Primera Division Gameweek 7
Sep 25, 2021 KO: 19:00

Real Madrid - Villarreal

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Madrid
Referee: Jesús Gil

Match preview

How Real Madrid could line up against Villarreal in La Liga

Real Madrid are currently in sensational form but face a tough test when they welcome Villarreal to the Spanish capital

Real Madrid will be hoping to maintain their outstanding recent form on Saturday when they welcome Villarreal to Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga.

Los Blancos have only dropped points in one match so far in the new campaign - a 3-3 draw with Levante in the middle of August.

They have played seven matches in all competitions over La Liga and the Champions League and won six of those, scoring a fantastic 22 goals in that time.

Most recently, they demolished Mallorca 6-1 at home.

The leader of the charge has been Karim Benzema, who is probably the most in-form player in Europe currently, with 15 goal contributions in seven games.

Marco Asensio was the man of the match against Mallorca, though, scoring a hat-trick from midfield.

For the Villarreal clash, Thibaut Courtois will start in goal behind a back four of Nacho, Eder Militao, David Alaba and youngster Miguel Gutierrez.

Dani Carvajal, Ferland Mendy and Marcelo are all out injured.

Luka Modric and Casemiro were rested for the Mallorca game so should return, probably at the expense of Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga, with Toni Kroos a doubt.

In attack, main man Benzema should be flanked by Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior, though Eden Hazard is in need of game time also.

Potential Real Madrid XI v Villarreal

Recent Ratings

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  Average Match Rating  
6.6
  Home  
6.2
6.7
  Away  
6.8
6.7
  Total  
6.5

Match statistics

Real Madrid
Statistics
Villarreal
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
13
8
Draws
6
6
Losses
1
6
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
42
32
Goals Per Game
2.10
1.60
More > 2.5 Goals
11
12
More > 3 Goals
7
6
Scored First in a Match
11
11
Scored Both Halves
5
5
Won More > 1 Goal
7
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
17
22
Did Not Score
4
4
Both Teams Scored
11
13
Kept Clean Sheet
8
7
Won Without Conceding
5
3
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
758
671
Possession
56
54
Passes
573
495
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
11
Shots on Target
5.25
4.45
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.19
Crosses
19
13
Offsides
2.16
1.89
Penalties
0.10
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.40
0.35
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
14
15
Interceptions
10
7.85
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
11
11
Total Shots Conceded
11
13
Shots on Target Conceded
3.75
3.40
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
12
Yellow Cards
2.00
1.75
Red Cards
0.00
0.15

Injuries

  1. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
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  3. Muscle Strain image description
  4. Leg Injury image description
  5. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  6. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  7. Muscle Strain image description