Villarreal vs Valencia Preview and Prediction LaLiga Santander 2017
Fixture: Villarreal vs Valencia
League: La Liga
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica
Date: Saturday 21st January
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
One of La Liga’s most impressive sides, Champions League hopefuls Villarreal are only four points away from 4th placed Atletico Madrid and are unbeaten in six league games. Fran Escriba’s side hold the best defensive record in the league and are expertly executing their game plans this season.
Sunday’s huge victory over Espanyol would have done Valencia the world of good, let’s be honest, for a team of their quality they should not be where they are. Can they cause an upset at Villarreal? Confidence is a big aspect in the game.
Can Valencia cause an upset here? You wouldn’t bet against it but Villarreal will want to grab all three points to continue pushing for the Champions League places. All in all, it will make for an exciting match.
A Home victory… just!
Villarreal starting lineup (4-4-2 formation): Asenjo; Jose, Ruiz, Mario, Alvaro; Castillejo, Bruno, dos Santos, Trigueros; Borre, Pato
Valencia starting lineup (4-3-3 formation): Alves; Gaya, Santos, Garay, Montoya; Parejo, Soler, Perez; Nani, Munir, Mina
Villarreal: Soldado (out), Cherychev (out), Mussachio (doubt), Bakambu (Int. duty)
Valencia: Rodrigo (out), Abdennour (Int. duty)
Under 2.5 Goals
Villarreal Clean Sheet