La Liga weekend fantasy football picks

La Liga

All 20 La Liga teams are in action this weekend. The action starts with Real Sociedad and Levante who meet on Friday evening and ends with Real Betis against Barcelona on Sunday night.

We’ve had a look at who we think the smartest fantasy La Liga picks are for the upcoming fixtures.

Goalkeeper – Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) – 11.0 million

Jan Oblak’s pride will have taken a dent in the Champions League during the week. While he was not at fault for any of Cristiano Ronaldo’s three goals, the Slovenian international goalkeeper will be eager to resume normal service with a clean sheet in La Liga this weekend. Oblak has 94 points this season.

Sevilla stay in race for top four with big win over Real Sociedad

Sevilla

There were goals galore at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium on Sunday evening as the home side romped to a 5-2 win over Real Sociedad.

The win keeps Pablo Machin’s team in the hunt for a top-four finish and qualification for next season’s Champions League.

Inspired by the brilliance of their striker Wissam Ben Yedder, Sevilla managed to turn a 1-1 half-time scoreline into a 5-2 victory with a breathtaking second-half display.

Ben Yedder scored a hat-trick after the interval to bring his La Liga tally for this season up to 15 goals.

Pragmatic Getafe keep Champions League dream alive

Getafe

Getafe remain on course for one the biggest La Liga success stories in recent seasons, with Jose Bordalas’ side firmly in pole position to finish fourth.

That would qualify them for the 2019-20 Champions League, for the first time in their 35 year history.

The side from South Madrid have remained out of the limelight for the majority of the season, only breaking into the Champions League spots in 2019, ahead of Alaves and Sevilla.

With 11 eleven league games to go in the La Liga season, Getafe have a four point cushion inside the top four in the Spanish top flight.

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Zidane’s Real Madrid return could offer reprieve for Isco

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The return to La Liga side Real Madrid of Zinedine Zidane could spell a return to first team action for midfielder Isco, after previous boss Santiago Solari froze out the Spanish international this season.

The former Malaga player has not started a La Liga game since Solari replaced Julen Lopetegui in back in October 2018, and the club announced earlier this week that they would be opening disciplinary proceedings against him, after he missed a team meeting.

However, with Zidane coming back to the club he left nine months ago, he could look to bring the 26 year-old back in from the cold.

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La Liga’s top picks for fantasy football this weekend

 

La Liga

All La Liga teams are in action this weekend so let’s take a look at the top fantasy La Liga picks for the upcoming games.

Starting on Friday evening, there are 20 La Liga fixtures to look forward to.

Goalkeeper – David Soria (Getafe) – 6.0 million

I’ve gone with Getafe’s David Soria for the goalkeeper spot. Getafe are at home to bottom team, Huesca, so a clean sheet is very much a possibility for Jose Bordalas’ side. Soria has 46 points this season.

Atletico Madrid keep the candle burning in La Liga title race

Alvaro Morata

In San Sebastien on Sunday evening, Atletico Madrid turned in a typically solid performance to take all three points at the home of Real Sociedad.

A first-half double from the head of Alvaro Morata gave Diego Simeone’s side a 2-0 win and brought them back to within seven points of league leaders Barcelona.

Barca had beaten Atletico’s city rivals, Real Madrid, 1-0 at the Bernabeu less than 24 hours previously.

It was at Sociedad’s Anoeta Stadium that the biggest La Liga fantasy football points would be handed out over the weekend, however.

Boss Quique Setien under pressure at Real Betis

Real Betis

Real Betis have endured a miserable start to 2019. It is only the start of March but they have already been eliminated from the Copa del Rey and Europa League while they have slipped to seventh in La Liga.

The Seville-based club have won just four of their last 18 matches in all competitions and they have triumphed just once in their last eight attempts. The concern goes beyond the results, with their style of play being criticised for its dogmatism and dryness. They are too easy to combat and lack variation. Continue reading

Underdogs Getafe on course for Champions League finish

Getafe

Forget Barcelona being top of the league or the order of this season’s top three. Getafe are the current story of the season in La Liga – sitting fourth in the division and on course for a first ever appearance in the Champions League next season.

There are still 12 matches remaining, almost a third of the campaign, but as things stand, there will be three sides from the Spanish capital in Europe’s premier club competition for 2019/20. This would be a remarkable achievement on so many levels, with Getafe renowned as a club with a limited fanbase and with one of the league’s lowest budgets. Continue reading

Alvaro Morata recovers smile at Atletico Madrid

Alvaro Morata

Perhaps the most significant move in Europe’s January transfer window was the 18-month loan deal which brought Alvaro Morata back to the Spanish capital. The 26-year-old has made an instant impact at Atletico de Madrid and is now playing with a smile on his face once more, having endured an unhappy stint in London with Chelsea.

The Spain international hit a respectable 24 goals across a season-and-a-half at Stamford Bridge but never fully convinced, with fitness issues and personal problems seeing him struggle to adapt to life abroad. But now he has returned to the club where it all started for him and is showing signs of rejuvenation. Continue reading

Unstable Celta Vigo prepare for relegation battle

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It was only 22 months ago that Celta de Vigo stood on the cusp of reaching the Europa League final. They had lost the first leg of their semi-final 1-0 against Manchester United but were level 1-1 at the Old Trafford return the following week. In the dying moments, the ball came into the box and John Guidetti had a glorious chance to score, which he spurned.

Having been one kick from a memorable European decider, things have gone from bad to worse for Celta in the time since. An underwhelming 13th-placed finish last season has been followed by a traumatic campaign in which they are flirting with relegation. Continue reading