Real Madrid travel to the Mediterranean coast to face Villarreal at the Estadio de la Cerámica in matchday 16 of La Liga.
Los Blancos have not beaten The Yellow Submarine since 2017 and their last five matches ended in draws. Dani Carvajal is set to miss this game and will most likely be replaced by Lucas Vázquez at right-back.
Federico Valverde will probably start ahead of Rodrygo, as Carlo Ancelotti prefers to use the Uruguayan who is more versatile in tough fixtures.
After missing the match against Cacereño, Toni Kroos and Luka Modrić are expected to return to Real Madrid’s midfield.
Predicted Real Madrid lineup against Villarreal
AS predict that Ancelotti will field the following starting XI against Villarreal: Thibaut Courtois – Lucas Vázquez, Éder Militão, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy – Luka Modrić, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Toni Kroos – Fede Valverde, Karim Benzema, Vinícius Júnior.
The match is set to kick off at 4.15 pm CET.
GSFN | Tom Cserép