Real Madrid seeks to return to winning ways with the end of the international break in La Liga. The side travels to Estadio de la Ceramica to take on Villarreal in Spain’s top flight. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 6:15 pm.
Before the international break, Villareal suffered a 4-1 defeat to Valencia to drop to fourth in the La Liga. The Los Blancos are currently two positions and two points behind Villarreal, marking an excellent start to their 2020-21 campaign.
Villarreal finished fifth on the La Liga table. The Yellow Submarines started their campaign on a high note under Unai Emery. It is becoming more of a reality for the side to battle for the top four in La Liga.
Moreover, the side managed to pick 18 points from their last nine matches to sit second in the table. The side is currently two points behind leaders Real Sociedad in the rankings. Furthermore, the side is currently on a four winning streak in all competitions, including a 3-1 win against Getafe before the international break.
Madrid is currently fourth on the table, having picked 16 points from their last eight matches since the 2020-21 season campaign. Los Blancos boast of two massive wins over Barcelona and Huesca. However, a 4-1 defeat to Valencia put the side off heading into the international break.
Villarreal vs. Real Madrid Head to Head
Both sides have 28 games against each other, with Villarreal picking four wins while Real Madrid with 14 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Getafe 1-3 Villarreal
Villarreal 4-0 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Villarreal 2-0 Real Vallavoid
Qarabag Agdam 1-3 Villarreal
Cadiz 0-0 Villarreal
Valencia 4-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 3-2 Inter
Real Madrid 4-1 Huesca
Borussia M’gladback 2-2 Real Madrid
Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid
Villarreal Team News
Jaume Costa, Juan Foyth, and Alberto Moreno remain unavailable ahead of the clash with minor injuries. However, the Yellow Submarines are in good shape when it comes to absentees. Moi Gomez and Paco Alcacer might start in attack together.
Real Madrid Team News
Zidane received an injury boost ahead of the clash with the negative coronavirus tests for Eder Militao, Casemiro, and Eden Hazard. However, strikers Luka Jovic recently tested positive for coronavirus with Karim Benzema out with an injury. Valverde is out of contention with a shin problem.
Prediction and Odds
The injury woes at the away camp might become a problem against an in-form side on a winning streak.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5