It’s matchday 38 in LaLiga (Sorare Game Week 272) and here is our fantasy football preview featuring all the injuries, doubts and suspensions ahead of the final weekend action. We also have win probabilities for every fixture (taken from the latest odds) and a few remarks which may help you when it comes to picking your LaLiga fantasy teams.
It is primarily designed for managers on Sorare – a global, NFT-based fantasy football platform and official partner of LaLiga. We have lots more Sorare content here if you want to find out more. Users of other LaLiga fantasy games such as Marca’s fantasy football and of course anyone who is just a fan of the league or one of its clubs may also find it useful.
LaLiga Team News – Matchday 38 Injuries & Suspensions
Friday 20th May 2022
Rayo Vallecano vs Levante
|Rayo Vallecano||Isi, Trejo, Merquelanz, Saveljich|
|Levante||De Frutos, Clerc, Mustafi, Aitor Fernandez, Campana||Son, Duarte, Soldado|
Win Probabilities: Rayo 49% | Levante 28%
Notes: Nothing at stake here so expect some rotation. There’s a chance Luca Zidane rotates in for Rayo in goal. There has been a Covid outbreak in the Levante camp with Aitor Fernandez and Jose Campana both expected to miss the game.
Real Madrid vs Real Betis
|Real Madrid||Alaba, Gutierrez||Bale|
|Betis||Montoya, Ruiz, Bellerin, Camarasa, Bravo|
Win Probabilities: Real Madrid 55% | Betis 24%
Notes: After a lot of recent rotation, Real Madrid are expected to go strong here with Carlo Ancelotti using the game as a warm-up for the Champions League Final. It could be their strongest XI minus the injured David Alaba. The right wing role, as always, is up for grabs with Fede Valverde perhaps getting the nod over Rodrygo as may be the case in Paris next weekend. Marc Bartra returns from a ban for Betis and should start with Rui Silva in goal given Claudio Bravo’s injury.
Saturday 21st May 2022
Valencia vs Celta Vigo
|Valencia||Guillamon||Lato, Duro, Paulista||Alderete|
|Celta||Beltran, Mallo, Cervi||Tapia|
Win Probabilities: Valencia 33% | Celta 40%
Notes: Nothing really at stake here either so again there could be some surprise selections. Celta may give youngster Gabri Veiga a start given their midfield selection issues. Gabriel Paulista may be fit for Valencia but he may not be risked given there is nothing to play for. It’s unclear whether Cillessen or Mamardashvili will start in goal for the hosts after the Dutchman returned somewhat surprisingly last week. They may be keen for Cillessen to prove his fitness and form with Valencia keen to move him on this summer given his high salary.
Sunday 22nd May 2022
Elche vs Getafe
Win Probabilities: Elche 27% | Getafe 39%
Notes: Bigas and Milla are available again following bans for Elche. The same goes for Mitrovic at Getafe. This is another game with nothing at stake and there’s a risk both sides may use their back-up goalkeepers with Casilla hoping for another start for Elche, while Yanez or Conde may potentially rotate in for David Soria at Getafe.
Alaves vs Cadiz
|Cadiz||Akapo||Alejo, San Emeterio, Haroyan.|
Win Probabilities: Alaves 22% | Cadiz 52%
Notes: Alaves have Loum available again but are down after losing last weekend so may make several changes. Cadiz are fighting for survival so will pick their best available XI.
Granada vs Espanyol
|Granada||Torrente, Neva, Rochina||Raba, Montoro|
|Espanyol||Morlanes, Bare||Pedrosa||De Tomas|
Win Probabilities: Granada 66% | Espanyol 13%
Notes: Granada will survive with a win so will pick their best possible XI. Escudero is available again and should start. Espanyol are a bit harder to predict with little at stake and following the sacking of coach Vicente Moreno. They have Vidal and Herrera available again following bans.
Osasuna vs Mallorca
|Mallorca||Galarreta, Greif, Sedlar||Amath|
Win Probabilities: Osasuna 28% | Mallorca 46%
Notes: Mallorca are the side fighting for their lives here and will name their best XI with Reina expected to continue in goal. Osasuna could rotate in some areas, potentially even in goal with Juan Pérez hoping for a start.
Barcelona vs Villarreal
|Barcelona||Wague, Nico Gonzalez, Pedri, Roberto||Eric Garcia, Dest, Pique, Araujo, Depay|
|Villarreal||Alberto Moreno||Danjuma, Gerard Moreno, Pino||Foyth|
Win Probabilities: Barcelona 49% | Villarreal 28%
Notes: Villarreal need a win to guarantee European football next season so will go strong but the match may still come too soon for key men Gerard Moreno and Arnaut Danjuma. Barcelona will finish 2nd regardless of the result but are still expected to name a strong team, although they have plenty of injury issues.
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid
|Real Sociedad||Fernandez, Oyarzabal, Monreal, Barrenetxea|
|Atletico Madrid||Felix, Vrsaljko, Lemar, Kondogbia|
Win Probabilities: Real Sociedad 35% | Atletico Madrid 36%
Notes: There’s not much on the line here with Atleti having clinched UCL qualification while Real Sociedad will be in the UEL. We should see a competitive game with both sides likely to go relatively strong, although some rotation is possible.
Sevilla vs Athletic Club
|Athletic Club||Sancet||Raul Garcia, Nico Williams|
Win Probabilities: Sevilla 39% | Athletic Club 34%
Notes: Athletic are hoping to clinch a Conference League place on the final day so will name a strong side. Sevilla could yet pip Atleti to 3rd which may lead to a strong XI but they are guaranteed Champions League football after a late equaliser last weekend.
This information is accurate as of 23:30 (Spanish time) on Thursday 19th May 2022. There may be some fresh developments and updated team news on Friday morning and throughout the day for those playing fantasy football games with later deadlines. You can get regular updates (in Spanish) on the latest situation regarding LaLiga injuries here while Marca’s regularly updated predicted XI’s are also a useful resource when it comes to picking fantasy teams.
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