After a sparkling start to the La Liga campaign at El Madrigal, Valencia was the first side to take points away. The segunda vuelta has seen a derbi loss to Levante, followed by dreadful draws against Málaga and Sporting. Our most recent home run-out was an unjust defeat against Barcelona.
Bottom line: We cannot afford to drop more points at home, particularly to inferior opposition. And relegation-threatened Zaragoza is just that.
Diego López knows that los maños will be desperate for points, so the submarino amarillo needs to come out hungry to win. If they do, I don't think that Javier Aguirre's side has the quality to trouble us. But Villarreal has had problems all season when it has been the favorite on paper.
My expected XI: