38th and last round of spanish Liga. In this post reviews of the decisive matches, all scheduled on Saturday.
GRANADA - ATLETICO MADRID
A draw would probably be enough for Granada to stay in the Liga, especially if Almeria does not beat Valencia.
Granada has the worst goals difference among the teams involved in the relegation fight but the situation in which all these teams end the league with 35 points is very unlikely.
It is not going to be easy for home team to obtain a win in this match, because Atletico Madrid losing today would seriously risk to lose the 3rd place since Valencia has a better goals difference.
We expect a draw here, a result which assures the 3rd place to Atletico and the safety for Granada.
GRANADA: Roberto; Nyom, Babín, Mainz, Carlos; Rubén
Pérez, Iturra, Ibáñez, Piti, Rochina; El- Arabi.
ATLETICO MADRID: Oblak; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Siqueira; Gabi, Tiago, Saúl, Koke; Raul Garcia, Griezmann.
UNDER 2.5 (1.65, Sporting Bet)
DRAW (2.80, Sporting Bet)
BARCELONA - DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA
A draw could be enough for Deportivo since it is very unconvincing to see Almeria beating Valencia today.
Obviously it is going to be really hard for A Coruna's team to get a draw in Camp Nou, where Barcelona wishes to cheer its supporters with another marvellous performance.
True, Luis Enrique has already planned a massive turnover in order to preserve his best players from unuseful risk of injuries, but the sensation is that also Barcelona's reserves can outclass Deportivo.
We expect a home win in a match where goals should not be missing since Depor is forced to attack, especially if they concede a goal.
BARCELONA: Bravo; Montoya, Bartra, Piqué, Adriano; Xavi,
Rafinha, Sergi Roberto; Pedro, Messi, Neymar.
DEPORTIVO LA CORUÑA: Fabricio; Laure, Lopo, Sidnei, Canella; Borges, Bergantinos, Salomao, Dominguez, Cavaleiro; Pérez.
HOME WIN + OVER 2.5 (1.55, 10Bet)
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (1.68, 10Bet)
EIBAR - CORDOBA
Although Eibar has only 32 points, chances to be stay in the Liga are high since winning today Eibar would be probably safe.
Motivations matter in a clash like this and Cordoba, already relegated does not have any.
Eibar will have the support of its fans and we really expect a home win.
EIBAR: Irureta; Bóveda, Navas, Lillo, Didac; Borja,
Dani Garcia; Capa, Arruabarrena, Javi Lara; Saul Berjón.
CORDOBA: Saizar; Gunino, Deivid, Luso, Edimar; Abel, Rossi, Vico, Borja Garcia, Fidel; Andone.
HOME WIN (1.35, 10Bet)
ALMERIA - VALENCIA
Almeria is in a awful situation: 32 points, 2nd to last place and a strong opponent to be faced today in this decisive match.
Valencia needs a win for 2 reasons: the first is to keep Sevilla below them in order to maintain the 4th place and the second is that they can still hope in Almeria's win against Atletico and reach then the 3rd place (Valencia has a better goals difference than Atletico).
Considering the big technical gap, we suggest the away win.
ALMERIA: Rubén; Casado, Michel, Mauro,
Dubarbier; Corona, Thomas; Wellington, Espinosa, Jonathan; Thievy.
VALENCIA: Alves; Barragán, Mustafi, Otamendi, Gayá; Fuego, Parejo, Enzo Pérez; Feghouli, Da Paul, Alcácer.
AWAY WIN (1.65, 10Bet)