LaLiga returns on Friday night and there are some interesting matchups to look forward to over the whole weekend.
Enjoy these games before another international break kicks in next week!
Real Sociedad Vs Leganes
Key men: Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad); Martin Braithwaite (Leganes)
Prediction: Real Sociedad 2 – 0 Leganes
Even without Asier Illarramendi and Martin Odegaard, Real Sociedad should win comfortably against bottom-of-the-table Leganes on Friday night.
Alaves Vs Real Valladolid
Key men: Joselu (Alaves); Oscar Plano (Real Valladolid)
Prediction: Alaves 1 – 1 Real Valladolid
A tough game to call here. A draw is very possible with Alaves scrambling for any points they can get at the moment.
Valencia Vs Granada
Key men: Dani Parejo (Valencia); Yangel Herrera (Granada)
Prediction: Valencia 1 – 1 Granada
Granada made a dream start to the LaLiga season but have now lost their last two games. I think they’ll get a draw Valencia this weekend, however.
Eibar Vs Real Madrid
Key men: Fabian Orellana (Eibar); Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Prediction: Eibar 1 – 3 Real Madrid
Real Madrid have had something of a stop-start 2019/20 campaign so far. This Saturday, Zinedine Zidane’s side will be confident of getting the win after demolishing Galatasaray in the Champions League midweek.
Barcelona Vs Celta Vigo
Key men: Lionel Messi (Barcelona); Denis Suarez (Celta Vigo)
Prediction: Barcelona 3 – 0 Celta Vigo
Messi and co were not on form against Slavia Prague during the week. They’ll be looking to bounce back into form with a win.
Mallorca Vs Villarreal
Key men: Ante Budimir (Mallorca); Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
Prediction: Mallorca 1 – 2 Villarreal
Away win for Villarreal in a game where both teams should find the net.
Athletic Bilbao Vs Levante
Key men: Raul Garcia (Athletic Bilbao); Jose Campana (Levante)
Prediction: Athletic Bilbao 1 – 0 Levante
This should be a home win for Athletic Bilbao, underpinned by another solid defensive performance.
Atletico Madrid Vs Espanyol
Key men: Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid); Victor Sanchez (Espanyol)
Prediction: Atletico Madrid 1 – 0 Espanyol
Home win for Diego Simeone’s underperforming Atleti side, just about.
Getafe Vs Osasuna
Key men: Jaime Mata (Getafe); Ruben Garcia (Osasuna)
Prediction: Getafe 2 – 1 Osasuna
Getafe to take all three points in a close game between two evenly-matched sides.
Real Betis Vs Sevilla
Key men: Nabil Fekir (Real Betis); Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla)
Prediction: Real Betis 2 – 2 Sevilla
This game could be the pick of the weekend. Expect a high-scoring tussle.
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