Real Madrid vs. Villarreal
September 25, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -175, Under 2.5 +137
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Real Madrid and Villarreal are clashing at Santiago Bernabeu in round 7 of the Spanish LaLiga. Real looks unbeatable right now, and while their defense has been sloppy, their offense is on fire. Villarreal was struggling for a long time, but they have finally won a game, and that will certainly boost their confidence.
Real Madrid has been impressive in the attacking end so far this season, and they have scored 21 goals in 6 games, but their defense tends to get shaky, and they have conceded 8 goals. Real Madrid is at the top of the table with 16 points, and Benzema is their leading goalscorer with 8 goals and 7 assists. Real Madrid was hosting Mallorca in their last game, and they were dominant with 59% of ball possession, 12 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 89% of the correct passes. Real Madrid got ahead pretty fast, and in the 24th minute, it was already 2-0. Just a minute later Mallorca is scoring goals, but Real Madrid is scoring another one in the 29th minute. With 3 more scored goals in the second half, Real Madrid has won this game 6-1. The good news for Real Madrid is they are playing against the easier opponent in the Champions League next week, which means they can focus on this game.
As I’ve mentioned, Villarreal was struggling for a long time, but they were able to win their last game against Elche at home. Villarreal was the better team in that game with 60% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 85% of the correct passes. With 2 scored goals in each half, Villarreal has won this game 4-1. With this win, Villarreal has climbed the standings to 12th place with 7 points, and their defense is what is keeping them there. Villarreal has conceded only 3 goals so far. Danjuma and Trigueros have both scored 2 goals for Villarreal so far this season, while Pino added 3 assists. There aren’t any injuries in Villarreal at the moment, but they need to try and stay fresh because they are playing against Manchester United on the road in the Champions League. Villarreal is a great team, I think they can play fantastic soccer, and now that they have their first win, I think they will start playing much better.
When playing at home, Real Madrid hasn’t lost to Villarreal in their last 3 games, and they are on a 3-game winning streak at home. I think Real is the better team here, in better form, but Villarreal has started scoring goals, and I think they will score here. I’m seeing goals in this one.