La Liga returns for matchday fifteen this weekend with a couple of blockbuster ties occurring as we run you through the three games you will not want to miss.
Atletico Madrid v Barcelona – Sunday 1st December 20:00
Undoubtedly the stand out clash of the weekend sees Barcelona travel to the capital to take on Atletico Madrid.
The table is taking on a familiar look with Barcelona sitting pretty at the top with Diego Simeone’s men just three points and three places back in fourth.
Come Sunday night, the pair could be locked on the same points but Barca’s superior goal difference will mean the Catalans stay above their Madrid rivals whatever the result.
If recent history is anything to go by then the match will likely end in a 1-1 draw as the last two times Barca have visited the Wanda that has been the result.
However, Ernesto Valverde’s men will be confident after back to back wins in the league whilst Atletico have recorded three draws in their last four games.
Valencia v Villarreal – Saturday 30th November 20:00
The battle of the V’s and arguably two fallen giants takes place on Saturday night.
One glance at the table and you will see this is quite the mid-table encounter however as two former European regulars, this is still a tie to get the juices flowing.
A victory for either on Saturday could be the kick starts they need to make a push further up the table and at least make a pass at making it into next seasons Europa League and maybe even more.
If you were watching Spanish football in the early 2000’s, then you will know what we mean when we say this is still a big game.
RCD Mallorca v Real Betis – Saturday 30th November 17:30
Perhaps not the most ‘fashionable’ meeting of the weekend but still a game that could have huge ramifications at the bottom of the table even this early on.
Mallorca sit 17th in the table two points Celta Vigo meaning victory for the islanders and defeat for Vigo could open up some daylight between the bottom three and the rest of the pack.
Victory for the home side would also see them leapfrog Betis who could do with the three-points themselves.
Expect a bitter battle at the bottom in this one.