Villarreal vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Villarreal vs Real Madrid
Nov 21st 10:15
- Villarreal v Real Madrid (Over/Under - Over 2.5)
- Villarreal v Real Madrid (Both Teams To Score - Yes)
- Villarreal v Real Madrid (Anytime Goalscorer - Alcacer, P)
Unai Emery’s Villarreal sit in second place in La Liga and are impressing onlookers with their brand of football. The Yellow Submarine have taken 18 points from 27 possible and go into Saturday’s match versus Real Madrid winners of their last two matches. Saturday’s game the Estadio del la Ceramica is a massive six-point affair. Arsenal fans will be all too familiar with Emery’s ability to start hot but fizzle out later on.
The Reigning champions, Real Madrid are in fourth place with 16 points from eight games. Although they have a game in hand, a loss to Villarreal would severally hurt their hopes of regaining the title based on the play of their La Liga rivals. Zinedine Zidane’s team are coming off of a shock 4-1 loss to Valencia away just before the international break. It was their second league loss in four matches.
Villarreal have a lot to prove on Saturday. They were beaten handily by Barcelona away earlier this season. A win versus Real Madrid will prove that Villarreal can hang with the big boys of Spanish football.
Villarreal have not defeated Real Madrid since the 2017-18 La Liga season. That game was played in the capital and finished 1-0 in favour of the Yellow Submarine. Villarreal have not defeated Real Madrid on their own turf since the 2015-16 domestic season. That game also finished 1-0.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid Betting Odds
Real Madrid are unbeaten in five straight games in the league versus Villarreal. Just two of those five league games finished in wins, however. The Yellow Submarine need to get a win on Saturday to prove they are one of the top teams in La Liga and a real title threat. Fellow title rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are also playing this weekend. One of the four teams could take a huge step toward the title while the rest fell behind and must play catch up from here on out.
Villarreal have La Liga’s best home points total. They have taken 13 points from 15 possible at the Estadio de la Ceramica. After a home 1-1 draw with Huesca at the beginning of the season, Villarreal claimed four straight home La Liga wins against Eibar, Alaves, Valenica and Real Valladolid. The wins didn’t come against the most talented La Liga teams, but they were victories none the less. Villareal are +6 in goal difference at home, outscoring opponents 10-4.
Real Madrid have taken 10 points from 15 possible on the road. They are coming off of an away loss to Valencia in their most recent road fixture. Los Blancos are +2 in goal difference with nine goals for and seven allowed.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid Team News
Emery has three players suffering from injuries at Villarreal. Full-back Alberto Moreno joined the club in the summer from Liverpool on a free transfer but has not been fit. He suffered a long-term knee injury that currently has him on the sidelines until March. Defender Juan Foyth is a doubt for the game due to a muscle strain. He missed a lot of time at Tottenham Hotspur last season due to continuous injury. Jaume Costa could be fit in time for the game on Saturday as he overcomes a knock.
Zidane has a defensive injury crisis on his hands. Sergio Ramos limped out of Spain’s UEFA Nations League win versus Germany in midweek. Fellow defender Rafael Varane is also injured and likely to miss the game.
The list of injuries at Real Madrid is far more extensive than just the two centre-backs. Lucas Vazquez, Ferland Mendy Karim Benzema, and Federico Valverde are all doubts and likely to miss the game. Making matters worse is Eden Hazard and Casemiro testing positive for COVID-19.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid Prediction
Villarreal and Real Madrid’s last five La Liga games all finished with both teams finding the back of the net. Real Madrid have a long list of injured players and that could play into the hands of Villarreal on Saturday. Real Madrid’s last three La Liga matches all finished with both teams finding the back of the net.
Striker Paco Alcacer leads Villarreal in scoring with five goals in nine games. Although Gerard Moreno gets a lot of the headlines when it comes to the club’s forward line, Alcacer has been very good for the Yellow Submarine. He scored and assisted a goal in Villarreal’s most recent La Liga match versus Getafe. He could get on the scoresheet again as Real Madrid are ravaged by injuries and COVID.
Expect goals at the Estadio de la Ceramica when Real Madrid arrive. Will Los Blancos be scoring them? Perhaps they will, but with so many injury issues heading into the game, Real Madrid could struggle mightily versus Villarreal. The Yellow Submarine can prove they are a legitimate title contender with a win versus Real Madrid. It won’t be easy to get, but they are playing well.
Five straight La Liga matches between Villarreal and Real Madrid finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Real Madrid’s last three La Liga fixtures all ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Although they score goals, they also concede them to opponents. Three of Villarreal’s last six games in La Liga finished with over 2.5 goals scored.
Villarreal did lose away to Barcelona, but claimed a nil-nil draw versus Atletico Madrid. Which team will show up for the game on Saturday? Will it be the team that was blasted by Barcelona or will it be the team that got a respectable draw versus Atletico Madrid?
Emery’s team should take points off of Real Madrid if Zidane’s injury issues continue to be bad. Los Blancos could take a huge hit in the title race while Villarreal get points with a win or draw to move closer to league leaders – or surpass – Real Sociedad.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid Tips
Here are our Villarreal vs Real Madrid betting tips for Saturday's La Liga 2020/21 match at El Madrigal.
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Villarreal vs Real Madrid Frequently Asked Questions
What are the odds on Villarreal winning against Real Madrid on Saturday?
Villarreal can be found at 39/20 on Saturday to beat Real Madrid.A
What are the odds on Real Madrid to win against Villarreal?
Real Madrid can be backed at odds of 13/10 to beat Villarreal on Saturday.A
Which stadium will host Saturday's match between Villarreal and Real Madrid?
El Madrigal will be the host venue for Saturday's Villarreal vs Real Madrid match,A