Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Villarreal and Valencia will play against each other in the 17th round of the Spanish Primera Division in the El Madrigal stadium in Villarreal. Villarreal is currently placed 5th on the table and was able to beat Real Sociedad in San Sebastian easily 0-2. Valencia on the other hand is in bad form under new manager Gary Neville and was even unable to beat Getafe at home; the game finished in a disappointing 2-2 draw. Valencia is currently placed 9th having 9 points less than Celta de Vigo which is placed top 4. Villarreal is showing to be one of the strongest teams at home this season and even managed to beat Real Madrid 1-0. We predict Villarreal to beat Valencia and stay in the race for a Champions League ticket. Gary Neville starts this season of poorly and will have to make improvements in the second half of the Primera Division.
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.