Villareal vs Real Madrid Preview – Primera Division 2017

Taylor Kihn is one of Fluentsport's Ligue 1 experts covering most of the upcoming fixtures in the year.

Villareal face Real Madrid in this Primera Division 2017 clash.

When is the match, and kick off time?

The match is on Saturday 19th May 2018, and kicks off at 11:00pm UK time.


If Villareal continue their solid defensive performance, they should be able to stop a lot of chances as they develop for their opponents. Set pieces should be interesting in this game, as Real Madrid's strong attacking may be countered by Villareal's strong defence. Villareal will need to be defensively alert, as Real Madrid will continue their tactical usage of attacking through balls. Real Madrid will hope that Villareal attack wide so they can prevent danger with their superior defence on the wings. Real Madrid should be able to pick up some extra possession as they have performed better than Villareal in the air.


Villareal Real Madrid
Forwards Roberto Soriano, Carlos Bacca, Nicola Sansone, Samu Castillejo, Enes Ünal, Roger Martínez, Denis Cheryshev, Daniel Raba, Salem Al-Dawsari. Cristiano Ronaldo, Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Lucas Vázquez, Borja Mayoral.
Midfielders / Wingers Pablo Fornals, Rodri, Manu Trigueros, Bruno Soriano, Javi Fuego. Toni Kroos, Isco, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos.
Defenders Mario Gaspar, Víctor Ruiz, Jaume Costa, Álvaro González, Rúben Semedo, Adrián Marín, Antonio Rukavina, Daniele Bonera. Raphaël Varane, Marcelo, Daniel Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Nacho Fernández, Theo Hernández, Jesús Vallejo, Achraf Hakimi.
Goalkeepers Sergio Asenjo, Mariano Barbosa, Andrés Fernández. Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla.