No rest for a weary and changing Villarreal B. After falling into the relegation zone with an unfortunate 1-0 loss away to league leaders Deportivo La Coruña, our filial returns to road action on Saturday afternoon. This time it's a Valencian Community derby with Hércules, currently third in the table. At least there will be no lack of motivation.
My expected XI (4-2-2-2): Jorge; Diego Jiménez, Florian Lejeune, Toño, Jaume Costa; Marcos Gullón, Llorente; Trigueros, Pedro; Lucas, Gerard Bordas.
Absences: Center back Kiko Olivas (suspension), right back Pere Martínez (injury), goalkeeper Diego Mariño (with the 'A' team). Expect Argentine midfielder Fernando Barrientos to debut in the second half.
The match begins at 12 noon Eastern Time and airs locally on Canal Nou Dos. Streams will hopefully be available (unlike CSKA Sofia). Endavant minisubmarino!