12.02.22 – Villarreal vs Real Madrid
Real Madrid is currently sitting on top of La Liga with six points above 2nd place Sevilla who have drawn their last 3 games.
They host current Europa League holders Villarreal, who are currently 6th in the table just 3 points behind 4th placed Barcelona, albeit having played a game more.
A win for the Yellow Submarines here would benefit all sides between these 2 in the table, but Carlo Ancelotti’s men will have other ideas. Los Blancos are yet to lose at the Santiago Bernabeu this season, drawing 33% of their games and winning the rest. Given those stats, Villarreal would take a draw, hands down.
Match Preview: Villarreal vs Real Madrid
13.02.22 – Espanyol vs FC Barcelona
Barcelona’s 4-2 win against Atletico Madrid culminated Xavi’s revival in Catalonia, with the Blaugrana now 4th in the table with a game in hand compared to the 3 sides above them. They face rivals Espanyol on Sunday in what is a very heated local derby, a side who have lost 3 of their last 4 games and find themselves in the bottom half of the table. Dani Alves will miss this match through suspension after getting sent off last time around and will be replaced by Sergino Dest, with the big question mark for Xavi remaining who will occupy the 3 spots upfront with Aubameyang and Depay missing out last time around.