This match will turn out to the the most important match of RealMadrid's league campaign, whatever the result may turn out to be.
All Laliga games today will be played by 8:00 pm Nigerian time. RealMadrid and Barcelona will play host to Villarreal and Osasuna respectively, but the fixture that most people will focus their attention on will be the clash between RealMadrid and Villarreal for obvious reasons.
Villarreal are currently in 5th position on the table, with 57 points from 36 games, while RealMadrid has 83 points from 36 games. RealMadrid needs a win, regardless of the result of Barcelona's game to be crowned champions, while Villarreal's chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season looks very slim. It therefore means that the home side needs a win more than their opponents, so will definitely go for it.
When the two teams met in September in the league last year, Gareth Bale's late goal salvaged a point for his side as the game ended 2-2. In their last 5 meetings, Real Madrid have won once, lost once, and drawn thrice, which means that it is always a difficult outing for Madrid whenever they meet them.
Also RealMadrid have won their last 6 games in a row, while Villarreal have won thrice, lost twice, and drawn once. This means that the two teams are not in bad form.
From all indications, the game will be tight but RealMadrid will likely win because of their current form and the importance of this fixture to them.
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