Villarreal

Villarreal Club de Futbol, S.A.D. (Valencian: Vila-real Club de Futbol, S.A.D.), usually abbreviated to Villarreal CF or just Villarreal, is a Spanish professional football club based in Villarreal that plays in La Liga, the top flight of Spanish football.

Founded in 1923, the club spent much of its history in the lower divisions of Spanish football, and only made their La Liga debut in 1998. In the 21st century, Villarreal gained some league stability, and the club made its first appearance in the UEFA Champions League in 2005. The club also appeared in the UEFA Europa League during this time, but sustained relegation in 2012, quickly rebounding and becoming a stable top division club.

The club is nicknamed El Submari Groguet or El Submarino Amarillo (Yellow Submarine) due to its yellow home kit, and due to being a low-profile team compared to Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and regional rivals Valencia. They play their home games at the Estadio de la Ceramica, and have been touted as an example of a small, but successful club.

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Preview: Levante vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news
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13 April 2021, 14:31
Preview: Villarreal vs. Dinamo Zagreb - prediction, team
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9 April 2021, 19:04
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Preview: Villarreal vs. Osasuna - prediction, team news
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6 April 2021, 09:43
Preview: Dinamo Zagreb vs. Villarreal - prediction, team
Preview: Dinamo Zagreb vs. Villarreal - prediction, team
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3 April 2021, 05:50
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1 April 2021, 17:34
Preview: Granada vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news
Preview: Granada vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news
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16 March 2021, 11:20
Preview: Villarreal vs. Dynamo Kiev - prediction, team news
Preview: Villarreal vs. Dynamo Kiev - prediction, team news
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9 March 2021, 12:30
Preview: Dynamo Kiev vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news
Villarreal continue their quest to win this season's Europa League with a last-16 tie against Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kiev. The visitors head into Thursday's first leg having eased past Red Bull Salzburg, while Kiev got the better of Club Brugge at the last-32 stage. Match preview © Reuters Having breezed through to this stage of the competition, few teams would have wanted to be paired with Villarreal when the draw was made last month.
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3 March 2021, 09:41
Preview: Valencia vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news
Both Valencia and Villarreal will be looking to bounce back from defeats when they continue their respective La Liga campaigns with a clash at Mestalla on Friday night. The home side will enter the contest off the back of a 3-0 defeat at Getafe last weekend, while Villarreal suffered a 2-0 home loss to league leaders Atletico Madrid.
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26 February 2021, 20:41
Preview: Villarreal vs. Atletico Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Atletico Madrid travel to Villarreal on Sunday as they look to strengthen their position at the top of the La Liga table. Diego Simeone 's side have faltered in recent weeks, winning only one of their last four games, although they do still sit at the top of the league with a game in hand on the chasing sides, while the hosts will be looking to end a run of six La Liga games without a win.
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23 February 2021, 23:15
Preview: Villarreal vs. Red Bull Salzburg - prediction, team news, lineups
Red Bull Salzburg will be looking to overturn a two-goal deficit on Thursday when they travel to take on Villarreal in the second leg of their Europa League round-of-32 tie. Goals from Paco Alcacer and Fernando Nino in the first leg gave the Spanish outfit a crucial lead coming into this game, while their two away goals could also turn out to be important in deciding the tie.
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19 February 2021, 13:03
Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be looking to win in La Liga for the first time since January 8 when they travel to San Mames on Sunday evening to take on Athletic Bilbao. The Yellow Submarine, who beat Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 in the Europa League on Thursday, are currently sixth in Spain's top flight, eight points above 10th-placed Athletic, who have a game in hand.
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18 February 2021, 08:58
Real Madrid 'interested in Villarreal defender Pau Torres'
La Liga giants Real Madrid are reportedly considering making a move for Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres. The Spaniard has developed into a star player for the Yellow Submarine in the last few years and has recently seen his stock rise since making his international debut in November. Goal reports that Los Blancos are pondering a move for the 24-year-old and see him as a great candidate to fill the shoes of club legend Sergio Ramos, who is considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season, when his current deal expires.
