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Villarreal come up against visiting side Real Madrid at Estadio de la Cerámica in this La Liga clash on Saturday.
All Villarreal v Real Madrid match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Villarreal will be looking for a repeat result of the 1-3 La Liga success over Getafe.
In that game, Villarreal managed 56% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Villarreal, goals were scored by Paco Alcácer (11'), Manu Trigueros (17') and Gerard Moreno (62'). Getafe CF had 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. Mauro Arambarri (16') was the scorer for Getafe.
Matches with Villarreal have proved to be absorbing encounters recently with a lot of goalmouth action being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games, a grand total of 22 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 17 of these being chalked up by El Submarino Amarillo.
Their prior results show that Villarreal:
- are winless against Real Madrid in their previous 5 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 6 league matches at home.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Valencia in La Liga competition, Real Madrid will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Real Madrid managed 65% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Real Madrid, goals were scored by Karim Benzema (23') and Raphaël Varane (43' Own goal). At the other end, Valencia CF had 7 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Carlos Soler (35', 54', 63') scored for Valencia.
Real Madrid have regularly broken through opposing defences of late, having scored 15 goals in their last 6 matches. While their manager Zinedine Zidane will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Los Blancos have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same outings. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Their prior results show that Real Madrid:
- have not registered a win against Villarreal when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- have not lost to Villarreal in away games against them for the last 4 league matches. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 13/01/2018 tells us that Villarreal have won 1 of these games & Real Madrid 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
In all, 21 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 from El Submarino Amarillo and 11 for Los Blancos. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The previous league game between these clubs was La Liga match day 37 on 16/07/2020 when it ended Real Madrid 2-1 Villarreal.
On that day, Real Madrid had 57% possession and 12 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Their only player to score was Karim Benzema (29', 77').
Villarreal got 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Iborra (83') scored.
The referee was Alejandro Hernández Hernández.
Team News: Villarreal
There’s just one fitness concern for the Villarreal manager Unai Emery to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Alberto Moreno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is out of contention.
Team News: Real Madrid
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has some current player fitness concerns. Nacho Fernández (Hamstring Injury), Álvaro Odriozola (Calf Injury), Eden Hazard (Corona virus), Casemiro (Corona virus), Sergio Ramos (Muscle fiber tear), Daniel Carvajal (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Luka Jovic (Corona virus) and Federico Valverde (Shinbone injury) are not ready for selection.
Villarreal will surely be able to get a goal against this Real Madrid side, but one goal probably won’t prevent defeat.
Therefore, we’re predicting a very close game with a 1-2 victory for Real Madrid after the 90. It really should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de la Cerámica (23,500)
Captain: Mario Gaspar
Chairman: Fernando Roig
Manager: Unai Emery
Competitions: La Liga position 2, Europa League (Group I)
🔑 Star Player: Gerard Moreno
Regularly used in the Striker position, Gerard Moreno was born in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Spain. After having made a senior debut playing for Villarreal CF B in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 7 appearances.