Villareal CF chase Champions League

Villareal CF chase Champions League

Villareal CF is looking to inch closer to the Champions League with a win against Cadiz FC, who is also desperate for wins. This meeting are important both for Villareal and Cadiz, as it will cost them their places next season. Villareal is currently sitting at the fifth of the league table with 60 points, but are eight points behind the team at the fourth. As for Cadiz, they are at the 16th of the league table with 38 points but are on the verge of relegation. Their current place in the league table makes them desperate for wins for their remaining matches. Villareal is hosting this match on May 25, 2023, at 1:30 AM (GMT+8).

From the last 11 matches these two teams played, it was the hosts who holds an impressive record. They have won four of their last matches, as opposed to the visitor’s one victory, while the remaining six ended in draw. When it comes to home games, the hosts are actually doing well, as they are unbeaten in their last nine games at home in the league. However, in the league, the hosts only had one win from their last seven meetings against the visitors on the road. As for the visitors, when it comes to their meetings against the hosts, they played five draws in their last seven in the league. However, they are not doing well on the road, as they are winless in their last seven games on the road in the league.

Villareal CF

La Liga: Villareal CF

Villareal is currently at the fifth of the league table with 60 points across their names, but are still hopeful for a chance in the Champions League. Their chance though is only little, as the team at the fourth is with eight point lead against them. If they still want to have a chance in the Champions League, they need to win all their three remaining matches. Nonetheless, they are still secured of a spot in the European stage, the Europa League at best. Villareal is confident coming into this match, as they are from a 2-1 win against Girona on their last match. Coming into this game, Villareal is hopeful to have the same result here. Villareal will be relying to their impressive squad in this match.

Unfortunately, they will be without Francis Coquelin, after he sustained an ACL injury, a season-ending injury. Raul Albiol, and Jose Luis Morales are also sidelined due to their knee injuries.

Cadiz FC

La Liga: Cadiz CF
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Cadiz on the other hand is at the 16th of the league table with 38 points, sitting just two places above the drop zone. Despite being at the 16th, they are still not safe of the drop zone, as they are just with three points lead. However, a win in this game could bring them at the 13th of the league table, which is a more safe place. This is not surprising though as they failed to be at their best this season. Fortunately, they are from a 2-0 win against Real Valladolid, which gives them confidence coming into this match. As they are fighting for survival, they need to be at their best to stand a chance in this match. They cannot bring their poor form in this important match, or it may cost them to lose their spot next season.

Unfortunately for Cadiz, they have numbers of absentees in this match with Chust, Fernandez, Garrido, Marti, and Ocampo watching on the sides. They are suffering from their injuries, keeping them from playing in this game.


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