Spanish giants Villarreal and Real Madrid clash in matchday 18 of the Spanish La Liga both sides keen to bag the maximum points in an encounter that could go either way as the La Liga returns in the new year.
Villarreal will be keen to make their native home support and down the visiting Spanish giants and secure the three crucial points.
The yellow submarine will keen to bounce back from their frustrating 2-2 draw Huesca in their last La Liga encounter and get the job done in an encounter that will prove to be tricky.
The home side head into the match having registered mixed results in their last five matches managing two wins, one draw and lost two of their last five matches.
The hosts currently lie 18th in the Spanish top division with 15 points from 16 matches played and a win in the coming clash could fire them up to 17th in the La Liga standings.
Real Madrid travels to face Villarreal hoping to sneak away with crucial three points in a hostile away environment.
Los Blancos head into the match buoyed by their 4-1 win over Al Ain in the Club FIFA World Cup to defend their title three times in a row and bag the crucial three points in the domestic League.
Santiago Solari charges are currently in fine form having won four of their last five matches save for one defeat and a win in the coming clash will make it four wins on the bounce.
The visitors currently lie 4th in the Spanish top division with 29 points but a win in the coming clash could see them rise up to 3rd in the Spanish top division.
Villarreal will be counting on their native home support to get the job done against Real Madrid who will be counting on Karim Benzema for the goals upfront.
Head to Head
Real Madrid has won two, Villarreal has won one and two draws have been witnessed between the two sides.
Real Madrid win