37th round of spanish Liga. In this post reviews of Sunday matches: Atletico Madrid - Barcelona, Espanyol - Real Madrid,
Valencia - Celta Vigo and Sevilla - Almeria.
ATLETICO MADRID - BARCELONA
Luis Enrique is not going to make any turnover for this match since Barça has no imminent matches scheduled on next week.
Barcelona is 4 points above Real Madrid and they need a win today in "Vicente Calderon" stadium.
Atletico want to keep the 3rd place (Valencia is 4 points below) and they also want revenge after the 2-3 loss vs Barcelona in the quarterfinals of Copa del Rey.
Both teams have all their best players available but we expect the away win because Barcelona needs concentration for the finals of Champions League and Copa del Rey and they wish to archive the question Liga as soon as possible.
Siqueira, Miranda, Godin, Juanfran; Koke, Mendes, Gabi, Turan; Griezmann, Mandzukic.
BARCELONA: Bravo; Alba, Mascherano, Piqué, Alves; Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic; Neymar, Suarez, Messi.
UNDER 3.5 (1.33, Sporting Bet)
ESPANYOL - REAL MADRID
Real Madrid has basically almost lost any chance to win a title, after Champions League elimination and the 4 points gap from Barcelona in the Liga.
Ancelotti's team is forced to win to save the face and hope in a false step by Barcelona.
It is not going to be easy against Espanyol which is still hoping for a place in Europa League.
Real will be without Modric, Khedira, Ramos and Arbeloa.
In our opinion BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE is the best choice.
ESPANYOL: Casilla; Arbilla, Álvaro, Moreno,
Fuentes; Canas, Javi López, Victor Sánchez, Victor Álvarez; Sergio Garcia, Caicedo (or Stuani).
REAL MADRID: Casillas; Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Isco, Rodriguez; Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (1.68, 10Bet)
VALENCIA - CELTA
In theory Celta is still fighting for Europa League qualification but its chances are really low.
Valencia occupies the 4th position, 4 points below Atletico Madrid and they has to gain 6 points from the last 2 Liga games (with an hypotethical defeat of Atletico they would reduce this gap to 1 point only and everything will be decided in the last round where Atletico will play in Granada).
Both teams don't have absences and we expect a pleasant match where goals should not be missing.
VALENCIA: Diego Alves; Barragán, Mustafi,
Otamendi, Gayá; Fuego, Parejo, André Gomes; Feghouli, Piatti, Alcácer.
CELTA VIGO: Sergio; Mallo, Cabral, Fontás, Jonny; Álex López, Krohn-Dehli; Pablo Hernández, Orellana, Nolito; Larrivey.
SEVILLA - ALMERIA
Almeria's situation is not wonderful: last 2 matches are against Sevilla and Valencia and they are still fighting to avoid relegation.
With a win, Sevilla would beat their record of points collected in a season (71 and they now have 70 points).
We do no expect any turnover by coch Emery, who wants the win in order to concentrate his squad on the final of Europa League scheduled on 27th May and probably the best players will sit on the bench in the next and last round of Liga.
Figueiras, Arribas, Kolo, F. Navarro; Banega, Iborra; Aspas, Mbia, Reyes; Gameiro.
ALMERIA: Rubén; X. Navarro, Dos Santos, Trujillo, Casado; Verza, Thomas; Wellington, Espinosa, Dubarbier; Hemed.
1 (1.20, 10Bet)
GAMEIRO TO SCORE ANYTIME