Villarreal vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal.
Villarreal and Real Madrid come into this after marvellous attacking displays from the previous weekend, meaning we could really be in for a high-scoring thriller on Saturday.
Real Madrid made a super strong farewell from their fans in the last league tie at Estadio Santigao Bernabeu last weekend when they destroyed Celta Vigo 6-0. Zinedine Zidane’s side did it without their star man Cristiano Ronaldo who is likely going to skip the final day clash with Villarreal as the Champions League final is about to be played next weekend in Kyiv.
Gareth Bale opened up the way for such a comprehensive victory by netting two goals early on, while Isco, Hakimi and Kroos were also on target in the trashing of the Sky Blues. The reigning European champions had a disappointing run in the domestic league this season and they will finish it at the third place, regardless of what happens in the last round’s ,match at Estadio de la Ceramica.
On the other hand, a win here would be of a huge significance for Madrid as far as confidence is concerned with the UCL final against Liverpool right ahead of them.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head
Real Madrid won 21 and lost only 4 of 35 H2H encounters with Villarreal over the course of history.
Nevertheless, the Yellow Submarine shocked Madrid away at Bernabeu when the two sides took on each other at the start of the year.
Real won 9 and lost just 3 of 17 away matches against the Yellow Submarine.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid: Prediction
As mentioned in the intro, both sides are in excellent goal-scoring form and punters can be certain that this is going to be a thrilling contest at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
The hosts will be however motivated to grab the win in order to stay on top of Betis in the battle for the fifth position. But they will play Europa League football next term regardless of what happens here against Madrid.
Javi Calleja’s men won four of last five league ties and they scored four in the thumping of Deportivo La Coruna away at Riazor seven days ago. Knowing that Zidane’s men conceded five goals in last two games on the road and that they shipped at least one in each of past four games in all competitions, we’ll back the Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS as the banker bet at the odds of 1.40.
Punters who prefer somewhat higher odds can try with the Over 1.5 goals in the first half at 1.80.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid: Bet Tips
- Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.40
- Over 1.5 Goals in the first half @ 1.80.