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Villarreal vs. Real Madrid 5/22/2021 La Liga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Villarreal encounters Real Madrid on 5/22/2021.

Villarreal takes on Real Madrid in a La Liga match. Villarreal with a record of 24.0-9.0-4.0 this season comes into this game with a 12.0-6.0-1.0 record on the road. Real Madrid is 24.0-9.0-4.0 this season and is 12.0-3.0-3.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Villarreal and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. Real Madrid came away with a well-earned victory in their previous match and now set their sights on Villarreal at their home pitch.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Real Madrid and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Real Madrid came away with a well-earned victory in their previous match and now set their sights on Villarreal at their home pitch.

The Villarreal Roster

The Players to Watch for the Villarreal

Daniel Parejo MF

As a shooter, Daniel Parejo had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Daniel Parejo had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Daniel Parejo has 33 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Daniel Parejo has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Daniel Parejo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Daniel Parejo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Raúl Albiol DF

Raúl Albiol has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Raúl Albiol had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Raúl Albiol has 33 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Raúl Albiol has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Raúl Albiol has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Raúl Albiol has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Pau Torres DF

As a shooter, Pau Torres had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Pau Torres has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Pau Torres had 32 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Villarreal teammates, Pau Torres had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Pau Torres has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Pau Torres has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Moi Gómez MF,FW

Moi Gómez has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Moi Gómez had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Moi Gómez had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Moi Gómez has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Moi Gómez has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Moi Gómez has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Gerard Moreno FW,MF

Gerard Moreno has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Gerard Moreno has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Gerard Moreno had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Gerard Moreno has 23 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Gerard Moreno has 10 Yellow Cards this season. Gerard Moreno has 10 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Manu Trigueros MF

Manu Trigueros has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Manu Trigueros had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Manu Trigueros had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Villarreal teammates, Manu Trigueros had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Manu Trigueros has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Manu Trigueros has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Alfonso Pedraza DF

Alfonso Pedraza has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Alfonso Pedraza had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Alfonso Pedraza had 22 goals this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Villarreal teammates, Alfonso Pedraza had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Alfonso Pedraza has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Alfonso Pedraza has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Mario Gaspar DF

Mario Gaspar has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Mario Gaspar had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Mario Gaspar had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Villarreal teammates, Mario Gaspar had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Mario Gaspar has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mario Gaspar has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

The Real Madrid Roster

The Players to Watch for the Real Madrid

Karim Benzema FW

As a shooter, Karim Benzema had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Karim Benzema had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Karim Benzema has 31 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Madrid teammates, Karim Benzema had 22 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Karim Benzema has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Karim Benzema has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Casemiro MF

Casemiro has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Casemiro had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Casemiro had 31 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Madrid teammates, Casemiro had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Casemiro has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Casemiro has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Luka Modrić MF

As a shooter, Luka Modrić had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Luka Modrić has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Luka Modrić has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Madrid teammates, Luka Modrić had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Luka Modrić has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luka Modrić has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Raphaël Varane DF

As a shooter, Raphaël Varane had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Raphaël Varane had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Raphaël Varane has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Raphaël Varane has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Raphaël Varane has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Raphaël Varane has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Toni Kroos MF

As a shooter, Toni Kroos had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Toni Kroos had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Toni Kroos has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Madrid teammates, Toni Kroos had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Toni Kroos has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Toni Kroos has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Ferland Mendy DF

Ferland Mendy has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Ferland Mendy had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Ferland Mendy had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Ferland Mendy has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ferland Mendy has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ferland Mendy has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Nacho DF

As a shooter, Nacho had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Nacho had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Nacho has 22 goals scored this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! Nacho has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Nacho has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Nacho has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Vinicius Júnior FW

As a shooter, Vinicius Júnior had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Vinicius Júnior had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Vinicius Júnior had 21 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Madrid teammates, Vinicius Júnior had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Vinicius Júnior has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Vinicius Júnior has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Villarreal Team Stats

The Villarreal Offensive Stats and Metrics

Villarreal scored 1.19 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Villarreal scored those goals off assists 72.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.86 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Villarreal converted on 0.30 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Villarreal attempted 3.97 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Villarreal attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 37.9% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Villarreal Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Villarreal was able to hold opponents to 0.89 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.19 shots were saved by Villarreal goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Villarreal truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 69.5% of shots on target were saved by Villarreal goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 27.0% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Villarreal. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Villarreal Utility Stats

Real Madrid tried 15.08 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Real Madrid in the top 55 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Real Madrid has successfully intercepted 10.68 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Real Madrid in the top 75 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Real Madrid has committed 10.89 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Real Madrid is in the top 11 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Real Madrid drew 12.51 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Real Madrid is in the top 48 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Real Madrid committed an offside 2.3 times. Real Madrid is in the top 87 percentile in offside calls against them.

Real Madrid Team Stats

The Real Madrid Offensive Stats and Metrics

Real Madrid scored 1.59 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Real Madrid was able to score 1.38 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Real Madrid converted on 0.36 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Real Madrid attempted 4.38 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Real Madrid is able to get 30.1% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Real Madrid Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Real Madrid was able to hold opponents to 0.54 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Real Madrid goalkeepers fended off 2.95 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Real Madrid truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 81.7% of shots on target were saved by Real Madrid goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Real Madrid goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 45.9% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Real Madrid Utility Stats

Real Madrid tried 15.08 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Real Madrid in the top 55 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Real Madrid has successfully intercepted 10.68 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Real Madrid in the top 75 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Real Madrid has committed 10.89 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Real Madrid is in the top 11 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Real Madrid drew 12.51 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Real Madrid in the top 48 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Real Madrid committed an offside 2.3 times. This puts Real Madrid in the top 87 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Villarreal vs. Real Madrid Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Villarreal 2 Real Madrid 3

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