Almería and Lugo meet at the Mediterranean Games Stadium, in a match for the 21st round of the Second Division. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 05-03-2017, ended with the Almeria victory by (1-2). Attention to the house factor, since the Almería usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
Since Wednesday Porto is only a leader in the Primeira Liga. Because competitors Benfica and Sporting CP divided the points between them, both teams from Lisbon are respectively five and two points. Vitória de Guimarães will visit on Saturday.
Sporting gave away the win against Benfica in the final stages last Wednesday. This did bad business in the title race. At home against Maritimo must therefore be won.
Villarreal, we may call this season one of the flavorers of La Liga. On Sunday evening the yellow shirts take on the defeated Deportivo La Coruna, which longs for a victory. The Galicians do not bake much this season, however.
In a second half of the season in which Benfica can put everything on the competition, damage was already incurred at an early stage. Because of the draw against Sporting, the gap at leader Porto has grown to five points. Winning on a visit to Moreirense is therefore a must.
Celta – Real, both teams have hoped for more from this season. Celta Vigo is only on a disappointing eleventh place, but with a small series still has every chance to only six points away international ranks. For Real Madrid, despite a backlog in the hindquarters, it will be much harder to make up for the gap of 14 points to leaders FC Barcelona.
There have been 107 duels between the two clubs so far. With 60 wins, the score is pretty clear for Real, while Celta Vigo has only 31 wins in 16 draws. In Vigo, however, Celta is in the lead with 24 home wins in eleven draws and only 18 away wins by the Royal ones.
Barca – Levante, the sovereign front-runner meets an up-and-comers, for whom only the league counts. FC Barcelona are in a class of their own this season and are well on the way to winning the championship with nine points ahead of second place. UD Levante has done well so far and would immediately sign the current 16th place at the end. The advantage over the first relegation rank is only three points.
Twenty-six times, both clubs have faced each other so far with a fairly clear balance. With 20 wins and four draws Barca has lost against Levante only twice. At home, Barcelona have all 13 games against Levante won without exception.
An entertaining match on this Sunday is the one played by Albacete and Tenerife for a new date in the Liga2.
A striking game on this Sunday is the one that will sustain Leganés and Real Sociedad for a new date in the Santander League.
Exeter City and West Bromwich Albion meet, in a match for this phase of the FA Cup (3rd Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Exeter City presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.