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Real Madrid vs Villarreal, 2021 La Liga: Predicted lineups

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Who will start in the final game of the season?

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ESP: Athletic Club - Real Madrid. La Liga Santander. Photo by Daniel Marzo / Pressinphoto / Icon Sport

Real Madrid host Villarreal in what will be the last game of the 2020-2021 season for Los Blancos. Zidane’s men need a victory and then hope that Atletico de Madrid drop points against Valladolid in order to conquer their 35th Liga title.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Odriozola, Militao, Nacho, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Valverde, Vinicius, Asensio, Benzema.

Villarreal predicted XI: Asenjo, Gaspar, Albiol, Torres, Estupiñan, Capoue, Parejo, Trigueros, Moreno, Gomez, Bacca.

It’s not easy to predicted Madrid’s starting lineup tonight given the return of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane. Had they had a chance to play some minutes and improve their conditioning after spending a month away from the team, they would surely feature in the starting lineup, but Militao and Nacho have been performing well and are reliable.

On the other hand, reports and rumors say that this could be Ramos and Varane’s last match for Madrid, so it would be very strange that they didn’t start on their last game for the club. Zidane’s decision will be a crucial one given that Madrid are still competing for the title.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

Date: 05/22/2021

Time: 18:00 CET (local time), 12:00pm 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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