Topic: Spain Primera Division picks and previews 2010-11

In this topic I will write my picks for the games in the Primera Division this season. I will also post some team news now and then and some other types of information.

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Primera Division 11, 12 and 13 September

- Saturday -

Barcelona - Hercules
Last season: Not played.
Barcelona won the league last season and I would expect them to have no problems beating Hercules by at least two goals in this one.
Barcelona to win with 0-1 handicap.

Valencia - Santander
Last season: 0-0
Valencia have had a great start to the season and I believe they will have no problems winning this game.
Valencia to win.

Real Madrid - Osasuna
Last season: 3-2
Real Madrid won 3-2 here last season but I believe they will manage to get a even bigger win here this time.
Real Madrid to win with 0-1 handicap.

Ath. Bilbao - Atl. Madrid
Last season: 1-0
Both teams managed successful starts to the season and I believe this one will be close like last year's meeting.
Less than 2.5 goals.

- Sunday -

Getafe - Levante
Last season: Not played.
Both have had poor starts to the season but I believe Getafe will be able to win this one at home.
Getafe to win.

Gijon - Mallorca
Last season: 4-1
Gijon managed a 4-1 here last season, but I believe Mallorca have a chance of winning this one this time around.
Mallorca to win.

Zaragoza - Malaga
Last season: 2-0
Zaragoza are strong and managed a strong win here last season and should be able to win again this time around.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Villarreal - Espanyol
Last season: 0-0
Espanyol managed to beat Getafe 3-1 while Villarreal lost 1-0 away to Villarreal in their first games of the season. Both of their meetings last season ended goalless.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Sevilla - La Coruna
Last season: 1-1
Sevilla managed a great start to the season, but they only managed a 1-1 draw with La Coruna here last season.
Sevilla to win.

- Monday -

Almeria - Real Sociedad
Last season: Not played.
Real Sociedad managed a winning return to the Primera Division with a 1-0 win over Villarreal in the first game of the season. This should be another close one.
Less than 2.5 goals.

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Villarreal vs Espanyol

Villarreal's Probable Starting XI: Diego Lopez; Angel, Marchena, Rodriguez, Capdevila; Cazorla, Bruno, Senna, Valero; Rossi, Nilmar

Espanyol's Probable Starting XI: Alvarez; Chica, V. Ruiz, Galan, Garcia; Forlin, Verdu, Marquez; Luis Garcia, Osvaldo, Callejon

Villarreal's last five games:
Aug 29, 2010    Real Sociedad 1 - Villarreal 0    La L
Aug 26, 2010    Dnepr Mogilev 1 - Villarreal 2    EL
Aug 19, 2010    Villarreal 5 - Dnepr Mogilev 0    EL
Jul 31, 2010    Villarreal 2 - Besiktas 2    Club
Jul 29, 2010    Tottenham 1 - Villarreal 4    Club

Espanyol's last five games:
Aug 29, 2010    Espanyol 3 - Getafe 1    La L
Jul 31, 2010    Espanyol 0 - Sampdoria 0    Club
May 15, 2010    Mallorca 2 - Espanyol 0    La L
May 8, 2010    Espanyol 2 - Osasuna 1    La L
May 5, 2010    Zaragoza 1 - Espanyol 0    La L

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Zaragoza vs Malaga

Zaragoza's Probable Starting XI: Leo Franco; Diogo, Jarosik, Contini, Obradovic; Gabi, Edmilson; Jorge Lopez, Ander, Bertolo; Marco Perez

Malaga's Probable Starting XI: Arnau; Gamez, Stadsgaard, Weligton, Mtiliga; Sandro Silva; Fernando, Fernandez, Owusu-Abeyie, Eliseu; Rondon

Zaragoza's last five games:
Aug 29, 2010    Deportivo 0 - Zaragoza 0    La L
May 15, 2010    Zaragoza 3 - Villarreal 3    La L
May 8, 2010    Xerez 3 - Zaragoza 2    La L
May 5, 2010    Zaragoza 1 - Espanyol 0    La L
May 1, 2010    Deportivo 0 - Zaragoza 1    La L

