Last h2h between both teams was a match won by Elche on home field on penalties, but it was played in August, when Elche was a middle-tier team but long time passed since then. Honestly, I consider Cordoba more consistent than Elche and currently Cordoba leaved last place at only 1 point with Elche taking their place. Villarreal proved proffesional determinance in Euro League and here are looking forward to do as well, if they win and Valencia loses against Real Madrid they will take their 4th place. More of this, in last 5, Villarreal conceeded only 1 goal and scored 12, accumulatind 15/15 points. Won even against Atletico Madrid away with 1-0, assured the Cup leg advancing or assuring the next round in Euro League. In fact, they didn't lost since 6th of November (in a match against Zurich) but since then, 2 draws and 8 draws. Elche managed to score in previous match against Malaga, 1-2 but managed to win Valladolid (and Valladolid in currently in segunda and has problems with scoring) but in rest, La Coruna when the relegation derby between them or Socidead 3-0. I expect that Villarreal needs those 3 points.
Cani is likely to play and Pina is suspended. Both midfielders for Villarreal.
For Elche, defender Albacar is suspended and Angel or Pelegrin are incert.
|Villarreal -1 eh
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* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.