Villarreal will play Hajduk at home in the final round of the Conference League qualification. The match will take place on August 18, starting at 18:45 GMT.
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Conference League 2022-23
The Spanish team secured direct play-off qualification after finishing seventh in La Liga last season.
The club won the Europa League in 2021, thereby securing qualification for the UEFA Champions League last season. They reached the semi-finals, where they were defeated by Liverpool (2-5) on aggregate.
In the last round of their championship, the team got three points. On the road, Valladolid was beaten (0-3).
At the same time, Villarreal looked very attractive. Double designed promising Álex Baena.
Hajduk Split started their qualifying campaign in the third round against Vitoria SC.
Although they were defeated (0-1) in the second leg, a (3-1) win at home helped them win (3-2) on aggregate.
This will be the first meeting between the two teams in all competitions. Villarreal have a superb European record and will be favorites to win this match.
Alberto Moreno is out for at least a couple more months with a ligament injury, and Manu Trigueros has not played since breaking his foot in a friendly.
Kiko Femenia suffered an ankle injury last month and is unable to participate in this game. Etienne Capue is serving a suspension carried over from last Champions League season.
Injured: Alberto Moreno, Kiko Femenia, Manu Trigueros.
Suspended: Étienne Capoue.
The club has no reports of absentees. The Croatian club needs to put up the strongest squad here.
Our European campaign gets underway tonight 💛.
— Villarreal CF English (@VillarrealCFen) August 18, 2022
|Villarreal win 1.30||Draw 6.30||Hajduk Split win 10.00|
The team from Spain boasts a solid European record in recent years and has qualified for the play-offs of UEFA competitions every season except for the 2019–20 campaign.
Hajduk have lost two matches in a row and may lose this match.
Prediction for this match: Villarreal handicap (-2.5).
- Villarreal win with handicap (-1.5)