The Yellow Submarine have excelled since making their return to the Primera Division with their eye-catching draw against Real Madrid a testament to just what a good side they can be.
They are offered by Betway at 7/10 (1.70) to claim the win this evening, while Espanyol can be backed at 4/1 (5.00) to record their second away win of the campaign.
Though the Catalans have been strong so far this season, it somehow feels wrong to oppose an in-form Villarreal at home.
El Madrigal has always been a tough place to go for sides despite it not being the loudest of grounds in La Liga, and this evening should see the hosts prevail.
Instead of backing them outright, however, Betway have an interesting market on first half goal bands, offering 1-2 goals for Villarreal in the first half at 3/4 (1.75).
This bet has paid out in three of their last four matches, and while Espanyol have not conceded that many goals this season, those they have let in have come in the first half.
This bet has an excellent chance of paying out again, and with Villarreal in fine scoring form punters should be confident for a medium to large sized investment.
|Villarreal 1-2 goals first half at 3/4 (1.75) 2.0 point stake with Betway|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid