Villarreal and Espanyol will offer us another interesting and well balanced duel this Saturday in Spanish top flight. The game starts at 17:30, UK Time.
The Yellow Submarine have won eight points from the last five rounds, so their form is not really impressive. Villarreal are currently on the 6th position in La Liga, with 42 points and a 36-19 goal difference, still with the best defense in the country. The home team needs three points to get back in the Top 4 race, but it is too early to talk about it. Jose Angel and Sergio Asenjo are injured, but there are few more doubts on the list.
Espanyol came here without Leo Baptistao, Victor Sanchez and Marc Navarro, all of them being injured. We expect a 4-2-3-1 formation from the guests, but it is not excluded to see a 4-4-2 system with Caicedo joining Moreno up front. The reverse fixture took place on October 2nd and it was a goalless draw. Espanyol have recorded one win, one draw and three defeats in the previous five trips here.
Villarreal vs Espanyol probable lineups:
Villarreal (4-4-2): Fernandez - Mario, Ruiz, Gonzalez, Costa - Santos, Trigueros, Soriano, Castillejo - Soldado, Bakambu.
Espanyol (4-2-3-1): Lopez - Lopez, Reyes, Duarte, Caricol - Fuego, Lopez, Perez, Jurade, Piatti - Moreno.
Villarreal vs Espanyol prediction: 1 @ 1.73
Villarreal vs Espanyol betting tip: Under 2,5 goals @ 1.65
Villarreal vs Espanyol final score recommendations: 1-0 or 2-0 @ 6.00 or 8.00