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.
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.
📋 Squad list for Saturday’s match against Villarreal.
❌ Players NOT called up: Ferland Mendy. pic.twitter.com/huIVGJu1Oa
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Real Madrid (4-3-3):
Vazquez — Rüdiger — Alaba — Nacho
Valverde — Tchouaméni — Ceballos
Asensio — Benzema — Vinícius
Foyth — Albiol — P. Torres — Pedraza
Terrats — Parejo — Baena
Chukwueze — Morales — Pino
Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)
Real Madrid: 2 Wins
Villarreal: 1 Win
Real Madrid host Villarreal on Saturday (08 April) at 21:00 CET.