Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero will host Saturday’s football game between Elche and Villarreal. Los Franjiverdes are stuck at the bottom with only six points on their account, and they are on the right track to suffer relegation to Segunda Division. The rock-bottom side experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Sevilla, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as big underdogs in the round 20 clash.
Pedro Bigas is banned for the match, while all Tete Morente, Domingos Quina, Alex Collado, and John Donald Chetauya remain on the sidelines with injuries. The Yellow Submarine, on the other hand, aim to move closer to the Champions League berth, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. All Nicolas Jackson, Alfonso Pedraza, and Giovani Lo Celso should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Enzo Roco):
Enzo Roco is one of the young and exciting defenders coming out of Chile in the recent times. The 23-year-old started in the youth teams at Universidad Catolica and moved up the ranks. He was promoted to their first team in 2011 and in three years with them played more than 90 matches.
He established himself in the first team and was an omnipresent figure at the back for the team that won Primera Division and Copa Chile titles. Roco moved to the Spanish club Elche on loan in 2014 and by the next year he was at their fellow Spanish club RCD Espanyol.
Roco’s international appearance started with the under-17 squad in 2009 while his senior international debut was in 2012. He was named in the 30-man list by Jorge Sampaoli for the 2014 FIFA World Cup but was cut from the final list.
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.