Duel of different realities in Martínez Valero. Elche CF, which has a very negative dynamic and occupies relegation places in LaLiga Santander, receives a Villarreal CF that fights for the European places.
The news of Elche
Jorge Almirón will not be able to count on Verdú, Tete Morente and Antonio Barragán for sanction, in all three cases by accumulation of cards. Further, Fidel is somewhat touched and it is serious doubt.
Eleven, on the other hand, is more or less outlined. There remains the doubt of Calvo or Josema in the axis of the rear, where Diego is consolidated as a starter and Mojica is already fixed on the left-handed side. If there are no surprises, Boyé would play at the top and would be accompanied by Rigoni and Josan.
Unai Emery has a plague of injuries and doubts. The last to fall has been Rubén Peña, who joins the casualties of Mario Gaspar, Vicente Iborra, Samu Chukwueze and Alberto Moreno. In addition, both Yeremi Pino as Capoue are touched and they are doubt. The good news is that Moi Gómez and Gerard Moreno are already recovered.
Still, it looks like Paco Alcácer will be the offensive reference in Elche. Moi Gómez does aim for eleven and we will have to be attentive to how Capoue evolves. If he does not arrive in time, Baena could enter his place. Without right-handed sides, Foyth aims to the side with the second option of placing Estupiñán there with a changed leg.
The possible eleven
Elche: Badia; Cifu, Calvo / Josema, Diego, Mojica; Raúl Guti, Marcone, Víctor; Josan, Rigoni and Boyé.
Villarreal: Asenjo; Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Pedraza / Estupiñán; Capoue / Baena, Coquelin, Parejo; Trigueros, Moi Gómez and Paco Alcácer.