Archive for December 12th, 2016

La Liga Match Preview : Villarreal vs Atletico Madrid

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Villarreal have won just one of their last five La Liga matches, as Fran Escriba’s men go through a little bit of a rough patch of form.

Their confidence should be boosted by progressing to the next stage of the Europa League, however, as a delightful chip on Thursday from Manu Trigueros sealed the Yellow Submarine’s qualification from the group stage.

Atletico have lost two of their last three away trips in La Liga and whimpered their way to a disappointing 1-0 defeat in Bavaria during the week against Bayern.

Team News

Villarreal – Samu Castillejo is sidelined with a hamstring problem, which will see Jonathan Dos Santos and Denis Cheryshev battle it out to start on the right-hand side.

Mateo Musacchio also tweaked his hamstring on Thursday in the EuropaLeague and may not be risked as a result.