October 12, 2022 Sports Betting
Villarreal will play Austria Vienna in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, trying to bounce back from a devastating loss in LaLiga over the weekend.
Real Sociedad’s 1-0 triumph over the Yellow Submarine extended their league losing streak to four games, but the hosts’ 2-1 success over Rapid Vienna was crucial.
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Austria Vienna defeated their fierce city rivals, thanks to goals from Muharem Huskovic and Dominik Fitz in the first half, despite losing in the lead-up to the 329th Wiener derby.
After a wild start to the season that saw them fall behind Red Bull Salzburg and LASK in the title chase, the victory propels Die Veilchen to fifth place in the Austrian Bundesliga.
The capital club is placed second in the sport’s history with 24 domestic league titles won since its founding in 1974, but it has been nine years since they last done so.
In fact, Austria Vienna has started the last six seasons with six different managers. For their maiden effort at the Conference League group stages, they turned to former FC Koln and Borussia Dortmund assistant manager Manfred Schmid.
With one goal scored and nine goals allowed, they are currently last in the group after suffering a crushing loss to Villarreal last Thursday.
If they are unable to achieve an unusual outcome, they will be driven to maintain a low score this time around in order to remain in contact with the other members of the group.
Villarreal was the only team in Europe’s top five leagues without a goal conceded after a 4-0 victory over Elche at the beginning of September, and they appeared to be one of the best teams in the exciting competition for the Champions League slots in LaLiga.
Since then, with draws against struggling Sevilla and Cadiz and losses to direct top-four rivals Real Betis and Real Sociedad, the Castellon team appears to be slipping back to the lower reaches of the top half under their Basque manager.
El Comandante will be looking to add to his tally for a Villarreal team that is currently enjoying playing in Europe much more than their domestic matches after his hat-trick in the 5-0 thrashing of Thursday’s opponents last time out gave him six goals and two assists in five Conference League games for his new club.
Even with their unimpressive loss to Real Sociedad over the weekend, Villarreal are a tough pick for this one after a resounding victory over their Austrian opponents last week.
However, due to Austria Vienna’s home field advantage and the need to preserve their goal differential, we anticipate a win for the visitor.