Real Madrid vs Villarreal: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Real Madrid will look to put the pressure on table-toppers Atletico Madrid on the final day of La Liga when they host Villarreal on Saturday at 5pm.

Real Madrid vs Villarreal: Betting Tips

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Real Madrid vs Villarreal: Predictions

The season comes down to this. Just two points currently separates Madrid rivals Real in second from Atleti at the summit. Zinedine Zidane will be praying for Valladolid to pull off an upset when Diego Simeone’s men travel to the Jose Zorrilla, but the Frenchman must first worry about his own club’s affairs.

Los Blancos will be hoping the distraction of a Europa League final for Villarreal will take their maximum concentration off this clash in the capital, and having never triumphed against Real in nine away games, Unai Emery will know he faces an uphill battle in Valdebebas.

Of course, with the Yellow Submarine currently seventh, level on points with Real Betis in the Europa Conference League position and just a point adrift of fifth-placed Real Sociedad, Emery will know his side must get a result to secure continental football next season, or everything rests on beating Man Utd.

The allure of silverware will of course give them all the incentive and motivation they need to produce against the English club, but knowing their only route into Europe next season could potentially be by winning the showpiece in Poland, that should give them an extra adrenaline shot to get a result against Real

Real Madrid vs Villarreal: Match Stats

This game could hinge on which in-form striker turns up on the day. Karim Benzema, recently recalled for the France national set-up for Euro 2020, is currently third in the Pichichi race for top scorer (22), behind only Lionel Messi (30) and Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno (23).

Incredibly, Moreno currently boasts the second-best goalscoring record by a Villarreal player in a single season in the top-flight, behind only Diego Forlan in 2004/05 (25 goals). A brace would match the Uruguayan’s sensational record and those goals could potentially fire Villarreal into Europe for next season and break Emery’s away duck against Real. But, of course, the reigning champions will not be so easy to penetrate, particularly with their title on the line.

Real Madrid vs Villarreal: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Villarreal

Real Madrid vs Villarreal: Odds

Real Madrid vs Villarreal: Head to Head

21 Nov 2020 – Villarreal 1-1 Real Madrid – La Liga

16 Jul 2020 – Real Madrid 2-1 Villarreal – La Liga

01 Sep 2019 – Villarreal 2-2 Real Madrid – La Liga

05 May 2019 – Real Madrid 3-2 Villarreal – La Liga

03 Jan 2019 – Villarreal 2-2 Real Madrid – La Liga

Emery will take comfort from his side’s 1-1 draw in autumn, in which a late Moreno penalty cancelled out Mariano’s early-opener. However, the club have lost a staggering 70% of their away games against Los Blancos in La Liga, which is their highest away loss ratio against a single side (two+ visits).


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