champions League games.
What has been said before the match:
Villarreal vs Bayern Munich Prediction:
Unai Emery certainly deserves respect. Under his leadership, Villarreal have managed to claw their way through to the quarter-finals in previous stages of the Champions League. This time, however, they are unlikely to pull off a sensation. Bayern are the tournament favourites. They are terrific performers and have huge resources, and because of that they crush everybody. The visitors will surely come away with a blowout win.
Parimatch News staff prediction:
We say: Asian handicap (-1) on Bayern.