RM vs VIL Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Villarreal vs Real Madrid Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: January 04, 2019, 02:00 AM, IST
Where: Estadio de la Cerámica
RM vs VIL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
La Liga resumes after the winter break with the first match sees Villarreal playing host to Real Madrid at Estadio de la Cerámica, in Villarreal, on Thursday night (IST).
With Sevilla struggling throughout the campaign last season, Villarreal scripted a decent run of form and ended up taking the tag of best of the rest.
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Valencia all finished in the top-4 with the 2nd and the fourth finishing within just four points. While Villarreal may have finished at fifth, but they were a huge 12 points away from Valencia in the final table. So there was clearly a gulf in the performance and the consistency of top-4 and all other clubs. Still, this was a seaosn to cherish for the Yellow Army who also qualified for the Europa League courtesy of their league position.
The campaign in Europe has been as expected as they remained unbeaten and also topped the group. But the same can’t be said about their league adventure this time around.
At the moment, the Yellow Submarine are flirting with the relegation as they are 18th in the league, one point off safety. This was certainly not in the script.
And manager Javi Calleja was sacked in December following a run of just three wins in the first 15 league games. Luis García is now in charge and has already won his first match, a 2-0 home win over Spartak Moskva.
The Los Blancos are at fourth in the table coming into this match. But they have played a game less than the teams surrounding them due to their participation in the Club World Cup.
Santiago Solari has won 11 times as Madrid manager, losing two times since he replaced the doomed Julen Lopetegui at the Santiago Bernabeu hot seat. That’s a good return considering the former Real Madrid youth coach is in his first big job.
But it’s also fair to say that he hasn’t killed the rumours questioning his ability to become a long-term solution. The two losses have come against Leganes and CSKA Moscow, both by the 3-0 scorelines, and at home and away respectively.
There is a clear dearth of flair and fluidity which was evident during the 1-0 wins over the minor clubs like Huesca and rayo Vallecao.
However, despite the struggles, despite Madrid hitting new lows this season, they are just 8 points below Barcelona with a game in hand. So mathematically, it could be five and the 2nd instalment of El Clasico is still to play, anything can happen this season still.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Villarreal – D L W L W D
Real Madrid – W W L W W W
RM vs VIL Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Villarreal vs Real Madrid Team News:
Injured – The hosts are without Mariano Damian Barbosa and Manuel Iturra as both have been ruled out with injuries.
Suspended – Right-back Mario Gasper Perez received his second booking in the 65th minute and was sent off. He will be serving a ban in this match.
Questionable – Miguelon (Miguel Juan Llambrich) and Bruno Soriano both have returned to training and may be involved in this match.
Note: Miguel Layún is expected to come in for the suspended Mario in the starting 11.
Key Players – Carlos Bacca, Gerard Moreno
Injured – Wing-back Nacho Fernandez and playmaker Marco Asensio both will miss the trip to Villarreal with injuries.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Real Madrid are expected to remain the same after winning their last game.
Key Players – Bale, Benzema
RM vs VIL Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Villarreal– Asenjo (GK), Miguel Layún, Gonzalez, Funes, J. Costa, Fornals, Trigueros, Caseres, Chukwueze, Bacca, Moreno
Real Madrid– Courtois (GK), Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Llorente, Kroos, Vazquez, Bale, Benzema
RM vs VIL Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Villarreal have struggled for consistency in all the departments. They have scored the third fewest goals, have conceded the joint second most goals as well this season. Also, the Yellow Submarine is without a clean sheet in the last 10 league games coming into this match.
While Real Madrid are not hitting the ground running as well under their manager Solari but they should have enough firepower to win this game.
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