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.
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: