The Granada and the Villarreal They face Europe on the horizon for a double reason, since both seek points that bring them as close as possible to the continental positions and do so just before facing the quarterfinals of the Thursday Europa League of the current campaign.
That historic tie that the Granada will start before Manchester United English will determine in a certain way the alignment presented by the coach Diego Martinez This saturday.
The coach will start with players not registered for the continental competition, in the case of full-back Joaquín Marín ‘Quini‘or from the Portuguese medium Domingos Duarte, and will measure the minutes of those who are just out of injury, such as the Venezuelan winger Darwin Machís.
So much Machís as Alberto Serum They are available again after recovering during the two weeks without official matches, while they are still out Carlos Neva, Luis Milla, the French Dimitri Foulquier and the Colombians Luis Suarez and Neyder lozano.
One of the main doubts in the Granada eleven is if at the top of the attack they bet on Roberto Soldado or by Jorge Molina, with the possibility that the starter on Thursday against United will be the footballer who starts this Saturday’s clash on the bench.
The Granada look before him Villarreal points with which to take a new step towards mathematical permanence and, incidentally, continue to keep alive the options of playing European competition again next season, something that would be very complicated by a setback against the yellows.
The Villarreal He faces the return to league competition with the intention of maintaining the rhythm of results prior to the break marked by two victories in the League and as many in Europe.
With this, the team of Unai emery has re-engaged in the fight for the positions of Europa League and without losing sight, like his rival, of the quarterfinals of this competition in which it will be measured on Thursday at Dinamo Zagreb Croatian.
At first it does not seem that Villarreal is going to make many changes to its line-up, although the doubts lie in seeing if it will be able to count on the players who come from injuries, who have discomfort or who have been with their national teams and, therefore, players What Pau Torres, Gerard Moreno, Fer Niño, Samu Chukwueze or Sergio Asenjo are in doubt.
Those who are not yet to play are Alberto Moreno and Francis Coquelin, who rush to be able to be with the team shortly and to whom the last minute drop of the Ecuadorian Pervis Estupiñán has added, who has returned injured from his stay with the national team.
It should be noted that for this match the sanctioned Étienne Capoue returns, who will occupy the place of the now suspended Juan Foyth.
Granada: Rui Silva; Quini, Germán, Domingos Duarte, Víctor Díaz; Yan Eteki, Yangel Herrera, Domingos Quina; Kenedy, Antonio Puertas and Jorge Molina.
Villarreal: Rulli; Mario, Albiol, Funes Mori, Pedraza; Capoue, Trigueros, Parejo, Chukwueze; Bacca and Moi Gómez or Alcácer.
Referee: Cuadra Fernández (Balearic Committee).
Stadium: New Los Cármenes.