La Liga: Games to Watch this Weekend

Best Games to Watch From Spain This Weekend

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The La Liga title race is heating up as Atletico Madrid sits on top just one point ahead of Barcelona and three ahead of Real Madrid. If they slip, the second and third sides can pounce to seize pole position. In addition, there are other games that can make or break the season for some clubs as no one wants to be relegated. Read on to find out which games to watch this weekend.

5. Real Betis vs. Malaga

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5. Real Betis vs. Malaga

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The hosts sit alone at the bottom of the league so a win against Malaga is practically mandatory. As for the visitors, if they win and others ahead of them slip, they can safely jump up to 11th in the standings. This one will be tougher than it looks on paper. Both sides will be determined to win, but only one side will keep their concentration throughout the 90 plus.

Prediction: Real Betis 1, Malaga 2

4. Valencia vs. Getafe

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4. Valencia vs. Getafe

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Getafe will want to jump out of the bottom three whereas the hosts need to rack up points as they are eight out of seventh in the standings. Their focus has clearly rested in the Europa League but in order to play in Europe again next season, they need a top-five or top-six finish domestically. Therefore, tomorrow is their three points to gain.

Prediction: Valencia 3, Getafe 2

3. Athletic Bilbao vs. Atletico Madrid

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3. Athletic Bilbao vs. Atletico Madrid

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The hosts would like to cement their place in fourth while their visitors will look to stay ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona alone at the top of the league. However, this will be some tough, physical soccer between two of Spain's feistiest sides. Look for Diego Costa to be the star for Atletico.

Prediction: Athetlic Bilbao 1, Atletico Madrid 2

2. Espanyol vs. Barcelona

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2. Espanyol vs. Barcelona

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This is a Catalan derby as both sides reside in the same part of the country. The hosts can be tough but the visitors are always difficult as they have won it all on several occasions. As good as the soccer will be by both sides, the visitors will win this to maintain second place ahead of Real Madrid, the team they beat on their own soil last weekend.

Prediction: Espanyol 0, Barcelona 2

1. Real Madrid vs. Real Valladolid

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1. Real Madrid vs. Real Valladolid

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After losing 4-3 at home to Barcelona then 2-1 at Sevilla in midweek, Real Madrid know that they have to defeat Valladolid at home to get back on track. They had gone undefeated in 31 straight games until losing to the reigning champs last Sunday. Now, they have to snap out of this funk and hit home.

Prediction: real Madrid 3, Valladolid 0

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