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19/05/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm Estadio de la Cerámica V Predicted Score:2 - 2

Away Real Madrid CF

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Goals. With little pressure on either side, and Real Madrid’s forwards playing for places in the Champions League final – not to mention the visitors’ shaky defence – the goals could fly in. An over 3.5 goals bet is 7/10. 

2 We fancy:

The score draw, which could be one of the best football betting tips for this game at 6/1. If you want to go for an exact prediction, you can back the 2-2 draw at 41/4 as the teams share the spoils in their final La Liga fixture of the season. 

3 It's a long shot, but…

Real Madrid are 17/1 to record a second successive 3-2 away victory against Villarreal. Or, if you fancy Villarreal to make it back-to-back 1-0 wins over their more illustrious rivals, that’s available at 25/1. 

Team News

Villarreal CF's Last Six:

Won: 4 Drawn: 1 Lost: 1

The home team will be without Leonardo Suarez and Ramiro Guerra for this game, while defender Miguel Juan Llambrich is also a doubt after picking up a problem last weekend. Bruno Soriano is another who is struggling with an injury and could miss out. 

Real Madrid CF's Last Six:

Won: 3 Drawn: 2 Lost: 1

The big question for the visitors is what kind of team Zidane will put out with the Champions League final rapidly approaching. Ronaldo and Dani Carvahal are two players who are likely to sit this one out after injuries, while the likes of Bale, Karim Benzema, Isco and Marco Asensio are vying for a place in the Kiev line-up. 

Villarreal CF vs Real Madrid CF Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

The Yellow Submarine will be in full voice for the final time this season when Villarreal host Real Madrid at the Estadio de la Cerámica on Saturday night

This is a tough game for Real Madrid to approach, and your La Liga predictions for this match could be influenced by their appearance in the European showpiece later this month. Home side Villarreal meanwhile are locked in a battle to finish fifth. 

Villarreal are 39/25 to pick up three points which would guarantee they finish above Real Betis. As long as they match Los Verdiblancos’ result at Leganes, Javier Calleja’s side will finish fifth for the second successive season. The Yellow Submarine have won their last three home matches, and with question marks over the team the visitors put out, they could be a decent football prediction this weekend. 

Real Madrid are 8/5 for the win. Fellow Champions League finalists Liverpool have an extra week to recover and prepare, and that could influence both Zidane’s team selection and your football predictions for this match. However, Los Blancos still have an outside chance of finishing above city rivals Atletico Madrid with a win, but they need Atleti to lose at home against Eibar to stand any chance of nicking the runners-up spot. 

The draw is 16/5, with four of the last 10 games between these two ending in a stalemate. Three of those finished 1-1, and that result is one of the favourites in the bookmakers’ football score predictions, priced at 11/1. 

Both teams offer decent value going into this game, but there are ways to enhance your potential winnings even further. There’s been over 2.5 goals scored in 16 of Real Madrid’s last 19 La Liga fixtures, with both sides priced at 19/10 to win with over 2.5 goals in the game as part of your football betting tips for the weekend. 

Predicted Score: Villarreal CF 2 - 2 Real Madrid CF

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