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

Real Madrid are back in action on Thursday against Villarreal at the Ceramica in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey. Los Blancos will be looking to bounce back from their dismal display against Barcelona on Sunday.

Quique Setien’s side recently beat Real Madrid in LaLiga, and will be confident they can pull off another upset thanks to their excellent record against the Spanish champions at the Ceramica.

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

Team news

Carlo Ancelotti will be without the services of David Alaba, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez who are all injured. Luka Modric will also not be available after Ancelotti decided to rest him.

As for Villarreal, Danjuma looks unlikely to feature with plenty of transfer rumours going around. Pedraza, Lo Celso, and Jackson are likely to miss out while Femina, Foyth, and Gerard Moreno are also doubts.

Predicted line-ups

Real Madrid (4-3-3):


Nacho — Militao — Rüdiger — Mendy

Camavinga — Kroos — Ceballos

Asensio — Benzema — Rodrygo

Villarreal (4-3-3):


Foyth — Albiol — Torres — Moreno

Capoue — Morlanes — Parejo

Chukwueze — Moreno — Pino

Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)

Villarreal: 1 Win
Draws: 3
Real Madrid: 1 Win

Kick-off time

Villarreal host Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night (17 January) at 21:00 CET.

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