Valencia vs Villarreal: prediction, preview, team news / Club Friendlies 2021

Valencia and Villarreal will meet for a friendly game at the Oliva Nova Beach and Golf Resort on Friday. This will be the teams first exhibition match for the summer and this will be first friendly prior to the 2021-22 season.

Valencia last played back in May in a 0-0 draw against Huesca. Jose Bordalas will look to get his managerial stint with the club off to a strong start against Villarreal on Friday.

Villarreal will be in high-spirits ahead of the 2021-22 season. Unai Emery’s side will be going into the game off the back of their UEFA Europa League victory against Manchester United back in May.

Valencia vs Villarreal predictions:

  • Valencia have lost three of 12 home games.
  • Atletico Madrid and Sevilla have won here since November.
  • Villarreal are winless in seven league games.
  • Villarreal had won three of the last four matches.

Valencia have a slight advantage based on the recent head-to-head record between the two sides. Los Murcielagos have won three of their last five league meetings, with Villarreal winning two.

Four of the previous five meetings ended with the exact same 2:1 score. Valencia is on a run of five straight victories.

Unai Emery’s side came away as 2-1 winners the last time these sides met. Late goals from Goncalo Guedes and Carlos Soler were enough to secure all three points after Gerard Moreno gave Villarreal the lead in the first half.

Valencia have had a poor season, but they have a great opportunity to produce a result on Friday night.

Valencia have won back-to-back home games to nil, while they’ve lost only three of 12 home games this term. Since the start of November, only Atletico Madrid and Sevilla have won here.

On the other side, Villarreal have failed to win their last seven league games. The visitors have failed to win nine of their 12 away games this season.

With the quality available on both sides, this game is sure to be an exciting one.

We predict both teams will score goals in a well-contested draw.

Our prediction: Draw @ 3.54

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