Friday December 13 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this weekend

Ahead of a fascinating round of La Liga, Alex Fitzpatrick analyses if Real Madrid and Barcelona can negotiate tough away trips ahead of midweek El Clasico.

Valencia against Real Madrid

Deadlock ahead of El Clasico

Friday December 6 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this weekend

Looking ahead to the weekend games in La Liga, Alex Fitzpatrick asks if Julen Lopetegui's Sevilla can keep winning to pressurise the top two.

Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui

Deadlock at the top

Friday November 29 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this weekend

Atletico Madrid's clash against Barcelona is an eye-catching tie but there's plenty of other backdrops to La Liga this weekend, writes Alex Fitzpatrick.

Atletico Madrid against Barcelona

Winter is coming and as it closes in, La Liga has finally started to stretch out with teams edging ahead, or behind, at the top and bottom of the table. As always, tips for La Liga matches are always worth checking out. With four gameweeks left until the winter break, here are five things to look out for in La Liga this weekend.

Celta Vigo and Iago Aspas rise Again

Friday November 22 2019
Can Spain reign supreme at Euro 2020?

Spain have successfully qualified for next summer’s European Championships finals, David Whitworth analyses their chances of success in the tournament. 

Spain national team

Spain go into the European Championship on the back of a successful qualifying campaign. They finished as group winners with 26 points, eight wins and two draws from their 10 games played. Goals have not been hard to come by, scoring the same amount of goals as their final points tally – netiting an impressive 26 times.

Friday November 22 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this weekend

This weekend sees the return of La Liga action following the November international break, with Alex Fitzpatrick highlighting what to watch out for.

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale

La Liga returns with a bang after the international. Following a thrilling opening 13 games there are only seven points between the final European qualification spot and 17th, one place above the drop zone. Here are my five things to look out for this weekend.

Gareth Bale Watch

Wednesday November 20 2019
Timing right for Ivan Rakitic to leave Barcelona

Ivan Rakitic has been an excellent servant for Barcelona but the time is right for all parties to move on in January, writes Jon Driscoll.

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic

I hope it is not long after he leaves that Ivan Rakitic is fully rehabilitated as a Barcelona star. It looks like he is off in January and that is the right thing for both player and club given where we are now. It is frankly undignified for a four-time champion of La Liga, Champions League winner and World Cup finalist of such quality to have become a bit part at just 31 years of age. He isn’t an all-time great but give the man his considerable due.

Friday November 8 2019
Intense Seville derby promises to be unmissable

This weekend's Seville derby between Real Betis and Sevilla promises to be as intense and passionate as ever, explains David Whitworth.

Sevilla against Real Betis

Spain’s most intense and passionate derby takes centre stage once again when the eternal rivals of Real Betis and Sevilla lock horns once again this Sunday night at the Estadio Benito Villamarín.

It is a derby unlike any other and a match which brings together two historic footballing rivals from opposite sides of the city with the green and whites of Betis hailing from the district of Heliópolis and the red with white of Sevilla residing in the suburb of Nervión.

Thursday November 7 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this weekend

This weekend sees the final round of La Liga action ahead of the November international break, with Alex Fitzpatrick highlighting what to watch.

Real Betis against Sevilla

New manager bounce?

Friday November 1 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this weekend

The third round of La Liga action in the space of a week means the league table is taking shape amid multiple fascinating encounters, writes Alex Fitzpatrick.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi

Midweek madness

The TV scheduling for the midweek fixtures in La Liga means that several clubs have a very small turnaround between games this weekend. For example, Mallorca - whose game finished at 9pm on Thursday night - face a midday Sunday start away at Real Valladolid. Transit and tiredness means that if we haven’t already then we may see rotations from a number of clubs in this gameweek. Remember, in Spanish football playing three games in a week is unusual unless you are competing in European football.

Monday October 28 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this midweek

There is a pre-Halloween round of midweek action in La Liga with a few scares and plenty of tricks and treats on offer, as Alex Fitzpatrick explains.

Real Madrid against Leganes

Barcelona v Real Valladolid

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