The pair, who were both promoted to La Liga from the Segunda Division last season, clash in the league this evening.
"It's not a surprise to see Villarreal having a good season," he told reporters at a press conference. "Villarreal have a good squad and have also done well in the transfer market.
"They've kept the same coach and the same block of players from last season. I think it's normal to see them so high in the table."
The Yellow Submarine currently sit fourth in the division, while Elche are 13th.