Our match prediction:
High-flying Real Madrid face yet another must-win situation in Wednesday’s football match against Villarreal. Los Blancos are just one point behind Barcelona in the La Liga standings and they will be aiming to extend their winning run in the league to eight matches when they take on the Yellow Submarine at their Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Zinedine Zidane’s men rolled over Getafe in the local derby at the weekend (5-1) and seeing that the French tactician can count on all of his first-team regulars for Wednesday’s game against Villarreal, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed. Marcelino’s troops sit in fourth position in the La Liga standings, but they often struggle on the travels and we do not believe that they are capable of making amends for a 2-1 loss to Rayo Vallecano. A man to watch in the home team will be Cristiano Ronaldo, who has netted 31 goals in 33 league matches this season.
Highligted Player (James Rodriguez):
James Rodriguez is an attacking midfielder who plays for Spanish giants Real Madrid. The Colombian superstar played for the likes of Envigado and Banfield at the start of his career and he moved to Europe in 2010, joining Portuguese side Porto for a fee of €5.1 million. James scored 25 goals in 63 league appearances with the Dragons and in 2013 he joined Monaco. His transfer to the Ligue 1 side was the second most expensive in the history of Portuguese Primeira Liga (€45 million) and he signed a five-year contract with les Rouges et Blancs. The Colombian ace impressed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and, as a result, Real Madrid chiefs signed him on 22 July, 2014 for an undisclosed fee. However, reports in Spain suggested that the fee was approximately €80 million. Rodriguez scored 13 goals in 29 league appearances for Real Madrid in the 2014/2015 Primera Division campaign and he was in Gareth Bale’s shadow in the 2015/2016 season. James is well known for his technical skills, his vision and the ability to create goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates.
Highlighted Team (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Vilarreal managed to reach the Primera Divison for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club couldnt manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Divison. In the last couple of years Villarreal deveped itself to a stable club in the Primera Divsiion. 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 3th 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.