Zinedine Zidane’s side will travel to Estadio de La Ceramica on Sunday night on February 26th (February 27th in IST) to face Villarreal in La Liga hoping to maintain their lead in.
Villarreal Vs Real Madrid La Liga 26th February 2017 Details
Real Madrid have won just one of their last 4 league games against Villarreal. They lost 1-0 here last season under Rafa Benitez. The Yellow Submarine also got a draw at the Bernabeu earlier this season. There have been under 2.5 goals in 70% of Villarreal’s league games this season. They average 2 points per game at home. Real Madrid have dropped points in 40% of their away games including 3 of the last 4. Both teams have scored in 70% of Real Madrid’s away games this term in La Liga.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||26.02.2017 14:45 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||26.02.2017 19:45 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||27.02.2017 1:15 IST|
Estadio de la Ceramica, Villareal
TV Channels, Telecast Online
|USA TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||beIN SPORTS en Español, fuboTV, beIN SPORTS USA, beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A.|
|UK TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||NOW TV UK, Sky Sports 1/HD UK, SKY GO Extra, Sky Go UK|
|Indian TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||Sony Six HD, Sony Six SD|
Villarreal Vs Real Madrid Live Online Commentary
Real Madrid lost out on a chance to extend their lead in the table to 4 points, as they lost 2-1 away to Valencia on one of the outstanding matches. Valencia’s 2 early goals caused the damage as Ronaldo’s 44th minute goal wasn’t enough to go out of jail. Los Blancos still remain a point above arch rivals from Barcelona in La Liga overall standings but still have a game in reserve. They need to win this one to remain at the top of the summit as the closest contender Barcelona also have a tough game against Atletico Madrid. As regards injury news: Raphael Varane is injured so Pepe should partner Sergio Ramos in the heart defence. Lucas Vazquez should be selected ahead of James Rodriguez out wide with Gareth Bale not yet fit enough to start from the off. Karim Benzema should keep his place up front, with head coach Zinedine Zidane unlikely to make wholesale changes, despite losing at Valencia in midweek.
Meanwhile, Villareal are aiming for a 3rd win in a row, having won Real Sociedad and AS Roma in the previous fixtures. Villarreal’s win over Real Sociedad last week reduced the distance between both teams. Villarreal are in 6th spot with 39 points, a win in this game will put them in 5th should Real Sociedad fail to win their game. Touching team news: Nicola Sansone is struggling with an injury so Cedric Bakambu and Adrian may start up front. Roberto Soldado is also an option having returned from a lengthy lay-off. Last weekend’s match winner Samu Castillejo should retain his place ahead of Roberto Soriano, who returns from a ban. The line-up is likely to be similar to the one that won in Rome on Thursday.