Malaga's last five games:
Aug 28, 2010    Malaga 1 - Valencia 3    La L
May 16, 2010    Malaga 1 - Real Madrid 1    La L
May 8, 2010    Getafe 2 - Malaga 1    La L
May 5, 2010    Athletic Bilbao 1 - Malaga 1    La L
May 1, 2010    Malaga 1 - Sporting de Gijon 1    La L

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Valencia vs Santander

Valencia's Probable Starting XI: Sanchez; Miguel, Costa, Navarro, Mathieu; Joachim, Albelda, Banega, Vicente; Mata; Aduriz

Santander's Probable Starting XI: Tono; Perez, Torrejon, Henrique, Cisma; Bakircioglu, Diop, Colsa, Arana; Rosenberg, Munitis

Valencia's last five games:
Aug 28, 2010    Malaga 1 - Valencia 3    La L
Aug 18, 2010    Valencia 2 - Fiorentina 0    Club
Aug 12, 2010    Palermo 1 - Valencia 0    Club
Aug 12, 2010    Napoli 1 - Valencia 1    Club
Aug 7, 2010    Man City 2 - Valencia 0    Club

Santander's last five games:
Aug 29, 2010    Racing 0 - Barcelona 3    La L
Aug 10, 2010    Lazio 1 - Racing 3    Club
May 16, 2010    Racing 2 - Sporting de Gijon 0    La L
May 8, 2010    Valladolid 2 - Racing 1    La L
May 5, 2010    Racing 1 - Sevilla 5    La L

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Barcelona vs Hercules

Barcelona's Probable Starting XI: Valdes; Dani Alves, Milito, Pique, Maxwell; Xavi, Adriano, Keita; Messi, Bojan, Iniesta

Hercules' Probable Starting XI: Calatayud; Cortes, Pamarot, Sarr, Paco Pena; Tiago Gomes, Aguilar; Tote, Valdez, Drenthe; Trezeguet

Barcelona's last five games:
Aug 29, 2010    Racing 0 - Barcelona 3    La L
Aug 25, 2010    Barcelona 3 - Milan 2    Club
Aug 21, 2010    Barcelona 4 - Sevilla 0    Span
Aug 14, 2010    Sevilla 3 - Barcelona 1    Span
Jul 29, 2010    Valerenga 2 - Barcelona 4    Club

Hercules' last five games:
Aug 28, 2010    Hercules 0 - Athletic Bilbao 1    La L
Jun 19, 2010    Real Unión 0 - Hercules 2    Liga
Jun 13, 2010    Hercules 2 - Rayo Vallecano 1    Liga
Jun 6, 2010    F.C. Cartagena 0 - Hercules 0    Liga
May 30, 2010    Hercules 5 - Albacete 1    Liga

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Getafe vs Levante

Getafe's Probable Starting XI: Ustari; M. Torres, Cata Diaz, Rafa, Mane; Borja, Boateng; Pedro Rios, Parejo, Gavilan; Miku

Levante's Probable Starting XI: Munua; Cerra, Hector Rodas, Ballesteros, Juanfran; X.Torres, Pallardo; Valdo, Suarez, Juanlu; Xisco

Getafe's last five games:
Aug 29, 2010    Espanyol 3 - Getafe 1    La L
Aug 26, 2010    APOEL 1 - Getafe 1    EL
Aug 19, 2010    Getafe 1 - APOEL 0    EL
May 15, 2010    Atletico Madrid 0 - Getafe 3    La L
May 8, 2010    Getafe 2 - Malaga 1    La L

Levante's last five games:
Aug 28, 2010    Levante 1 - Sevilla 4    La L
Jun 19, 2010    Betis 4 - Levante 0    Liga
Jun 13, 2010    Levante 3 - Castellon 1    Liga
Jun 6, 2010    Real Unión 2 - Levante 1    Liga
May 29, 2010    Levante 2 - Rayo Vallecano 1    Liga

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Sevilla vs La Coruna

Sevilla's Probable Starting XI: Palop; Konko, Escude, Alexis, Dabo; Cigarini, Zokora; Navas, Renato, Capel; Fabiano

