Real Madrid vs. Villarreal 7/16/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-16 15:00:00 EDT
Real Madrid is welcoming Villarreal to Estadio Alfredo di Stefano in a derby match of round 37 in Spanish LaLiga.
Real Madrid has been fantastic since the restart, and they are on a 9-game winning streak during which Real Madrid scored massive 17 goals while conceding only 3 goals. Real Madrid is at the top of the standings with 83 points, 4 points ahead of Barcelona, and all Real Madrid has to do to secure the title is not to lose this match. If Real wins, they win the title, if they tie, they win the title, if Real Madrid losses, they can still win the title if they win the last game of the season. Real Madrid’s fantastic defense this season is what has brought them to the top, and they have conceded only 22 goals this season, while their offense has been more than good with 66 scored goals. In their last LaLiga game against Granada on the road, Real Madrid was dominant with 62% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 89% of the correct passes. Real has won this match 1-2, but they have been under big pressure in the second half, but once again, their defense has stepped up and won those 3 points. Benzema has scored 19 goals and added 8 assists this season, while Ramos has 10 goals. Nacho and Marcelo are both still injured, and the season is over for them, Real Madrid deserves the title this season, and I believe they will get it, if not in this round, most likely in the last round of the season.
Villarreal has been outstanding since the restart, and even though they can’t reach the Champions League anymore, Villarreal will most likely end up in the Europa League, which they can still lose if they don’t win at least 1 of their last 2 games. Villarreal has scored at least 1 goal in every one of their games since the restart, and their total for the season is 58 goals, for now. With 47 conceded goals, Villarreal has been solid defensively. Gerard Moreno has scored 16 goals for Villarreal this season and is their top goal scorer, while Cazorla added 11 goals and 8 assists. Mori, Guerra, and Bacca are all still injured and will not be in the lineup for this game. In their latest LaLiga game against Real Sociedad at home, Villarreal has had 52% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 84% of the correct passes. Villarreal has been struggling in the attacking end a little bit in this match, while their defense wasn’t on the usually high level as well. Villarreal has lost this game 1-2. I’m confident that Villarreal will end up in the Europa League, but this derby against Real Madrid is what most of the players live for.
Villarreal is on a 4-game winning streak on the road, but Real Madrid is winning games all over the place. The trends are heavily on Real Madrid’s side, but if anyone can beat Real, it’s this outstanding Villarreal team.