Villarreal – Valencia – Great local derby for the second season in a row team welcomes Villarreal in a better position than the better-known and more still on paper Valencia, which is struggling and especially this season in big trouble, which are closer to the relegation zone than to European positions.
Villarreal is quite good sixth place, although this team is even a small decline in form and have a slightly lower results, as evidenced by the fact that they were even in third place in the standings. We are near the end of the first part of the season a short crisis, while Valencia is in crisis since the beginning of the season and only occasionally manage to win. Both teams dropped out of the Cup in the previous round, and last season the Villarreal celebrated in both mutual duel, at home with 1:0, and away with 2:O.
It’s hard to say that Villarreal in a crisis, but there fell from the Cup because they are away to Real Sociedad defeated, while in the second leg at home played a draw. In the championship after a short winter break also twice played a draw and so it turns out that last triumph achieved in mid-December. However, two rounds are greeted Barcelona and in this tour they played very well, and the second divided them of victory. In the last round hosted at Deportiva and the match ended 0: 0th So it’s not a crisis, or if it is, then it will reveal this match.
A lot of matches Villarreal is consuming a lot of power, because we must not forget that this team plays and the Europa League, where they qualified for the sixteenth finals. They have no more obligations in Cup and were able to take a break during the week, and be prepared for the match against rivals which is always a special pleasure to win. It is important to say that they had a problem with absences, because in La Coruna has not been convicted J.Coste and N.Sansonea and earlier are injured Soldado, Cheryshev and Musacchio, while Bakambu the African Nations Cup. Now returning to the lineup J.Costa and Sansone and will certainly be stronger.
Probable lineups Villarreal: Asenjo – Mario Gonzalez A., V.RUIZ, J.Costa – dos Santos, Trigueros, R.Soriano, B.Soriano – Pato N.SANSONE
One of the most difficult season of Valencia continues this unpleasant roaming that they could not come at a good time, but it is still at the Mestalla some breathing easier after the last round at last won and this team Espanyol at home. It was a very important game because the table sank and came dangerously close to the relegation zone but the new failure were not allowed to even think. This is logical and brought immense pressure and is a riot that a relatively early lead and managed to reduce the deficit defenders Montoya. He later struck and Santi Mina, however, five minutes before the end they received one goal and again feared in the finish, as the Valencia already several times this season, received goals just in the last moments of matches.
This time, they preserve the lead and so end a string of eight league games without a win, and it is interesting that in this series alternately lost and drew ended with a draw at Osasuna in a match that had to be solved in its favor, but in the finish botched . In the Cup twice lost to Celta and now have only the primary obligations that fall on stronger attacker Zazu and it should be a big boost, but it will probably be to start on the bench.
Probable lineups Valencia: D.ALVES – Montoya, Garay, Mangala, Gaya – Soler, Parejo, E.PÉREZ – Nani, Santi Mina, Munir
Villarreal – Valencia TIP
Villarreal has a slightly lower results lately, but that does not mean that they lose the match and especially it rarely happens at home. Valencia is slowly awakening, however, that they were still too big an obstacle to enter the second positive result and they therefore again anticipate defeat.
TIP: Villarreal victory
Odds: 1.90 at bwin (up to 1.80 can be played without problems)