Spanish side, Villarreal play hosts to Austrian bundesliga leaders Red Bull Salzburg today in the second leg of the Europa league round of 32 by 6:55pm.
Villarreal seem to be in pole position for victory, having won 2-0 in the first leg of the tie, at Salzburg’s home.
Villarreal have progressed from each of their previous four UEFA Cup/Europa League ties when winning the first leg away from home.
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Villarreal have won just one of their last five home knockout matches in the UEFA Europa League (D1 L3), after having won nine of the previous 10.
Meanwhile, Red Bull Salzburg have lost each of their last three away matches in the UEFA Europa League – they haven’t lost four away games on the bounce in the UEFA Europa League or UEFA Cup since a four-game stretch between 2003 and 2008.
Villarreal have hosted Red Bull Salzburg twice before in the UEFA Europa League, losing on the first occasion in the group stages in 2009-10 before winning 2-1 at this exact stage in 2014-15.
Following the quality of the first leg, a loss or draw would be difficult. Another win for Villarreal is predicted for today’s games.