Top 5 La Liga Matches To Catch This Weekend

La Liga: Top 5 Matches To Keep An Eye On This Weekend

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The La Liga is inching closer to an end which will happen midway through May. Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all close to one another with the first of those three leading the way. One slip, one misjudgment or one moment of selfishness can break a team's chemistry. This weekend is as important as any other when it comes to earning all three points. Let's take a look and see who faces who in another round of Spanish league soccer.

5. Real Valladolid vs. Valencia

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5. Real Valladolid vs. Valencia

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Valencia just took an absolute beating at the feet of FC Basel in a 3-0 loss in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinal. With that loss set to be fresh in their mind along with heavy fatigue, the former UEFA Cup winners face a stern test on the road against a Valladolid side who will not back down and will need the points to stay out of the bottom three. The visitors need this one more.

Prediction: Valladolid 1, Valencia 2

4. Sevilla vs. Espanyol

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4. Sevilla vs. Espanyol

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Sevilla just lost 1-0 to Porto on Thursday in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinal. With that in mind, things do not get much easier when they host a feisty Espanyol side that could have, or should have, defeated Barcelona a week ago. Both teams play possession and their defense is not afraid to attack. This is tough to call. Fatigue will be a factor, but determination will be an even bigger one.

Prediction: Sevilla 3, Espanyol 2

3. Barcelona vs. Real Betis

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3. Barcelona vs. Real Betis

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Barcelona just tied Atletico Madrid 1-1 at home in the first leg of the Champions League quarters. They will want to bounce right back on track by ripping a bottom-feeding Betis side, who will attack and make several errors defensively. They simply will be unable to handle Barca's force.

Prediction: Barcelona 5, Real Betis 1

2. Atletico Madrid vs. Villarreal

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2. Atletico Madrid vs. Villarreal

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Atletico Madrid boosted their morale by staying top of La Liga last weekend and tying 1-1 in Barcelona in Champions League duty. If they can defeat a tough Villarreal side at home, their confidence will soar through the roof and stopping them will be even more difficult. However, it will be no easy task as they will be without Diego Costa due to injury.

Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2, Villarreal 1

1. Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid

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1. Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid

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The top match to watch this weekend is this one because the home side already wiped Barcelona aside by a score of 3-1 on this field. If they do the same against a team that will be missing Cristiano Ronaldo, the title chances of the capital side will really be hindered. Therefore, they need a game plan to halt a rather brave side that has a stacked roster full of guys looking to prove themselves.

Prediction: Real Sociedad 2, Real Madrid 2