Villarreal vs Real Madrid
Competition: Liga BBVA
Date: 13th December, 2015
Kick off: 19:30 pm BST
Venue: Estadio El Madrigal
Live Stream: Watch Villarreal vs Real Madrid live online
Villarreal and Real Madrid face off in a high-profile La Liga clash this weekend.
Real Madrid will be looking to get their title race back on track when they travel to Estadio El Madrigal on December 13th. Both teams will try to close the gap with league-leaders Barcelona.
Los Blancos have bounced back in style since their humiliating defeat against arch rivals Barcelona and have won their last four games in all competitions. The Spanish giants have scored 12 goals in their last two games and will look to continue their phenomenal form against Villarreal.
The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Benzema are back amongst the goals and Rafa Benitez will be hoping that the duo can fire his side to another crucial win in La Liga this weekend.
As for Villarreal, the home side pulled off a stunning comeback against Rayo Vallecano thanks to a brace from Congolese forward Cedric Bakambu.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid Team news
Villarreal will be without the services of several key players for the Real Madrid game. Full backs Mario Gaspar and Bojan Jokic picked up injuries over the last couple of weeks and are set to miss the game on Sunday.
Apart from these two, there are no new injuries for the home side who are still waiting on the likes of Adrian Lopez, Leo Baptistao and Sergio Asenjo.
As for Real Madrid, there are no new injury problems. Rafa Benitez is still without his three first choice defenders in Carvajal, Varane and club captain Sergio Ramos.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid Starting Lineups
Villarreal starting lineup (4-4-2 formation): Areola; Costa, Bailly, Ruiz, Marin; dos Santos, Pina, Bruno, Suarez; Soldado, Bakambu
Real Madrid starting lineup (4-3-3 formation): Navas; Lucas, Pepe, Nacho, Danilo; Modric, Kroos, Rodriguez; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo
Villarreal vs Real Madrid Key stats
Real Madrid are undefeated in 22 of their last 24 matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 10 matches against Villarreal in all competitions.