Valencia vs Villarreal : Match Preview & Prediction

Team News

  • Simone Zaza returns from suspension for the home side.
  • Goncalo Guedes should be fit to start, after coming off the bench last weekend, but Carlos Soler is out with an ankle problem.
  • Andreas Pereira will continue in midfield, with Ezequiel Garay due to return at centre-back. Jose Gaya has a minor muscle complaint, but should be risked at Mestalla.
  • Cedric Bakambu and Dani Raba are both back after suspension and the former should start up front.
  • Pablo Fornals will feature in behind the strikers, with Samu Castillejo preferred to Roberto Soriano in a deeper midfield role.
  • Carlos Bacca is carrying a knock, but should start, with Javi Calleja unlikely to make many changes after last weekend’s win.

Match Facts

Valenciahave been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 6 home matches (La Liga).

Valenciahavewon 5 of their last 6 home matches (La Liga).

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Valencia‘s last 6 home games (La Liga).

Valenciahavescored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches (La Liga).


  • Valencia are still unbeaten at Mestalla this season in all competitions, with Marcelino’s men looking to end 2017 with another home victory.
  • Los Che are in desperate need of three points, given that they have recently fallen to consecutive away defeats in league action. For the first time in a while, they have dropped to third place in La Liga.
  • Villarreal ended a three-match losing streak in La Liga with a narrow 1-0 win against Celta Vigo last weekend. The Yellow Submarine are looking for further points to keep them afloat in the Europa League places.

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