Villarreal will face Espanyol in week 31 of the 2022/2023 Spanish League which can be watched via live streaming on ESPN+ on Thursday, April 27, 2023, ET.
Villarreal will host Espanyol in an important La Liga tie for both teams on Thursday April 27 2023 evening ET at the Estadio de la Cerámica.
Villarreal lost 2-1 in their last LaLiga match at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán against Sevilla. They are currently in sixth place with 47 points, 19 ahead of Espanyol who are in 19th place. Villarreal still have hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League but they need to win this game and hope that another side slips up.
Espanyol drew 0-0 against Cádiz at the RCDE Stadium in their last LaLiga match to extend their winless streak to seven. They have just 28 points with eight matches remaining, and are in danger of relegation to the second division. They will have to look for a win in this game to increase their chances of staying in La Liga.
When the two teams last met in LaLiga action, Villarreal won 1-0 at the RCDE Stadium in November. Villarreal’s only goal came from an own goal by Benjamin Lecomte from los Periquitos. Villarreal have had the upper hand over Espanyol lately, unbeaten in their last three LaLiga games. Espanyol are seeking their first league win in a meeting between the two clubs since January 2020.
In terms of goalscorers, both teams have sharp players. Joselu is Espanyol’s top scorer with 12 goals, including the game’s opening three goals. He also ranks fourth for goals scored in the league in the 2022/2023 season.
Meanwhile, the Trio José Luis Morales, Samuel Chukwueze and Gerard Moreno have provided Villarreal with some special moments this season. Luis Morales is the club’s top scorer with seven goals, followed by Chukwueze and Moreno with six each.
Villarreal has a decent home record this season with eight wins, two draws and four defeats in 14 LaLiga matches. Espanyol has a poor away record with three wins, five draws and seven losses in 15 away league matches. They are also on a streak of four away defeats. The last time they didn’t lose on the road was in February against Elche.
Which Channel is Streaming Villarreal vs Espanyol?
Villarreal will play Espanyol in the La Liga on ESPN+. You can watch the live stream of the match here.
|Match||Villarreal vs. Espanyol|
|Competition||2022/2023 La Liga|
|Match day||week 31|
|Venue||de la Cerámica Stadium, Villarreal|
|Date||Thursday, April 27, 2023|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
Villarreal and Espanyol have met 45 times in history, with Villarreal leading 16 wins to Espanyol’s 8 wins, while the other 21 matches have ended in draws.
Villarreal is stronger at home with 10 wins from 22 matches against Espanyol, while Espanyol is better away from home with 3 wins from 22 matches against Villarreal.
Villarreal have scored 60 goals and conceded 42 goals in meetings with Espanyol, while Espanyol have scored 42 goals and conceded 60 goals in meetings with Villarreal.
Villarreal averaged 1.33 goals scored and 0.93 goals conceded per game against Espanyol, while Espanyol averaged 0.93 goals scored and 1.33 goals conceded per game against Villarreal.
Villarreal are unbeaten in the last seven meetings with Espanyol in all competitions, with four wins and three draws. Espanyol last won against Villarreal in January 2017.
|Villarreal (4-4-1-1)||Espanyol (5-3-2)|
5 H2H Latest Villarreal – Espanyol
- November 10, 2022 – Espanyol [0 – 1] Villarreal (La Liga)
- February 27, 2022 – Villarreal [5 – 1] Espanyol (La Liga)
- August 22, 2021 – Espanyol [0 – 0] Villarreal (La Liga)
- January 19, 2020 – Villarreal [1 – 2] Espanyol (La Liga)
- October 20, 2019 – Espanyol [0 – 1] Villarreal (La Liga)
Villarreal – Last 5 Match Results
- March 19, 2023 – Osasuna [0 – 3] Villarreal (La Liga)
- April 02, 2023 – Villarreal [2 – 0] Sociedad (La Liga)
- April 09, 2023 – Real Madrid [2 – 3] Villarreal (La Liga)
- April 15, 2023 – Villarreal [1 – 2] Valladolid (La Liga)
- April 24, 2023 – Sevilla [2 – 1] Villarreal (La Liga)
Espanyol – Last 5 Match Results
- March 19, 2023 – Espanyol [1 – 3] Celta Vigo (La Liga)
- April 01, 2023 – Girona [2 – 1] Espanyol (La Liga)
- April 08, 2023 – Espanyol [1 – 2] Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)
- April 15, 2023 – Betis [3 – 1] Espanyol (La Liga)
- April 22, 2023 – Espanyol [0 – 0] Cadiz (La Liga)