Laliga resumes play this weekend. This is the last game week before the International Break. Laliga this weekend is expected to be an exciting and dramatic event. We have some thrilling games this weekend.
This weekend in Laliga we got some interesting matches. Madrid is facing while Real Betis are coming up against Girona and Valencia facing off against Celta Vigo. Laliga action is always enthralling to watch for the neutrals and nerve for fans of the clubs involved.
Until now in Laliga, the Defending Champions have a perfect start to their title defense. Madrid has won all 5 out of 5 games without having much trouble. In second is rejuvenated Barcelona under Xavi. While regulars like Atletico and Sevilla are struggling this season. Real Betis have been a surprise package so far in the league. Newly promoted teams are doing okay so far but are expected to do more as the season progresses.
All being said and done, let’s look at some exciting encounters which we will witness in Laliga this weekend. In this article, we see 3 Laliga games to watch out for.
3 Games to Watch Out for in Laliga this weekend
1. The Madrid Derby
Perhaps one of the biggest games in Laliga so far. It’s none other than the Madrid derby. It’s the clash of Real Madrid against their city rivals Atletico Madrid. Madrid’s derby has been exciting in recent history. Madrid derby at times can also turn out to be highly controversial with high-level drama on the field.
Coming onto the two Madrid Clubs. Real Madrid has been in perfect form throughout their title defense. They have won 5 out of 5 games in Laliga so far. Real Madrid is looking like a complete unit and performing like a team on the field. Even though they don’t have the best player Karim Benzema for the last few weeks yet Madrid is winning games handsomely.
Atletico Madrid on other hand has had a mixed campaign so far. They are currently 7th in Laliga, 5 points away from their Madrid counterparts who are leading the table. Atletico Madrid this season has left games hanging till the last minute of the match, wherein their controversial loanee signing Antonio Griezmann is saving them. Coming from an embarrassing loss in Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen, Simeone’s men would want to respond and what better game than the Madrid derby to do it?
With the 2 Madrid clubs going against each other in a highly intense, exciting, and enthralling fixture, it would be interesting to see which Madrid comes out on top, “The White” ones or the “Red Strip” ones.
2. Barcelona vs Elche
FC Barcelona is hosting bottom-placed Elche in Round 6 at Spotify Camp Nou. This game looked more from Barcelona’s angle since their loss to Bayern and how they responded. Their match against Bayern in midweek in the Champions League was looked upon as their main test so far. What is exciting to see will be how Barcelona reacts after their heartfelt loss to Bayern in spite of dominating the game.
Coming into Barcelona form in Laliga they have been excellent in the league. The only blip in Barcelona’s form in the league was their opening week against Rayo Vallecano. Since then they have been perfect in the league. They are scoring a minimum of 3 goals past every opponent they have faced in the league.
Coming into Elche has a difficult start to their season in Laliga. They are rock bottom of the league with just one point from 5 games. They haven’t managed to win a single game in the league so far. With them against in form Barcelona, it would be a daunting task for them to get a win or even draw out of this game.
3. Villareal vs Sevilla
Another interesting game in Laliga will be Villareal coming up against an out-of-form Sevilla. This season, the Yellow Submarine under Unai Emery has been having a solid campaign. They have won 3 out of 5 games and their only loss in the league came against Real Betis by a slender margin of one goal to nil. Villareal is in form owing to their keeper Rulli who has been having an outstanding season so far. He has had 4 clean sheets out of 5 matches so far. He has been keeping opposition attackers at bay and hasn’t conceded many goals till now.
Coming onto their opponents for tonight Sevilla they have a horror start to their season. The Lopetegui side has just managed to win one game so far in the league. Sevilla struggling at both ends of the pitch. Defensively they haven’t been able to recover after losing their first centre-back pairing of Kounde and Carlos in the transfer market. They have so far conceded 10 goals in 5 games averaging 2 goals per game. Attacking wise too they aren’t in great touch and their goals have dried up upfront.
With Sevilla facing all their defensive issues and yet needing a desperate win to revive their league campaign they will be up against Villareal. Villareal this season looks determined to finish in 4 top for the UCL spot and have started their season in the right direction. It would be interesting to see who comes out on top in this exciting tactical battle this Laliga weekend.