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Barcelona or Real Madrid, who will win La Liga?

johnsongabriel 06/24/2020

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The race for the La liga crown of 2019/2020 is really ON with the crown hotly contested by the usual title contenders, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Atletico Madrid, 2014 champion and recent years contender are having a rather poor season on 55 points from 31 matches, 13 points adrift of Barcelona who are at the top of the table having played a game more than Real Madrid.

Barcelona, the defending champion are on 68 points from 31 matches, 3 points ahead of Real Madrid who has played a game less. Barcelona have lost a total of 5 matches and drawing 5, scoring 70 goals and conceding 31 goals with a goal difference of +39 goals.

Key matches left to play--

Away game to Celta Vigo: The last time Barcelona won away at Celta Vigo was 2014/2015 after losing at Camp Nou to the same team.

Home game to Atlético Madrid :The last time Atlético de Madrid won at Camp Nou was 2005/2006 season but this will be tricky because Atletico is one of the form team in la liga at present.

Away game to Villarreal:This looks easy on paper because Barcelona haven't lost to Villarreal in 19 attempts but Villarreal are still fighting for a place in Europe, this might give them an extra motivation since they drew the last game at home to Barcelona.

Key player-- Lionel Messi, continues to be the main man for Barcelona despite turning 33years today

Stats:21 goals, 15 assists, average of 2.3 shot on target per match, average of 5.7 successful dribble per match, average of 2.6 key passes per match and 28 big chances created for his team mates

Real Madrid are second on the table with 65 points but with a game in hand and superior head to head ratio having won at home to Barcelona and drawing away to the same team. Real Madrid have lost 3 matches, drawing 8 scoring 57 goals and conceding 21goals with a goal difference of +36 goals.

Keys matches left to play:

Home game to Getafe: Real have a good record against Getafe, winning 15, drawing 1 and losing 1 in 17 matches but Getafe are still fighting for a place in the Champion's league and with the 3rd best defensive record in the league, this might prove difficult than expected

Away game to Athletic Club: Real Madrid have a good record against Athletic Club winning 13, drawing 5 and losing once in 19 matches but Athletic have a good home record losing only thrice at home this season and drawing away at Real Madrid in the first leg

Home game to Villarreal : Madrid record against Villarreal is not too bad, winning 8, drawing 7 and losing 2 in 17 matches. Villarreal is still fighting for a place in Europe and this might make it a difficult match for Real Madrid.

Key players :

Karim Benzema: Benzema continues to supply the important goals for Madrid post Ronaldo . He has 17 goals, 6 assists and an average of 1.6 shot on target per match.

Sergio Ramos is also a key player for Madrid having scored 8 goals already in the league. He recently became the highest goal scoring defender in La liga history

Which team will be crowned La liga champion on the 19th of July, 2020, Madrid or Barcelona? The wait begins

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