Read a preview and watch a live stream of Almeria vs Villarreal in the sides’ opening games of the Premier League season…
Where: Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos
When: 22:00 BST
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Villarreal take on Almeria in the battle of the newly promoted sides in La Liga this evening.
Almeria were promoted the second tier of Spanish football last season, and will be eager to get their La Liga campaign off to a solid start at home to Villarreal, who finished one place above them last season. Almeria last played in La Liga in the 2010/11 season, but endured a miserable campaign, finishing bottom. They will be keen to put up a better fight this season, and have secured four new players on loan.
Liverpool loanee Suso could make his debut for the La Liga minnows, as could Rodri and Argentinian international keeper Oscar Ustari, who signed from Barcelona B and Boca Juniors respectively.
Unlike Almeria, Villarreal have spent over £14m in a bid to strengthen and avoid immediate relegation. Mexican playmaker Giovani Dos Santos has been the biggest summer signing, and El Submarino Amarillo will hope the midfielder is at his mercurial best this term.
Not too long ago, Villarreal made a Champions League semi-final, as Juan Roman Riquelme starred, but fans will take a 17th placed finish this season.