The action in La Liga continues this weekend, as team battle for points up and down the top division in Spain. Barcelona will be looking to extend their advantage in the title race, while Real Madrid will be looking to bounce back after losing their previous league fixture.
Mallorca vs Celta Vigo
The action in Spain gets underway on Friday evening, as Celta Vigo look to stretch their unbeaten run to five matches. However, Mallorca has lost just once in eight league matches against Celta. But, we like the chances of the away side on Friday, as they have looked to be building momentum well.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Sociedad
The early game on Saturday will see Sociedad looking to extend their excellent run of form. They have been in fine recent form, and they look very good value to gain victory on Saturday, as they are unbeaten in seven previous fixtures against Vallecano, winning on three occasions.
Espanyol vs Real Betis
This looks set to be an interesting fixture in Spain this weekend. Espanyol is winless in their previous seven against Betis, with the away side having claimed victories on four occasions. However, a draw could be a solid selection, as three of the last seven have ended with that result.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Valladolid
Atletico Madrid has enjoyed far from a perfect season to this point. However, they are unbeaten in 12 against Valladolid, winning eleven of those previous meetings. Meanwhile, Atletico has won each of their previous six home games against their opponents this weekend.
Sevilla vs Cadiz
Cadiz picked up a rare away win in their previous fixture, but they have not beaten Sevilla away from home in the previous ten meetings. However, Sevilla’s struggles this term do make this fixture interesting. Regardless, we will side with the home team.
Villarreal vs Girona
This game hasn’t ended in a draw in the 21st century, with the hosts winning five and Girona winning on four occasions. Girona has won each of the previous meetings between the sides in La Liga, and that could be an interesting trend to follow.
Elche vs Osasuna
Osasuna has been in fine recent form, winning two of their previous five. It looks to be a solid shout to side with them again this weekend, as Elche is still waiting for their first victory of the campaign.
Barcelona vs Getafe
Barcelona can extend their advantage at the top of the standings with victory at the Nou Camp on Sunday. The visitors have lost three of their previous four, including back-to-back losses in recent weeks. This is a home-banker.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid
The pressure will be on Real Madrid to keep winning given the advantage that Barcelona has opened up. Bilbao is yet to really hit their high point this term, and they come into this fixture without a win in three. I would predict a low-scoring win for Real.
Valencia vs Almeria
This is an interesting fixture in La Liga on Monday, as just a point separates Valencia and Almeria. The hosts have lost their previous two, while Almeria picked up a fine point against Atletico Madrid last weekend. A chance is taken on the away team.