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Villarreal-Leganés PREVIEW

Maria Jose Segovia

Villarreal’s squad is mostly as expected for this one:

S. Asenjo, Andrés as the keepers; Mario Gaspar, Álvaro, Adrián Marín ,Víctor Ruiz, Rukavina and Pau in defense; Cheryshev, S. Castillejo, Trigueros, Rodri, Javi Fuego and Raba in midfield; and Bacca, Enes Unal, Sansone and Roger as strikers.

I don’t have the Lega side as yet.

Well, not much to say about this one except we need three points, and like a lot of our matches, two goals should probably do it if we can score them. The key will be scoring first, and hopefully scoring early; if we go in 0-0 at halftime or behind, Leganes can sit back and make it hard for us.

I know we’d like to make some rotations with the short rest but apart from Unal for Bacca and Sansone in place of Raba, I expect we will see little change.

I am hoping for a lineup of Asenjo; Mario, Ruiz, Alvaro, Adrian Marin; Trigueros, Rodri; Casti, Sansone, Chery; Unal. (doble pivote so really a 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-1-1, depending on how you look at it).

Probably not what we’ll get, but oh well!

Match kicks off at 12:30 west coast time, 30 minutes after Celta-Barca, so you can guess which match is being televised live on BeInSport here....

Note also that Sevilla are away to Depor (fighting for survival), that match will be done before ours starts. We could take the pitch in seventh if Sevilla win, which would be our lowest league placing since week 8 (eighth place).