Villarreal vs Real Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 1 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica (Villareal).
Villarreal has made a mess of things right away in the initial stages of the season. Last time around, they had a bit of luck in operation in helping them avoid relegation, but even now they seem not to have gained any significant lessons from the ordeal.
At the moment, the team is winless after two match-days are over, and they have conceded a total of three goals from the two fixtures. Against a newly-promoted Granada, they embarrassed themselves at home by being held to a draw for a mammoth 4-4 scoreline. Later, they followed it up with a 2-1 loss on the road against Levante.
The incoming Real will be plenty happy seeing the plight of the hosts. The Madrid outfit, going through a transitional phase, needs some huge wins in their kitty to build their confidence back. So far, the return of Zinedine Zidane at the dugout has not brought the magic that was promised by the management.
Maybe Zizou does not deserve the blame. A lot of players are not available for contention due to injury, and surprisingly Gareth Bale has remained fit during this period. Talk about irony!
Anyhow, both squads will be fighting hard for the win, and we can expect a tough and fierce encounter by all means.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last six matches had goals from both teams.
- Real scored two or more goals in the previous three games in a row.
- 10 of the former 13 wins at this venue went to the guests.
- Nine of the former eleven fixtures at this stadium had the visitors score two or more goals.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid Prediction
By sheer weight of their name alone Real should be the favorite here. On top of that, Villarreal has not been the team that terrorized opponents for a very long time. Last campaign they managed to outrun the looming exit cut-off by a small margin. This time they have kept going with the same form. They are winless after two match-days of the competition, while Madrid is unbeaten so far.
Moreover, h2h clashes too abundantly are kind towards the 13-time European champions. They have recorded ten of the last thirteen wins in such matches at this venue and scored twice or more in nine of their former eleven encounters here.
In addition, with the capital contingent eager to prove themselves on the pitch, it’d unwise to bet against them.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Real Madrid @ 1.44 (4/9)
Real Madrid to Open the Scoring @ 1.60 (3/5).