We will be providing La Liga predictions and match previews throughout the Spanish football season. Keep tabs on this page for the latest round of fixtures and our analysis ahead of them.
La Liga Predictions
Match-day 23 saw Real win the Madrid derby, Barcelona drop points in Bilbao and plenty more key results at the bottom as Huesca won again to make things even more interesting in terms of the fight for survival. After the European action, La Liga is back on Friday with Getafe trying to gatecrash the top four by winning at Eibar.
Our match previews and predictions will be added below:
Friday 15th February 2019
Saturday 16th February 2019
13:00 – Celta Vigo vs Levante
Verdict – Celta should have Iago Aspas back in the starting eleven which is huge for them. With Levante having lost their way on the road, Celta could seal a key win. 2-1 Celta.
16:15 – Rayo Vallecano vs Atletico Madrid
Verdict – Both sides have lost their last two matches heading into this Madrid derby. Atletico could do with a confidence boost as much as anything before Juventus but it won’t be easy given their poor away record. 1-1 Draw.
20:45 – Barcelona vs Valladolid
Verdict – This is the ideal game for Barca to have really heading into the toughest of periods. The Catalans may rest some legs but they should have too much class for Valladolid. 3-0 Barcelona.
Sunday 17th February 2019
12:00 – Real Madrid vs Girona
Verdict – Girona are on a worrying slide and it’s hard to see them competing with a revitalised Real Madrid side. 3-0 Real Madrid.
16:15 – Valencia vs Espanyol
Verdict – Valencia are back. They left key men out and still won what could have been a tough game in Glasgow on Thursday night. With fresh legs to bring in, they should have the beating of Espanyol here. 2-1 Valencia.
18:30 – Villarreal vs Sevilla
Verdict – Villarreal picked up a morale boosting win in Lisbon on Thursday while Sevilla did likewise in Rome. The visitors are without key man Ever Banega here though and won’t press Villarreal in the way some teams have. That could be significant and the hosts may claim a rare win. 2-1 Villarreal.
20:45 – Real Betis vs Alaves
Verdict – Betis have rather nicely agreed to let Inui and Brasanac play for Alaves in this fixture, even though they are still Betis players. Alaves looked much better on Monday and could grind out a draw with a European hangover possible for the hosts, who have played a lot of football in 2019. 1-1 Draw.
Monday 18th February 2019
(Kick-Off times are local (CET))
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Expert Predictions & Analysis
La Liga Expert is based in Madrid, home of 5 Spanish top flight clubs in the 2018/19 season for the first time ever. This means we will be getting to see lots of football action this term (follow our social media channels for photos & videos from the games) and we like to think we know a thing or two about Spanish football!
All our previews and predictions are written by somebody whose full-time job is to know and write about Spanish football. Therefore as the name suggests, the analysis found on this page and in our match previews, does come from a true La Liga expert.
We believe this sets us apart from most other predictions services out there, which cover a much broader selection of leagues and countries and are often written by people with limited knowledge of the division in question. By specialising in just one league and only 20 teams and being based in the Spanish capital, it’s much easier to keep tabs on what’s what across La Liga and we hope as a result our analysis will be more accurate.
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