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Sunday's La Liga predictions including Athletic vs. Madrid, Villarreal vs. Barcelona

Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Sunday's La Liga matches, including Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid and Villarreal vs. Barcelona.


Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid (Sunday, 1.00pm)

Menacing Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos celebrates on July 2, 2020© Reuters

Real Madrid will be looking to open up a seven-point lead at the top of La Liga when they travel to an in-form Athletic Bilbao on Sunday afternoon.

Los Blancos are currently four points clear of second-placed Barcelona at the summit, while Athletic occupy eighth position, just four points off sixth-placed Getafe in the race for a Europa League spot.

We say: Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Real Madrid


As mentioned, four of the last five La Liga meetings between these two sides have finished level, while Madrid have not won at San Mames in the league since March 2017. Los Blancos are on a roll at the moment, but Athletic are also in impressive form, and we fancy a low-scoring draw on Sunday night.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

> How Real Madrid could line up against Athletic Bilbao

> Real Madrid injury, suspension list vs. Athletic


Espanyol vs. Leganes (Sunday, 4.00pm)

Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca pictured in January 2020© Reuters

Two teams in desperate need of the points will lock horns in a La Liga relegation six-pointer this weekend as 20th-placed Espanyol welcome 19th-placed Leganes.

Espanyol are currently 10 points behind 17th position, while Leganes are nine points from safety, with both clubs facing the real possibility of dropping into the Segunda Division.

We say: Espanyol 2-1 Leganes


There is simply no downplaying the importance of this match for both sides; a draw suits neither and therefore it would not be a surprise to see an open game. Espanyol have the worst home record in the league this season, but we fancy the Catalan side to pick up all three points courtesy of a narrow win.

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Osasuna vs. Getafe (Sunday, 6.30pm)

Osasuna manager Jagoba Arrasate in August 2019.© Reuters

Osasuna will be looking to make it four La Liga victories in a row when they welcome top-four challengers Getafe to Estadio El Sadar on Sunday night.

The home side have won their last three in Spain's top flight during a strong run of form, but Getafe have seen their Champions League hopes falter due to a run of just one win in seven matches.

We say: Osasuna 1-1 Getafe


Getafe will be determined to pick up all three points as they battle for a top-four spot, but Osasuna's recent form has been excellent and cannot be ignored; we are expecting a tight match in Pamplona and are ultimately struggling to separate the two sides, tipping a low-scoring draw.

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Villarreal vs. Barcelona (Sunday, 9.00pm)

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020© Reuters

Barcelona will be looking to keep their La Liga title hopes alive when they travel to an in-form Villarreal on Sunday night for what should be a fascinating affair.

The Spanish champions could be seven points off leaders Real Madrid by the time that they take to the field for this match, and Villarreal's recent form is likely to be of concern to the Catalan giants.

We say: Villarreal 1-2 Barcelona


It is a game that Barca simply have to win, and we fancy the champions to emerge victorious. Villarreal have been excellent since the lockdown period, but the Spanish champions must stay in touch with Real Madrid, who have a tough game themselves away to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday afternoon.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

> How Barcelona could line up against Villarreal

> Barcelona injury, suspension list vs. Villarreal

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CReal Madrid38269370254587
2Barcelona38257686384882
3Atletico MadridAtletico381816451272470
4Sevilla381913654342070
5Villarreal381861463491460
6Real Sociedad38168145648856
7Granada38168145245756
8Getafe381412124337654
9Valencia381411134653-753
10Osasuna381313124654-852
11Athletic Bilbao381312134138351
12Levante38147174753-649
13Real Valladolid38915143243-1142
14EibarEibar38119183956-1742
15Real Betis381011174860-1241
16AlavesAlaves38109193459-2539
17Celta Vigo38716153749-1237
RLeganes38812183051-2136
RMallorca3896234065-2533
REspanyol38510232758-3125

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