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16 February 2021, 20:32
Preview: Red Bull Salzburg vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
The Europa League knockout stage kicks off on Thursday, with Red Bull Salzburg welcoming Villarreal to the Red Bull Arena in the first leg of an intriguing round-of-32 tie. The visitors eased through the group stage, dropping just two points, while the Austrian side dropped out of the Champions League, finishing third in their group, resulting in a place in the final 32 of the Europa League.
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1 February 2021, 21:11
Preview: Levante vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Levante welcome Villarreal to the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia on Wednesday in Copa del Rey quarter-final action as the sides battle for a place in the final four of the competition. Both teams will face their toughest test to date in this cup campaign, after Levante progressed by beating Real Valladolid, while Wednesday's visitors beat Segunda Division side Girona.
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28 January 2021, 21:45
Preview: Villarreal vs. Real Sociedad - prediction, team news, lineups
Real Sociedad will travel to Castellon this weekend for their blockbuster La Liga clash with Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica. With both sides still in the race for a Champions League spot this season, this encounter could go a long way in deciding who will be competing against Europe's top outfits next term.
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24 January 2021, 12:42
Preview: Girona vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be bidding to reach the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey for the second year in succession when they face Segunda Division side Girona on Tuesday night. The Yellow Submarine will enter the match off the back of a goalless draw with Huesca in La Liga on Saturday, while Girona recorded a 1-0 victory over Espanyol in the Segunda Division on the same day.
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21 January 2021, 10:32
Preview: Huesca vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Unai Emery 's high-flying Villarreal side will travel to Aragon ahead of their weekend La Liga clash with Huesca at the Estadio El Alcoraz. Villarreal, who are currently fourth in the league, will expect to come away from this encounter with all three points, with hosts Huesca currently languishing at the foot of the table.
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18 January 2021, 22:42
Preview: Villarreal vs. Granada - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be aiming to extend their winning run across all competitions to five matches when they host an inconsistent Granada outfit in La Liga on Wednesday evening. The Yellow Submarine scraped a 1-0 win over Tenerife in their Copa del Rey clash at the weekend, and Granada also advanced to the next round with a 2-1 win at Malaga.
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15 January 2021, 14:12
Preview: Tenerife vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
La Liga heavyweights Villarreal will escape the mainland's spell of cold weather this weekend when they fly out to the Canary Islands for their Copa del Rey matchup against Segunda Division side Tenerife. However, Villarreal boss Unai Emery would do well to be cautious of the home side's ice-cold form in the cup so far this season, with the Canary Islanders winning both their fixtures pretty easily.
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30 December 2020, 17:35
Etienne Capoue leaves Watford to join Villarreal
Former France midfielder Etienne Capoue has left Watford to join Spanish side Villarreal for an undisclosed fee. The 32-year-old, who joined the Hornets from Tottenham for a then club-record transfer fee in 2015, has agreed a contract until June 2023 with the LaLiga club. He made 181 appearances for Watford, including 11 this term in the Sky Bet Championship following the club's relegation from the Premier League, scoring 14 times.
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20 December 2020, 14:07
Preview: Villarreal vs. Athletic Bilbao - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be looking to make it back-to-back victories in Spain's top flight when they welcome Athletic Bilbao to Estadio de la Ceramica on Tuesday night. The Yellow Submarine will enter the match off the back of a 3-1 win at Osasuna on Saturday, while Athletic recorded a 2-0 victory over Huesca on Friday to rise into the top half of the table.
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8 December 2020, 12:15
Manchester United 'want Eric Bailly, Pau Torres swap'
Manchester United are reportedly open to agreeing a part-exchange deal involving Eric Bailly and Villarreal defender Pau Torres. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been increasingly reliant on Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire over the past 12 months, partly due to injury issues further down the pecking order.
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4 December 2020, 17:09
