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LLTO La Liga Picks Of the Week

Jugadores del Madrid calentandoRacing Santander: Barcelona

Last year’s La Liga title winners will play on the road to start off this season and the club will play against one of the more mediocre offenses from last season in Racing Santander. Racing only had one player surpass double digit goals last season and finished the season with a disappointing 16th ranking in the table. Barcelona, on the other hand, has only gotten stronger this off season offensively with the addition of Spanish World Cup star David Villa. The offense is expected to score early and often and they most certainly will.

Final Pick: Barca 5-0

Mallorca: Real Madrid

Mallorca was one of the strongest teams last season at home only dropping points in four matches out of nineteen. And this year despite the tough start, the club looks to fend off a potential powerhouse club and improve on their fifth place ranking from last season. Real Madrid enters the match with plenty to debate, but the most interesting tale is obviously the debut match of Mourinho. The treble winning coach in Italy begins his new era in La Liga this weekend with a nice victory.

Final Score: 3-0 Real Madrid

Guranteed Pick Not Named Barca or Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid: Sporting Gijon

Winners of the European Super Cup over Inter earlier in the week and including two of the best strikers in La Liga this season looks to be better then last for our hosting squad of Atletico Madrid. And today they face a 15th place squad from last season that only won two road matches all of last season. Looks like a better start then last season for Forlan and the boys.

Final Pick: Atletico Madrid 3-1 

Malaga:Valencia

The toughest match of the week to pick considering Valencia’s key departures this summer, but Malaga barely survived the league table last season with a 17th place finish and Valencia still has several valuable members of a top four squad from last season. The road match could factor into a tie, but I think Valencia will start off of the season on a good note.

Final Score: Valencia 2-1

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  • Anthony June 29, 2011, 12:03 pm

    Would rather get Erik Lamela from River Plate. He is an AM and is younger than alvarez, just 19.

  • iwan June 29, 2011, 6:07 am

    I like him very much……alvarez.

  • aabz June 28, 2011, 9:59 pm

    How we can improve defence get a defencive midfielder we had cambiasso replace him and get a good RB ever banega is good

  • otosan June 28, 2011, 7:19 pm

    There’s no way u can get pastore for 12M, this guy is very good for his price! He got speedy feet like messi, also a good team player n looks smart in passing n assist. Hope inter get him…

  • Is this any relation with snider move?!!!!

    • David June 28, 2011, 7:25 pm

      Good question. I hope not, but from what I hear, Alvarez is a better fit for the new formation than Sneijder is

  • aabz June 28, 2011, 10:00 am

    hes good but i prefer pastore which we can get him easily

  • joe June 28, 2011, 8:44 am

    Banega,Alvarez and Cambiasso as our mid, all argentine, hey why not!

  • Luccio June 28, 2011, 5:22 am

    We have to sign this player. Young and very talented. Just what we need without breakin the bank

  • Sani June 28, 2011, 3:02 am

    i like him man… exciting player!!!

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