With positive results down the road, Sevilla will be able to shake off a slow start to the year. However their front office must have been obviously very frustrated with their start considering they were the first La Liga squad to fire their coach this season. With a fresh perspective Luis Fabiano’s side looks to take down a worthy fifth place opponent in World Cup top performer Diego Forlan. This one is worthy of Match of the Week status.
Final Pick: 1-1 Draw
Barcelona VS Mallorca
Barca has lacked the killer bite that they have enjoyed in the past and considering they will be playing without Villa due to suspension, you have to wonder if their offense will be able to achieve impressive results. Messi should be back in the lineup today and anytime that happens you can guarantee the offense at least a few goals. Mallorca, last year’s fifth place squad, has struggled early and currently reside in 11th place.
Final Pick: 2-0 Barca
Real Madrid VS Deportivo La Coruna
Real Madrid suffered a frustrating draw last week to Levante, but the side resurfaced in the midweek with an excellent Champions League victory thanks to Angel Di Maria. This week they have the opportunity to play a strong side from last year that has struggled terribly at the start of this year. Deportivo currently sit in 19th place and the squad that finished 6th last year in the league hope to achieve their first victory of the year in what will be their sixth attempt.
Final Pick: Real Madrid 1-0