Zinedine Zidane’s side
They play a Villarreal side that has struggled for much of the campaign but found an extra gear to push away from the relegation zone over the last month, with three wins and a draw coming from their last four outings.
Can the Yellow Submarine become the latest side to sink Los Blancos?
|Game||Real Madrid vs Villarreal|
|Date||Sunday, May 5|
|Time||3:15pm BST / 10:15m ET|
|Stream||fuboTV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be streamed via Eleven Sports 1.
|UK TV channel||Online |
|Eleven Sports 1|
Squads & Team News
|Position||Real Madrid squad|
|Goalkeepers||Navas, Courtois, Luca|
|Defenders||Vallejo, Varane, Reguilon, Nacho, Carvajal, Marcelo|
|Midfielders||Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde, Brahim, Asensio, Isco, Llorente|
|Forwards||Mariano, Vinicius Jr., Vazquez|
Real Madrid starting XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Vallejo, Varane, Marcelo; Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos; Vazquez, Mariano, Brahim Diaz
|Goalkeepers||Asenjo, Fernandez, Barbosa|
|Defenders||Gonzalez, Funes Mori, Ruiz, Pedraza, Costa, Quintilla, Gaspar|
|Midfielders||Iborra, Fuego, Trigueros, Cazorla, Morlanes, Fornals|
|Forwards||Chukwueze, Raba, Moreno, Bacca|
Villarreal starting XI: Andres Fdez; Gaspar, Alvaro, Funes Mori, Gerard, Fornals, Iborra, Pedraza, Cazorla, Chukwueze, Quintilla
Betting & Match Odds
Real Madrid can be backed at 7/10 to win this game with
Zinedine Zidane is not a happy coach. A 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano last weekend left the Real Madrid boss incensed at the level of display he had watched.
There was not an aspect of the match that impressed the Frenchman, who led the club to three successive European Cups before quitting last summer only to return after the brief failed tenures of Julen Lopetegui and Santi Solari.
He has been unable to transform the team’s fortunes
“I always defend my players, but not today,” he seethed. “We did nothing at any level. Sometimes you fail to score, but we didn’t do anything at all. I’m angry because it’s a bad look, and I’m responsible.
“It was all bad, our attitude and the game overall. We
Indeed, the biggest positive he seemed to draw from the performance was, damningly, that the end is in sight for what has been a miserable campaign for one of the game’s largest clubs.
“We’ve got three games to go and the season will be over and that’s that,” he said.
Villarreal, who remain desperate for the points that will secure their place in the top flight next season, had never won at the Bernabeu until Pablo Fornals struck an 87th-minute winner in the league match last season.
“That goal will remain in the history of this club forever,” he said. “It’s something very important that I did, but I have to think about the present and look for victory again. Even if it's a cliche, it's true that football has no memory. It is in the match on Sunday that we need to score points to get close to our target.”
Coach Javier Calleja said before last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Huesca that it would “kill us” if they were to be relegated. With a five-point cushion and just three games remaining, the situation looks promising, but the nerves will linger until the points are on the board.
Expect a high-octane performance from the visitors to the capital.