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Villarreal will be the visitors at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday for the La Liga clash with home side Real Madrid.
All Real Madrid v Villarreal game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Real Madrid fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 6-1 La Liga success against Mallorca.
In that match, Real Madrid managed 59% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 12 on target. For Real Madrid, the goalscorers were Karim Benzema (3', 78'), Marco Asensio (24', 29', 55') and Isco (84'). For their opponents, RCD Mallorca had 17 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Kang-In Lee (25') scored for Mallorca.
Real Madrid haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They have managed to rack up 18 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 7.
Their previous form shows that Real Madrid:
- are unbeaten in the league by Villarreal in their previous 7 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 12 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Villarreal will come into the meeting following on from a 4-1 La Liga win to beat Elche CF in their previous game.
In that game, Villarreal had 60% possession and 14 shots on goal with 9 on target. For Villarreal, the scorers were Yeremi Pino (5'), Manu Trigueros (39'), Arnaut Danjuma (60') and Alberto Moreno (94'). At the other end, Elche CF got 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Johan Mojica (19') was the scorer for Elche CF.
Unai Emery's Villarreal have seen their goal attempts be successful 8 times throughout their most recent six matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during the equivalent period equals 5.
Pre-game facts show that Villarreal:
- have not won against Real Madrid when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 03/01/2019 tells us that Real Madrid have won 3 of these & Villarreal 0, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
A combined sum of 21 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 12 of them from Los Blancos and 9 belonging to El Submarino Amarillo. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The previous league game between these sides was La Liga match day 38 on 22/05/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Real Madrid 2-1 Villarreal.
That day, Real Madrid had 55% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The goalscorers were Karim Benzema (87') and Luka Modrić (92').
On the other side, Villarreal got 6 shots on goal with 2 on target. Yeremi Pino (20') was the scorer.
The referee was José Luis Munuera Montero.
Team News: Real Madrid
Marcelo (Muscle Injury), Toni Kroos (Pubis bone irritation), Dani Ceballos (Ankle Injury), Daniel Carvajal (Calf Problems), Ferland Mendy (Muscle Injury) and Gareth Bale (Knee Injury) will not be able to play for Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Team News: Villarreal
Owing to an otherwise full-strength squad, there is just the sole fitness issue for the Villarreal boss Unai Emery to be concerned with. Samuel Chukwueze (Hamstring Injury) misses out for this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Real Madrid have it within them to score more than once when they come up against Villarreal, who could well find it tough scoring a goal of their own.
Our tip is for a comfortable 2-0 winning score for Real Madrid at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (81,044)
Captain: Marcelo Vieira da Silva Junior
Chairman: Florentino Pérez
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Competitions: La Liga position 1, Champions League (Group D)
⭐ Key Player: Vinicius Júnior
Regularly playing in the Left Wing position, Vinicius Júnior was born in São Gonçalo, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Flamengo in the 2017 season, the talented Forward has hit 5 league goals in the LaLiga 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 5 appearances.