A match Villarreal needs to win to maintain serious European ambitions. It's away from El Madrigal (bad), but it's against Racing Santander, the farolillo rojo of La Liga (good). Which is in administration and saw its manager resign mid-week (even better?).
The big story from a Yellow Submarine perspective: a less-crowded infirmary. Welcome back to Rubén Cani, Nilmar, and Marcos Senna. And obviously manager Juan Carlos Garrido liked what he saw from 17-year-old midfielder Moisés Gómez against Málaga.
My expected XI (4-2-2-2): D. López; Ángel, Musacchio, Gonzalo, Oriol; de Guzmán, Bruno; Cani, Pérez; Borja, Ruben.
I might as well aim at a dartboard. So many questions: Where will Jonathan de Guzmán play? Will Cani start after a long layoff? Does it make sense to move Borja Valero again, now that he has gotten his groove back? Let's see what Garrido's answers are.
The match begins at 12 noon Eastern Time and airs on GolTV in the US. Endavant Villarreal!