One win separates Real Madrid from clinching the La Liga title. However, the side has one hurdle to pass, which is in the form of Villarreal. The highly anticipated match scheduled for Thursday at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium with kickoff at 22:00 GMT.
Real Madrid has one win to secure the Real Madrid title. The side needed to fend off the first-half lead by Granada on Monday to end in a 2-1 win. The side currently moved four points clear of side Barcelona.
With only two games left to end La Liga, Los Blancos could be crowned champions in case they pull off a win against Villarreal at home on Thursday. The win will be regardless of their rivals of how Barcelona could fare off at Camp Nou against Osasuna.
The side was made to sweat by the Granada side who are gunning for Europa football. The side proved to be a thorn in the side’s flesh while almost pulling the surprise of the season after being promoted from the second tier last year.
Madrid could win the La Liga for the third time in eight years at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium. In case Villarreal find the better part of the Los Blancos, they will have a second chance on Sunday as they finish off at Leganes.
Real Madrid vs. Villarreal Head to Head
Both sides have 27 games between each other with the Los Blancos taking home 13 wins with the opponents with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Granada 1-2 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2-0 Deportivo Alaves
Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 1-0 Getafe
Espanyol 0-1 Real Madrid
Villarreal 1-2 Real Sociedad
Getafe 1-3 Villarreal
Villarreal 1-4 Barcelona
Real Betis 0-2 Villarreal
Villarreal 2-2 Sevilla
Real Madrid Team News
After coming in contact with a positive coronavirus friend, striker Luka Jovic remains in quarantine until tested negative. After a long term hamstring injury, defender Hernandez is back to training, but Zidane could rest the Spaniard for the rest of the season. The resurgence of Marco Asencio has elevated the attacking threat with Bale continuing featuring on the bench.
Villarreal Team News
Forward Carlos Bacca recently picked up a hamstring injury which rules him out ahead of the clash. This gives space for Spaniard Gerard Moreno who has been phenomenal since the restart with the missing Parco Alcacer.
Prediction and Odds
Real Madrid will come out all guns blazing for their third title in eight years and won’t leave anything in question.
Real Madrid Win
Goals Over 2.5
First to Score: Home