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Villarreal vs Real Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Spain La Liga | Estadio de la Ceramica | 1st September
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Villarreal
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KO 20:00
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Villarreal vs Real Madrid predictions for Sunday night’s La Liga action at Estadio de la Ceramica, which is live on ITV4. The last five meetings between the teams have produced a total of 19 goals, so will we get another thriller here on Matchday 3 of the new La Liga season? Read on for all our free match predictions and betting tips.

Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Both Teams To Score and Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 4/6

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Real Madrid 4-2 @ 30/1

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Real Madrid & Both Teams To Score @ 15/8

Reason For Villarreal vs Real Madrid Betting Tips

With four of the last five meetings between these sides producing over 4.5 goals, it’s no surprise that Sunday’s clash at Estadio de la Ceramica has been selected for live TV coverage on ITV4. This should be another barnstorming game, with Villarreal already looking extremely vulnerable in defence this term and Real Madrid in likely backlash mode after being held at home by Valladolid on Matchday 2.

Real unsurprisingly dominated proceedings last weekend at Santiago Bernabeu, but after they failed to gain an early breakthrough that would’ve probably opened the floodgates, Valladolid’s defence grew in stature and space to create clear-cut chances was soon at a premium.

It took a moment of brilliance from big No.9 Karim Benzema to finally open the scoring 82 minutes in as the Frenchman spun on the edge of the area to hit a low drive past Jordi Masip, but Pucela weren’t to be denied and they deservedly equalised on the basis of their tenacity and teamwork six minutes later through Sergi Guardiola, who netted for the second consecutive week.

It will deeply disappoint Zinedine Zidane and Real fans to drop points this early in the campaign and particularly at home against a side which finished just above the drop zone in 2018/19, but credit has to be given at times to inferior opposition who outperform expectations, and that was certainly the case on this occasion.

So in short, Real shouldn’t worry too much heading into this Sunday’s highly anticipated showdown with Villarreal – especially as they have always found goals easy to come by against El Submarino Amarillo.

Los Merengues have netted 80 times against Villarreal in La Liga which is more than any other team in the competition and they have also won more matches against the Valencian outfit than any other club in the history of the Spanish top flight.

For whatever reason, this fixture always provides thrills, entertainment and an abundance of goals, which Madrid usually come out on the right side of. Last season’s corresponding game ended 2-2, but Real ran out 3-2 victors when the teams last clashed at Santiago Bernabeu in early May.

Villarreal should be worried about the above stats, particularly as they have looked hopeless at the back in their opening two games this term. Javier Calleja’s charges squandered a 4-2 lead at home to newly promoted Granada on the opening weekend to finish up at 4-4, before going down 2-1 at Levante last weekend after conceding two penalties.

El Submarino Amarillo may not have the answers this Sunday night if Madrid click fully into gear, even though the visitors are still without marquee summer signing Eden Hazard who remains side lined with a hamstring injury.

The solid wager for this Matchday 3 encounter looks to be backing over 2.5 goals with both teams scoring, which has landed comfortably in four of the last five meetings between the pair and in three of the four La Liga matches involving the sides so far this season.

At a price, 2-4 is a realistic shout in the correct score market based on recent clashes and Real to win with both teams scoring should also be considered at around the 2/1 mark, as Los Merengues have triumphed in almost 50% of their previous fixtures at Estadio de la Ceramica.

Predicted Lineups

Line ups are predicted by our Team News Analysts
Villarreal
4-2-3-1
Real Madrid
4-3-3
Predicted Starting XI's
Villarreal
Real Madrid
Andres Fernandez
Courtois
Mario Gaspar
Dani Carvajal
Albiol
Varane
Pau Torres
Sergio Ramos
Xavi Quintilla
Marcelo
Manu Trigueros
Modric
Cazorla
Casemiro
Chukwueze
Kroos
Iborra
Bale
Toko Ekambi
Benzema
Gerard Moreno
Vinicius Junior
Subs
Villarreal
Real Madrid
Bacca
Eder Militao
Caseres
Jovic
Funes Mori
Lucas Vazquez
Manu Morlanes
M. Diaz
Moi Gomez
Mendy
Ontiveros
Nacho
Sergio Asenjo
Navas
Zambo Anguissa
Odriozola
Valverde
Doubtful
Villarreal
Real Madrid
Ruben Pena (Injured)
Rodrygo (Injured)
Unavailable
Villarreal
Real Madrid
Alberto Moreno (Injured)
B. Diaz (Injured)
Bruno (Injured)
Hazard (Injured)
Guerra (Injured)
Isco (Injured)
James Rodriguez (Injured)
Marco Asensio (Injured)

