Villarreal will host LaLiga Santander leaders Real Madrid at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Saturday in their bid to extend their winning streak to three games.
streak to three games. The Yellow Submarine grabbed all three points in both their previous two games away at Real Betis and on home soil against Real Mallorca, scoring five goals and keeping two clean sheets.
However, Unai Emery will not have Villarreal’s top scorer Gerard Moreno at his disposal due to a knock, while Ruben Pena and Francis Coquelin are also sidelined through injuries.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid may be forced to play again without Karim Benzema, who is a major doubt through injury, while Ferland Mendy and Mariano Diaz could also miss out on the duel due to injuries.
It remains to be seen whether Carlo Ancelotti will play Isco in a false No.9 role, as he did against Granada, or if he will give Luka Jovic the nod at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid predicted line-ups.
Villarreal’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Geronimo Rulli; Juan Foyth, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Pervis Estupinan; Manu Trigueros, Etienne Capoue, Dani Parejo; Yeremi Pino, Paco Alcacer, Arnaut Danjuma.
Real Madrid’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Marcelo; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Marco Asensio, Luka Jovic, Vinicius.
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