The race for the La Liga championship is heating up. Even though Barcelona seems out of the race, many other teams will be in the fight. Teams like Sevilla, Real Sociedad, and possibly even Real Betis will join Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in the championship race. Some of these sides have big games in the upcoming weekend, so here are three things to watch in this La Liga matchday.
Top things to watch in La Liga
3. Real Sociedad v Real Madrid
The battle between Real Madrid and Sevilla a couple of weeks back was one of the best games in the young La Liga season. It was only through the sheer magic of Vinicius Jr that the leaders got the win at their home turf. This time, it will be the La Anoeta in the Basque that will see a huge game this Saturday. Real Madrid is facing Real Sociedad in a pivotal match for the ongoing race for the first place.
Real Sociedad is currently seven points behind the leaders and will need a win to stay in the race. Of course, there are still many games left to play, but ten-point leads are usually insurmountable. It will not be easy for the Basque team, as Real Madrid has won seven in a row in all competitions. Regardless, the team led by veteran David Silva will be hoping that Real Madrid will be reeling from playing in a tight schedule.
La Liga has usually been a two-horse race, with Atletico Madrid just joining the fray in the last couple of seasons. However, now many teams have realistic hopes for the title. Real Madrid is the frontrunner, with a seven-point lead ahead of Atletico Madrid (with a game in hand), and they are hoping to continue their good fortunes. Vinicius and Benzema are leading the goal-scoring race and they are both in the form of their life at the moment. Fatigue might be an issue, but coach Ancelotti has a plethora of options on the bench, so Los Blancos are hoping for a win in this match.