Real Madrid vs Villarreal Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this week’s La Liga fixture.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal
Liga BBVA 2016/17
21st September 2016, 19:00 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
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Real Madrid Team News & Preview
Real Madrid will look to continue their excellent start to the season with a win when they face Villarreal at home this week.
Los Blancos have not won La Liga since the Mourinho era and are desperate to win the Spanish championship now.
Having won the Champions League last season, Zidane will want to dethrone Barcelona as the domestic champions.
So far, Real Madrid have won all of their matches in La Liga and have been unplayable at times.
Los Blancos have a very good head-to-head record against Villarreal and should be able to extend that if they can keep up their current level of performances.
Real Madrid’s Predicted Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Casilla; Danilo, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Rodriguez; Ronaldo, Morata, Bale
Villarreal Team News & Preview
Villarreal have made an unbeaten start to the season as well and will be hoping for a positive result here.
The Spanish outfit crashed out of the Champions League qualifiers earlier this month and will have to do well in the league to get over that disappointment.
They have a poor record against Real Madrid and will need to improve on their current performances if they are to pull off an upset away from home.
Roberto Soldado and Cedric Bakambu are both injured and will miss out on the trip to the capital.
Villarreal’s Predicted Starting Lineup (4-4-2): Asenjo; Mario, Ruiz, Musacchio, Costa; Santos, Trigueros, Bruno, Cheryshev; Pato, Sansone
Real Madrid vs Villarreal Key Stats
Real Madrid have won their last 16 matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid have scored at least 3 goals in 13 of their last 15 home matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid have been winning at both half time and full time in 13 of their last 15 home matches in La Liga.
Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 15 home matches against Villarreal in all competitions.
Real Madrid have scored at least 3 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches against Villarreal in all competitions.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal Betting Tips
There have been 18 goals scored in the last 6 meetings between these two sides. Also, there have been over 2.5 goals (4/9) scored in Real Madrid’s last 7 home games in La Liga.
Real Madrid have an excellent scoring record at home and against Villarreal as well. Furthermore, they are unbeaten in the last 15 home games against Villarreal. Get them to win at 2/9.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal Prediction
Real Madrid are in supreme form right now and Villarreal will struggle to contain them.
The absence of Casemiro makes the home side vulnerable defensively, but they have the quality to outscore any side in the country.
Furthermore, Soldado and Bakambu’s injuries will weaken the Villarreal attack.
A win for the home side looks very likely here.
Real Madrid 2-0 Villarreal