It’s been an interesting week to say the least in Spain. Barcelona are beginning to get that familiar stranglehold on the division, while only six points seperate the bottom five teams. This week it’s the turn of Celta Vigo to try and stop the unstoppable, but they have done so before.
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo
Barcelona have finally got their Player of the Month awards, and they’ve now gone 29 games at the Camp Nou unbeaten – that’s another record broken by Luis Enrique and I believe they’ll make it thirty. Celta love frustrating his side though, beating them 4-1 and winning at the Camp in recent seasons. Barca have been starting slowly this season, so go for a HT/FT of Draw/Barcelona at
Valencia vs Espanyol
IT WILL HAPPEN THIS WEEK. I am certain of it. Valencia will win this game. They’ve got Alcacer and Caicedo coming back into form, they’re up against an Espanyol side in absolute freefall, and at home at the Mestalla, they should come out on top. Then again, I’ve said that for a couple of weeks and they’ve underperformed considerably. If it doesn’t happen now, it might not ever. Back a Valencia win with Alcacer anytime.
Real Madrid vs Atletic Bilbao
There is one key battle in this game and that is between Raphael Varane and Aritz Aduriz. The 35 year old is proving everyone wrong by continuing his scoring streak and he is the reason that Bilbao are where they are this season. If Varane can get on top and bully him early, it’ll be key to a Madrid win. Bilbao are depleted, and away from home I just don’t think they’ll have enough. Back the Blancos with both teams to score