La Courna's Probable Starting XI: Manu; Manuel Pablo, Colotto, Lopo, Morel; Juca, Rodriguez; Urreta, Michel, Guardado; Adrian

Sevilla's last five games:
Aug 28, 2010    Levante 1 - Sevilla 4    La L
Aug 24, 2010    Sevilla 3 - Braga 4    UCL
Aug 21, 2010    Barcelona 4 - Sevilla 0    Span
Aug 18, 2010    Braga 1 - Sevilla 0    UCL
Aug 14, 2010    Sevilla 3 - Barcelona 1    Span

La Coruna's last five games:
Aug 29, 2010    Deportivo 0 - Zaragoza 0    La L
May 15, 2010    Athletic Bilbao 2 - Deportivo 0    La L
May 8, 2010    Deportivo 1 - Mallorca 0    La L
May 5, 2010    Osasuna 3 - Deportivo 1    La L
May 1, 2010    Deportivo 0 - Zaragoza 1    La L

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Gijon vs Mallorca

Gijon's Probable Starting XI: Cuellar; Lora, Gregory, Botia, Canella; Carmelo, Rivera, Eguren, Diego Castro; De las Cuevas; Barral

Mallorca's Probable Starting XI: Aouate; Cendros, Nunes, Ruben, Ayoze; Diaz, De Guzman, Marti, Castro; Victor, Nsue

Gijon's last five games:
Aug 30, 2010    Atletico Madrid 4 - Sporting de Gijon 0    La L
May 16, 2010    Racing 2 - Sporting de Gijon 0    La L
May 8, 2010    Sporting de Gijon 1 - Atletico Madrid 1    La L
May 4, 2010    Getafe 1 - Sporting de Gijon 1    La L
May 1, 2010    Malaga 1 - Sporting de Gijon 1    La L

Mallorca's last five games:
Aug 29, 2010    Mallorca 0 - Real Madrid 0    La L
May 15, 2010    Mallorca 2 - Espanyol 0    La L
May 8, 2010    Deportivo 1 - Mallorca 0    La L
May 5, 2010    Mallorca 1 - Real Madrid 4    La L
May 2, 2010    Athletic Bilbao 1 - Mallorca 3    La L

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Spain Primera Division 2 and 3 October

- Saturday -

Zaragoza - Gijon
Last season: 1-3
It has often been close between these two. Four of the last five meetings between these to have ended in draws. Zaragoza have had a very poor start to the season, but Gijon have been poor away so far.
More than 2.5 goals.

Real Sociedad - Espanyol
Last season: Not played.
Real Sociedad have had a pritty weak start to the season, but Espanyol are very poor away. Could ebc lose, but I expect it to be entertaining.
More than 2.5 goals.

Valencia - Ath. Bilbao
Last season: 2-0
Valencia have had a very strong start to the season and they impressed me against Manchester United on Wednesday. They should be able to win this one.
Valencia to win.

- Sunday -

Almeria - Malaga
Last season: 1-0
Almeria won here last season, but Malaga have been outstanding away so far this season. Could be a close one.
More than 2.5 goals.

Getafe - Hercules
Last season: Not played.
Getafe have been pritty average so far this season and they face a very strong away team in this one. Should be close.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Osasuna - Levante
Last season: Not played.
Osasuna have been pritty strong at home so far this season and I believe they could manage to beat Levante in this one.
Osasuna to win.

Sevilla - Atl. Madrid
Last season: 3-1
Atletico Madrid have had an good start to the season and Sevilla have been far from impressive. This could be a tight one between these two.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Villarreal - Santander
Last season: 2-0
Villarreal have had an superb start to the season and I can not see them lose any points against Santander in this one.
Villarreal to win with 0-1 handicap.

Barcelona - Mallorca
Last season: 4-2
Barcelona have had an ok start to the season and this is a game they should be able to win. But they are coming off a long away trip to Russia in the Champions League.
More than 2.5 goals.

Real Madrid - La Coruna
Last season: 3-2
Real Madrid have been good under Jose Mourinho and I expect them to have no problems winning this game by at least two goals at home.
Real Madrid to win with 0-1 handicap.