Real Valladolid vs Deportivo Alaves
Estadio Municipal Jose Zorilla, Valladolid
Sunday, 25-10-2020 @4pm
Two teams finding themselves mired in early-relegation trouble after a disappointing start to the season face off at the Jose Zorrilla as Real Valladolid host Deportivo Alaves this Sunday in a ‘battle of minnows’.
Just a point separates the sides on the table as the hosts of the match are second from bottom after four games, whereas the Basque Country outfit is right above them in 18th place.
Valladolid are one of the only two teams left in the division yet to win a match, having drawn three times and lost on three occasions from the opening six games of the campaign.
Alaves, on the other hand, have beaten only Athletic Bilbao, but couldn’t maintain the momentum and lost to Elche last weekend, their fourth defeat of the campaign.
In 24 games between the sides, Alaves have won on more occasions with 10 victories, however, Valladolid aren’t too far behind with eight wins of their own.
Last season, the pair claimed a win apiece in the league, with both winning at their respective home grounds. Alaves beat Valladolid 3-0 at the Mendizorrotza, before losing 1-0 in their trip to the northwest province.
Cadiz vs Villarreal
Estadio Ramon de Carranza, Cadiz
Sunday, 25-10-2020 @6pm
The hosts have kept three clean sheets in those half dozen outings, while scoring just six goals themselves in total. Villarreal have drawn a blank in both of their away league fixtures so far this term. The visitors have scored and conceded just eight goals overall across their six La Liga matches.
Real Madrid may have been extremely poor, but nothing can be taken away from Cadiz following their shock 0-1 success at Santiago Bernabeu last weekend.
Anthony Lozano was the hero for Alvaro Cervera’s newly promoted side who will be thrilled with their start to life in the top flight, and they’ll be optimistic about securing another positive result when they entertain Villarreal this Sunday.
The Andalusian’s have ten points on the board from a possible 18 and sit sixth in the table going into Matchday 7, however, all three of their wins thus far have been obtained on the road.
Cervera’s side have managed just one point from a possible nine at Estadio Ramon de Carranza and that tempers enthusiasm for backing them here against a Villarreal side flying high in second after a recent away draw to Atletico Madrid and home victories against Alaves and Valencia.
Likewise, though, we’re lukewarm about the visitor’s claims here as they’ve failed to score in both away league outings this term.
Getafe vs Granada
Colisuim Alfonso Perez, Getafe
Sunday, 25-10-2020 @8:30pm
Getafe have won and kept clean sheets in all three of their home games this season. Both sides have ten points on the board from their five league outings, but Granada have picked up just a single point from their two away matches thus far. Nazaries were thumped 6-1 at Atletico Madrid at the end of September, before managing a 1-1 draw at newly promoted Cadiz on Matchday 5.
Getafe maintained their 100% home record this term with a fine 1-0 success over champions Barcelona last weekend and Pepe Bordalas’ side can follow-up against Granada at Coliseum Alfonso Perez this Sunday.
While were clearly not witnessing a vintage Barca team at present, Getafe were good value for their win courtesy of Jaime Mata’s spot-kick and the result lifted the Madrilenians up to fourth in the early La Liga standings.
Bordalas’ charges will be desperate to stay there this season after fading into eighth last term and they should bolster their early form here against the team who finished one place above them in 2019/20.
Getafe have won all three of there home matches thus far without conceding a goal and represent a stern challenge for a Granada outfit who have picked up just one point from their two away league games so far.
Nazaries have made an equally impressive start in terms of points with ten on the board from five, but a 6-1 hammering at Atletico Madrid and a 1-1 draw at newly promoted Cadiz further indicate why Diego Martinez’ side are outsiders for this Sunday’s clash.
They were impressive in midweek to beat PSV 1-2 on the road in the Europa League, but Granada may also struggle to deal with the short turnaround against such a strong, energetic and well-organised outfit.
Real Sociedad vs Huesca
Reale Arena, San Sebastian
Sunday, 25-10-2020 @11pm
Real Sociedad have won three of their last four La Liga games, all by a 3-0 score-line. The hosts have kept four clean sheets in six league outings this season. Huesca are still seeking their first league win after five draws and one defeat from six.
Real Sociedad posted their third 3-0 victory of the season against Betis last weekend to go top of the table and Txuri-urdinak should have too much class for newly promoted Huesca this Sunday night.
Imanol Alguacil’s side were mightily impressive at Benito Villamarin as goals from Portu, Oyarzabal and Januzaj secured the points, backing up equally resounding wins already gained this season against Elche and Getafe.
A last gasp 0-1 victory against HNK Rijeka in the Europa League on Thursday kept the momentum going for the Basque giants and they can strengthen their position in the early standings here against a Huesca outfit still searching for their first win in the top tier.
Last season’s Segunda champions have been reasonably solid in losing just one of their opening six matches, but they look limited in attack with just six goals scored so far. That’s primarily why they have had to settle for five draws and it leaves Michel’s charges 16th in the table ahead of their trip to San Sebastian.
While it’s too early to suggest Sociedad could be contenders this term (they made a similarly strong start last season before dropping out), they’re impossible to oppose in their current form.
Upcoming La Liga game
-Levante vs Celta Vigo @11pm
La Liga results so far
-Elche 2-1 Valencia
-Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid
-Osasuna 1-0 Athletic Bilbao
-Sevilla 0-1 Eibar
-Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Betis