Villarreal host Real Madrid at the Estadio de la Cerámica in the 16th round of La Liga later today.
Following their 2-1 victory against Valencia last week, The Yellow Submarine will be confident that they can keep at least a point at home. Real Madrid have not been able to beat Villarreal since 2017 and the last five games between the two sides ended in draws.
Following the sale of Géronimo Rulli to Ajax, Pepe Reina has become Villarreal’s first-choice keeper and is expected to stand between the sticks against Los Blancos. Francis Coquelin, who returned from injury, will most likely start in Villarreal’s midfield.
Predicted Villarreal lineup against Real Madrid
AS predict that Quique Setién will field the following starting XI against Real Madrid: Pepe Reina – Juan Foyth, Raúl Albiol, Pau Torres, Alberto Moreno – Étienne Capoue, Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin – Samu Chukwueze, Gerard Moreno, Yeremy Pino.
The match is set to kick off at 4.15 pm CET.
GSFN | Tom Cserép