MATCH INFO

Start date: 22 May 2021 19:00 EAT
Location: Madrid Venue: Estadio Alfredo di Stefano
Referee: Jose Luis Munuera Montero, Spain
Avg. cards: 0.38 4.74

Real Madrid will go above Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga with a victory over Villarreal on Saturday evening.

Los Blancos are presently two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, while Villarreal are seventh, one point behind fifth-placed Real Sociedad, indicating that both clubs have a lot to play for in Madrid.

Team News

Real Madrid will be without Ferland Mendy, Dani Carvajal, and Lucas Vazquez again due to injury, but Raphael Varane has returned to training after recuperating from a muscular condition, and the France international is expected to start this weekend.

Sergio Ramos has also made significant progress in his recuperation, although due to a hamstring issue, the Spaniard is more likely to start on the bench.

Due to the absence of Toni Kroos due to coronavirus, Federico Valverde, Casemiro, and Luka Modric will form the midfield three. In the final third, Karim Benzema is a foregone conclusion, and he may be joined by Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio, with Eden Hazard and Rodrygo on the substitutes.

Samuel Chukwueze, Juan Foyth, and Vicente Iborra are still out injured for Villarreal, although Etienne Capoue, Mario Gaspar, and Geronimo Rulli have returned from suspension.

With Francis Coquelin, Capoue, Paco Alcacer, and Alfonso Pedraza potentially coming into the side, head coach Emery is set to make changes from the squad that started against Sevilla.

Pau Torres and Dani Parejo are likely to start for the Yellow Submarine ahead of the Europa League final. Gerard Moreno could be rested.

Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Nacho, Varane, Militao, Odriozola; Valverde, Casemiro, Modric; Vinicius, Benzema, Asensio

Villarreal possible starting lineup:
Asenjo; Pedraza, Albiol, Torres, Gaspar; Coquelin, Capoue, Parejo; Gomez, Bacca, Alcacer


HEAD TO HEAD STREAKS
Real Madrid
Villarreal
Both teams
More than 2.5 goals
5/6
Both teams scoring
6/6
Less than 10.5 corners
5/6
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
No losses
6
Without clean sheet
9
First half winner
5/6
Villarreal
Villarreal
Without clean sheet
6

TEAM STREAKS
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
No losses
3
Less than 2.5 goals
5/7
Less than 10.5 corners
7/8
Villarreal
Villarreal
First to score
5/7
Less than 4.5 cards
4/5
Less than 10.5 corners
6/7


Real Madrid La Liga form:
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W


Villarreal La Liga form:

  • L
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W