Finally, this may sound a bit redundant, but for Madrid to compete again against Barcelona they need to win games. The recent run of form and internal conflicts have destroyed Los Blancos’ confidence. The fans are getting weary and so are the players.
Madrid do not only need to win a few matches in a row they need to do so convincingly, starting by the midweek game against Celta in the cup. If they can keep clean sheets and score a few goals, it should do their confidence wonders.
Their fixture list is not as straightforward as they may have wished, though. A trip to Pamplona to face Osasuna is never an easy task, despite them being at the bottom of the table.
It will be the first of three away games in which they will then visit Valencia and then Granada. After that it’s a home game to Sevilla before receiving Manchester United at the Bernabeu.
To arrive to the match against the Red Devils in prime form, Madrid have to address the points above and regain their confidence by accumulating a few good wins in the previous matches.