La Liga Preview - June 30th
When La Liga restarted, Barcelona were in prime position to take the title, but a couple of below par performances has seen them slip into 2nd. Real Madrid are now the new favourites for the title, and with 6 games left for both sides, it could go to the wire. The battle at the bottom is less exciting, with all 3 sides in the bottom 3 massively adrift heading into gameweek 33.
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Atletico Madrid To Beat Barcelona @ 10/3 - 21:00, Tuesday 30th June
In normal circumstances, we would never back against Barcelona at the Nou Camp. But in front of empty stadiums, and given recent results, the Catalan’s won’t be fancying a game against Atletico Madrid. Draws against Celta Vigo and Sevilla have killed Barcelona’s momentum, and there are fewer teams harder to break down than Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s side have actually been one of the better performing sides of the restart so far. After a hit and miss first half of the season, Atleti have earned 13 points from their last 15. Diego Costa has been back in the goals, with Alvaro Morata also contributing from the bench. A traditionally resolute defence has conceded just twice in 5 games, and they’ll feel confident heading into tonight’s game. Unless we see a Lionel Messi masterclass here, this feels like the perfect storm for an Atleti win.
Athletic Bilbao To Beat Valencia @ 21/10 - 18:30, Wednesday 1st July
Valencia are looking for their 3rd manager of the season after sacking Albert Celades on Monday. The sacking comes after back to back losses that all but rules Valencia out of the race for European football. Despite their impressive Champions League performances this year, Valencia haven’t been able to perform domestically. Looking to take advantage of uncertainty at the Mestalla is Athletic Bilbao. Bilbao have been on a decent run of form, only being beaten by Barcelona in their last 7 games. Goals are coming across the pitch, and with just 1 goal conceded in 3 matches, it will be a tough ask for Valencia to break them down. A win for Bilbao will also take them above their opponents, so there might be some added motivation.