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Top 5 La Liga Games to Watch This Weekend

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Top 5 La Liga Games to Watch this Weekend

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This week's batch of games from La Liga should be considered extra special. More is up for grabs than points as pride and jumping up places in the table are also at stake. There is one game that everyone in the world has been looking forward to, because it is considered the most-watched and respected rivalry in the entire world. Here are the top games to watch this weekend.

5. Espanyol vs. Levante

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5. Espanyol vs. Levante

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These two sides are dead even on points at 36 with the hosts sitting in ninth while their opponents are in 10th. Whoever wins takes sole possession of ninth and will jump ahead of the other by three points. In fact, they could even jump into eighth if Valencia lose on home ground against Villarreal.

Prediction: Espanyol 2-0 Levante

The hosts will overpower their visitors and manage to stay firm in front of their fans.

4. Real Betis vs. Atletico Madrid

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4. Real Betis vs. Atletico Madrid

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After losing on penalty kicks to Sevilla in the Europa League Round of 16, Real Betis will look to take out their frustration against second-placed Atletico Madrid, who can catch up to Real Madrid in first place if they lose to their opponents in the nation's capital.

Prediction: Real Betis 1, Atletico Madrid 3

The visitors will be too strong and fast in a game where they will deservedly win by two.

3. Celta Vigo vs. Malaga

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3. Celta Vigo vs. Malaga

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The visitors lost 1-0 at home to Real Madrid last weekend, so a win here will make up for it. In addition, if they do win, they will only be one point behind their hosts in the standings. This will be a competitive match, but one side will be a bit stronger.

Prediction: Celta Vigo 0-1 Malaga

The hosts and visitors will attack valiantly, but the latter will be smarter on both ends of the ball, therefore scoring the game's only goal to win.

2. Valencia vs. Villarreal

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2. Valencia vs. Villarreal

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The hosts sit nine points behind the visitors, so a win will be crucial when it comes to cutting the deficit down to six. They are in the quarterfinals of the Europa League, so that confidence will give them the extra boost. However, their opponents are no easy task.

Prediction: Valencia 2-1 Villarreal

Both teams will play well, but the hosts will use their fans for support to score two beauties to their visitor's one.

1. Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

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1. Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

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Real Madrid are four points ahead of Barca, which means that if they win, they are up by a total of seven. After losing the first match 2-1 at the Camp Nou, they know that they have to win on home ground to make a statement. They both have a great offense and decent defense, but only one side will want it more.

Prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona

The hosts will be better for the majority of the game, thus, they will score one more.