Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
After rolling over Real Valladolid 6-0, Real Madrid will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Villarreal on Matchday 28. Los Blancos are eager to put some pressure on league leaders Barcelona, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Karim Benzema, who scored a hat-trick at the weekend, whereas defender Nacho is back from suspension.
Towering centre-back Antonio Rudiger should recover in time to face Villarreal, with Luka Modric pushing for a start. Meanwhile, the Yellow Submarine will be without midfielder Nicolas Jackson, who misses out through suspension, while both Gerard Moreno and Francis Coquelin are sidelined with injuries. Since Villarreal looked sharp in front of goal in a 2-0 win over Real Socieadad, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Karim Benzema):
Striker Karim Benzema came through his youth club Bron Terraillon in Olympique Lyon were he went through all the youth teams.
On January 15, 2005 Benzema made his debut for the first team of Lyon that season but did not have much playing time. In the 2007-2008 season he was indeed a permanent fixture in the team and he got his break . He grew that season right into a crowd favorite and clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan showed interest in him.
Benzema in 2008 (like 2005, 2006, and 2007) was in the champions with Olympique Lyon and had no interest in leaving France. In 2008, Karim was named best French footballer.
Highlighted Team (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Villarreal managed to reach the Primera Division for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club could not manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Division. In the last couple of years Villarreal developed itself to a stable club in the Primera Division.
This first European succes was in 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the semi finals in the UEFA cup. In 2004/2005 Villarreal end 3rd on the table in the Primera Division which was a highlight for the club.
The biggest succes was in 2006 when Villarreal managed to reach the semi finals in the Champions League. In the semi finals the club lost with only 1 goal difference against runner up Arsenal. Former known players for Villarreal are: Riquelme, Tomasson, Fernandez, Forlan and Pires.