Real Madrid vs Villarreal
We can say a lot of things about Real Madrid, but most of them will be negative at this part of the season. They are 16 points behind Barcelona and it looks like they will be fighting for the 2nd place, although it's also a hard task if they don't start with a winning streak. They disappointed against Numancia in the middle of the week again earning only a draw 2:2 at Santiago Bernabeu. Yeah, after 0:3 as guests everyone knows which team will continue, but you have to beat teams like Numancia in both legs, no matter what's your starting line-up if the name of your team is Real Madrid. Most of the audience started to doubt if Zidane is the right person to continue leading the team and Ronaldo,Benzema and Isco to be part of the starting 11. I think Isco is really good and it will be a huge mistake if they sell him during the summer if they receive good offers for him,while Ronaldo and Benzema are totally useless at this time of the season. Don't know what's happening with Ronaldo, but I've never seen him in such a blackhole. He's performing really well in CL group stage, but in the League- awful! I think this 5th golden ball he received influenced him negatively and led to dropping his form. Messi's brilliant form also annoys him, that's for sure. I think the chances him to leave the team after this season, if Real don't win any trophy, become higher and higher. Benzema continues to be injured and he will miss the match together with Ramos. Carvahal is returning after suspension.
Villarreal are 4 points behind Real Madrid and they are in the battle for CL places. A lot of people underestimated them in their last visit to Valencia, but they show they can win even against teams on form. They always give their best against the best teams in Spain and I never want to play against them, because they can make obviously easy wins for Barca, Real, Atletico very, very hard. I don't see how Real Madrid will be able to win with difference here- the morale in the team is really poor, they know they have to find their rhytm as fast as they can, because PSG is coming after a month, but it's not easy. The players look confused on the pitch and make a lot of errors passing the ball and defensive errors,too. It's so hard for them to keep a clean sheet and I don't see how they will stop Villarreal not to score them tomorrow.Manu Trigueros is coming back after suspension, while center-back Victor Ruiz is suspended for this match.
I won't be surprised if Real fail again securing 3 points, but I expect very hard home win-2:1. I find very tempting odds for Villarreal +1.5 goals in Pinnacle at 2.28. I'm totally going with it- I just don't believe Real with trash Villarreal with 2 or more goals difference.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal prediction
|Villarreal +1.5AH||Pinnacle||2.28||9||0-1 WON (+11.52 units)|