Villareal come into this game after a great run of form behind them with their attacking force of Bakumbu, Sansone, Soriano and Pato all in scoring form. They came back in mid-week from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 while also smashing Celta Vigo by a score of 5-0 last week. The offensive showing from Villareal after their players have recovered from injuries and the coaching focused on more offense, is plain to see. They have netted 14 goals this campaign while maintaining a tight defensive line conceding just 4 goals, which is only bettered by Atletico Madrid.
Las Palmas are going through a dream spell which saw them jump to the top of the pile, before they tapered down, and are now 4 games without a victory to their name. The only helpful aspect of their recent run is their ability to score goals where they have netted 16 goals in 8 games played so far. They have a team effort contributing to their goals with Tana, Araujo, El Zhar, Livaja and Boateng all contributing at least 2 goals per game so far. Defensively, they have been leaky conceding 13 goals in the season so far with 8 conceded in their last 4 alone.
This game looks like it will an entertaining one, given the recent upturn in goal scoring form of Villareal, and I expect over 2.5 goals