How we Expect the Insanely Close Title Races In France and Spain to Conclude on the Final Day

Which Madrid Club Will Come Out on Top As Champions?

On Saturday, we will find out the winners of La Liga, as league leaders Atletico Madrid travel to relegation battling Real Valladolid, with both teams desperately needing the win, whilst Real host Villarreal, with Unai Emery’s side having nothing to play for in the league.

Atletico know that a win would see them their first league title since 2014, which would be their 11th overall. Whilst Valladolid, who are owned by former Real Madrid and Brazil legend Ronaldo are looking to prevent themselves from playing second-tier football for the first time since 2018.

Meanwhile, lurking in the shadows of Atleti should they fail to win at Valladolid, will be city rivals Real who are just two points behind the league leaders. If Atletico draw, then a victory for Los Blancos at home to Villarreal would seal the deal in what looks set to be Zinedine Zidane’s last match as manager.

Despite Atletico having a better goal difference, La Liga comes down to the head-to-head records between the two sides competing when both teams are level on points, which favours Real on this occasion, having beaten Atleti 2-0 at home and drawing with them 1-1 away, courtesy of an 88th-minute equaliser from Karim Benzema.

Realistically, Atletico should win the La Liga title this weekend. Simeone’s men have shown character and have had the slices of luck of late to get them into this position, as in their 1-0 win at Elche on 1st May, the hosts missed a penalty in second-half stoppage time. Atletico also showed great resilience in their recent home victory against Osasuna, having been 1-0 down until the 81st minute, before strikes from Renan Lodi and Luis Suarez clinched a vital three points.

Los Blancos will be desperately relying on a Valladolid side who are on an 11-game winless run, whilst having to earn three points themselves against a Villarreal side that they could only manage a 1-1 draw with in November, despite taking a second-minute lead through Mariano.

La Liga Score Group Tips - Real Valladolid vs Atletico Madrid

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REAL VALLADOLID VS ATLETICO MADRID: ATLETICO MADRID TO WIN 1-0, 2-0 OR 2-1 @ 13/8

La Liga BTTS Tips - Real Madrid vs Villarreal

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REAL MADRID VS VILLARREAL: REAL MADRID TO WIN AND BTTS @ 6/4

Lille vs PSG vs AS Monaco - Can Lille Upset the Odds One More Time This Season?

Ligue 1 will see a dramatic three-way battle take place between Lille, PSG and AS Monaco for the league title this Sunday.

Lille come into their match against Angers on the final day, knowing that they can win their first Ligue 1 title since the 2010/11 season and just the fourth in their club’s history, as they lead PSG by one point with a significantly inferior goal difference, as well as being three points clear of AS Monaco in third place with a goal difference that is six better off.

Christophe Galtier’s side come into this match, having lost just one of their last 19 matches in the league, whilst Angers are in 12th place and have won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions, losing six of them. However, this won’t be a straightforward task, as Angers inflicted one of Lille’s three league defeats this season by beating them 2-1 at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in January.

PSG travel away to Brest, hoping that Angers can earn at least a draw against Lille, as if the champions are to win and Lille were to only manage a draw, they would mathematically retain their title. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have played Brest twice this season in both the league and Coupe de France and comfortably beaten them 3-0 on both occasions.

Meanwhile, Monaco can throw a spanner in the works as outsiders. Niko Kovac’s side can still win the league title, but for this to happen then they must beat Europa League qualification contenders Lens at Estadio Bollaert-Delelis and hope that both PSG and league leaders Lille lose, as PSG’s goal difference is 22 better off than theirs. Another factor that also makes it even more difficult for Monaco to win the title, is that they will also have to overturn a six-goal deficit on Lille’s goal difference.

This title race could go either way, as it may play on Lille’s minds that Angers were one of just three teams to beat them this season and having not previously had the pressure of a title being on the line, it will be another test of character for them, but they should still win the title.

Due to PSG’s quality and record against Brest, they will likely force Lille into a situation where they have to win, which would end any slim chances that Monaco have of winning the league title for the first time since 2017.

Ligue 1 To Score and Win Tips - Angers vs Lille

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ANGERS VS LILLE: BURAK YILMAZ TO SCORE AND LILLE TO WIN @ 5/4

Ligue 1 Goalscorer Tips - Brest vs PSG

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BREST VS PSG: KYLIAN MBAPPE TO SCORE FIRST @ 5/2


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