Real Madrid will be determined to put pressure on the Primera División sides around them when they travel to face Villarreal at Estadio de la Cerámica on Saturday.
Real Madrid defeated Real Valladolid 2-0 at Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla in their last league match, leaving the visitors in second place on 38 points through 15 matches. They are level on points with first-placed Barcelona.
Villarreal sit in seventh place with 24 points through 15 matches. Villarreal also won their last Primera División match 2-1 at home against Valencia.
When the two sides last met in Primera División action, they played out a 0-0 draw at Estadio de la Cerámica in 2021/2022.
Real Madrid have got the better of Villarreal of late, unbeaten in their last nine Primera División matches (W3 D6 L0). Villarreal are looking for their first league win in fixtures between the two sides since January 2018.Los blancos have outscored the Yellow Submarine 14-11 during their unbeaten streak.