Villarreal 5-3-1, Real Madrid 5-1-2
11/21/20 10:15 am
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Villarreal is welcoming Real Madrid to Estadio de la Ceramica in a derby match in round 10 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Villarreal is having a fantastic start of the season, and after 9 games played, Villarreal is in 2nd place with 18 points, 13 scored goals, and 9 conceded goals. Villarreal hasn’t lost in their last 10 games in a row, and they have scored at least 1 goal in 8 of those 10 games. Paco Alcacer is the leading goalscorer for Villarreal with 5 goals and 2 assists, while Moreno added 4 goals. Alberto Moreno is the only injured player for Villarreal at this time, while Pedraza is in danger of being suspended. Villarreal was playing against Getafe on the road in their last game before the international break, and they were the better team in that match with 56% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 76% of the correct passes. Villarreal has scored 2 goals in the first half, and 1 more goal in the second half. Villarreal has won this match 1-2. Villarreal has won all three of their games in the Europa League, and I must say, I’m loving this team. Villarreal is a talented team, and they are playing good soccer on both ends, and I really hope they can stay consistent through the whole season.
Real Madrid has been struggling on both ends so far this season, and after 4 games without a loss, Real Madrid was destroyed by Valencia on the road before the international break. Despite having 65% of ball possession in that game, 6 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and high 90% of the correct passes. Real Madrid has conceded 3 goals from 3 penalty kicks, and they have scored an own goal. Real Madrid has lost this match 4-1. Real Madrid is now in 4th place in the LaLiga standings with 16 points, 14 scored goals, and 9 conceded goals. Benzema has scored 4 goals for Real so far this season and added 3 assists. Valverde has 3 assists, while Junior has 2 goals. Real Madrid’s defense is decimated at the moment, and they will be without Carvajal, Ramos, Casemiro, Nacho, and Valverde, while Hazard has tested negative for Coronavirus, and he should be ready for this game. Taking into consideration all their struggles at the start of this season, Real Madrid will have a tough time in this game, especially on the defensive end. Real Madrid is in 3rd place in the Champions League, and so far, they are not playing well in that competition.
Villarreal is undefeated at home so far this season, and they are in better form than Real Madrid, but the trends are heavily on Real’s side. Villarreal has won only 1 home game against Real Madrid, and we have usually seen a lot of goals in this matchup. If Villarreal will ever beat Real Madrid, it will be now when they are playing well, and at home. I’m taking Villarreal.