Will Real Madrid C.F. hold the LaLiga trophy once more after 5 years or will FC Barcelona clinch the title for the 3rd time in successive order? The battle for the title is set to go down this Sunday.
After a critical victory over Sevilla FC last Sunday, Zidane’s team is once again tied with FC Barcelona at 87 points. However, Barcelona remains on top of the table thanks to a better head-to-head record. Real Madrid can take destiny into their own hands when they face Celta de Vigo this Wednesday in Balaídos.
Huge pressure on Madrid this Wednesday
Originally planned for 5 February 2017, this clash has been postponed to this Wednesday because of damages done to the stadium. Real Madrid and Celta de Vigo are not strangers to each other. The latter has knocked Madrid out of the Copa del Rey back in January.
Should Celta de Vigo win or draw this Wednesday, Madrid’s chances of seeing any Spanish silverware this season will shrink dramatically. Luckily for Madrid, Celta de Vigo is going through a terrible period.
Having lost their 5th La Liga game in a row, there’s nothing really left to play for. Ranking at number 12, they’re safe from relegation and a place in the Europa League is out of the question. Celta de Vigo will host Real Madrid tomorrow night at 21:00 CET.
Title race until the final minute
FC Barcelona have enjoyed a comfortable victory over Las Palmas last Sunday. The only remaining fixture for the Catalan Kings is SD Eibar scheduled for this Sunday. Sitting at 8th, their chances of playing European football next year have been nullified.
Statistics favour Barcelona as Luis Enrique’s team have beaten Mendilibar’s Eibar in their 4 last encounters. While it is expected that Barcelona will expand this streak, their chances of winning the title depends on Real Madrid’s performance. If Madrid defeats or draw against Celta de Vigo, they’ll rise back to the top of the La Liga table.