May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018

La Liga preview: Villarreal vs. Real Madrid

Villarreal vs. Real Madrid odds

Inform your Villarreal vs. Real Madrid prediction

Analysing the Villarreal vs. Real Madrid stats

La Liga preview: Villarreal vs. Real Madrid

Villarreal play Real Madrid in the final round of La Liga fixtures. Looking for value in the Villarreal vs. Real Madrid odds? Read on to inform your Villarreal vs. Real Madrid prediction.

A close look at the Villarreal vs. Real Madrid odds

The moneyline odds make this a very even game with neither side the clear favourite to win the match.

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TimeWednesday May 16, 20:45 GMT kickoff  

Venue: Estadio de la Cerámica

Team news:         

Villarreal: There are no major absentees for the home side

Real Madrid:  Dani Carvajal should be available again after a hamstring injury but he is unlikely to be risked in this fixture. Cristiano Ronaldo may return after an ankle injury.

Villarreal vs. Real Madrid stats: What you need to know

  • Villarreal La Liga home record: 11 wins, two draws and five defeats
  • Real Madrid have La Liga’s third-best record away from home: ten wins, five draws, three losses
  • Matches involving Real Madrid have averaged 3.62 goals this season.
  • Villareal have won four of their last five matches
  • Real have been leading in a league-high 22 La Liga matches at halftime. They have won just one of the 14 fixtures they were drawing after 45 minutesInform your Villarreal vs. Real Madrid prediction

Villarreal host Real Madrid on the final day of a disappointing domestic season for the Champions League finalists.

Real are unable to improve on their current third-place in La Liga and will be forgiven for focusing their attention on next week’s game in Kyiv.

Villarreal also have little to play for and will be satisfied with a season which has seen them secure Europa League football for next season. The Yellow Submarine have ended the season strongly with four wins in their last five matches, although they did suffer a heavy loss at the Camp Nou during that run.

They will be eager to avoid a repeat of that defeat in front of their home fans in this fixture and will fancy themselves to take advantage of any distraction in the Real ranks.

The result of this match will be heavily influenced by the team selected by Zinedine Zidane. Key players including Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Marcelo played the full 90 minutes in the weekend’s 6-0 victory over Celta Vigo and may not be risked here. Likewise Cristiano Ronaldo and Dani Carvajal could be available for selection but will be unlikely to play the full game in what is a meaningless fixture for Madrid.

Villarreal vs. Real Madrid: Where is the value?

If La Liga matches ended after 45 minutes then Real would be champions. Of course this is not the case however it does highlight their strength over the first half of games. They are available at an unusually high 1.925* on the +0.0 first half handicap and could represent good value at that price.

Additionally, games involving Real tend to be high-scoring. Villarreal have also been involved in matches have this season and there have been 12 goals over their most recent two fixtures. Over 3.5 goals is available at 1.684* and would have been a winner in Real’s last three matches.

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