Real Madrid vs Villareal
THU 16th JULY 2020 – KO 20:00pm
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Thursday night, Real Madrid host Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu, in a game that could see Los Blancos crowned as Spanish champions.
With just two league games remaining in La Liga, the home team are just a victory away from becoming Spanish champions. A narrow 2-1 victory at Granada last time out means that Zinedine Zidane team have won their last nine league matches in La Liga.
There was one slight negative for the team from the Spanish capital in that they conceded a goal for the first time in six league matches.
The league leaders are unbeaten on home soil this season in La Liga, having recorded 14 victories from 18 matches. Los Blancos have kept clean sheets in their last four home matches in the Spanish top-flight.
While the home side are targeting the title, the visitors are looking to book their place in the Europa League for next season. Yellow Submarine are fifth-place in the table but are just three points clear of seventh place Real Sociedad.
Javi Calleja’s team have been inconsistent of late in the Spanish top-flight, but they have recorded wins in their six of their last nine matches in La Liga. Last time out, they suffered a 2-1 home defeat against rivals for a top-six spot Sociedad.
Villarreal have been impressive on their travels of late in La Liga, having recorded four straight victories on the road.
Marcelo is expected to miss the rest of the Spanish season through injury, while Luka Jovic, Nacho, and Mariano Diaz are all injury doubts. Villarreal look set to be without Carlos Bacca, Ramiro Guerra and Ramiro Funes Mori look set to miss out through injury. Mariano Barbosa is suspended, while Paco Alcacer is fitness doubts.