Real Madrid vs Villarreal – La Liga: Where to Watch, Team News, Starting Lineups, and Prediction

Real Madrid are determined to reclaim the top spot in La Liga as they prepare to face Villarreal on Sunday night. However, in order to move into first place, they will need Girona to drop points. After being overtaken by Girona following their 1-1 draw with Real Betis last weekend, Carlo Ancelotti’s team is eager to secure a victory and regain their position at the top of the table. Despite a number of injuries, Real Madrid will enter the match as clear favorites, but they can expect a tough competition from Villarreal in the capital.

Injuries have been a major concern for Real Madrid this season, but there seems to be some improvement as several players are recovering quicker than expected. Aurelien Tchouameni is set to make it into the squad after training with the team, while Eduardo Camavinga, Vinicius Junior, and Arda Guler are not far from returning. However, Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, and Eder Militao will remain sidelined. The predicted lineup for Real Madrid against Villarreal will feature Kepa; Vazquez, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Kroos; Bellingham, Brahim; Joselu, and Rodrygo in a 4-2-2-2 formation.

Despite their own injury concerns, Villarreal may enter the match with confidence following their dramatic Europa League victory over Rennes on Thursday. They are expected to be without Yeremi Pino, Santi Comesana, Aissa Mandi, and potentially Denis Suarez. Matteo Gabbia, who was stretchered off during the Europa League match, is also not expected to be available for the match against Real Madrid. Villarreal’s predicted lineup against Real Madrid will include Reina; Foyth, Albiol, Cuenca, Altimira; Akhomach, Capoue, Parejo, Baena; Moreno, and Sorloth in a 4-4-2 formation.

Real Madrid remains optimistic about their chances of winning La Liga this season but must avoid any setbacks like the one against Real Betis. With Villarreal having played a tough game on Thursday, Real Madrid is expected to have a physical advantage over their opponents. Despite the challenges, Real Madrid is determined to secure all three points in the upcoming match against Villarreal.

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