Villarreal and Levante star in a regional match on Saturday at the Ceramics Stadium, in which both teams calibrate their goals for this season, since while the locals need to get strong at home to qualify for European squares, visitors seek a triumph to ensure permanence as soon as possible and to be able to set greater challenges.
Possible alignment of Villarreal against Levante
Villarreal comes after a draw in Valladolid that cushioned the elimination of the Copera, which can only be good if the three points of the premises are added; while Levante truncated a bad streak of results with the victory against Leganés at home, which drove the team away from the danger zone.
The team led by Javi Calleja continues with the casualties of Bruno Soriano, Alberto Moreno and Manu Morlanes, who remain outside the team for their injuries; while the doubt lies in the options that Pau Torres has of returning to the team, something that will be known on the same day of the game.
The Spanish international defender is one step away from recovering from his muscular problems, so his presence will be decided on the same day of the match. The novelty is the recovery of midfielder Zambo Anguissa, who returns to the team after completing his penalty game.
Possible alignment of Levante against Villarreal
The Levant comes to the duel at La Cerámica endorsed by his comfortable victory on the last day of LaLiga against Leganés, who settled a streak of four straight losses in this 2020 and has placed him with an eleven-point lead over the area of decline.
The match will also be special for the coach Paco López and the goal Aitor Fernández, who agreed in the Villarreal subsidiary. It will also be a different game for Gonzalo Melero, who had reached an agreement with Villarreal a year ago but finally signed with Levante.
The coach of Levante, Paco López, has the casualties due to injury of Nemanja Radoja, Hernani Santos, Rober Pier and Iván López and has summoned twenty players.
In principle, the Valencian coach could repeat the same eleven that he played a week ago against Leganés, since both Campaign and Postigo have been trained during the week without problems even though they finished the last game with discomfort.
In this way, in defense, Miramón, Postigo, Vezo and Toño will be re-formed together, aided in defensive work by Montenegrin Vukcevic in the center of the spinal cord and with Campaña, Bardhi and Rochina on the offensive plot.
Except for surprise, Mayoral and Roger will return to form the attack couple, since they have consolidated in this start of 2020 as the starting strikers for coach Paco López.
Villarreal CF: Asenjo, Mario, Raúl Albiol, Funes Mori, Rubén Peña; Iborra; Cazorla, Trigueros, Moi Gómez; Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcácer
Raise: Aitor, Miramón, Vezo, Postigo, Toño, Bardhi, Campaña, Vukcevic, Rochina, Mayoral and Roger.
Referee: Melero López, Mario (Andaluz). VAR: Prieto Iglesias, Eduardo (Navarra)
Stadium: The Ceramics
Hours: 6:30 p.m.
Television: Movistar and MiTele.