All Keylor Navas, Ramos and Bale are expected to start in this tough match against Villarreal, and so are Kroos and Modric. Benítez could very well decide to leave Bale on the bench and play Casemiro in the midfield to have a physical presence there, but this Starting XI has always been his choice whenever the players have been available.
Real Madrid Projected XI: Keylor Navas, Danilo, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, James, Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema.
Villarreal Projected XI: Areola, Rukavina, Bailly, Víctor Ruiz, Marín, Dos Santos, Bruno, Pina, Denis, Bakambu, Soldado.
Villarreal's Bakambu and Soldado are very quick and Real's defensive line will need to be very careful with them. Furthermore, Marcelino's team is very intense and their midfield will work hard to make things tough for Modric and Kroos. Their defensive line lacks a bit of composure so if Madrid's attacking men move well enough, there should be plenty of scoring chances for Los Blancos.