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Friday, 16 November, 2018

Real Madrid and Barca set for routine victories

Top two look solid favourites

Barcelona travel to Las Palmas
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Alaves v Celta Vigo Sky Sports 2, 3pm
Not much is riding on this La Liga contest with Alaves looking forward to their Copa del Rey final - they beat Celta Vigo in the semi-finals - and the visitors struggling to recover from the heartbreak of exiting the Europa League to Manchester United on Thursday.

Celta have mainly been concentrating on Europe but with that adventure over this is a chance for them to focus on domestic matters.

Only Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more La Liga goals than 17-goal Iago Aspas this season and he can notch again. 

Mark Langdon's recommendation
I Aspas to score
1pt 3-1 Betway 

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Key stat
Celta Vigo have lost six of their last seven league matches.

Eibar v Sporting Gijon 7pm

Sporting Gijon secured their La Liga status on the final day of last season but they need a miracle to emulate those heroics this time around and will be relegated unless they win at Eibar.

Gijon’s 1-0 triumph at home to Las Palmas last weekend provided them with a lifeline but their goal difference is so poor that if Deportivo La Coruna collect one more point Sporting are destined for the drop.

Los Rojiblancos’ biggest problem has been their woeful defending. They have shipped 70 goals this term and they have conceded three or more times in 13 of their league encounters.

Gijon started the season brightly but they have won just two of their last 14 league matches and they could have asked for an easier place to visit for a must-win game than Eibar.

Jose Luis Mendilibar’s men have lost just two of their last eight La Liga matches in the Basque Country and showed they are still fully focused by beating struggling Leganes in their most recent home outing.

Atletico Madrid took 70 minutes to break down Eibar last weekend and Gijon, who have picked up just nine points on their travels, lack the attacking quality to shock the hosts.

Aaron Ashley's recommendation
1pt Evs general

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Real Madrid v Seville Sky Sports 3, 7pm

Earlier in the season this could have been considered a tough game for Real Madrid but Seville are limping towards the end of the season so Zinedine Zidane's men should take a significant step towards the title with another victory.

Isco has started only eight La Liga matches in 2017 but the Spanish playmaker has eight goals in those appearances and could offer a value alternative to Cristiano Ronaldo in the goalscorer markets. 

Mark Langdon's recommendation
Isco first goalscorer
1pt 6-1 bet365

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Seville have lost four and drawn two of their last six away matches.

Las Palmas v Barcelona Sky Sports 5, 7pm

Barcelona are doing their utmost to keep up the pressure on Real Madrid in the title race and can extend their La Liga winning sequence to six with a victory at Las Palmas.

Barca are the divison's leading scorers and should have enough firepower to overcome Las Palmas, who have lost just three home league matches this term but have gone off the boil lately.

Dan Childs's recommendation
Barcelona to win 3-0
1pt 11-1 Paddy Power

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Barcelona have scored at least three goals in eight of their last nine La Liga matches.

Isco has started only eight La Liga matches in 2017 but the Spanish playmaker has eight goals in those appearances
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