A very interesting and important La Liga matchup is scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2020, when Villarreal host Sevilla. Villarreal is looking to enter the places of the Champions League, while Sevilla is looking to put more control over third place in the table.
Entering Saturday, June 20, 2020, Villarreal sits in seventh place, with 47 points, and currently ranks last in the Europa League. Villarreal is tied on points with fifth place Getafe and sixth place Real Sociedad and they are only two points away from fourth place, Atlético de Madrid and that final place in the Champions League. On the other hand, Villarreal is only four points from eighth place Valencia, which also has a game in hand, so Villarreal has no European competition anywhere.
Sevilla occupies third place at the table, with 52 points, and has a three-point advantage over fourth place, Atlético de Madrid. Sevilla have a five-point lead over the teams at 5-7, but Getafe (fifth) and Real Sociedad (sixth) each have a game in hand.
Villarreal (+175) vs Sevilla (+155) Draw (+230)
Villarreal traveled to face a tough Granada team and was able to fight a 1-0 victory. Gerard Moreno scored in the 11th minute and that was all the visitors needed to get all three points on the road. Villarreal has now won all three games since the restart by a 1-0 scoring line. Villarreal is the tenth best local club in Spain, tied with three other clubs, thanks to a record of 7-4-3 and 25 points.
Seville received first place, Barcelona, last Friday, and was able to earn a point after playing a 0-0 draw. Barcelona dominated possession, and each team had four shots on target, but neither team was able to make that breakthrough. It was a great result for Seville’s Champions League hopes, as they have remained undefeated in their three games since the restart. Sevilla is tied with Real Madrid as the best road club in Spain thanks to a record of 7-4-4 and 25 points. Sevilla have played one more game on the road than Real Madrid, until Friday, June 19, 2020.
Series History: These two clubs have met 45 times in the past and it is Sevilla who have a 20-13-12 lead. Villarreal won the reverse match 2-1 in mid-December.
Game Prediction: This will be a great game and I like that Sevilla come out with three huge points on the way.