Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
There will be fireworks when Villarreal and Real Madrid face each other at Estadio de la Ceramica in the La Liga round 16. The Yellow Submarine defeated Valencia in their first game after the World Cup break, and they head into Saturday’s clash following a routine Copa del Rey win over Cartagena. Gerard Moreno should be recalled to the starting XI, while Giovani Lo Celso is likely to miss the game with injury. Samuel Chukwueze is pushing for a start as well after scoring as a substitute in the 5-1 crushing of Cartagena.
Los Blancos, on the other hand, survived Cacereno in the Spanish Cup last 32 thanks to Rodrygo’s late goal. The title holders are eyeing their third consecutive league win, but seeing that their display in a 2-0 win over Real Valladolid was anything but good, the share of spoils is on the horizon. Star players Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, Vinicius Junior and Tony Kroos all return to the starting XI, while Mariano Diaz remains in the recovery room.