Real Madrid have won the La Liga just once in the last 8 seasons, with 2011–12 being the only time they have won it since 2007-08.
But things seems to be going in a great direction under Zidane, as the capital club head into the 2nd half of the season with 3 points ahead of Barcelona, having a game in hand.
Winning the La Liga would be huge for Real Madrid this season, but they have got Barcelona in close pursuit and hot on their heels.
However, if the Bernabeu outfit can do these 3 things, chances are very high that they emerge La Liga champions for 2016-17.
Maintain their unbeaten streak
Real Madrid haven’t lost a game in their last 37 matches across all competition s, and they only lost twice in 2016.
Such incredible run saw them almost win the La Liga last season, as they only lost out by a point. This term, their unbeaten form has put them in the lead and they are favourites to win the race.
They must maintain this form, as if they manage to do, they can be rest assured of winning their 33rd La Liga title.
Pick up all 6 points against Atletico and Barcelona
April is the month Real Madrid can either lose or win the La Liga.
They have got 7 league fixtures in the penultimate month of the campaign, and 2 of those are against Atletico (9th) and Barcelona (23rd).
Both will be at the Santiago Bernabeu, but considering that Madrid lost to the 2 of them at home last season, much more would be needed from them to record victories against this 2 this time around.
It’s what Madrid need to do if they want to win the league. Picking up all 6 points against both of them will surely seal the La Liga for them.
Prevent the stalemates
Real Madrid have needlessly drawn 3 games this season, against Eibar, Las Palmas and Villareal.
They almost drew against Deportivo in their last La Liga game, and dropping these crucial points against little clubs could hurt their campaign.