Athletic Bilbao – Barcelona with FORECAST 2 @ 1.72, 1:0
The Catalans face a serious test from the start. San Mames is a place where they have been repeatedly difficult and have repeatedly lost points, so under no circumstances will this match be a walk for them. Barca goes for this visit with the best he has available, with the only and actually most important question mark related to the condition of the top star – Lionel Messi. He has not been training well in recent weeks as there has been a slight injury, so this is certainly disturbing news for the Catalans. The Athletic team will be without Cordoba, Martinez, Guruseta and Ibay in this match, so they will surely feel some breakthroughs in their absence. The last two direct matches between Bilbao and Barca ended in rematch, but finally the Catalans will deploy their best football and triumph.
Celta de Vigo – Real Madrid with FORECAST 2 @ 1.60
Real Madrid have garnered a lot of looks in recent months, the result of a number of controversial events. The main one was the opening of the transfer window and the attraction of one of the big stars in all modern football – Eden Azar. The Belgian has reinforced the “white ballet” and yet the team performances remain very unconvincing in the pre-season preparation. However, this remains in the background when it comes to official clashes. Real Madrid have a lot to work on and improve after sending off a terrific season, and dropping out of the most prestigious Euro-tournament has dealt a huge blow to the team’s confidence earlier. Celta is one of the stumbling blocks for Zidane’s boys and yet the presence of Eden Azar will make a big difference. The Belgian will start his show program from the opening round and will bring his three points to his team.
Valencia – Real Sociedad with FORECAST OVER 2.5 GOAL @ 2.15
The teams of Valencia and Real Sociedad open the campaign in the most contested match. However, the bats are favored for the three points of the bouquets, and this is very good news for them. They will be more confident in this clash and will definitely have some superiority. Adding to the fact that they have no injuries, only Jose Guy will be absent from their ranks after suffering a one-match penalty after accumulating yellow cards from the end of last campaign. Real Sociedad will be very fragmented as it will not rely on more than half a dozen of its players. This column includes: Sanyan, Willian Jose, Yaramendi, Sola, Berentea, Yorente and Elustondo. All are injured except for the last two who are punished (similar to Gaius in the Valencia ranks). After the boring productions in direct rivalry last year, these teams will revert to times when total performance was infinitely high.
Villarreal – Granada with FORECAST 1 @ 1.60
Villarreal, who has gone through some insane times over the past few years, is launching a one-on-one, one-of-a-kind campaign. The team played a lot of control clashes, which certainly prepared it in the best possible way for the big rivalries. The same team recorded a lot of victories in the games in question, dealing with Augsburg, La Nucia, Bologna, Levante, West Brom and Cologne. The only loss came in the rivalry with Schalke 04 3: 1. Granada was at a phenomenal level in its controls, recording a full asset of victories in them. The team imposed itself on Reading, Almeria, Las Palmas, Valladolid, Alcorcon and Seville. However, these successes will remain only in the controls, and in the first official clash, the Granada team will be knocked down by a strong rival.