Villarreal vs. Hajduk Split Prediction, Tips & Odds – Aug. 18, 2022 20:45 CET
After the debacle in the derby, Hajduk are playing against the strongest opponent possible in this qualification stage of the UEFA Conference League. A tough 4:1 defeat in Zagreb will certainly affect their players who are now facing a type of game they were competing for last season. However, it comes at the worst possible moment so it will be very interesting to see how will the guests react.
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Villarreal vs. Hajduk Split Odds
Total Over/Under (3.0): 2.03/1.70
Villarreal Team News
Villarreal are a very powerful team which, as we know, was eliminated by Liverpool in the semifinal of the Champions League last season. The starting 11 from that game is more or less identical to the one they have now, so Hajduk should be in for a very tough time.
Their biggest rivals Dinamo also met with Villarreal recently in the knockout stage of the Europa League. They were eliminated and the difference in class was clearly visible on the pitch.
In the buildup to this game, the hosts have been working on a big transfer of one of their key players to the Premiership. Also, they have been actively working on bringing in players and resigned Giovanni Lo Celso after he had a very good spell with their team last year.
Hajduk Split Team News
Hajduk were dealt a tough blow in the derby, but it´s indicative they conceded all four goals in the last half an hour. After they were dismantled, no matter how hard they try, that kind of loss has to affect their team and almost every team in the world.
Team from Split would have minimal chances even if they were arriving to Spain in good form. It is interesting the game actually won´t be played at the former Madrigal, but in Valencia at Levante´s stadium because of the renovations in Villarreal. Neutral pitch shouldn´t be too helpful to the guests, who will try to prevent another blowout loss and escape with a bearable defeat.
Villarreal vs. Hajduk Split Prediction
For very solid 1.85 odds we are backing the combo of Villarreal winning + a minimum of three goals in the game. Hajduk haven´t met with a team of this calibre in a while, and probably won´t in some time. Villarreal are expected to dictate the tempo so we believe they should score at least a couple of goals, but the guests could also score one, although they won´t be able to avoid defeat.
Date and time: 18.08.2022 20:45 CET
Prediction: Team 1, Result + Total Villarreal To Win And Total > 2.5 – Yes