Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Elche and Villarreal square off against each other at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero in the La Liga round 22. Los Franjiverdes do not seem to be at their sharpest at the moment, with the team failing the previous four league fixtures. Considering that Elche have been struggling in front of goal of late, we do not believe that home win should be considered. Ivan Marcone is banned for the hosts, while Fidel remains in the recovery room.
The Yellow Submarine, on the other hand, aim to return to winning ways in the Spanish top flight. Villarreal are eager to keep their Champions League hopes alive, and they should take advantage of Elche’s poor form. Even though Foyth, Chukwueze, Moreno, Gaspar, and Iborra are sidelined with injuries, we believe that punters can find value in betting on Villarreal, who are more of a team than Elche.
Highlighted Player (Victor Rodriguez):
Victor Rodriguez is a professional player who began his senior career at Vilajuiga, playing 36 matches for the club and scoring 11 goals. After spending three years at Badalona the pacey winger joined Zaragoza and it has to be noted that he scored six goals in 72 appearances for the Estadio La Romareda outfit in La Liga.
On 7 August, 2014 Victor Rodriguez signed a three-year deal with Elche, but in August 2015 he was sent to Getafe on loan. Rodriguez scored two goals in 33 appearances for los Azulones in the 2015/2016 Primera Division campaign, but following Getafe’s relegation to Segunda Division, he signed a four-year deal with Sporting Gijon in the 2016 summer transfer window.
Victor Rodriguez has yet to make his Spain debut, but he played for Catalonia in a friendly game. The Sporting Gijon winger is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well. Rodriguez was born in Barcelona on 23 July, 1989.
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.