Today it’s going to take place the response match between Villarreal and Zenit at Ceramica Stadium at 20:00(CET).
Villarreal secured a memorable 3-1 away win over Zenit St Petersburg in the 1st leg of this Europa League tie, giving themselves a great chance of progression. It won’t necessarily be plain sailing for the “Yellow Submarine” though, as they have won 5 of their previous 13 home fixtures in European competition (W5, D3, L5).
In fact, the Spanish side have won 4 of their last 17 matches across all competitions (W4, D8, L5). In that time, they have conceded on average 1.35 goals per game, therefore unsurprisingly, they have needed a 2+ goal margin to secure victory in 3 of those 4 victories.
Just 5 games into their new season, Zenit’s shock home defeat to Villarreal was their 2nd competitive defeat of the campaign already, although admittedly both came in the Europa League (W3, L2). They will need goals to turn this 1 around, and luckily they have failed to score in just 1 of their last 5 competitive games.