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Being strong in Elche to continue the fight for Europe
Being strong in Elche to continue the fight for Europe

Villarreal will try to return to winning ways against the side from Alicante (Saturday, 4:15pm CET)

Villarreal CF face Elche CF on Saturday 4th February at the Martínez Valero at 4.15pm CET. Quique Setién’s side will be looking for another win to consolidate their place in the European places. In recent weeks, the Yellows team has been playing high quality football, which has allowed them to be one of the most in-form teams in the competition.

In the league table, 25 points separate the two teams. Despite the defeat against Rayo Vallecano (0-1), The Submarine remain in fifth place with 31 points. Meanwhile, Elche are in last place with six points. In the last meeting between the two sides, Villarreal won 4-0 at the Ciutat de València thanks to goals from Gerard Moreno, Gio Lo Celso, Francis Coquelin and Jos´é Luis Morales. On the other hand, on the Submarine’s last visit to Elche, the home side won 1-0 with a goal from Boyé (16th January 2022).

Over the course of their history, the two sides have met 25 times. Seven wins for each team and 11 draws are the records between the two teams. However, in the top flight they have only met nine times, with four wins for Villarreal and four draws.

The Submarine are in good form despite defeat last time out, with 13 points from a possible 18. Against Elche CF, the Yellows will be looking to get back to winning ways to continue dreaming about Europe.