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Form

Form Summary

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Overall
PWDL
2011
Home
1010
Away
1001
Overall
PWDL
2110
Home
1010
Away
1100

Recent Competition Form

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2-1 v Levante (A)
L
1-1 v Real Valladolid (H)
D
4-4 v Granada CF (H)
D
1-3 v Celta de Vigo (A)
W
5Goals Scored4
6Goals Conceded2
2/2 (100%)Over 2.5 Goals1/2 (50%)
2/2 (100%)Both Teams Scored2/2 (100%)
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4-4 v Granada CF (H)
D
1-1 v Real Valladolid (H)
D
4Goals Scored1
4Goals Conceded1
1/1 (100%)Over 2.5 Goals0/1 (0%)
1/1 (100%)Both Teams Scored1/1 (100%)
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2-1 v Levante (A)
L
1-3 v Celta de Vigo (A)
W
1Goals Scored3
2Goals Conceded1
1/1 (100%)Over 2.5 Goals1/1 (100%)
1/1 (100%)Both Teams Scored1/1 (100%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)

H2H

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WonDrawnWon
244
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12
Goals Scored
17
Over 2.5 Goals 5/10 (50%)
Both Teams To Score 6/10 (60%)
Previous Meetings (Last 10)
05.05.19 Real Madrid Real Madrid badge 3-2 Villarreal badge Villarreal
03.01.19 Villarreal Villarreal badge 2-2 Real Madrid badge Real Madrid
19.05.18 Villarreal Villarreal badge 2-2 Real Madrid badge Real Madrid
13.01.18 Real Madrid Real Madrid badge 0-1 Villarreal badge Villarreal
26.02.17 Villarreal Villarreal badge 2-3 Real Madrid badge Real Madrid
21.09.16 Real Madrid Real Madrid badge 1-1 Villarreal badge Villarreal
20.04.16 Real Madrid Real Madrid badge 3-0 Villarreal badge Villarreal
13.12.15 Villarreal Villarreal badge 1-0 Real Madrid badge Real Madrid
01.03.15 Real Madrid Real Madrid badge 1-1 Villarreal badge Villarreal
27.09.14 Villarreal Villarreal badge 0-2 Real Madrid badge Real Madrid

Tables

League Table

PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Athletic Club321041+37
2Sevilla321041+37
3Levante320142+26
4Atlético de Madrid220020+26
5Osasuna312032+15
6Alavés312021+15
7Barcelona311175+24
8Real Madrid211042+24
9Celta de Vigo311134-14
10Real Valladolid311134-14
11Real Sociedad311123-14
12Mallorca21012203
13Real Betis310258-33
14Getafe302123-12
15Villarreal201156-11
16Granada CF201145-11
17Eibar201112-11
18Valencia CF201112-11
19Espanyol201102-21
20Leganés300314-30
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Levante220041+36
2Athletic Club220030+36
3Alavés211010+14
4Barcelona110052+33
5Atlético de Madrid110010+13
6Real Betis21013303
7Mallorca21012203
8Celta de Vigo210123-13
9Getafe20202202
9Osasuna20202202
10Villarreal10104401
11Real Madrid10101101
11Sevilla10101101
11Valencia CF10101101
12Eibar00000000
12Real Sociedad00000000
12Real Valladolid00000000
13Granada CF100101-10
14Leganés200202-20
14Espanyol100102-20
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Sevilla220030+36
2Real Valladolid311134-14
3Real Sociedad311123-14
4Real Madrid110031+23
5Atlético de Madrid110010+13
5Osasuna110010+13
6Granada CF10104401
7Alavés10101101
7Celta de Vigo10101101
7Athletic Club10101101
8Espanyol10100001
9Barcelona201123-11
10Eibar201112-11
11Mallorca00000000
12Villarreal100112-10
12Leganés100112-10
13Getafe100101-10
13Valencia CF100101-10
13Levante100101-10
14Real Betis100125-30

