Real Madrid vs Villarreal Betting Tip Real Madrid by 1 goal – 16th July 2020

Real Madrid can edge past Villarreal to claim the league title

Raphael Varane / Real Madrid ©imago images / ZUMA Wire 07/13/2020

Spain Real Madrid vs Villarreal Spain
16th July 1900hrs
Football – Spain – La Liga
Pick Real Madrid to win by a 1 goal margin
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 5/2 odds taken 07:38 GMT Tuesday 13th July

Real Madrid are only one win from the league title after hitting great form after coming back into action.

Will it happen for them on Wednesday evening on home soil as they play host to Villarreal?

They are meeting a team who themselves have a lot to play for, as Villarreal are battling for a top five finish.

With just two games of the season left, it could be important for them to try and dig in to avoid default at the Bernabeu.

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Real Madrid Preview – Madrid to get their hands on the title

It has been perfect form from Real Madrid since coming back into action after the enforced break.

Nine wins from nine is what they have put together since mid-June, the frequency of games making that run even more impressive.

So a win on Wednesday will guarantee them the title with a game to spare as they start four points clear of second-placed Barcelona.

The home form of Real Madrid this season is W14 D4 L0 and they are on a six match winning streak at the Bernabeu.

They have just been a picture of efficiency really.

Four of their last five wins have been by a one-goal margin only, three of those being 1-0 scorelines.

In none of their last seven league games have Real Madrid scored more than two goals in a game.

They have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six and that does lead us to the correct score market.

For Real Madrid vs Villarreal betting the 1-0 correct score in favour of Los Merengues is a 7/1 quote* (betting odds taken from William Hill at 22:24 GMT on Tuesday, 14th July 2020)

Three of their four games played this season against current top-six sides, Real Madrid have taken a clean sheet in.

Real Madrid have also scored at least two goals in six of their last seven La Liga home fixtures.

Our betting prediction:
Real Madrid 1-0 correct score

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(odds taken 07:38 GMT Tuesday 13th July)


So what is the head to head shaping up like to give us some clues for betting?

Well, Real Madrid have lost only two of their last 19 games against Villarreal in all competitions.

Each of the last four between them have gone over 2.5 goals.

In 61% of their home games in this campaign Real Madrid have taken a clean sheet.

They have conceded 80% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures.


Villarreal Preview – Tough trip for Villarreal

Villarreal did play out a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid on home soil earlier this season.

But with their opponents one win from the title, this is likely going to be a really tough night for Villarreal.

The away form that they hold this season is W9 D1 L8.

What could make this very interesting is that they are carrying away form, having won their last four on the road.

Of the four teams currently above them in the standings, Villarreal have lost at Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, winning at Sevilla over the course of this season.

Villareal suffered a 1-2 home loss against Real Sociedad on the weekend, their second loss in three.

There has been no clean sheet earned by Villarreal in their last three league games.

They have, however, scored at least two goals in each of their last four games against Real Madrid.

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Six of Villarreal’s eight away losses this season have been by a one goal margin only.

They have shipped two-thirds of their away goals in the second half of fixtures.

Villarreal have a positive in that they have hit the back of the net in each of their last ten league games (home and away).

Only Barcelona and Real Madrid have scored more league goals this season than Villarreal have done.

Can they


Real Madrid vs Villarreal Betting Advice

Well it is going to be all-eyes on Real Madrid for this fixture to see if they can get across the finish line.

It’s hard to not support them to do so, even though this is a tough game as Villarreal are not really a pushover.

The visitors have their merits having put together a four match winning streak away from home. But they have faced no-one of Real Madrid’s calibre in that sequence.

Also because Villarreal recently lost against Barcelona, and have struggled for returns against Los Blancos, we have to side with Madrid.


Key Facts – Real Madrid vs Villarreal Betting Tip

  • Real Madrid are unbeaten in 17 of their last 19 against Villarreal
  • Real Madrid will secure the league title with a win
  • Villarreal are on a 4 match winning streak away from home


However, the look of a 1-0 score on Zinedane Zidane’s champions-elect looks a great betting option to us.

Real Madrid have not been winning by big margins recently, and some early nerves could send this in the direction of being a low-scoring fixture.

Completing a 10-match winning streak on the night would be a great way to claim the league title.


The best betting odds for Real Madrid vs Villarreal

Real Madrid to win: 9/20 at Bet365
Draw: 15/4 at Bet365
Villarreal to win: 5/1 at Bet365