Villarreal: Diego López; Mario Gaspar,
Gonzalo, Musacchio, Català; Bruno, Borja Valero (Marcos Senna 89');
Hernán Pérez (Marchena 73'), De Guzmán (Joselu 83'), Joan
Oriol; Marco Rubén. 4-2-3-1.
Betis: Casto; Isidoro, Ustaritz, Dorado, Nacho; Beñat (Jefferson Montero 56'), Iriney (Matilla 46'), Cañas; Pozuelo, Jorge Molina, Rubén Castro (Santa Cruz 72'). 4-3-3.
1-0. 20. Borja Valero. Picked up Marco Rubén pass and lobbed shot over Casto.
Yellow cards: Isidoro 05', Bruno 37', Rubén Castro 39', Marco Rubén 42', Musacchio 68', Borja Valero 76', Diego López 89'.
Villarreal kicked off the weekend beating Betis 1-0, a result which takes Juan Carlos Garrido's side above their opponents in the table. Casto had to be on his toes to keep out Gonzalo early on before Borja Valero latched on to Marco Rubén's pass to lob the keeper in the twentieth minute. However the rest of the first half the visitors were on top, Diego López having to save from Rubén Castro and Iriney, and Jorge Molina going close a couple of times. Villarreal wrested back control after the break, Casto stopping efforts from Rubén, Valero and Bruno. But Betis could have saved a point later on, Rubén Castro shooting just wide and Jefferson Montero almost catching Diego out with a shot from just over the half-way line near the end. A confidence boosting win for the locals though prior to their Champions League commitments, but another defeat for the Andalusians, who have now gone 472 minutes without scoring a single goal.