Preview: Villarreal vs. Elche - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be looking to return to winning ways in Spain's top flight when they continue their 2020-21 campaign at home to Elche on Sunday night. The Yellow Submarine have drawn their last two in La Liga but remain third in the table, while Elche occupy 10th position, having also impressed during the 2020-21 campaign.
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1 December 2020, 14:30
Preview: Sivasspor vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal square off against Sivasspor on Thursday evening looking to claim at least a draw as they bid to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages. While the home side could be eliminated from the competition with defeat, victory over the Spanish outfit would leave them one point off top spot in Group I.
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30 November 2020, 09:34
Manchester United 'want Eric Bailly, Pau Torres swap'
Manchester United are reportedly open to agreeing a part-exchange deal involving Eric Bailly and Villarreal defender Pau Torres. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been increasingly reliant on Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire over the past 12 months, partly due to injury issues further down the pecking order.
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29 November 2020, 07:30
Sunday's La Liga predictions including Barcelona vs. Osasuna
Barcelona vs. Osasuna (Sunday, 1.00pm) © Reuters Barcelona will be looking to return to winning ways in Spain's top flight when they welcome Osasuna to Camp Nou on Sunday afternoon. Ronald Koeman's side suffered a 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid last weekend to drop into 13th position in the table, while Osasuna sit one spot behind the Catalan giants ahead of the contest.
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27 November 2020, 13:46
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Arguably the standout game in the next set of La Liga fixtures will take place in San Sebastian on Sunday night as Real Sociedad welcome Villarreal for what should be a fascinating affair. Sociedad are currently top of the table with 23 points to show from their first 10 matches of the season, while Villarreal occupy third, having collected 19 points from their 10 games in 2020-21.
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24 November 2020, 12:00
Preview: Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal travel to Israel to face Maccabi Tel Aviv knowing that victory will secure their place in the Europa League last 32. However, the home side welcome the Spanish outfit to the Bloomfield Stadium with the opportunity to move level on points with the leaders of Group I. Match preview © Reuters When Unai Emery was handed the reins at Villarreal, he would have viewed the job as the perfect opportunity to rebuild a dented reputation on the continent.
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21 November 2020, 17:29
Result: Villarreal strike late to hold Real Madrid to a draw
Gerard Moreno 's late penalty helped secure Villarreal a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid to maintain their unbeaten home record. Los Blancos, looking to respond from the 4-1 defeat at Valencia before the international break, took an early lead through Mariano. Moreno had missed a couple of opportunities to haul his side level, but made sure of a share of the points when he converted from the spot with 14 minutes left.
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19 November 2020, 11:39
Real Madrid team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Villarreal
Real Madrid will be looking to recover from their heavy defeat at Valencia when they continue their 2020-21 La Liga season away to Villarreal on Saturday afternoon. Los Blancos saw a positive run of form end with a 4-1 loss to Los Che before the international break, and they will be determined to return to winning ways this weekend.
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6 November 2020, 17:29
Preview: Getafe vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be looking to make it four straight wins in all competitions when they continue their 2020-21 La Liga campaign away to Getafe on Sunday afternoon. The Yellow Submarine are currently third in the table with 15 points to show from their eight matches, while Getafe occupy eighth position, having picked up 11 points from their opening seven games of the season.
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31 October 2020, 13:31
Preview: Villarreal vs. Real Valladolid - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be looking to continue their positive start to the 2020-21 campaign when they welcome a struggling Real Valladolid on Monday night. The Yellow Submarine are currently fifth in La Liga with 12 points to show from their seven matches, while Valladolid sit rock bottom of the table with just three points from seven matches.
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27 October 2020, 20:43
Preview: Qarabag FK vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
After a disappointing start to their 2020-21 Europa League campaign, Qarabag FK will be hoping to pick up a more positive result as they host Villarreal on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Spanish team took part in an eight-goal thriller during their opening match of the competition, winning 5-3 against Sivasspor.

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