VIL vs ESL Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Espanyol vs Villarreal Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Copa del Rey, Round of 16, Leg 2 of 2
When: January 18, 2019, 01:00 AM, IST
Where: Cornellà-El Prat (RCDE Stadium)
VIL vs ESL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Espanyol will be for the home comforts as they aim to secure a place in the quarterfinals of Copa del Rey when they host a struggling Villarreal in the 2nd leg at Cornellà-El Prat (RCDE Stadium), in Barcelona, on Thursday night (IST).
With six wins in the 9 home league games, Espanyol posses the 6th best home record in La Liga at this moment. And against an under-performing Villarreal side, the hosts should bury the tie in front of their own fans.
But the picture in La Liga is not as rosy as Espanyol would have hoped for at this stage in the domestic league. They may be at 10th in the table, but only five points separate them and 18th placed Rayo Vallecano.
The hosts have won just twice in the last 10 games. As a result, manager Rubi is coming under pressure of late. ANd a win in the Copa del Rey may go a long way in infusing confidence in the players.
Meanwhile, Villarreal are facing an uphill task of saving their season. This is quite an unfamiliar situation for the current breed of this club after finishing 5th in La Liga last season.
But for the club, the ghosts of the 2011-12 season are coming to haunt the club as a whole. This was the season when Villarreal were relegated, leaving the clubs shattered.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Espanyol – L L L W D L
Villarreal – W D D D D L
VIL vs ESL Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Espanyol vs Villarreal Team News:
Injured – The hosts will be without some key players in this match.
The problem starts from the back as defenders Mario Hermoso and Oscar Duarte are missing with an injury, while forwards Sergio Garcia and Hernan Perez have both been ruled out as well.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Alex Lopez scored the goal in the first leg but came off the banch in the last game in La Liga. Expect him to start this match.
Key Players – Iglesias, Darder
Injured – Villarreal have no injury concerns.
Suspended – No player is suspended.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Note: Toko Ekambi and Carlos Bacca both should start for the away side. Also, manager Luis Garcia is expected to make some changes as La Liga is certainly his biggest priority at the moment.
Key Players – Bacca, Ekambi
VIL vs ESL Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Espanyol– Roberto (GK), A. Pedrosa, O. Duarte, D. Lopez, R. Rosales, A. Lopez, P. Piatti, E. Granero, S. Darder, H. Perez, B. Iglesias
Villarreal– A. Fernandez (GK), M. Layun, D. Bonera, A. Gonzalez, J. Costa, D. Raba, M. Trigueros, S. Caseres, Alfonso, C. Bacca, K. Toko Ekambi
VIL vs ESL Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Espanyol won’t be getting an opportunity as good as this to move into the quarterfinals of Copa del Rey as Villarreal are treading on a very dangerous course.
Espanyol have a very good home record as well and we think they are more than capable of winning this tie.
A home win is our call.
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