Yellow submarines have an enjoyable start of the season. In two games of La Liga, Villarreal scored five goals but can only win one point. What can be a main weapon of Villarreal to face Zidane’s defense?
Real Madrid and the curious case of injuries
Do you know that 9 RM players are injured? Asensio picked up an injury during the pre-season match. As the season started, eight other players could not keep up with intensive training. Zidane changed the fitness coach, and the results seem to worsen day by day.
Real Madrid fans were happy to sign Hazard this summer, but he can’t help team for the third consecutive match. Eden has a muscle injury, the same problem as the majority of Real’s injured players. Surprisingly, Gather Bale is fit and playing on a high level. Zidane and Welshman had not a good relationship during last season. Last month, Zidane even admitted that Bale could be sold for the Chinese football club. Gareth had a fantastic pre-season with Real Madrid and decided to stay in Madrid. Gareth’s agent says that Welshman is happy in Madrid and wants to bring more trophies to Los Blancos.
Competition between two Madrid teams
Real Madrid lost two points in the previous match against Valladolid. Barcelona dropped two points yesterday against Osasuna, so Zidane has a real chance to take advantage of the current situation. Real Madrid players know that they have to secure three crucial points on Estadio de la Ceramica. Atletico, Real’s main competitor, has a perfect start of the season. So, Los Blancos has to secure a win today and keep up with Atleti.
Real V Villarreal – Head to head stats
Yellow submarines can’t win a match against Madrid side for last three consecutive games. Overall, there is a draw between the two teams in the previous two season. One match goes to Real, another for Villarreal and two were draws.
As we mentioned above, Villarreal is playing enjoyably. They have scored five goals and received six from opponents. Yellows have serious problems in defense. Today we will see a match between two straightforward defense systems. As you know, the defense is an Achilles heel for Zidane’s squad. Real Madrid can score lots of goals, but they can’t get a clean sheet because of bad defense.
Real Madrid’s philosophy is straightforward: “We can score one more goal than our opponent.” Meanwhile, the Madrid side has crucial problems in attack. After Ronaldo’s departure, no one could take leadership and score as many goals as Portuguese did. Real Madrid bought Eden Hazard hoping to get the fantastic season in attack, but he got injured soon after pre-season.