It's time for episode two of the Villarreal - Salzburg 16th Finals battle

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Competition: Europe Europa League
Competition: Thu 25.February
Match begins: 17:55 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio de la Cerámica (23500 seats)

The first leg ended Salzburg-Villarreal 0-2. All is set for the decider in this Europa League 16th Finals fixture!

It's no vacation for neither Villarreal nor Salzburg as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

It's quite the trip for Salzburg when visiting Villarreal as the cities are 1900 kilometers apart.

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Villarreal form and stats

Villarreal participated in Europa League the last season, where they reached the quarter-finals and lost against Valencia.

The story so far in the La Liga for Villarreal at their home stadium (Estadio de la Cerámica) is 5 wins, 6 draws and 1 defeat. This match is a Europa League match, and the hometeam has the total statistics 6 wins, 1 draw and 0 losses in this competition.

An away draw last time out for Villarreal, facing Athletic Club in a game that ended 1-1. A strong away win before that one, visiting Salzburg and winning 2-0.

Villarreal's goalie Sergio Asenjo played a big part in securing a draw after 90 minutes against Athletic Club with a stunning seven saves.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Villarreal have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found six games) they have won one time, drawn two and lost three.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Atletico Madrid are coming to town in three days.

The Villarreal fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 18 goals in 12 league matches. It's worth mentioning that 12 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Villarreal have conceded 12 in these home matches.

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Salzburg form and stats

Last season their Europa League adventure ended in the 16th finals.

Salzburg have an excellent away record in the Tipico Bundesliga so far with 7-1-1 from 9 games. Impressively, the visitors are on a six-match winning run which they hope continue versus Villarreal. It’s been three wins in a row for Salzburg on their travels, an amazing performance which inspire hopes of making this one the fourth consecutive victory.

Salzburg won their last game, 4-2 versus Rapid Wien played at home. A loss against Villarreal was the result prior to that, in a Europa League home game.

As you can tell from the result, the match against Rapid Wien was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 6 goals, will the fun continue today? It's hard not to mention Patson Daka's lethal finishing against Rapid Wien. three goals were a big reason for the important victory.

The visitors will be packing their bags again in only three days as another away game awaits: The Tipico Bundesliga trip to Sturm Graz.

Salzburg create on average more than 2,5 goals per away game (in the league) all by themselves, having scored 26 goals in 9 travels. It's not easy to score on Salzburg as they have only conceded 8 goals from these away games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Salzburg - Villarreal 0-2 entered in the official records. Last five meetings between the teams: Villarreal won three, Salzburg won two and zero draws. two games with over 2,5 goals, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

SalzburgP. Daka
P. Daka
16 goals
VillarrealG. Moreno Balaguero
G. Moreno Balaguero
14 goals
SalzburgS. Koita
S. Koita
14 goals

Villarreal missing players

Salzburg missing players

Villarreal Salzburg
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 8   Played P   10 25
11 2   Won W   6 14
11 5   Drew D   1 2
3 1   Lost L   3 9
42 11   Scored S   26 66
20 8   Conceded C   13 40
92% 88%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 100%
76% 88%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   90% 96%
40% 50%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   60% 72%
28% 12%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   50% 64%
8% 0%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   30% 36%
56% 75%   BTTS BTTS   60% 60%
36% 25%   Clean Sheets C S   30% 28%
16% 12%   Failed to Score F T   10% 12%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
2 1.7   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.6 1.8
0 0   Red cards R C   0 0
 
10.4 10.4   Shots (avg) S (   15.6 15.8
4.2 3.9   Shots on Target (avg) S O   6.6 6.2
39% 30%   Goal Efficiency G E   39% 44%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Atletico Madrid 23 17 4 2 45 16 12 9 2 1 26 7 11 8 2 1 19 9 29 55
2 Real Madrid 24 16 4 4 42 19 11 8 0 3 20 7 13 8 4 1 22 12 23 52
3 Barcelona 23 14 5 4 50 22 12 7 4 1 29 13 11 7 1 3 21 9 28 47
4 Sevilla 22 14 3 5 32 16 11 8 1 2 19 7 11 6 2 3 13 9 16 45
5 Real Sociedad 24 11 8 5 41 20 12 5 5 2 22 10 12 6 3 3 19 10 21 41
6 Villarreal 24 8 13 3 33 25 12 5 6 1 18 12 12 3 7 2 15 13 8 37
7 Real Betis 24 11 3 10 32 38 12 6 2 4 16 15 12 5 1 6 16 23 -6 36
8 Levante 24 7 10 7 34 33 12 4 6 2 19 16 12 3 4 5 15 17 1 31
9 Granada 24 8 6 10 29 41 12 6 3 3 17 15 12 2 3 7 12 26 -12 30
10 Athletic Club 23 8 5 10 33 27 12 6 2 4 20 11 11 2 3 6 13 16 6 29
11 Celta de Vigo 24 7 8 9 29 36 11 6 1 4 18 18 13 1 7 5 11 18 -7 29
12 Valencia 24 6 9 9 30 32 12 4 5 3 18 14 12 2 4 6 12 18 -2 27
13 Osasuna 23 6 7 10 22 31 11 4 3 4 13 15 12 2 4 6 9 16 -9 25
14 Cadiz 24 6 7 11 21 40 12 2 4 6 11 21 12 4 3 5 10 19 -19 25
15 Getafe 24 6 6 12 17 30 12 4 3 5 9 9 12 2 3 7 8 21 -13 24
16 Deportivo Alaves 24 5 7 12 20 38 12 3 4 5 10 15 12 2 3 7 10 23 -18 22
17 Eibar 24 4 9 11 19 27 12 1 5 6 6 13 12 3 4 5 13 14 -8 21
18 Elche 22 4 9 9 20 31 12 2 6 4 11 17 10 2 3 5 9 14 -11 21
19 Real Valladolid 24 4 9 11 22 35 12 2 4 6 12 20 12 2 5 5 10 15 -13 21
20 Huesca 24 3 10 11 21 35 12 2 5 5 9 14 12 1 5 6 12 21 -14 19
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Salzburg 18 14 1 3 58 20 9 7 0 2 32 12 9 7 1 1 26 8 38 43
2 Rapid Wien 18 11 4 3 37 24 9 6 2 1 19 9 9 5 2 2 18 15 13 37
3 LASK Linz 18 11 3 4 37 18 9 7 0 2 23 7 9 4 3 2 14 11 19 36
4 Sturm Graz 18 9 4 5 29 17 9 6 1 2 17 7 9 3 3 3 12 10 12 31
5 Wolfsberger AC 18 8 3 7 28 30 9 2 3 4 12 18 9 6 0 3 16 12 -2 27
6 Wattens 17 7 3 7 29 27 9 3 2 4 15 14 8 4 1 3 14 13 2 24
7 Austria Wien 18 5 6 7 25 25 9 2 4 3 13 15 9 3 2 4 12 10 0 21
8 St. Polten 18 5 5 8 29 33 9 1 3 5 12 20 9 4 2 3 17 13 -4 20
9 Hartberg 17 4 7 6 17 29 8 2 3 3 7 12 9 2 4 3 10 17 -12 19
10 Ried 18 4 4 10 20 36 9 3 2 4 12 16 9 1 2 6 8 20 -16 16
11 Admira 18 3 3 12 19 44 9 3 0 6 11 20 9 0 3 6 8 24 -25 12
12 Rheindorf Altach 18 3 3 12 16 41 9 2 3 4 7 14 9 1 0 8 9 27 -25 12

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