Villarreal vs Real Madrid
SAT 21st NOV 2020 – KO 15:15pm
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Saturday afternoon, reigning Spanish champions Real Madrid face a potentially tough trip to face high-flying Villarreal in La Liga.
Unai Emery’s team are second in the Spanish top-flight table after a stellar start to life under the former Arsenal head coach. The Yellow Submarine are just a point behind league leaders Real Sociedad and two points clear of the fourth-place visitors.
A 3-1 win at Getafe last time out means that the home side are unbeaten in six league matches, having recorded four victories in the process. Forward duo Paco Alcacer and Gerard Moreno have been in good form this season, scoring five and four goals respectively in La Liga.
Villarreal have been especially strong at the Estadio de la Ceramica of late, as they are unbeaten in six matches, having recorded five wins. The fact that the home side has scored at least two goals in all five of those recent home wins has been a major factor in the run.
Zinedine Zidane’s team have failed to get into their stride this season. Los Blancos head into this clash on the back of a 4-1 defeat at Valencia. The loss means that the club from the Spanish capital has won two and lost two of their last four matches in La Liga.
The defeat at Los Che ended a run of three straight away wins for Real Madrid. It also ended a potent run in front of goal away from home in La Liga, as the visitors had scored at least twice in their previous three games.
Villarreal’s only expected absentee is left-back Alberto Moreno, who is recovering from a knee injury.
Real Madrid on the other hand could be without several stars. Alvaro Odriozola, Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal and Federico Valverde look set to miss out through injury, while Eder Militao, Casemiro and Eden Hazard could miss the game through illness.