Villarreal FC vs Real Madrid – Betting Preview
For the first time since their Supercopa de Espana loss to Barcelona on Thursday, Real Madrid will resume play in Spain. The team of Carlo Ancelotti will try to advance to the Copa del Rey’s round of eight.
The quarterfinals of the competition have been reached by Villarreal in two of the previous three seasons, so they will present a difficult challenge for Real!
Interestingly, this will be Real Madrid and Villarreal’s second encounter of the year. The two teams last faced off on January 7 in La Liga, with Villarreal coming out on top 2-1 over the defending Spanish and European champions!
Also, two of the previous three meetings between these two have ended in 0-0 draws! So the home side has that going for them!
Real Madrid Preview
In light of the fact that Real Madrid will be attempting to recover quickly from their Supercopa de Espaa disappointment, this could be a risky time to play them. In that final, Ancelotti’s team was utterly outplayed by their fierce rivals, extending their winless streak to three games in regular time.
Real narrowly defeated Cacereno 1-0 away from home in the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey to avoid a shocking outcome. With only 20 minutes left, Rodrygo scored the only goal that would lead to victory.
But stars such as Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, and Toni Kroos could all be rested. Meanwhile, David Alaba and Aurelien Tchouameni will be the two other key absentees for today’s football match.
1×2 Betting Odds
The recent form of the home team makes the Villarreal vs. Real Madrid prediction more intriguing. The team of Quique Seiten has gone four La Liga games without suffering a loss and is in contention for a Champions League spot. However, in their most recent game against Celta Vigo, they were only able to manage a draw.
Ancelotti is likely to leave out a number of big stars with a huge La Liga showdown against Athletic Bilbao coming up on Sunday, but despite that Real Madrid should be able to prevail in the eyes of the market!
Villareal, playing at home, are not the favourites to win against the team from the capital! Their market odds stand @ 3.04.
Real Madrid are in a rut of sorts, but rarely is it the case that they are not the favourites to win in a football match! Such is their aura, as they are the favourites in this @ 2.43.
The possibility of a draw after the 90 mins are played, stands @ 3.84.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.72.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.38.
It is interesting to know, two of the previous three meetings between these two have ended in 0-0 draws, while over 2.5 goals would have only been a winning wager in two of the previous five meetings between the two team.