Real Madrid vs Villarreal Prediction, 9/25/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Madrid vs Villarreal
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Real Madrid (-159) Villarreal (+390)
Gerard Moreno and Villarreal (1-4-0, 11th in La Liga) head to Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Real Madrid (5-1-0, 1st in La Liga). The starting goalies will be Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid and Geronimo Rulli for Villarreal. The odds on this game have Real Madrid priced at -159 and the Submarino Amarillos are at +390. The total is set at 2.75.
Real Madrid faced off with Mallorca in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 6-1. Real Madrid attempted 21 dribbles in this matchup and completed 15 of the attempts for a rate of 71.4%. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 89.5% passes received rate by converting 493 of the 551 passing targets in their last outing.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Real Madrid finished at a 61.1% clip by putting 11 shots on target out of 18 total shots. Real Madrid has an average of 3.50 goals per 90 (21 goals in total) and have racked up 16 assists in all competitions for the year.
Eden Hazard is a player who should be able to impact this game for Real Madrid. Hazard has had a starting assignment in 361 outings so far in his career while scoring 0.36 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Belgium has accumulated 125 goals scored in 31,538 minutes played. He has totaled 91 assists while tallying 24 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Karim Benzema, the forward born in France. Benzema has been on the pitch for 34,876 mins in 407 starts and has earned himself a total of 11 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 110 times so far in his career while he has scored 243 goals. He scores 0.63 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Real Madrid will be Thibaut Courtois. Courtois (232-81-67 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 166 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 43.3% shutout percentage. The keeper born in Belgium has had 1,220 shots tried against him in 383 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.9 (348 total goals given up) and his save % is 73.0%. Courtois has been on the field for 34,284 mins and has tallied 888 stops thus far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Villarreal earned three points by winning 4-1 against Elche. They finished the match by connecting on 481 of the 552 passing tries for a percentage of 87.1%. Villarreal earned a 47.4% successful dribble rate by completing 9 of the 19 dribbles they attempted. Villarreal had 9 shots attempted out of the team's 14 shots attempted which had them at a 64.3% clip in their last outing. With a total of 6 goals and 5 assists in all competitions, Villarreal averages 1.20 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Gerard Moreno should provide a spark for Villarreal. The forward born in Spain has been on the field for 21,158 minutes and has scored 107 goals. He has accounted for 30 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 28 times. He scores 0.46 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 237 matches thus far in his career. Be sure to watch out for Boulaye Dia, the forward representing Senegal. He has 24 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 3 different times. Dia has been handed 5 yellow cards in 5,803 mins (68 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.37.
Geronimo Rulli will reside in front of the goal for Villarreal. Geronimo Rulli has totaled 52 clean sheets while seeing 740 shots against him in 16,151 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save % of 69.9 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 28.9%. He has surrendered 1.32 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 70-49-60. During his pro soccer career, Geronimo Rulli has conceded 236 goals and has accumulated 517 saves in 180 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Villarreal (+390) and under the total goals
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