Our prediction for this match:
Villarreal and WBA face each other at Oliva Nova Golf & Beach Resort Campo in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program. The Yellows somehow managed to avoid relegation to Segunda Division in the last season finale, but the team’s main goal in the upcoming season is to book a place in European competitions.
Villarreal aim to prepare for the new La Liga campaign in style and we are positive that they are going to stick to their attacking style of play against the Championship side. It has to be noted, though, that coach Javi Calleja can’t count on the Nigerian winger Chukwueze, who is on international duty with the Super Eagles. The Baggies, who did well to make it to the Championship play-offs last season, are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in Saturday’s friendly, but preventing Villarreal attackers from scoring is easier said than done.
Highlighted Player (Carlos Bacca):
One of the most talented strikers of this generation, the 29-year-old Carlos Bacca began his senior professional career at Atletico Junior. He caught attention with his exploits and ended up as top scorer in the league in 2010. Bacca signed with Club Brigge in 2012 where he was the league’s top scorer in the only full season he played for them.
It was his move to Spanish club Sevilla that brought the best out of Bacca. The striker was an integral part of the team that won the UEFA Europa league in his first two years with the club. Having been courted by many top sides across the world, Bacca signed with Serie A side Milan in 2015 for a reported fee of €30 million.
Bacca is well known for his pace and aggression which has won him 27 caps and 11 goals on international duty with Colombia, since 2012.
Highlighted Team (West Bromwich):
West Bromwich Albion Football Club (shortly West Brom or WBA) is an English football club which was founded in 1878 by employees of Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich (a small city in the region of West Midlands). West Bromwhich Albion hosts it’s home games in the Hawthorns stadium which holds a capacity of 26 500 seats.
West Bromwich Albion is one of the founders of the English Football League and is currently for over 90 seasons active in the highest division. WBA managed to win the FA cup 5 times in their history and the English Premier League once.
The club colors of West Bromwich Albion are blue and white. Known players in the history of West Bromwich are Bobby Robson, Nwankwo Kanu and Cyrille Regis.