La Liga Weekend Picks – Round 8

garcia4With a full fixture list coming up in La Liga this weekend, there is plenty of action to sift through – making the weekend picks this time won’t be the easiest job! There are some cracking fixtures to come, as always – Real Madrid travelling to the impressive Alaves will be worth watching on Saturday, while Sunday’s pick of the matches sees fourth placed Atletico Madrid taking on fifth placed Real Betis. Both sides are tied on points and have decent defences, though the hosts are ahead on merit of having scored three more goals (and conceding one less). With that in mind, let’s go for a 4-3-3 here and see which players are worth considering for you to bring in to your fantasy team this coming weekend.

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Goal filled start for Sociedad hints at exciting season

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After an unbeaten start to their La Liga campaign, Real Sociedad find themselves second in the table, with confidence high at the Basque club.

An opening day win at Villarreal, who are expected to be in the European qualification spots again at the end of this season, and a draw at Leganes has sparked hopes of a strong campaign.

The club has experienced a yo-yo period in recent seasons, qualifying for European football just once in the last four years, and fans are desperate to bring the big names back to the Anoeta.

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Mikel Merino leaves Newcastle for Real Sociedad

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Real Sociedad have completed the signing of midfielder Mikel Merino for a £10m transfer fee.

The Pamplona born player returns to Spain after a season on loan at Premier League side Newcastle United, but this will be his first taste of La Liga football.

The Spanish U21 international played for Osasuna in the Segunda Divsion between 2014-16, before moving onto Borussia Dortmund.

After six months he moved on loan to Tyneside, before making his move permanent at the start of last season.

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La Liga Attacker Spotlight – Round 2


With the second round of La Liga matches now in the history books, it’s time for us to take a look at which players plying their trade in the Spanish top flight would do well for our fantasy managers in their squads.

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