Valladolid will look to take another step towards prominence when they host Villarreal for the 23rd round of the Spanish top flight. The opening match of the day will be played on Friday, 8th February at the Estadio José Zorrilla.
The home side sits 13th on the log after 21 rounds with 25 points, four above the drop zone. They will be coming from a trip to Huesca in the 22nd round, another Friday night tie. Oscar Plano and Keko were on target as the side beat Celta Vigo 2-1 last week, proving that the midfield can come through on days when key striker Enes Unal is not so lucky.
Villarreal are slumping a place from the bottom, their latest woe a 3-0 loss on a trip to Valencia. They still have to go through Espanyol in the 22nd round ahead of this tie. Santi Carzola has not been able to hit the same levels since coming back from surgery but could be a great asset in a low intensity game like this one.