Villarreal play Sevilla in the La Liga 2022-23 at the Estadio de la Ceramica in Villarreal on September 18, 2022. The match will start at 7:45 PM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

The hosts, Villarreal, are currently fifth on the La Liga points table this season with 10 points. Their only defeat this season came against Real Betis, while the hosts beat Atletico Madrid, Elche CF and Real Valladolid in their earlier matches. Villarreal are nursing an array of injuries with Pepe Reina, Gerard Moreno, Alberto Moreno, Juan Foyth and Manu Trigueros all set to miss the match against Sevilla.

Meanwhile, Sevilla have had a poor start to their La Liga season, losing thrice in five matches. The visitors notched up their first victory last time out, despite a red card, as Erik Lamela and Jose Angel Carmona sealed a 3-2 win at the RCDE Stadium against Espanyol. Erik Lamela will serve his suspension following his red card at Espanyol and will be unavailable for the upcoming match.

Villarreal vs Sevilla La Liga 2022-23 odds

Parimatch odds: Villarreal: 1.71, Sevilla: 5.10, Draw: 3.90

Betwinner odds: Villarreal: 1.67, Sevilla: 4.98, Draw: 3.94

Betway odds: Villarreal: 1.70, Sevilla: 5.00, Draw: 3.80

10CRIC odds: Villarreal: 1.72, Sevilla: 4.90, Draw: 3.96

Bet365 odds: Villarreal: 1.66, Sevilla: 5.25, Draw: 4.00

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Villarreal vs Sevilla head-to-head

Sevilla have won nine, Villarreal have won four and seven matches have ended drawn between the two clubs on the last 20 occasions in all competitions.

Last season in the La Liga, Sevilla beat Villarreal 1-0 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, while the fixture in Villarreal ended as a 1-1 draw.

Villarreal’s last victory against Sevilla was in the 2020-21 season when they won 4-0 at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

Villarreal vs Sevilla La Liga 2022-23 squads

Villarreal: Geronimo Rulli (goalkeeper), Pepe Reina (goalkeeper), Miguel Angel Leal, Sergio Carreira, Mamadou Fall, Alberto Moreno, Johan Mojica, Jorge Cuenca, Juan Foyth, Aissa Mandi, Kiko Femenia, Raul Albiol (captain), Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza, Giovanni Lo Celso, Dani Parejo, Etienne Capoue, Manu Trigueros, Francis Coquelin, Alejandro Baena, Manuel Morlanes, Samuel Chukwueze, Yeremy Pino, Jose Luis Morales, Nicolas Jackson, Gerard Moreno, Arnaut Danjuma.

Sevilla: Bono (goalkeeper), Marko Dmitrovic (goalkeeper), Marcao, Tanguy Nianzou, Gonzalo Montiel, Alex Telles, Jesus Navas, Tanguy Nianzou, Karim Rekik, Marcos Acuna, Joan Jordan, Fernando, Ivan Rakitic (captain), Nacho Quintana, Nemanja Gudelj, Oliver Torres, Pedro Ortiz, Suso, Isco, Thomas Delaney, Adnan Januzaj, Erik Lamela, Youssef En-Nesyri, Papu Gomez, Jesus Corona, Rafa Mir, Kasper Dolberg.

Villarreal vs Sevilla probable starting lineups

Villarreal: Geronimo Rulli (goalkeeper); Kiko Femenia, Raul Albiol (captain), Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza; Giovanni Lo Celso, Dani Parejo, Etienne Capoue; Alejandro Baena, Jose Luis Morales, Nicolas Jackson.

Sevilla: Bono (goalkeeper); Jesus Navas, Tanguy Nianzou, Karim Rekik, Marcos Acuna; Joan Jordan, Fernando, Ivan Rakitic (captain); Isco, Youssef En-Nesyri, Papu Gomez.

Villarreal vs Sevilla combined fantasy XI La Liga 2022-23

Bono (goalkeeper); Kiko Femenia, Jesus Navas, Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza; Giovanni Lo Celso (captain), Alejandro Baena, Isco; Papu Gomez, Jose Luis Morales, Nicolas Jackson.

Villarreal top picks and players to watch vs Sevilla La Liga 2022-23

Alejandro Baena: The Spanish midfielder has already scored twice in the La Liga this season. Baena has also registered three goals in the UEFA Conference League 2022-23; A brace against Lech Poznan and a goal in their last match against Hapoel Be’er Sheva. Baena is particularly effective in shooting from distance. 

Giovanni Lo Celso: The on-loan Spurs midfielder found the back of the net in Villarreal’s 4-0 win against Elche CF in the club’s last home game in La Liga. Lo Celso is a progressive dribbler from midfield and his playmaking abilities make him one of the best offensive players at the club.

Sevilla top picks and players to watch vs Villarreal La Liga 2022-23

Papu Gomez: Sevilla’s Argentine veteran began the season with an assist against Osasuna on matchday 1 of the La Liga season. Gomez is influential with the ball in the inside left channel and creates multiple goal-scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates. He made six goal-contributions in the league last season.

Isco: The Spanian has been a key part of Sevilla’s offensive plan after his signing from Real Madrid. In 353 appearances for the Los Blancos, Isco netted 53 times, while the midfielder has also registered 12 goals for Spain in his career. Isco has a keen eye for the decisive pass in the final third and will be essential in Sevilla’s counter-attacking setup in this match.

Villarreal vs Sevilla La Liga 2022-23 prediction

Villarreal have been the superior side this season as compared to Sevilla in La Liga. The hosts are unbeaten at home in the 2022-23 season and have a greater winning probability in this match based on their current form.

The odds are stacked against Sevilla in this match. The visitors have already been beaten twice away from home in La Liga this season and are unlikely to trouble the hosts and outscore them here.