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Real Madrid vs Villarreal : Gunning for the title, Real Madrid comes in hot || LaLiga

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Real Madrid vs Villarreal – 22nd May

Gunning for the title, Real Madrid comes in hot

Real Madrid

Real Madrid will be confronting Villarreal on Saturday evening in the final round of matches at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, having gotten each of the three points the previous weekend at San Mames. Being second on the La Liga table closely behind their arch rival Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid stands a good shot at winning this game momentously.

To add to that, the game is being held at the home turf of Real Madrid, Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. The opening of the stadiums and the welcoming of fans will likely bring with it a real boost in the energy for Real Madrid.

What is, even more, is that Captain Sergio Ramos will make his return to the starting XI this weekend and on schedule for an important closing match of the season against Villarreal on Saturday. However, midfielder Tony Kroos will miss this exciting showdown against Villarreal because of testing positive for COVID-19.

Predicted Line-Up: Courtois; K. Benzema, L. Modric, Casemiro, F. Valverde, M. Guiterrez, Nacho, Sergio ramos, E. Militao, M. Gutierrez, A. Odriozola

Villarreal

After crushing Sevilla 4-0 at home, seventh-placed Villarreal is all set for the final showdown of LaLiga against Real Madrid at the Reds home ground. Carlos Bacca swept a hat-trick at the game and did not disappoint the fans who had returned to the stadium after an entire year.

The team has managed to buy some more time to prepare themselves for their match against Manchester United in the Europa League after LaLiga accepted their request of moving the last match against Real Madrid to Saturday.

Predicted Line-Up: Sergio Asenjo; Pau Torres , Carlos Bacca, Raul Albiol, Juan Foyth, Manu Trigueros, Samuel Chukwueze, Etienne Capoue, Daniel Parejo, Paco Alcacer, Gerard Moreno

The Odds

With a game that holds stakes as high as this, Real Madrid is certainly going to make full use of it. As two points stand between second-placed Real Madrid and their arch-rival Atletico Madrid, the last match day of the season decides their fate once and for all. What is good for Real Madrid is that the odds, and general verdict, come strongly in their favour – Real Madrid gets 1.37, Villarreal gets 6.75, and a draw comes in with 5.00.

Betting Tips

It is the last match of the season and Madrid’s hopes of winning the title are still alive, but it all depends on how their biggest rival, Atlético Madrid, performs in Real Valladolid. With the match being so close, there is intense pressure on Real Madrid to thrash their opponents.

The last time Madrid and Villarreal faced each other the match ended in a draw adding to the pressure on Real Madrid. Villareal seems to be in form too and could put up a powerful defence after their victory against Sevilla.

That all points to the idea that perhaps a draw may be the most likely outcome from this duel.