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VIL vs GRD Dream11 Prediction | La Liga | Villarreal vs Granada, Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

VIL vs GRD Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

After spending most of the last season in the battle for the survival, Villarreal will be looking for a much smoother ride this season in La Liga.

They have a winnable first two fixtures and should aim for bagging six points before hosting Real Madrid in the 3rd round.


Match Details:

The La Liga match will be played between Villarreal and Granada at Estadio de la Cerámica (El Madrigal), in Villarreal, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 23,500.
The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), on Saturday, August 18.


Broadcast Details:

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Recent form (Last six matches)
Villarreal –
W W W L W W
Granada – W W W W W W


Villarreal Team News:

  • Defensive midfielder Bruno Soriano, along with central midfielder Ramiro Guerra and left-back Alberto Moreno, all miss out on the match due to injuries.

Possible INs and OUTs of this game:

  • Much of Villarreal’s problems last season surfaced from a leaky defense and the club tried to shore up the things at the back with some signings.
  • One of them is Raul Albiol, and the 33-year-old is expected to start the match in the heart of the defense.

Villarreal Probable XI:

Sergio Asenjo (GK), Xavi Quintilla, Pau Torres, Raul Albiol, Ruben Pena, Santo Cazorla, Manu Trigueros, Karl Toko Ekambi, Vicente Iborra, Moi Gomez, Gerard Moreno


Granada FC Team News:

  • Alex Martinez and Neider Lozano are listed as out by Granada ahead of this game.
  • In addition, Bernardo Cruz and Jose Antonio Martinez are carrying knocks and will be monitored before the game.

Granada Probable XI:

Rui Silva (GK), Victor Diaz, Domingos Duarte, German Sanchez, Quini, Yan Brice Eteki, Angel Montoro, Alvaro Vadillo, Fede Vico, Darwin Machis, Roberto Soldado


Potential Game Changers:

  • Roberto Soldado
  • Gerard Moreno
  • Vicente Iborra
  • Santo Cazorla
  • Karl Toko Ekambi

Likely to score:

  • For Villarreal: Gerard Moreno, Karl Toro Ekambi, Santi Cazorla
  • For Granada: Roberto Soldado, Darwin Machis

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Roberto Soldado: Back in Spain after a little bit of transformation with Fenerbache in the Turkish Super Lig. The 34-year-old is a threat in front of the goal.

Last season:

  • Games: 21
  • Goals: 06
  • Assists: 04

Gerard Moreno: The 27-year-old was Villarreal’s 2nd highest goal scorer last season. He has had a good pre-season as well which shows that he is ready for the new season.

Last season:

  • Games: 46
  • Goals: 12
  • Assists: 02

Santi Cazorla: The 34-year-old had a phenomenal last season, even earning a recall to the national set-up with Spain. Expect the former Arsenal star to pull the strings here.

Last season:

  • Games: 45
  • Goals: 06
  • Assists: 11

Karl Toko Ekambi: The Cameroon international can play in a variety of roles. Not only he has been deployed as a forward in a false-9 situation, but the 26-year-old has played both on the left-wing and as a left-back as well.

He is a vital cog in Viallreal’s wheel.

Last season:

  • Games: 41
  • Goals: 13
  • Assists: 05

Suggested combination:


VIL vs GRD Dream11 potential winner:
Villarreal are favorite for the match.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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