La Liga is also back in action after the International break. The Spanish top flight will play their 14th round of the season as we get to see both Barcelona and Real Madrid fight hard to stay on top of the league. The biggest fixture this round is definitely the Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad match up. Madrid weren’t at their best for a long time but it seems they finally found their groove. However, Real Sociedad is a side that can beat anyone and Madrid might end up dropping points on Saturday. Atletico Madrid have to face Granada who were a side that was on top of the league just a couple of weeks ago. Nevertheless, they are now on a losing run and facing Atletico Madrid at this point is not what they would have wanted. However, more about that below, in our weekly La Liga predictions.
Leganes vs Barcelona >> click here for live odds
The holding Champions are on top of the table but only thanks to goal difference. Barcelona haven’t been playing as good as expected from them even with all the new signings. In the last couple of weeks it has been the Messi show which doesn’t bode well for the Catalan side. On top of that, they have some tricky injuries at the moment. All three players that have played on the right/left back positions are out at the moment and won’t feature against Leganes. With all that being said we still expect Barcelona to win Saturday’s fixture. Leganes are the worst side in the league at the moment and to make it worse they have to play Barcelona. Another loss will see them cement their place on the last position on the table.
It’s hard to look past Barcelona for this fixture. Leganes will try their best to get at least a draw because they are desperate for points. As a matter of fact, this fixture finished 2:1 in favor of Leganes last season. We are backing a – 1.75 Away Side Asian Handicap outcome.
Granada vs Atletico Madrid >> click here for live odds
Granada were the surprise of the league in the opening 10 rounds. However, they are now on a 3 games losing streak which saw them drop all the way to the 8th place on the table. On top of that, now they have to face Atletico Madrid a side that’s already dropped a lot of points. What makes things interesting is that Granada have never defeated the Madrid side. They have met 13 times in their history and Granada have only managed 2 draws while the rest were losses. Still, now we have a much different Granada side as they will play a wounded Atletico Madrid who are dropping points both in La Liga and in the Champions league. This fixture finished with a narrow 0:1 win in favor of Atletico the last time it was played and Atletico fans will be hoping for something similar.
Losing another match will mean a 4 game losing streak for Granada. Additionally, it will see them drop further on the table. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid can’t afford to drop more points. They are also a side that has much more quality than Granada. For that reason, we are backing an Away Side Victory.
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad >> click here for live odds
Here we have the most interesting fixture of the 14th La Liga round. Real Sociedad are one of the sides that have always been a problem for Real Madrid. As a matter of fact, the last two fixtures between these sides have ended with a Sociedad victory. This is a good position for the visitors because Madrid will have to think about the game against PSG that they will be playing midweek. They can’t afford another loss in the Champions League, so they might rotate some of their players. With the injuries they already have and a couple of rotations, Sociedad will get the perfect chance to stun the team from the capital. However, Madrid are well aware that dropping points on Saturday could mean that Barcelona will take a lead on the top of the table. Sociedad won this fixture 0:2 the last time it was played so their fans will hope for something similar.
Real Madrid have the home turf advantage but that’s pretty much the only advantage they have. Real Sociedad are playing good football and they are challenging for a TOP 4 finish. In the worst situation, they can at least score against Madrid. That’s why we are backing a Both Teams to Score outcome.
Full La Liga Round 14 Predictions >> click here for all La Liga Live Odds
Above, we made predictions about the most exciting matches of the 14th La Liga round. However, we have to mention the rest of the games as well. Below, you can see our predictions for the rest of the fixtures.
- Real Betis vs Valencia – Both Teams to Score
- Espanyol vs Getafe – 1X Double Chance
- Osasuna vs Athletic Bilbao – Over 2.5 Goals
- Eibar vs Alaves – Both Teams to Score
- Villarreal vs Celta Vigo – Home Side Victory
- Real Valladolid vs Sevilla – Away Side Victory
For more La Liga Predictions, tune in with us next week!