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Real Madrid v Villarreal - La Liga, betting tips and match preview

Villarreal should be optimistic about their chances of scoring in this match as Real Madrid’s defence has been struggling to keep clean sheets this season.

Regardless of their current form, this match will be considered a must-win for Real Madrid.

Real Madrid v Villarreal La Liga, betting tips, odds and match preview

Real Madrid need a confidence boost and need a win if they want to keep their title chances alive. Villarreal travels to the Santiago Bernabeu and will be confident that they can get a positive result against a lackluster Real Madrid.

Real Madrid have not had a good first-half of the season and pressure is mounting. They have struggled more than expected in LaLiga and currently sit in 4th place in the table standings (W9 D5 L3), with a match in-hand on the pack.

Zinedine Zidane’s men have struggled at home, with a record of W5, D2, L2 in nine matches - 19 goals scored and 9 conceded. Real Madrid’s goal difference is less than half of the league leaders Barcelona and with an average of one goal conceded per-match, they rank 9th in the Spanish LaLiga.

Villarreal haven’t met the expectations of their fans but they are still challenging for a UEFA Europa League spot. In 18 matches, ‘El Submarino Amarillo’ sit in 6th place, owing to a reasonably impressive record (W8, D4, L6). Villarreal's away form has been surprisingly good (W4, D2, L4), and they currently sit 5th in the away from home form table. With 10 goals for and 14 against, Villarreal tends to struggle defensively away from home.

In terms of the head-to-head, Real Madrid have a W5, D4, L1 record against Villarreal over their last 10 clashes. Real won 3-2 when they met for the last time in February 2017; at home, Real have a W13, D5, L0 record against Villareal.

Having scored 2 goals vs Celta Vigo last weekend, Gareth Bale will want to keep the rumors of a Manchester United switch on the back pages of the press.

Real Madrid rank Top 3 in the Spanish LaLiga in both goals scored/conceded and are coming off 2 straight 2-2 draws with just 1 win from their last 4 matches in all competitions. Scoring has never been a problem for Real, as their last 4 matches have produced over 2.5 goals overall. Villarreal on the other hand, have just one + 2.5 match in their last 7 matches.

Match Stats

This match is one of the matches that might end in an unlikely win for the visitors this weekend as Villarreal remain one of the teams good at causing upsets.

Villarreal's most recent travels to the Santiago Bernabeu have not been disastrous so they will head into this match with reasonable confidence.

Real Madrid have won only once in their last 4 matches in all competitions and that win came against Segunda division side Numancia in the Copa del Rey.

Real Madrid's last league matches have yielded only 1 single point with a loss to Barcelona and a draw against Celta Vigo.

Gareth Bale’s return to fitness is a major boost for Real Madrid and his brace against Celta helped them to a point there.

However, his attacking combination with C. Ronaldo has not been as productive as required for a team that wants to end inside the top 4.

Although Villarreal have a good history in this fixture, they have their own issues ahead of this match.

Villarreal have sold their star man Cedric Bakambu and have also been knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Leganes.

Villarreal drew their last league match at home to struggling Deportivo.

Villarreal also have their own player problems with some of their key men out injured.

Villarreal should be optimistic about their chances of scoring in this match as Real Madrid’s defence has been struggling to keep clean sheets this season.

Real have conceded one goal per match on average at home this season and the Los Blancos have conceded 2 or more goals in 5 of their last 6 matchs this season.

2 of their last 3 meetings at the Santiago Bernabeu have ended in draws.

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Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Real Madrid

LAST 5 MATCHES DATE COMPETITION
D Celta Vigo > 2-2 > Real Madrid 7 Jan, 2018 Spanish La Liga
W Numancia > 0-3 > Real Madrid 4 Jan, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey
L Real Madrid > 0-3 > Barcelona 23 Dec, 2017 Spanish La Liga
W Real Madrid > 1-0 > Grêmio 16 Dec, 2017 FIFA Club World Cup
W Al-Jazira > 1-2 > Real Madrid 13 Dec, 2017 FIFA Club World Cup

Villarreal

LAST 5 MATCHES DATE COMPETITION
D Villarreal > 1-1 > Deportivo La Coruña 7 Jan, 2018 Spanish La Liga
L Leganes > 1-0 > Villarreal 4 Jan, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey
W Valencia > 0-1 > Villarreal 23 Dec, 2017 Spanish La Liga
W Celta Vigo > 0-1 > Villarreal 17 Dec, 2017 Spanish La Liga
L Villarreal > 0-2 > Barcelona 10 Dec, 2017 Spanish La Liga

