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Real Madrid CF vs Villarreal CF: Match Preview and Predicted Lineups

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Real Madrid CF takes on Villarreal CF on Sunday, 9th April in La Liga. Furthermore, the match venue will be at Santiago Bernabeu. Nevertheless, this will be an important match for both opponents.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are currently 12 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona in the table with 56 points. If they still want to chase the leader spot, they need to win this crucial match against Villarreal. However, Villarreal will also like to chase for their Champions League spot. Hence they will also hope to beat Los Blancos in their homeground.

Nevertheless, both teams will try to outbest the other and will love to gain momentum. Though Real Madrid are clear favorites but things might turn in Villareal’s favor.

Real Madrid CF

Goalkeepers

Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin, Lucas Cañizares, Diego Piñeiro del Álamo

Defenders

Nacho, David Alaba, Antonio Rüdiger, Éder Militão, Dani Carvajal, Ferland Mendy, Álvaro Odriozola, Jesús Vallejo, Marvel, Vinicius Tobias

Midfielders

Luka Modrić, Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Lucas Vázquez, Dani Ceballos, Sergio Arribas, Nico Paz, Mario Martín, Carlos Dotor

Forwards

Karim Benzema, Vinícius Júnior, Eden Hazard, Rodrygo, Marco Asensio, Mariano Díaz, Álvaro

Villarreal CF

Goalkeepers

Filip Jörgensen, Pepe Reina

Defenders

Pau Torres, Jorge Cuenca, Aïssa Mandi, Raúl Albiol, Alfonso Pedraza, Johan Mojica, Alberto Moreno, Juan Foyth, Kiko Femenía

Midfielders

Francis Coquelin, Étienne Capoue, Giovani Lo Celso, Dani Parejo, Manu Trigueros, Ramon Terrats

Forwards

Álex Baena, Yéremy Pino, Samuel Chukwueze, Gerard Moreno, Nicolas Jackson, José Luis Morales

Predicted Playing XI

Despite Real Madrid at a more favorable position, defeating Villarreal will be tough. Here are some predicted lineups for the match day even though it might widely differ.

Real Madrid CF

Thibaut Courtois, Antonio Rüdiger, Éder Militão, Lucas Vázquez, David Alaba, Toni Kroos, Eduardo Camavinga, Luka Modrić, Federico Valverde, Vinícius Júnior, Karim Benzema

Villarreal CF

Pepe Reina, Juan Foyth, Raúl Albiol, Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza, Manu Trigueros, Dani Parejo, Ramon Terrats, Samuel Chukwueze, Yéremy Pino, Gerard Moreno

Match Details

Match: Real Madrid CF vs Villarreal CF

Date: Sunday, 9 April, 12.30 am

Venue: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid

Meanwhile, given the home support and quality of the squad, one should expect Real Madrid to be the easy winners. But Villarreal might shock everyone, only time will tell. However, if Real Madrid wants to chase for Barcelona, they will have to outbest their opponents in this occassion. Still, it will be difficult for them to upturn the table at this point.

Real Madrid also have their UCL fixture against Chelsea. Hence, it will be tough for them to maintain their momentum. On the other hand, Real Madrid has been losing a lot of points in the league. Also, Villarreal has an upcoming match against Real Sociedad on Sunday. If they succeed in winning the match, it will however give them a boost against Madrid.

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