Real Madrid vs Villarreal live stream: How to watch La Liga online
Real Madrid will be hoping to go top of La Liga’s top four when they host Villarreal on Sunday at 8pm (UK time).
Real Madrid vs Villarreal odds
*Odds correct as of 09:45 on December 12
Real Madrid are favourites to win La Liga this season, but they are playing a chasing game right now. Los Blancos go into this game second in La Liga, two points behind early shock leaders Girona. But, once again, Real Madrid have the benefit of playing first this weekend and can put pressure on their unlikely title rivals. Real Madrid have been great this season, with 12 wins from their opening 16 games, only dropping points in three draws and one defeat — to Atletico Madrid. One of those draws did come last weekend, however, as Real Madrid were held by Real Betis which saw them drop off top spot.
Villarreal, meanwhile, may need to come to terms with the fact that they could be more likely to battle relegation than challenge for Europe. As we edge closer to the halfway point of the season, Villarreal are just six points clear of the relegation zone with eight defeats for the season. That’s exactly half of their league games lost, with only Granada and Almeria — the bottom two — losing more so far. Two of Villarreal’s four league wins have come in their last six games but they are joined by three defeats, including a 3-0 loss to Real Sociedad at the weekend.
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Real Madrid vs Villarreal predictions
Real Madrid vs Villarreal: Predictions
|13/20 with BetUK
|Real Madrid 3-1 Valencia
|9/1 with BoyleSports
|5/1 with Midnite
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The stats behind our Real Madrid vs Villarreal predictions:
- Only the bottom two have lost more La Liga games this season than Villarreal’s eight.
- Real Madrid have won seven and drawn one of their eight home league games this season.
- Villarreal have scored in six of their seven away league games this season.
- Three of Jude Bellingham’s 12 La Liga goals this season have been the opener
- Real Madrid have scored first in five of their last six games across all competitions.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal match tip
Villarreal’s biggest weakness this season has been their defence, with 29 goals conceded in 16 games so far. Across the rest of La Liga, only the bottom two (Granada and Almeria) have conceded more goals than Villarreal. It’s not good, then, that they play the league’s second-highest scorers with Real Madrid netting 34 goals this season.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal Bet-Builder tip
Villarreal may be weak defensively, but they’ve also been decent in front of goal, scoring 22 times this season. The Yellow Submarine have also netted in six of their seven away league games this season. However, Real Madrid are the league leaders for shots on target this season, averaging 6.38 per game, while also averaging a low 1.87 cards per match.
Villarreal have scored in six of their seven away league games this season.
Real Madrid are averaging 6.38 shots on target per game in La Liga this season.
Real Madrid have averaged just 1.87 cards per match in La Liga this season.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal team news
Real Madrid team news
|Thibaut Courtois, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Vinicius Jr
Thibaut Courtois remains a long-term absentee in goal for Real Madrid and while Kepa has returned from injury, Andriy Lunin has kept his spot between the sticks. Eder Militao, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga and Vinicius Jr are also out.
Villarreal team news
|Denis Suarez, Yeremy Pino
Alexander Sorloth made his return from injury last weekend after missing two games with a thigh problem. However, Denis Suarez and Yeremy Pino remain out.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal head-to-head record
- 8 April 2023 – Real Madrid 2-3 Villarreal – La Liga
- 19 January 2023 – Villarreal 2-3 Real Madrid – Copa del Rey
- 7 January 2023 – Villarreal 2-1 Real Madrid – La Liga
- 12 February 2022 – Villarreal 0-0 Real Madrid – La Liga
- 25 September 2021 – Real Madrid 0-0 Villarreal – La Liga
Villarreal are actually unbeaten in their last four league games against Real Madrid, doing the double last season after a pair of goalless draws in 2021/22. However, Real Madrid did not Villarreal out of the Copa del Rey last season.