Villarreal vs Granada CFFourth-placed Villarreal will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Granada, a team that boosted their survival hopes with a 2-0 triumph over Athletic Bilbao.After spending one season in Segunda, the Yellow Submarine returned to the top flight this term and they have enjoyed a near perfect start to the season.Up until the Real Betis game last weekend, Villarreal were one of just three unbeaten sides in La Liga, but the excellent run came to an end as they were beaten 1-0 by the Verdiblancos.
In spite of the slow start to the previous league campaign, Granada ended up ensuring survival, but they are hoping to go one step further this time out.The club have signed quite a few new players this summer, albeit staying without Guilherme Siqueira and Mikel Rico, and they in turn kicked off the new campaign with an away triumph over Osasuna.
Nevertheless, Marcelino Garcia Toral’s side still have plenty to cheer about, having picked up no less than 14 points from first 7 fixtures, so no doubt they go into the Granada game high on confidence. Nevertheless, then came the run of five straight matches without a win, but los Rojiblancos managed to return to winning ways on Monday as they defeated in-form Athletic Bilbao.
Villarreal without: Jaume Costa; Farinos.
Granada without: Recio; Piti; Dani Benitez.