Villarreal vs Real Madrid | LaLiga 22-23 | Matchday 16
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This LaLiga season has been full of ups and downs. Several teams are fighting for the top positions, although it has been difficult for almost all of them. This competition demands a lot, and at any time, one simple slip-up in a single game can shake things up across the whole table. The two teams in the upcoming Villarreal vs Real Madrid match know this all too well, which is why they will look for the victory to help them advance safely in the top division of Spanish soccer.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid at El Madrigal Stadium
Villarreal Is Looking to Get Out of the Mid-Table Doldrums
Villarreal has had a fairly decent season to date, even if it has been a little bit out of the ordinary. But even if respectable, the club is clearly looking to go one better.
As of their tenth matchday, the Yellow Submarines had four wins and three draws to their credit. But while it was enough to land them in the middle of the table, more was needed to break into the higher positions, especially with the three defeats they had on their backs.
Unfortunately, this seems to have impacted motivation, which was reflected in the drop in enthusiasm we’ve seen in some recent games.
But they know that Villarreal vs Real Madrid will not be an easy match, and a win could help to get their season back on track. And given that they know they can stop the Merengue offense, we might well see a highly-motivated Villarreal taking to the field.
Real Madrid does not debate the defense of the title
Since game one of the season, Real Madrid has taken to defending the title very seriously. And in this pursuit, they have not wavered.
With a strong starting squad and well-timed changes during the match, or even variations between games, Madrid is still a team to be feared. And they will arrive at Villarreal vs Real Madrid in top form, despite the stumbles.
For now, they are on a good run, but they know that they must be careful of the rivals that follow them. Thus, taking the three points is very important.
Previous Villarreal vs Real Madrid Matches
The most recent Villarreal vs Real Madrid match was February 12, 2022, and it ended in a 0-0 draw, despite what the unbalanced statistics might have suggested.
Real Madrid had 57% of the ball possession in this game, while Villarreal only had 43%. Real Madrid achieved 90% accuracy in its passing, while the Yellow Submarines reached 85%. Los Blancos also reached their opponents’ goal more, with six shots on goal vs. the Amarillos’ two.
Before this, on September 25, 2021, the two played a match at the Santiago Bernabeu, ending in another goalless draw.
The first half was a Yellow Submarine siege of the Merengues in an attempt to get ahead on the scoreboard. But Real Madrid’s goalkeeper, Courtois, was able to fend off these attacks.
The second half was a little more even, although Villarreal continued to attack. In the end, the final whistle blew at 90′ + 5′ in a match with no significant show of superiority from either team.
In this Villarreal vs Real Madrid match, both teams had two shots on goal. The ball was quite evenly distributed, with the whites having 52% of the possession vs. 48% for the Yellows. Both teams’ passing accuracy was also quite similar, with 89% for Villarreal vs Real Madrid 88%.
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Prediction for Villarreal vs Real Madrid 2022–23
If we look at previous results, there were two draws. However, so far this season, the performance of both clubs is quite different.
As such, we expect Villarreal vs Real Madrid to end 1-3 in favor of Real Madrid.
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