September 21, 2009

Three Clubs Remain Perfect (Barcelona, Real & Athletic Club Bilbao???): Week Three in Review & Jornada 4 Preview

While a seventy-four minute gap between Ronaldo goals allowed Xerez to ponder the notion of stealing a point from the home side, a six-minute period that saw Real Madrid quadruple their lead put an end to any fairytales at the Bernabeu. Atletico de Madrid continued their disappointing season, getting embarrassed at the Camp Nou. After a slow start and on only two points, Atleti needed a strong showing against the Catalan club to reestablish themselves as a title contender. Athletic Club Bilbao continued their perfect start to the season by defeating Villarreal. The “yellow submarine” have been another top flight club yet to notch their first victory of this early season. A late equalizer at the Mestilla put Sporting Gijon on terms with Valencia while Mallorca looked strong at home against La Liga newcomer Tenerife.

As for the prediction standings after three weeks:

1. El Partido Maravilloso: 16-14 (4*)
2. La Liga Tickets Online: 16-14 (2*)
3. Four Four Two: 16-14**

*tie breaker is scores picked correctly throughout the season
**if you don’t pick the scores, then you can’t earn the points

A set of midweek games keeps the players of La Liga busy this week. The big match-up coming when perfect Real and Manuel Pellegrini visit El Madrigal. Pellegrini, who coached Villarreal for four seasons including a second place league finish, will lead Los Blancos against his former club. Villarreal, who are a perennial contender for the four Champions League spots, have stuttered out of the gate this campaign. Emotions will be high as Villarreal look to take revenge on their former manager while earning their first league win in the process.

Week 4 Predictions:
Sevilla 1 – Mallorca 0
Racing Santander 2 – Barcelona 2
Espanyol 2 – Malaga 0
Villarreal 0 – Real Madrid 1
Atletico Madrid 3 – Almeria 1
Tenerife 0 – Athletic Club Bilbao 3
Xerez 1 – Deportivo 2
Valladolid 1 – Osasuna 1
Getafe 1 – Valencia 2
Sporting Gijon 1 – Zaragoza 0

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