H2H

LAST 5 MATCHES DATE COMPETITION
Villarreal > 2-3 > Real Madrid 26 Feb, 2017 Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid > 1-1 > Villarreal 21 Sep, 2016 Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid > 3-0 > Villarreal 20 Apr, 2016 Spanish La Liga
Villarreal > 1-0 > Real Madrid 13 Dec, 2015 Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid > 1-1 > Villarreal 1 Mar, 2015 Spanish La Liga

Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera:

December 18, 2017
Leganés 01:00 Real Madrid
January 12, 2018
Getafe 21:00 Málaga
January 13, 2018
Girona 13:00 Las Palmas
Real Madrid 16:15 Villarreal
Eibar 18:30 Atlético de Madrid
Deportivo De La Coruña 20:45 Valencia
January 14, 2018
Levante 12:00 Celta de Vigo
Deportivo Alavés 16:15 Sevilla
Espanyol 18:30 Athletic Bilbao
Real Sociedad 20:45 Barcelona
January 15, 2018
Real Betis 21:00 Leganés
January 19, 2018
Getafe 21:00 Athletic Bilbao
January 20, 2018
Espanyol 13:00 Sevilla
Atlético de Madrid 16:15 Girona
Villarreal 18:30 Levante
Las Palmas 20:45 Valencia
January 21, 2018
Deportivo Alavés 12:00 Leganés
Real Madrid 16:15 Deportivo De La Coruña
Real Sociedad 18:30 Celta de Vigo
Real Betis 20:45 Barcelona

Spanish Primera Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Barcelona 18 15 3 0 48 7 +41 48
2 Atlético de Madrid 18 11 6 1 27 8 +19 39
3 Valencia 18 11 4 3 38 18 +20 37
4 Real Madrid 17 9 5 3 32 16 +16 32
5 Sevilla 18 9 2 7 23 27 -4 29
6 Villarreal 18 8 4 6 25 21 +4 28
7 Eibar 18 8 3 7 24 30 -6 27
8 Athletic Bilbao 18 6 6 6 20 19 +1 24
9 Leganés 17 7 3 7 13 14 -1 24
10 Real Betis 18 7 3 8 30 34 -4 24
11 Getafe 18 6 5 7 22 18 +4 23
12 Real Sociedad 18 6 5 7 31 30 +1 23
13 Girona 18 6 5 7 22 28 -6 23
14 Espanyol 18 6 5 7 15 21 -6 23
15 Celta de Vigo 18 6 4 8 32 27 +5 22
16 Levante 18 3 9 6 15 25 -10 18
17 Deportivo De La Coruña 18 4 4 10 20 35 -15 16
18 Deportivo Alavés 18 5 0 13 13 27 -14 15
19 Málaga 18 3 2 13 13 32 -19 11
20 Las Palmas 18 3 2 13 14 40 -26 11

Spanish Primera Results

January 8, 2018
Málaga 0 - 1 Espanyol
January 7, 2018
Celta de Vigo 2 - 2 Real Madrid
Villarreal 1 - 1 Deportivo De La Coruña
Athletic Bilbao 2 - 0 Deportivo Alavés
Barcelona 3 - 0 Levante
Leganés 1 - 0 Real Sociedad
January 6, 2018
Sevilla 3 - 5 Real Betis
Las Palmas 1 - 2 Eibar
Valencia 2 - 1 Girona
Atlético de Madrid 2 - 0 Getafe
December 23, 2017
Deportivo De La Coruña 1 - 3 Celta de Vigo
Valencia 0 - 1 Villarreal
Real Madrid 0 - 3 Barcelona
December 22, 2017
Espanyol 1 - 0 Atlético de Madrid
Real Betis 0 - 2 Athletic Bilbao
December 21, 2017
Deportivo Alavés 1 - 0 Málaga
Eibar 4 - 1 Girona
December 20, 2017
Real Sociedad 3 - 1 Sevilla
Getafe 2 - 0 Las Palmas
December 19, 2017
Levante 0 - 0 Leganés

Tip: Over 2.5 Goals - Bet on Real Madrid v Villarreal with Mr Green

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