Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Everybody apart from Peter Lim knew that his decision to appoint Gary Neville was a very bad one, and his successor Pako Ayestaran has seriously improved the team’s performances. While losing to Las Palmas on his debut, los Che would go on to record straight league wins over Sevilla, Barcelona and Eibar, something that had been unthinkable just few weeks back. And having also held Getafe to a 2-2 draw on the road, we predict Valencia to make life difficult for top 4 hopefuls Villarreal. The Yellow Submarine have just made a giant step towards the Europa League final having defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the first leg, but they quickly need to shift their focus to the league campaign. Three consecutive slip-ups allowed Celta Vigo to close the gap behind the final Champions League berth to mere three points, meaning the visitors will be under pressure when facing revived Valencia. Villarreal could also find it hard to perform to the desired level after such a difficult game in midweek, which is why we expect los Che to put a dent into their top 4 bid.
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.