Real Madrid travel to the Province of Castellón to face Villarreal at the Estadio de la Cerámica in the round of last 16 of the Copa del Rey this evening.
Los Blancos will be hoping to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Barcelona in the Supercopa de España (Spanish Super Cup) over the weekend.
Real Madrid already faced Villarreal this month at the Estadio de la Cerámica, which saw The Yellow Submarine walk away with a 2-1 win.
Due to the high stakes, Carlo Ancelotti is expected to give minutes to only a couple of players who have been struggling for game this season.
Predicted Real Madrid lineup against Villarreal
AS predict that Ancelotti will field the following starting XI against Villarreal: Thibaut Courtois – Vinícius Tobias, Éder Militão, Nacho Fernández, Ferland Mendy – Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos, Eduardo Camavinga – Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Vinícius Júnior.
The match is set to kick off at 9 pm local time.
GSFN | Tom Cserép