Welcome to our preview of the Espanyol vs Villareal La Liga match. Villareal are just four points of securing a Champions League spot next season, so they will be motivated to do well. Espanyol on the other hand are 8 points adrift of sixth place and 11 clear of the relegation zone. But with 14 matches yet to be played, Espanyol will still harbor some hope of snatching a place that will ensure European football next season.

Recent Form

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Villareal LLWLW
As we can see both teams have won 2 of their last six matches. Espanyol has a slight edge as they also drew one of the remaining games.

Previous Meetings

This fixture has been played 13 times and has resulted in three Espanyol victories, seven draws and three Villareal victories. Here are the resent results of this fixture:

06/11/11 PRD Espanyol 0 – 0 Villarreal
30/01/11 PRD Espanyol 0 – 1 Villarreal
07/03/10 PRD Espanyol 0 – 0 Villarreal
18/10/08 PRD Espanyol 0 – 0 Villarreal
05/01/08 PRD Espanyol 3 – 0 Villarreal
04/03/07 PRD Espanyol 1 – 1 Villarreal
24/09/05 PRD Espanyol 1 – 2 Villarreal
31/10/04 PRD Espanyol 0 – 0 Villarreal
14/09/03 PRD Espanyol 1 – 2 Villarreal
14/06/03 PRD Espanyol 2 – 2 Villarreal

Goals Scored

Espanyol have scored 28 Goals this season
Villareal have scored 44 Goals this season

Goals Conceded

Espanyol have conceded 30 goals this season
Villareal have conceded 29 goals this season

Top Scorers

Espanyol’s top scorers are Garcia with 10 goals, Sanchez with 4 goals and Stuani with 3 goals
Villareal’s top scorers are Uche with 12 goals, dos Santos with 9 goals and Perbet with 7 goals.

Team and Selection News

Espanyol will be without Sanchez, who has scored 4 goals for them this season and is their second highest goals scorer.
Villareal have quite a long injury list with Aquino, Asenjo, Uche, Iniguez, Torres and Cani currently sidelined. But all of their top players are fit, so they should be at near full strength.

Conclusion

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