Villarreal qualified for this favourite and the Spanish club is the only top-flight club in Europe top ranked clubs and boasts of the best defence in Europe having conceded in the last four La Liga games the Yellow Submarine will aim to maintain such a record when they face Lech Poznan on Thursday at the Ceramica stadium.
Lech Poznan has not progressed beyond the group stage of any UEFA competition, Van Den Brom’s men will be out to break the jinx this time around when they start their Europa Conference league against Villarreal.
Unai Emery’s team is arguably the best defensive team in Europe having gone straight four games without conceding a goal and would be out to build on the record when they lock horns with Lech Poznan in their Europa League opener on Thursday.
Villarreal has been impressive in their last five games having won four and drawing one of those games.
Despite their defensive nature they only failed to score just once out of those matches, and in the other four matches, they scored 12 goals.
The Polish team has a similar record to that of Villarreal they won four out of their last five games with one ending in a draw but the only difference is they have found the back of the net in all of those matches, having scored 10 goals in those games.
No record of head-to-head meetings between these teams, this is their inaugural meeting.
Villarreal Over 2.5