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Villarreal vs Roma UEFA Europa League – Round of 32, 1st leg Date: Thursday, 16th February 2017 Kick-Off at 20:05 UK / 21:05 CET Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal.
Roma will travel to Spain on Thursday to face Villarreal at Estadio de La Ceramica with hopes extending their Europa League unbeaten run.
Roma were superb in the group stage of the Europa League as they finished the stage unbeaten, with 3 wins and 3 draws. The Italian side scored 4 goals in each of their 3 wins in the group stage.
The Giallorossi will be hoping to reach the round of 16 as they went as far as the Round of 16 in the 2015/16 edition of the Champions League.
Meanwhile, the home teams Villarreal were the better team in their previous encounter and will be hoping to remake history in this fixture. However, their home fixtures this season have all ended 2-1, two wins for Yellow Submarines and 2 wins for their opponents.
Villarreal got to the Semi-final in this competition last season before being kicked out by Liverpool. They are hopeful of reaching that height in this campaign.
Villarreal vs Roma: Head to Head Statistics
The 2003/2004 fourth round meeting was the only encounter between the two teams.
Both teams won on their respective home ground in their previous meetings but it was the Yellow Submarines that went through due to goal difference.
The yellow Submarines have won 7 of hoe previous 18 games against Italian opponents, they have lost 6 and drawn 5.
Villarreal have only lost once and drawn once at home against Italian teams, they have won 7 games.
Roma’s 26 games against Villarreal have seen them lost 13 games, drawn 4 and won 9 games.
On Spanish ground, Roma have just 3 wins and 3 draws, having lost 7 games.
Villarreal vs Roma: Prediction
Both teams have been in good condition and each of these sides are equal favourites to go on and win this game.
The game could go either way, but we are sure of seeing enough goals in this game.
Villarreal vs Roma: Bet Tips
Both teams to score – Yes at 1.87 (7/8)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.10 (11/10).