League-leading Real Madrid will look to take one more step toward winning the 2020 La Liga championship when they host visiting Villarreal on their huge matchup on Thursday. Now, with Villarreal looking to pull off the enormous road upset and Madrid looking to take care of business, let’s find out where the best betting value lies in this clash, along with their LaLiga odds.
La Liga Betting Odds and Predictions – Villareal Vs Real Madrid
Why Bet On Real Madrid
Madrid sits atop the LaLiga standings with 80 points, one point in front of Barcelona. The Whites have scored 64 goals while allowing a league-low 21 goals defensively (+43). Madrid is riding the wave of a phenomenal eight-game winning streak into this affair while going 9-0-1 over their last 10 matches overall. The Whites come into this matchup off a 2-0 win over Alaves on Friday night. Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio both found the back of the net in the win. Now, Madrid is assured of winning the La Liga title – unless they drop points. The Whites have gone a stellar 14-4-0 at home this season while also going 8-5-5 ATS and 6-10-2 O/U at home.
Why Bet On Villarreal CF
The Yellow Submarine are sitting in fifth place in the LaLiga standings with 57 points. Villarreal has scored 57 goals this season while allowing 47 goals defensively (+12). They’ve won three of their last four and six of eight overall and come into this clash fresh off a statement-making 3-1 win over Getafe on Wednesday. Santi Cazorla scored a pair of goals and Rubén Peña added another for Villarreal in a contest that featured a ton of tension between the clubs. The Yellow Submarine have gone 9-1-8 on the road this season while also going 10-7-1 ATS and 8-7-3 O/U on the road.
General Match Info Villarreal CF (17-6-12) vs Real Madrid (24-8-3)
- When: Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium
- Real Madrid Vs Villareal Live: beIN
- La Liga Odds: Real Madrid -222 / Villarreal CF +500 / Draw +333
- Total: 3
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Real Madrid might be a huge favorite in this matchup, but I fully believe that Villarreal could get out of this clash with a draw at the very least. These two rivals played to a 2-2 draw the last time they met back on September 1, 2019 – and three of the last four meetings overall, have all resulted in identical 2-2 draws with Madrid recorded a narrow 3-2 home win along the way. Sure, Madrid is playing at home and they’re favored as they look to close in on the La Liga title, but I’m expecting Villarreal to put up a helluva’ fight to get the stunning draw!
Pick: Madrid 2 Villarreal 2