• Real Madrid is seeded at the second place of the La Liga standings
  • Barcelona currently leads all teams with 58 points as Real Madrid trails with 56 points
  • Zinedine Zidane's team Real Madrid is still favored to win La Liga 

The threat of the coronavirus has halted all major sporting events in the world. But with preventive measures and careful planning, La Liga is set to return this June with Real Madrid speculated as a main contender for the title.

Prior to the suspension of the games, Real Madrid was sitting at the second place of the team standings. They were behind their rivals FC Barcelona before the announcement of a global pandemic. In terms of points, Barcelona was on top of the league with 58. This is trailed by Los Blancos with 56 points.

During this stretch, every team in the league has played 27 games each. From here, Barcelona has led all clubs with 18 wins, four draws and five losses. For Real Madrid, they may have won fewer games at 16, they’ve lost only three games but marked more draws at eight.

Per The Real Champs, Zinedine Zidane’s team is expected to be a top runner for the championship given their current setup. The squad’s losses are mostly due to internal challenges rather than being outplayed by their opponent.

This is evident in how they’re able to defeat league-leading Barcelona at 2-0 but failing to beat underdog squads such as Betis. This saw Zidane's team fall short with a 1-2 defeat against the 12th place team.

With key players returning in full form after the long break caused by the coronavirus, Real Madrid is more determined to go all the way for the title. Players such as Eden Hazard will suit up back from injury and Marco Asensio has been on the road to recovery as well.

The games resume full steam with Real Madrid set to face off against Eibar on June 14. Among the other notable matchups, Los Blancos is looking at a matchup against Real Sociedad. It will be a battle between the number two and four seeds of La Liga and will prove to be a crucial bout in this stage of the season.

It will be interesting to see how Real Madrid ends its campaign for this unique year. While they’re one of the more experienced clubs in La Liga, they have no room to be complacent regardless of how favored they are for the title.

View of Real Madrid's logo after the club was placd in quarantine over the coronavirus
View of Real Madrid's logo after the club was placd in quarantine over the coronavirus AFP / Franck FIFE