It’s been a bit of a strange week in Spain. We had the sacking of Rafa Benitez (after winning 10-2), a fiery derby between Barcelona and Espanyol, and Gary Neville’s second win as boss of Valencia.
Real Madrid vs Deportivo
The legendary player returning to take charge of a club he was famous at. Madrid love scoring at home to Depor, so I’m saying a Real win , Bale and Ronaldo to continue their form with goals apiece. You never know with Depor. Lucas Perez is their key, if he shows up, he’ll score at anytime and Depor might shut down Zidane’s party.
- Deportivo are averaging one point per game away from home, the same as their opponents;
- Cristiano Ronaldo has contributed to nearly 70% of Madrid’s goals so far this season;
Real Sociedad vs Valencia
Gary Neville might have two wins under his belt, but neither of those have been in the league. He could pick it up this week at Sociedad. The ‘Royals’ are missing their star player Imanol Agirretxe for this game, and they haven’t been able to pick up the goalscoring slack. A score draw is likely, but maybe a Valencia win at
Barcelona vs Granada
The champions came out on top of that derby against Espanyol, and they will easily do so against Granada this weekend. Any of the three magistas up front should score, but Neymar will open the scoring at . For the opposition, Penaranda is the best bet to get a consolation at anytime. Barca hold a game in hand over the leaders Atleti, and a routine home win is what’s happening here
- Barca can go top if Atleti drop points away to Celta;
- Both teams have scored in 67% of Granada’s games – the highest ratio in La Liga;