As La Liga resumes its captivating journey, Saturday’s fixtures promise intense battles, featuring a Basque derby between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad. Additionally, Las Palmas faces Villarreal, Mallorca encounters Celta Vigo, and Real Betis takes on Granada.
Las Palmas vs. Villarreal (Saturday, 1.00 pm)
Las Palmas hosts Villarreal at Estadio Gran Canaria in a clash between two teams grappling with disappointing form.
Las Palmas aims to recover from a 2-0 Copa del Rey loss to Tenerife, while Villarreal seeks redemption following a penalty shootout exit against Unionistas de Salamanca.
- Prediction: Las Palmas 1-1 Villarreal
Las Palmas has shown resilience at home, losing only two of nine league matches. Villarreal, struggling at the moment, faces a tough challenge. A draw seems likely in front of Las Palmas’ home crowd.
Mallorca vs. Celta Vigo (Saturday, 3.15 pm)
Celta Vigo seeks a third consecutive win across all competitions as they face Mallorca, fresh from a 4-2 Copa del Rey victory over Amorebieta. Mallorca progressed with a 3-0 win against Burgos.
- Prediction: Mallorca 1-1 Celta Vigo
Both teams enter the match in strong form. Mallorca, with limited success at home, may witness another draw against a resurgent Celta side.
Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Sociedad (Saturday, 5.30 pm)
- Prediction: Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Real Sociedad
Despite missing key players, Athletic, facing a depleted Real Sociedad, aims to capitalize on the situation and secure a crucial three points in the Basque derby.
Betis vs. Granada (Saturday, 8.00 pm)
Real Betis seeks redemption after consecutive defeats when they face struggling Granada. While Betis suffered a 1-0 Copa del Rey loss to Alaves, Granada recorded a morale-boosting 2-0 victory over Cadiz in La Liga.
- Prediction: Real Betis 2-1 Granada
Betis, hungry for a league success, is expected to navigate past Granada, who will be fresher but faces a challenging task. Pellegrini’s team aims for vital three points at home.
As La Liga unfolds, anticipate drama, strategic battles, and thrilling moments defining the weekend’s Spanish football spectacle.