In our previous article, we decided to take a look at what the sides in Spain’s top 10 have left to play as the season enters its final round of fixtures.
Now, we take a look at what the sides in the bottom half of the table can still achieve heading into the final weekend of a thrilling season.
Girona – 48 pts
Just avoiding the drop has earned tiny Girona many plaudits but they still have the ability to finish inside the top ten in their debut top-flight season.
However, defeat to Las Palmas on Saturday could see them slip to fifteenth but no matter happens, the season has been an overwhelming success.
Alaves – 47 pts
Alaves are another side like Girona who will be happy with their season’s work and have now established themselves as a mid-table side after ending last season in ninth.
If things go well and Alaves win away at Sevilla on Saturday, then it is possible for a repeat of last season ninth place finish.
However, there is also the danger of ending the campaign fifteenth with a heavy loss.
Celta Vigo – 46 pts
Celta may be a little disappointed to be ending the season in the lower half of the table, but another season of top flight football should never be taken for granted.
There are a cluster of teams on the 46-point mark, but Celta’s goal difference is far superior and with a home time against Levante, a top eleventh could still be on the cards for Juan Carlos Unzué’s men.
Espanyol – 46 pts
Barcelona’s neighbours often get a little forgotten about and this season has paled into nothing.
Relegation is no threat, but the best David Gallego can hope for is eleventh as they prepare to face Athletic Bilbao on Sunday despite his side ended the campaign eighth last time out.
Levante – 46 pts
It has been a steady but unspectacular for a newly promoted Levante side this season and certainly a case of job done.
Avoid defeat to Celta Vigo on Saturday fifteenth is the worst they can finish although eleventh is still up for grabs.
Athletic Bilbao – 43 pts
Where there is glory for some, there is misery for others and Athletic Bilbao certainly falls into the latter.
Although there is no threat of relegation, the side that finished seventh last term can realistically do no better than 14th this term and that is only if results go there way and they beat Espanyol on Sunday.
Leganes – 40 pts
It is quite simple for Leganes, no matter what happens seventh is assured, granted they are only three points behind Bilbao but with minus eleven worse goal difference than the Basque club, it would take an almighty miracle for them to overhaul them especially playing form side Real Betis on Saturday.
Deportivo La Coruna – 29 pts
It has been a terrible season and Clarence Seedorf will be expected to bring the Blues and Whites straight back up.
As they prepare to face Valencia on Sunday, win, lose or draw it matters little as Deportivo are guaranteed to finish eighteenth.
Las Palmas – 22 pts
Sitting just two-points above rock bottom Malaga, it is clear that pride is up for grabs as Las Palmas tumble into Spain’s second division.
Victory over Girona on Saturday is the only way to guarantee they stay off the bottom.
Malaga – 20 pts
Oh dear, the less said about Malaga’s season the better, however, there is one last chance to scrap a modicum of respectability by beating Getafe on Saturday and hoping Las Palmas lose or draw with Girona to lift themselves off the bottom.