La Liga’s time on hold is coming to an end, at least for the foreseeable future. With the Spanish Federation anxious to see the season through, derbies will be hosted at a machine-gun pace until the 2019/20 campaign has run its course
Here are the matches to look out for on Primera Division’s return and where you can find a good game of fantasy football.
La Liga opening day
- Sevilla – Real Betis
It’s business as usual for Sevilla who are, once again, challenging for a Champions League spot by the mid-point of the season. There aren’t many world-beaters in the squad, but rather a strong collective that includes that likes of Luuk de Jong, Lucas Ocampos and Sergio Reguillon.
Meanwhile, Real Betis were swinging aimlessly in mid-table before the season’s pause. With team stars, Nabil Fekir, and Marc Bartra slumming it and looking for better career opportunities (we assume!), there may still be some serious action to come.
What are Real Madrid and FC Barcelona up to?
- Mallorca vs. FC Barcelona
Few fixtures could have provided a more convenient restart to the season for Barcelona than this one. Mallorca is fighting a desperate relegation battle. Meanwhile, Barcelona is in first place, despite their form having been far from exciting. There’s a growing sense of uncertainty lingering around the Catalan side. Transfers rumors must make the mood in the locker room a little tense. Still, Lionel Messi can usually be depended on to deliver, can’t he?
- Real Madrid vs. Eibar
It’s much of the same scenario for Real Madrid. Zidane’s side is trailing Barcelona by two points. And, although Los Blancos are facing similar uncertainty in regards to the future of their key players, glimpses of brilliance have existed, albeit not very often. The old guard (Bale, Benzema, Modric) has a lot to prove, but not less than the youngsters (Vinicius, Rodrygo).
La Liga fantasy football
Naturally, the season commences in La Liga fantasy football as well.
FootballCoin has set up a number of free and public contests. Meanwhile, users will be excited to host their own events and set up the entry fee and the matches to be included.
Finally, there’s a growing offer of virtual football and much of it has a place reserved for Spanish clubs.
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