Real Madrid vs Villarreal
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 22 May 2021
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET,
Venue: Alfredo di Stefano Stadium (Madrid).
Despite an injury-prone season, Real Madrid has finally clawed their way close to the title. The distance between them and another La Liga title is the clash with Villarreal on Saturday. However, defending their trophy will also depend on the results of Atletico Madrid.
With the title race going into a photo finish in the league this term, Real Madrid’s ground advantage will come in handy for the final match. The host has been unbeaten for the past 17 clashes in the campaign, following a 0-1 win on the road against the likes of Bilbao last time out in their schedule.
Villarreal could swap their places on the table for a chance in the Europa League next season if they can manage to upset the reigning champions on Saturday. But the host will be determined for the win and defeating them is easier said than done. They will visit on the back of a 4-0 win at home against Sevilla.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of their last five matches have ended in a draw.
- The host has been unbeaten for the past six meetings.
- Both teams have scored in their recent six fixtures.
- Their previous encounter in 2020 resulted in a 1-1 draw.
- Los Blancos have recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- The host has lost one of their last 22 clashes at home.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal Prediction
There is no doubt that the match is sizing to be a home win in ninety minutes. However, Villarreal has troubled Los Blancos in their previous h2h meetings.
It has to be noted that three of their last five h2h clashes between these sides have ended in a draw. Along with that, their last six h2h meetings have seen both teams scoring in each.
Taking this into account, the reigning champions will have a tough time at home for the three points. So, the home win in full-time will probably be the best bet for the punters.
Besides, Zidane will want to push more players in the attack with injuries troubling his plans. As such, the tip for BTTS will probably be a suitable option to yield decent returns in the encounter.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal Betting tips
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).
Real Madrid to win @ 1.44 (4/9).