After going undefeated again this April, Real Madrid will kick things off in May with a match against Osasuna on the first day of the month. Every game is a final, yes indeed. Because Los Blancos need to win every game in La Liga in order to win the league title. And in order to win the Champions League, they must beat Chelsea in the second leg of the semifinals and then whoever they faced in the literal final.
So there is no margin for error in the month of May. None whatsoever. Let’s try our hand at predicting each fixture of the month, which includes two huge league matchups against Unai Emery’s Villarreal and Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla.
Real Madrid vs. Osasuna, May 1
Real Madrid and Osasuna played out a 0-0 draw in January. That’s the same scoreline Real had in their recent La Liga fixtures against Getafe and Real Betis. They cannot afford a third 0-0 draw, because that’s basically a loss in this title race. Barcelona already made their slip up, losing 2-1 to Granada on Thursday night. And Atletico Madrid probably won’t make two mistakes. They might not even make one.
So Los Blancos need to beat Osasuna. They need to take care of business against a quality defensive side that offers little attacking threat. Real need to keep proving they can put goals past stingy La Liga sides, as they failed to do so against Getafe.
Prediction: Real Madrid 1, Osasuna 0