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Real Madrid vs Villarreal, 2020 La Liga: Predicted lineups

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Can Real Madrid clinch the title?

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Granada v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Real Madrid’s home game against Villarreal represents the first chance for Los Blancos to secure the 2019-2020 La Liga title. A win tonight would secure the trophy for Madrid, who have won nine straight games after the Coronavirus quarantine.

Villarreal are a quality team and it won’t be easy for Real to earn the three points. Zidane’s men have been very reliable but at the same time their football hasn’t been all that brilliant, so they haven’t dominated their games as much as they would’ve liked.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Vinicius, Hazard, Benzema.

Villarreal predicted XI: Asenjo, Gaspar, Albiol, Torres, Moreno, Chukwueze, Iborra, Anguissa, Cazorla, Moreno, Alcacer.

Coach Zidane deployed a five-man midfield against Granada and while that formation worked fine for the first half, Los Blancos ended up struggling a lot during the last thirty minutes of the game. It’s likely that Zidane uses the classic 4-3-3 formation he’s used most of the time this season, given that Hazard should be more ready and fit to play now and that Vinicius is fresh after staying on the bench last Monday.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

Date: 07/16/2020

Time: 21:00 CET (local time), 03:00pm EST.

Venue: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain.

Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar La Liga (Spain)

Available Streaming: BeIN Sports Connect (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).

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