Scores Vs Opponents

PosTeamHomeAway
1Athletic Club3rd Nov1st Mar
2Sevilla12th Apr15th Dec
3Levante16th Feb2-1
4Atlético de Madrid8th Dec23rd Feb
5Osasuna2nd Feb6th Oct
6Alavés27th Oct26th Jan
7Barcelona3rd May24th Sep
8Real Madrid1st Sep17th May
9Celta de Vigo24th Nov15th Mar
10Real Valladolid21st Sep9th Feb
11Real Sociedad13th May5th Jan
12Mallorca22nd Mar10th Nov
13Real Betis27th Sep26th Apr
14Getafe22nd Dec10th May
15VillarrealN/AN/A
16Granada CF4-45th Apr
17Eibar24th May30th Oct
18Valencia CF22nd Apr1st Dec
19Espanyol19th Jan20th Oct
20Leganés8th Mar14th Sep
PosTeamHomeAway
1Athletic Club22nd Dec3rd May
2Sevilla19th Jan22nd Sep
3Levante14th Sep23rd Feb
4Atlético de Madrid2nd Feb28th Sep
5Osasuna25th Sep9th Feb
6Alavés10th May1st Dec
7Barcelona1st Mar27th Oct
8Real MadridN/AN/A
9Celta de Vigo16th Feb1-3
10Real Valladolid1-126th Jan
11Real Sociedad24th Nov5th Apr
12Mallorca12th Apr20th Oct
13Real Betis3rd Nov8th Mar
14Getafe26th Apr5th Jan
15Villarreal17th May1st Sep
16Granada CF5th Oct13th May
17Eibar15th Mar10th Nov
18Valencia CF22nd Mar15th Dec
19Espanyol8th Dec22nd Apr
20Leganés30th Oct24th May

Stats

Villarreal vs Real Madrid Stats

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  • Villarreal have won just one of their last nine LaLiga home games against Real Madrid (D4 L4), 1-0 in December 2015.
  • Villarreal have only won one of their last six LaLiga matches (D3 L2), beating Eibar 1-0 in May 2019.
  • Following a five game winless run in LaLiga away from home (D2 L3), Real Madrid won their last such match at Celta de Vigo (3-1).
  • Real Madrid have won more LaLiga games against Villarreal than any other side in the competition’s history (22). The Whites have also scored more LaLiga goals against them (80) than any other team.
  • Only Real Betis (seven) have conceded more goals than Villarreal (six) in LaLiga this season. Only in one previous campaign have the Yellow Submarine conceded more goals after their two opening LaLiga games (seven in 2011/12).
  • Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale has attempted more shots without scoring than any other player in LaLiga this season (eight).
  • Karim Benzema has been directly involved in 12 of Real Madrid’s last 16 goals in LaLiga (10 goals and two assists), 75% of his side’s total.
  • Only against Celta de Vigo (five) has Villarreal’s Carlos Bacca scored more LaLiga goals than he has versus Real Madrid (four).
  • Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno has equaled his best goalscoring run in LaLiga (three consecutive games, three goals), also doing so back in August 2016 with Espanyol (three games, five goals).
  • Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane has only lost one LaLiga game against Villarreal (W3 D2), a 0-1 loss at the Santiago Bernabeu in January 2018.

How we calculate our stats

Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 4
(2 by Villarreal) and (2 by Real Madrid)

Goals

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100%
BTTS (%)
100%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
50%
50%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
50%
2.5
Average Goals For
2
3
Average Goals Conceded
1
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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100%
BTTS (%)
100%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
100%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
4
Average Goals For
1
4
Average Goals Conceded
1
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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100%
BTTS (%)
100%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
100%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
100%
1
Average Goals For
3
2
Average Goals Conceded
1
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%

Goalscorers

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Top Goalscorers
Gerard Moreno
2
2
Karim Benzema
Santi Cazorla
1
1
Lucas Vázquez
Moi Gómez
1
1
Toni Kroos
First Goalscorers
Santi Cazorla
1
2
Karim Benzema

Cards & Corners

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3
Average Cards For
3
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Raúl Albiol
2
1
Casemiro
Andrés Fernández
1
1
Toni Kroos
Santi Cazorla
1
1
Luka Modric
3
Average Corners For
4
7
Average Corners Against
5

Goal Margins

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Goal Timings

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First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Home First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Home Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Away First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Away Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Odds

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BookieHome & YesAway & YesOffer
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