Real Madrid vs Villarreal
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Thursday, 16 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium.
The Los Blancos could wrap up their league campaign with one more win. As of now, they have 83 points from their 36 fixtures, while arch-rivals Barcelona could manage just 79 from the same number of games.
The maximum the Catalans could aim for right now is 85 points, while Zinedine Zidane’s men could make it 86 with one more win. It would be ideal to complete the formality in this second-to-last match-day itself, as anything could happen on the final day due to nerves.
Moreover, they have bigger things to be worried of right now. Their Champions League match-up against Manchester City is fast approaching, and they have to overturn a 2-1 scoreline in order to progress further, and that too at the Etihad.
As such, it’s important that the 13-time European champions secure the La Liga this Thursday itself.
Considering their impressive form, their h2h superiority over the Yellow Submarines, and the realization that one more victory would take them to the promised land, count on Real Madrid to post the three points on the board.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Zidane’s men had recorded 24 of the previous 28 wins.
- They had also scored two or more goals in six of the former eight encounters.
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 2-2 draw.
- Since 1998, only once have the guests won at the Los Blancos’s home.
- In the last 22 years, only twice have the Royal Whites failed to score at their home ground.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal: Prediction
The Royal Whites recorded a 1-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Granada. In the meantime, the Yellow Submarines lost 1-2 at home the past game week, against Real Sociedad.
As things stand, Zidane’s men easily are the favorites.
They are on a nine-game winning run, and have conceded a single goal in the past six matches. Keep note that they had also scored two or more goals in six of the former nine clashes.
At home, they are on a six-match winning run, and they have not conceded a single goal in the last four appearances here. They have also scored two or more goals in seven of their former nine home fixtures, and failed to score at this venue just twice in the past eleven months.
On top of that, they had recorded 24 of the preceding 28 overall h2h wins, and only once have they lost against this opponent at home since 1998.
Taking into account these stats, expect Real Madrid to deliver their 34th La Liga title this Thursday.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal: Betting Tips
Real Madrid to Win @ 1.44 (4/9)
To Score in First Half: Real Madrid @ 1.50 (1/2).