Sports Innovation previews the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Villarreal and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Saturday’s final round of La Liga matches sees Real Madrid take on Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid are out to consolidate their position at the top of the La Liga standings. Under new manager Carlo Ancelotti, Los Blancos have won five of their six league outings so far (D1). It’s given them an early two-point lead over neighbors and reigning champions Atletico Madrid.
Villarreal, in comparison, sit nine points behind in a distant 12th place. That said, the visitors are still unbeaten, with four draws coming in their opening five games (W1). They also enjoyed a return to winning ways last time out by cruising to a 4-1 victory over Elche.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis in La Liga
The goals have been flying in on both ends of the pitch for Real Madrid. In their last 10 La Liga fixtures, Los Blancos hit the target 3.0 times on average per game, scoring 30 goals along the way. They kept 2 clean sheets, conceding 12 goals for an average of 1.2 per game.
Villarreal head into the clash hoping to keep their impressive defensive stats from their last 10 La Liga fixtures going. The Yellow Submarine averaged an adequate 1.6 goals per game, with a total of 16 goals scored. In contrast, they only allowed 9 goals against them for an average of 0.9 per game. Rather amazingly they kept their opponents from scoring in 6 of the matches.
Stats and facts for Real Madrid and Villarreal.
Fun stats Real Madrid
- Real Madrid has won the last 4 matches in a row;
- Real Madrid unbeaten the last 24 matches in a row;
- Real Madrid has won the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Real Madrid unbeaten the last 12 matches in a row at home.
Fun stats Villarreal
- Villarreal unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row;
- Villarreal did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Villarreal unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Villarreal’s last 3 of 5 matches.
Form Real Madrid vs Villarreal
Los Blancos continue to sparkle.
Real Madrid keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In their previous 3 matches, Carlo Ancelotti’s side experienced a 1-0 win against Inter Milan in the Champions League and went on to a 2-1 win against Valencia. Their latest match served up a 6-1 win against Mallorca.
Yellow Submarine out to boost points tally.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Villarreal lately who have performed more or less according to expectations. In their previous 3 matches, Unai Emery’s side experienced a 2-2 draw against Atalanta in the Champions League and went on to draw 0-0 away to Mallorca. Their latest match served up a 4-1 win against Elche.
Real Madrid v Villarreal – Fixture history
On 22 May 2021, these two clubs went toe-to-toe against each other in their most previous meeting, when Real Madrid ran away winners with a 2-1 scoreline.
The record 34-time Spanish champions are able to put a winning total of 40% on display for their last 10 encounters against Villarreal in the La Liga. The resulting total reads 4-5-1, with the latter winning 10%.
Man of the Moment
Karim Benzema is the player to look out for as he will be gunning for more goals. He has been on target 6 times in the last 6 matches for Real Madrid. Manuel Trigueros arrives at the Bernabeu very keen to continue the momentum he has built up in his last 6 appearances for Villarreal. Scoring 3 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output.