Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Thursday’s football game at Estadio Jose Zorrilla pits together Real Valladolid and Villarreal, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. La Pucela are determined to secure the La Liga survival, while the Yellow Submarine are eyeing a place in the Europa League. Real Valladolid experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Valencia, and it is no wonder they are seen as underdogs in the midweek clash.
Villarreal aim to bounce back from a 4-2 loss to Celta where both Rulli and Mario Gaspar were sent off on the bench. However, Unai Emery can count on key players for the Estadio Jose Zorilla clash, and given Valladolid’s defensive display in the defeat to los Che, away win should definitely be considered. In the first half of the season Villarreal recorded a routine 2-0 win over Real Valladolid.
Highlighted Player (Bruno González):
Bruno Gonzales Cabrera is a product of Tenerife football academy. The 184-cm-tall defender played 77 games for los Blanquiazules before joining Real Betis in 2014. Bruno signed a three-year deal with the Andalusian outfit and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the La Liga club.
The centre-back scored three goals in 81 appearances for los Beticos in the league and at the end of the 2016/2017 La Liga campaign he moved to fellow Spanish club Getafe. Bruno Gonzalez was born in Las Galletas, Spain on May 24, 1990 and he has yet to make his debut for the Spain national football team.
You should bear in mind that he scored his first professional goal on December 1, 2013 in a 2-2 draw with Girona during his spell with Real Betis. His preferred foot is right and his contract with Getafe should expire on June 30, 2020.
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.