|Villarreal Team News
Despite the disadvantage of 2 goals from the game of the first leg, the home team has at least the advantage of having scored 1 goal in that game. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 29 goals scored and 16 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a draw with Espanyol for (1-1). In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Villarreal have won 5, drawn 1 and lost 4. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point as they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 games but their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 5 of the last 7 games for this competition. In their home games there is a tendency for goals to be scored, as in 22 of their last 25 games there were over 1.5 goals and in 18 of the last 25 there were over 2.5 goals. In the 15 games he played, he only managed 1 turnaround in 7 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Villarreal vs Lyon Stats
Villarreal return to play at home after two consecutive away games, which should not be too pleased with the club’s performance as they have won only one win in the last five games and now have not won four games since three straight losses in this period. At least the team returned to score in the last round of the Spanish Championship – where it occupies the sixth position – when drawing away from home with Espanyol. However, their defeat in the first game of the UEFA Europa League 16-game against Lyon will be somewhat difficult to reverse, although the away goal may be important. For this duel, the coach is expected to set up the team in 4-3-1-2, with Raba standing out for the right side.
Lyon Team News
The away team have a 2-goal lead in this second-leg game but have conceded 1 home goal in the first leg. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 10 wins, 1 tie and 4 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a draw with Lille for (2-2). In the last 10 matches played for all competitions, Olympique Lyonnais won 6, drew 1 and lost 3. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point as they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 games but their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 6 of the last 7 games for this competition. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency for goals to be scored as 31 of his last 35 games have finished with over 1.5 goals and 25 of 35 have finished with over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times but managed to round the score in 2.
Lyon have made a good run this season as they are in fourth place in the French Championship, but they do not have one of their best moments, having accumulated three defeats in the last six games. In their last showdown, for the national championship, the team played a balanced game against Lille, and even having opened 0x2 in the first leg, allowed the home side to draw. His last victory was just against Villarreal, by the Europa League, where he was able to take advantage of the home factor to build a good advantage and thus to direct the qualification for the round of 16. The 4-2-3-1 should be the tactical system used in this duel, which will not have the presence of left-back Fernando Marcal, due to suspension.
Stake: 9 / 10
Date: 22-02-18 19:00
EUROPE: Europa League