Real Madrid vs Villarreal 2022/23: Team news, predicted line-ups & kick off time

Fresh off their 4-0 drubbing of Barcelona in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, Real Madrid return to LaLiga action where they’ll be facing Villarreal at the Bernabéu on Saturday.

Despite Barcelona’s huge twelve point lead in LaLiga, Real Madrid won’t be throwing in the towel just yet. Los Blancos will be aiming to win and cut the gap to eight points.

Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.

Team news

Carlo Ancelotti has a full strength squad at his disposal, with Ferland Mendy being the only player on the sidelines. The Italian coach will however look to rotate the squad as Real Madrid’s full attention remains on Wednesday’s Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Chelsea.

As for Villarreal, Etienne Capoue, Gerard Moreno and Francis Coquelin are all unavailable due to injury. Nicolas Jackson is suspended.

Predicted line-ups

Real Madrid (4-3-3):


Vazquez — Rüdiger — Alaba — Nacho

Valverde — Tchouaméni — Ceballos

Asensio — Benzema — Vinícius

Villarreal (4-3-3):


Foyth — Albiol — P. Torres — Pedraza

Terrats —  Parejo — Baena

Chukwueze — Morales — Pino

Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)

Real Madrid: 2 Wins
Draws: 2
Villarreal: 1 Win

Kick-off time

Real Madrid host Villarreal on Saturday (08 April) at 21:00 CET.

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