The 2-2 draw at El Madrigal 10 days ago means that Elche have the slight advantage with the away goals rule and Paddy Power price them at 2/1 (3.00) to record a win.
Villarreal, fresh from their impressive showing at Camp Nou on Saturday, are available at 13/10 (2.30) with the draw offered at 11/5 (3.20).
Villarreal have continued to impress on their return to the Primera Division - especially in front of goal - and, given that they know they must score to progress, it is fair to suggest they will be looking for goals early on.
The Yellow Submarine have scored againt Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid this season, as well as in two games against Elche and they should have little trouble finding the back of the net this evening.
If the away side looks likely to net, then both teams to score becomes a decent option and it is offered at 4/5 (1.80).
Elche for their part have been in solid scoring form, netting in nine of their last 12 league games including against Real Madrid and away at Athletic Bilbao, which makes backing goals at both ends a decent option for tonight's encounter.
|Both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) 1.5pt stake with Paddy Power|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid