Preview of all this weekend’s LaLiga action

There were some shocks in the opening round of games of the LaLiga season.

Athletic Bilbao scored a late winner to take all three points from league champions Barcelona. A night Antoine Griezmann and co will look to forget as soon as they can.

Real Madrid looked solid in their 3-1 win at Celta Vigo, even without Eden Hazard. Karim Benzema certainly hit the ground running for Zinedine Zidane’s side.

Atletico Madrid and Sevilla both started with three points from their games while Villarreal and Granada played out an enthralling 4-4 draw at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

This weekend, LaLiga again has games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Here is our preview of all ten matches.

Granada v Sevilla

Key men: Soldado (Granada); Nolito (Sevilla)

Prediction: Granada 1 – 2 Sevilla

Sevilla got off to a winning start at Espanyol while Granada also impressed in their 4-4 draw at Villarreal last weekend. Sevilla to win.

Levante v Villarreal

Key men: Vezo (Levante); Cazorla (Villarreal)

Prediction: Levante 2 – 2 Villarreal

Another score-draw for Villarreal is on the cards here.

Osasuna v Eibar

Key men: Avila (Osasuna); Leon (Eibar)

Prediction: Osasuna 1 – 1 Eibar

Osasuna to remain undefeated by nicking at least a draw here against Eibar.

Real Madrid v Real Valladolid

Key men: Benzema (Real Madrid); Guardiola (Valladolid) 

Prediction: Real Madrid 4 – 1 Real Valladolid

A big win for Real Madrid as Valladolid come back down to earth after impressive opening day win at Real Betis.

Celta Vigo v Valencia

Key men: Suarez (Celta Vigo); Gameiro (Valencia)

Prediction: Celta Vigo 2 – 2 Valencia

A high-scoring draw could be in store for fans here.

Getafe v Athletic Bilbao

Key men: Djene (Getafe); Williams (Athletic Bilbao)

Prediction: Getafe 1 – 2 Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao to maintain their 100% record with another win.

Alaves v Espanyol

Key men: Joselu (Alaves); Sanchez (Espanyol)

Prediction: Alaves 2 – 1 Espanyol

Home win for Alaves making it two wins from two.

Mallorca v Real Sociedad

Key men: Rodriguez (Mallorca); Odegaard (Real Sociedad)

Prediction: Mallorca 1 – 1 Real Sociedad

Too close to call in this game. Both sides started the season well last weekend.

Leganes v Atletico Madrid

Key men: Rosales (Leganes); Felix (Atletico Madrid)

Prediction: Leganes 0 – 2 Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone’s side to win again with Joao Felix continuing his good form.

Barcelona v Real Betis

Key men: Messi (Barcelona); Fekir (Real Betis)

Prediction: Barcelona 3 – 1 Real Betis

Ernesto Valverde’s side to get back to winning ways after losing at Athletic Bilbao on the opening night of the season.


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