We are in for an interesting end to what has been a strange season so far.
Real Madrid began their pursuit of winning ’11 finals’ with a 3-1 triumph over relegation-threatened Eibar which set the tone for the Men in White to challenge for silverware by the end of the season.
Looking at the patterns of how the season has panned out so far, here is a list of predictions for the rest of the season.
Courtois will win the Zamora Trophy
Thibaut Courtois has to be one of the success stories of this season (it was quite apparent he would turn his situation around but he still deserves the appreciation for not backing down).
The 2018-19 season was a big disappointment as the Belgian was unconvincing in his performances. The jinx continued as he failed to impress at the start of the 2019-20 season.
However, he has turned a corner and has been a big reason why Real Madrid is still in the title race. He has turned up big time with heroic saves and that has seen him concede just 17 goals in 25 La Liga appearances, having a goals-to-games ratio of 0.68, the lowest in La Liga.
Jan Oblak is the nearest competitor to Thibaut, having a goals-to-games ratio of 0.79. This would be the first time since Iker Casillas that a Real Madrid goalkeeper would be the recipient of a Zamora Trophy.
Courtois’ performances this season have not gone unnoticed, as the fans have applauded him and his recent form. Winning the Zamora Trophy would be a perfect individual accolade for him as a reward of his incredible performances.