Aiming to complete an unbeaten run of nine consecutive Spanish La Liga home games, Villarreal have scored in each of their last 18 home league matches. That's an unsurprising statistic considering that 45% of their shot attempts in Spanish LaLiga home games this term have hit the target.
Here they face Real Betis, hoping to gain an edge in their balanced top-flight H2H record against âLos Verdiblancos' (W11, D8, L11). However, the fact that the hosts have registered only three clean sheets in their last 19 Spanish LaLiga home outings will surely concern manager Rubi.
Conceding 80% (four) of their five away goals to date in the second half, Real Betis arrive at the Estadio de la CerÃ¡mica having won just one of their last eight road trips in the league (D2, L5). They have also failed to win any of the last seven H2H away fixtures in Spanish LaLiga (D2, L5).
A failure to win this one will mark the first time since 2013/14 that a Real Betis side has failed to win any of its opening three away matches. On a positive note, however, they have kept a clean sheet in two of their last three Spanish LaLiga away matches.
Villarreal's striker Gerard Moreno is the joint-top scorer in Spanish LaLiga with five goals so far, including three in the opening half hour.
Real Betis' top marksman, Loren MorÃ³n, has scored five goals in the league so far, four of which have come after the break.
Villarreal have scored the opening goal in each of their three home Spanish LaLiga fixtures (W1, D2).
Real Betis have failed to take the lead at half-time in all of their six Spanish LaLiga fixtures to date (D5, L1).
Each of the last 12 H2H Spanish LaLiga meetings have seen the away side on the day score under 1.5 goals.