Villarreal will be hoping to recover from their 5-0 demolition at the hands of Barcelona last week, but come up against a strong Sevilla side that will be high in confidence having defeated big spenders Malaga in the opening game of the season.
Striker Frederic Kanoute and midfielder Tiberio Guarente are available for selection again having missed Los Rojiblancos’ first match due to injury.
Villarreal defender Gonzalo Rodriguez says the Yellow Submarine are determined to prove they are a top La Liga side by shaking off the humiliation of mauling they received from Barcelona by beating Sevilla.
Villarreal (4-4-2): Diego Lopez; Zapata, Gonzalo, Musacchio, Oriol; Borja Valero, Marchena, Bruno, Cani; Rossi, Nilmar
Sevilla (4-3-3): Varas; Caceres, Escude, Spahic, Navarro; Medel, Trochowski, De Moral, Navas; Negredo, Kanoute
League form:Villarreal last five home D-L-W-W-L
Sevilla last five away D-L-W-L-W
Did you know… Villarreal have beaten Sevilla at El Madrigal three times in the last five meetings, losing one and drawing one.