Real Madrid vs Villarreal – La Liga : If at the start of the season we were told that Villarreal would be
In the middle of January, only 4 points behind Real Madrid. We would probably think that the Yellow Submarine was making one of their best seasons ever.
However, “fast forwarding” to the present, what we find is that the Merengues are living a period of internal crisis and even Zinedine Zidane is being questioned,
a manager that conquered two Champions League’s titles, two FIFA Club World Cup, two European SuperCup titles, 1 Spanish SuperCup title and a La Liga title in the space of two years.
The great doubt that plagues us when we look at this Real Madrid is really what kind of demands can we make to a manager and a group of players that have won everything and,
on a period of just a few months, have broke down, losing their chance to fight for the La Liga title, since their chances are still untouched when it comes to the Champions League and Copa del Rey.
The loss to Barcelona, still in December, has impact on this analysis, as well as the draw conceded against Celta de Vigo on the last round.
In fact, on this context, even the draw against Numancia, on a Copa del Rey tie that was already decided, serves as argument to worsen their crisis.
Villarreal isn’t making one of their best campaigns ever, but they are accomplishing what was their great objective on this beginning of the season, which is staying in the fight for the European spots.
The 6th place, close to Sevilla, is a good position for them, while, behind, Eibar has been the surprise, sitting only 1 point behind them.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Still, with the Basques hosting Atlético de Madrid this weekend, the pressure is positive, since both teams will look to get points against more powerful opponents.
If this is the time for Real Madrid to step up again, Villarreal, for what they’ve shown in recent weeks, will surely have the ability to score here.
|Both teams to score||