Villarreal vs Real Madrid preview, betting tips and predictions
May 17, 2018
The Champions League obviously takes priority for Zinedine Zidane ahead of Real Madrid’s final La Liga fixture of the season, away to Villarreal. However, Zidane may use this opportunity to test out tactics ahead of the gargantuan tie against Liverpool. Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the Villarreal trip but is expected to be fit for the final next week. In his place, Gareth Bale will more than likely be given the chance to impress again following a double in the 6-0 win over Celta.
Zidane won’t be worried about scoring against Liverpool. With the likes of Ronaldo in their ranks, Madrid will always be capable of scoring. However, the problem is to keep Liverpool out at the other end and Los Blancos haven’t looked infallible at the back in recent rounds.
The biggest aim of this fixture will be to set up in a way that doesn’t leave the full-back areas exposed as Liverpool’s front three frequently attack from the flanks.