Real Madrid and Villarreal will clash in a top four La Liga showdown this Saturday.
In the United States, the match (10:15 a.m. ET start time) will be televised on beIN Sports (English broadcast) and beIN Sports en Español (Spanish broadcast). But if you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream of Villarreal vs Real Madrid online for free:
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You can watch a live stream of beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Español and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV. Both channels are available in either the base package or the Fubo Latino package, both of which come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Villarreal vs Real Madrid live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the match on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
You can watch a live stream of beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Español and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch Villarreal vs Real Madrid live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.
Sling TV offers several different bundles and add-ons, many of which include beIN Sports and/or beIN Sports en Español. Sling is the cheapest streaming service with beIN Sports if you plan on keeping it long term.
Both the “Sling Orange + Sports Extra” (49 channels) and “Sling Blue + Sports Extra” (58 channels) bundles include beIn Sports. They come with a free three-day trial, but if you bypass that, you can get $10 off your first month, and get Showtime, Starz, and Epix included for free:
The “World Sports” package (seven channels) includes beIN Sports and costs $10 per month or $60 for a year:
The “Best of Spanish” package (23 channels) includes beIN Sports en Español and beIn Sports Connect. It costs $5 per month for the first month ($10 per month after that):
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Villarreal vs Real Madrid live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
Villarreal vs Real Madrid Preview
A good deal is at stake for both teams in this one. The Yellow Submarine could finish in first place with a win here, while Real Madrid, who are currently in fourth, could slide into second place with a victory. Real Madrid will be playing without key defender Sergio Ramos, however, and Raphael Varane is also in doubt after injuring his shoulder, leaving Madrid far more short-handed than they’d like to be.
Despite going up against a depleted Los Blancos squad, Villarreal manager Unai Emery is expecting Zinedine Zidane and company to still be firing on all cylinders.
“They won’t be more vulnerable,” Emery said about Madrid. “To climb the table they need to win, and four days later play Inter in another important game. The Real Madrid that plays us and Inter will be the best possible. There will be forced changes due to injury or COVID, but it will still be the best Real Madrid. And when all of their starting eleven plays at 100% for 90 minutes it’s very difficult to beat them.”
Villarreal has won four straight, and five of its last six, getting a 3-1 win over Getafe just before the international break. Real Madrid beat both Barcelona and Huesca in October, but lost to Valencia, 4-1, just prior to the international break. When he spoke with the media before the match Friday, Zidane spoke about his depleted squad, and he expressed dissatisfaction with the league’s busy schedule.
“What I can say because I see it, is that the calendar is too much. I think about the players’ health. With all the games we have, they never stop. I’m worried. When any player gets injured, it is bad news,” Zidane said. “We know Sergio won’t be here. We want him to get well soon, the others are here and we’re thinking about the game. When you see your players get injured, it is the worst news for a coach.”
Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcacer will be leading the way for the Yellow Submarine, and they should see some opportunities with Ramos out. Here’s a look at the predicted starting lineups for each team:
Villarreal Predicted Lineup: Sergio Asenjo (GK); Mario Gaspar, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza; Dani Parejo, Manu Trigueros, Vicente Iborra; Gerard Moreno, Paco Alcacer, Moi Gomez
Real Madrid Predicted Lineup: Thibaut Courtois (GK); Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Casemiro, Ferland Mendy; Toni Kroos, Martin Odegaard, Luka Modric; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
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