Valencia will look to wrap up third place in La Liga when they play host to struggling Villarreal on Saturday.
Valencia currently hold the final automatic qualifying spot for next season’s Champions League group stage, but there is only three points separating them and fourth-placed Malaga with two games to go. However, their goal difference is vastly superior so they know that a win here will all but secure third place, even if Malaga are successful in their match.
Valencia bounced back from defeats to Atletico Madrid and Malaga by beating Osasuna last time out, and they will be determined to make it two-in-a-row at the expense of Villarreal. The bookmakers expect that to happen, making Valencia their 3/5 favourites to win this match.
Villarreal have endured a season to forget in La Liga, and they are still to confirm their top-flight status for next season. They are currently 16th in Spain’s top flight, with a record of nine wins, 14 draws and 13 losses leaving them two places and four points clear of the relegation zone.
Villarreal know that a victory will ensure they will be in the top tier next season, and they come into this match in decent form having sandwiched three straight draws with wins over Malaga and Sporting Gijon. They are 10/3 to get the win they need, while the draw is priced 16/5.
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