Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Villarreal will look to move closer to the Champions League berth when they take on Elche at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on Sunday. The Yellow Submarine have been in a fine form of late, with the team scoring goals for fun in all competitions. Even though all Alcacer, Coquelin, and Pena have been struggling with injuries of late, away win should be considered. Los Franjiverdes, on the other hand, aim to escape the danger zone.
Despite the fact that both Gonzales and Fidel are back from suspension, we are tempted to put our money Villarreal, who have found their best form in recent weeks. In the first half of the season Villarreal crushed Elche 4-1, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. Gerard Moreno should continue to lead the line for the visitors despite failing to convert a penalty in the draw with Diego Simeone’s troops.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Perez):
Lucas Perez is a Spanish footballer who plays for Deportivo La Coruna as a striker. Lucas Perez was born in La Coruna on 10 September, 1988 and he started his youth career at Alaves. Between 2007 and 2009 he played for Atletico Madrid C and in 2009 he signed for Rayo Vallecano.
Lucas Perez scored 25 goals in 44 appearances for los Vallecanos, but he played no more than seven matches for the first team. In 2011 he joined Ukrainian side Karpaty Lviv, but two years later he moved to PAOK, where he played 32 league games for the Greek outfit (scoring nine goals).
Lucas made it to the Greek Football Cup final with PAOk in the 2013/2014 season, but Panathinaikos emerged triumphant in the title game. On 12 August, 2015, Lucas signed a four-year deal with his home-town club Deportivo La Coruna and he impressed in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, scoring 17 goals for the Galician outfit.
Highlighted Team (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Villarreal managed to reach the Primera Division for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club could not manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Division. In the last couple of years Villarreal developed itself to a stable club in the Primera Division.
This first European succes was in 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the semi finals in the UEFA cup. In 2004/2005 Villarreal end 3rd on the table in the Primera Division which was a highlight for the club.
The biggest succes was in 2006 when Villarreal managed to reach the semi finals in the Champions League. In the semi finals the club lost with only 1 goal difference against runner up Arsenal. Former known players for Villarreal are: Riquelme, Tomasson, Fernandez, Forlan and Pires.