Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Despite never lifting the Europa League trophy, Villarreal are the highest scoring side in the competition and they have been absolutely brilliant this season. The Yellow Submarine won each of their six home games in this year’s campaign, conceding just one goal in the process, with Napoli and Bayer Leverkusen among the teams to have left El Madrigal empty-handed. The Yellow Submarine have suffered a slight dip in form of late, failing to win any of their last three league fixtures, but they can be trusted to return to their best against Liverpool. The Reds are the only unbeaten side in this year’s competition, but their away record is far from impressive (W1 D5). Liverpool have played great football of late under Jurgen Klopp, but they have just squandered a two-goal lead against Newcastle United and with important defender Mamadou Sakho now out of the picture, they could find it hard to stop red-hot Cedric Bakambu on Thursday night.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Henderson):
Jordan Brian Henderson is an English football player born on the 17th of June 1990 in Sunderland. Henderson started his football career playing for Sunderland. After a loan period where he played for Coventry City Henderson got transferred to Liverpool for approximately 18 million euro. Henderson is one of the starting eleven of England as well where he made his debut in November 2010. He played for England during EURO 2012 and the World Cup 2014. Henderson is a centre/defensive midfielder which is known for his stamina and great tackling. Because of his vision Henderson got chosen as the captain of Liverpool after Steven Gerrard left the club. Henderson didn’t win any individual prizes yet but can be considered as one of the best players in his position. In season 2011/2012 Henderson won the League Cup with Liverpool. Henderson played for over 20 games in the English national team.
Highlighted Team (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Villarreal managed to reach the Primera Division for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club could not manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Division. In the last couple of years Villarreal developed itself to a stable club in the Primera Division.
This first European succes was in 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the semi finals in the UEFA cup. In 2004/2005 Villarreal end 3rd on the table in the Primera Division which was a highlight for the club.
The biggest succes was in 2006 when Villarreal managed to reach the semi finals in the Champions League. In the semi finals the club lost with only 1 goal difference against runner up Arsenal. Former known players for Villarreal are: Riquelme, Tomasson, Fernandez, Forlan and Pires.