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Real Madrid vs Villarreal prediction, betting odds & free tips (22/05/2021)

With the title on the line for one team, and a spot in the Europa League for the other, the match between Real Madrid and Villarreal is bound to be exciting. So, check our detailed preview if you want to know more about this game.

Our favourite betting predictions and free tips for Real Madrid vs Villarreal

Real Madrid at home is always the favourite, but there are many other interesting options for betting on this game. With that in mind, we have selected a few of our top betting tips for you:

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

Over 3.5 Total Goals

Although Real Madrid is one of the best defensive teams this season in La Liga, next to their city rivals Atletico Madrid, we expect to see plenty of goals in this match. First of all, both teams will be fighting to win it – Real needs the win to have a chance of winning the title, while Villarreal needs the win to secure a spot in the Europa League next season. With that in mind, as well as the fact that three of the last five h2h duels between these teams have gone over 3.5 total goals, our prediction is that we will see at least four goals in this match.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

Since we expect to see many goals in this game, we also expect both teams to score. After all, both teams have scored in the last five meetings between Real Madrid and Villarreal, so we don’t see why that couldn’t happen again. In addition to this, both teams have scored in 65% of Villarreal matches this season, while the same is true for 51% of Real Madrid games in La Liga.

Karim Benzema to Score at Any Time

Where there are goals, there is Karim Benzema. The French striker has been fantastic this season and he is the most responsible for Real Madrid even having a chance to win the title. Benzema has scored 22 goals in the league this season and he has played in such a great form that he forced Didier Deschamps to call him up for the preliminary squad for Euro 2020 despite his long-term absence from the national team.

Real Madrid vs Villarreal preview: An important game for both teams

It is a huge match for both Real Madrid and Villarreal since the home team is fighting for the title, while the guests want to at least secure the Europa League for the next season. So, let’s take a closer look at the teams:

Real Madrid

The last match of the season will determine how successful the season has been for the Spanish giants. If they manage to snatch the title, the season could be viewed as a good one. Otherwise, the team will finish the season without a trophy, which would certainly be a huge disappointment for Real Madrid fans. The team has been in great form in La Liga since they haven’t lost for seventeen straight games. However, they will be without a few important players for the ultimate game of the season, including Carvajal, Kroos, and Mendy, among others.

Villarreal

Although the Yellow Submarine will play their first-ever European final when they face Manchester United in the Europa League on Wednesday, they won’t put all their hopes into winning that match and getting a spot in the Champions League. The team will try to secure a spot in the Europa League through La Liga, for which they need a good result against Real Madrid. Villarreal has been inconsistent in the league lately, with four wins and four losses in the last eight games. Chukwueze, Foyth, and Iborra will miss this game due to injuries.

Real Madrid vs Villarreal – Top odds and important stats

You don’t have to spend a lot of time looking for the best odds for Real Madrid vs Villarreal – just take a look at our selection of odds from top UK bookmakers:

Spain Primera Liga
Real Madrid
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Villarreal
May 22, 2021
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Real Madrid vs Villarreal

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22/05/21
Liga
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
2 - 1
Villarreal
Villarreal
21/11/20
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Villarreal
Villarreal
1 - 1
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
16/07/20
Liga
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
2 - 1
Villarreal
Villarreal
01/09/19
Liga
Villarreal
Villarreal
2 - 2
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
05/05/19
Liga
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
3 - 2
Villarreal
Villarreal

Real Madrid

Last 5

16/05/21
Liga
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
0 - 1
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
13/05/21
Liga
Granada
Granada
1 - 4
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
09/05/21
Liga
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
2 - 2
Sevilla
Sevilla
05/05/21
UCL
Chelsea
Chelsea
2 - 0
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
01/05/21
Liga
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
2 - 0
Osasuna
Osasuna

Villarreal

Last 5

16/05/21
Liga
Villarreal
Villarreal
4 - 0
Sevilla
Sevilla
13/05/21
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Valladolid
Valladolid
0 - 2
Villarreal
Villarreal
09/05/21
Liga
Villarreal
Villarreal
2 - 4
Celta Vigo
Celta Vigo
06/05/21
UEL
Arsenal
Arsenal
0 - 0
Villarreal
Villarreal
02/05/21
Liga
Villarreal
Villarreal
1 - 0
Getafe
Getafe

Frequently asked questions for Real Madrid vs Villarreal

Real Madrid vs Villarreal Prediction

  • Who is the favourite? Real Madrid is the clear favourite at 4/9 odds.
  • When does the match start? The match will start at 5 pm BST on Saturday, May 22nd.
  • Where will the match be played? The match will be played at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium in Madrid.