Here is the latest form and team news from Villarreal and Sevilla:
Villarreal Form and Team News
Emery’s side crumbled to their first three-game losing streak across all competitions since early 2020, marking a poor run of form, albeit against one of the best sides in the world (Liverpool), and after fielding a second-string side against Alaves. Losing to Alaves struck a blow to their European qualification quest, and they will be desperate to get back to winning ways against Sevilla.
Having scored 20 first-half goals at home this season and conceded only seven, Villarreal will hope for a strong start against a team with the least number of goals conceded in the league. Arnaut Danjuma and Gerard Moreno remain their best performers in attack this season, but the former may not feature due to an injury. Other absentees include Alberto Moreno, who has a knee injury, and Yeremy Pino, with a muscle injury.
Sevilla Form and Team News
At one time this season, Sevilla were Real Madrid’s only potential rival to the La Liga crown. Their title ambitions fizzled out remarkably, as Lopetegui’s men recorded a string of draws that ensured they could never really threaten Real Madrid. Another draw against Cadiz leaves them six points ahead of Real Betis with four matches to go.
Losing as pre-match outsiders is nothing new to this Sevilla team, having lost four in four games this year. They have not won at Villarreal since the 2017/2018 season, losing twice and drawing once. Sevilla will be without Anthony Martial, Fernando Reges, Suso, and Karim Rekik for the trip to Villarreal due to injuries.