Preview: El Gran Derbi highlights La Liga derby weekend


the The Great DerbI’m in second Sevilla FC and third Real Betis is, however, the showpiece of the Spanish league, with several other intriguing contests also in this round of top-flight action.

Levante and Elche kick off derby fiesta

The first of the regional rivalries sees Levante UD and Elche CF, two clubs from the Valencian Community, face each other on Friday evening at the Estadi Ciutat de Valèncian.

Elche, who are the visitors, have not won there since 1993 so will be hoping for a rare away win at Los Granotas side, who are improving but still find themselves nailed to the bottom of the table.

Saturday’s fixture list begins with Valencia CF making the short trip across the Mediterranean Sea to RCD Mallorca.

José Bordalás’ side are yet to win a La Liga game in 2022 and know it will be tough at the Visit Mallorca stadium given that the local Mallorca side have won each of their last three matches there.

The Tour de Madrid takes center stage

A tour of Madrid ensues, with Saturday’s final three games all taking place in the Spanish capital.

The first on the list sees Getafe CF host Deportivo Alaves to south of town, a game with huge and disastrous implications at the other end of the table.

With Obtain a Having won each of their last four home matches, they will be aiming for a fifth win in a row to keep the Basque side at bay.

The focus is on Vallecas, where Rayo Vallecano will face the league leaders real Madrid in another key regional rivalry.

It was a close contest when these two teams met at the Santiago Bernabéu earlier in the season, with Real winning 2-1. So it could be even more difficult for Los Blancos as they visit the team with the third-best home record in La Liga Santander this season.

While it’s true that Rayo’s excellent home form has dipped lately, they will be determined to beat their neighbors and a rowdy atmosphere is to be expected.

Saturdays Madrid Tower culminates with Atlético Madrid and RC Celtic at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. athlete haven’t won back-to-back league games since November last year but will look to do so on Saturday night against Celta, who are yet to lose a game since January 19, 2022.

The last time the two sides met at the Metropolitano, it ended in a four-goal thriller after a 2-2 draw.

El Gran Derbi announce Super Sunday as Barcelona and Chukwueze’s Villarreal look to maintain impressive momentum

Sunday’s action begins with Super Eagles wide forward, Samuel Chukwueze and his Villarreal team-mates hosting RCD Espanyol at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

Unai Emery’s boys, led by Chukwueze, will be looking to build on their impressive midweek draw against Juventus in the Champions League.

the yellow submarine are surfacing at the right time, closing in on the top four and a potential ticket to next year’s Champions League.

Later in the evening, football fans around the world will tune in to enjoy the EL GRAN DERBI between Sevilla FC and Real Betis at 4:15 p.m. Nigerian time.

It’s still a special game and produces one of the most famous atmospheres in world football, but there’s even more at stake than usual in this derby as it will be the first ever league encounter between these sides with the two up. three from the board.

Quality football and unparalleled passion are to be expected at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in what will be Sevilla’s third derby of this season, with one win apiece so far.

Two major matches in the race to Europe then take place, starting with Real Sociedad vs. California Osasunalike The Real looking to get back on track after last weekend’s crushing defeat in the Basque Derby to Athletic Club.

athletic club hope to continue their positive run when they visit Camp Nou to face in-form form FCBarcelona.

The Bilbao side have already knocked Xavi’s side out of the Copa del Rey this season and will now be looking for three points in La Liga Santander, although they will travel knowing they haven’t won. Barca in Catalonia since 2001.

The last match of this round brings another battle between two teams from the same region as the Andalusian teams, Granada CF and Cadiz CF appointment Monday evening to end the 26th day.

It’s really a six point relegation, like Granada CF are currently just outside the danger zone at 17th, while the Pirates are four points behind in 18th. Therefore, there will be plenty on the line when these two horns lock.


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