Villarreal has kept its closest pursuers at bay at home, defeating top-half teams Alcorcón, Córdoba, Ponferradina, and Sabadell without conceding a goal. Barcelona B did win at El Madrigal in the last game of the Julio Velázquez era, but the "baby blaugranes" are not a direct rival in the traditional sense, as they cannot achieve promotion. And that victory came over a different Villarreal.
Keepers: Juan Carlos, Mariño.
Defenders: Musacchio, Mario, Dorado, J. Oriol, J. Costa, Íñiguez.
Midfielders: Cani, Bruno, Farinós, Trigueros, Moi, Aquino, Canteros.
Forwards: Jony, Perbet, Uche.
Two changes from last week's squad against Hércules: one forced and one by design. Marcos Senna tweaked his left hamstring as a late substitute at Estadio José Rico Pérez, so Héctor Canteros returns to the squad. Welcome back! And after a week of celebrations in Nigeria, Ikechukwu Uche is back for Gerard Moreno, who returns to the 'B' team.
The match begins at 2 pm Eastern Time. Expect streams for a Sunday encounter. Endavant Villarreal!