Villarreal – Real Madrid
In a first match from La Liga for 2019, Villarreal hosts Real Madrid at the Estadio de la Ceramica. Let’s take a look at this clash on Thursday night.
For Villarreal this is not a good season at all. Right now the Yellow Submarine is 18th in the league standings with 15 points won, having a very average record of 3 wins, 6 draws and 7 defeats. The club also changed its manager, but so far the new head coach Luis Garcia is struggling to make a difference.
In their last five games Villarreal won only once, beating Real Betis at home. In its last match the Yellow Submarine shared the points with Huesca for a 2-2 draw at the Estadio El Alcoraz. Carlos Bacca and Gerard Moreno scored for the visitors, but these two goals were not enough for Villarreal. They were very close to win this game, but Huesca’s Samuele Longo scored a very late equalizer in the 94th minute.
As for Real Madrid, the European champions are 4th in La Liga with 29 points, trailing on 8 points behind the leader Barcelona. But here’s the moment to remind you as well that Los Blancos have a game in hand, due to their participance in the FIFA World Club Cup.
So far Real Madrid’s record in the league shows 9 wins, 2 draws and 5 defeats. In their last five matches Real Madrid did pretty good, winning four times and suffering only one defeat against Eibar.
In their last fixture Real Madrid achieved a third consecutive win, beating Rayo Vallecano with 1-0 at home. The hero of the night was Karim Benzema, who scored the winner after just 13 minutes of playing.
That’s our thoughts about the La Liga clash between Villarreal and Real Madrid on Thursday night.