The return of the FIFA date delivers interesting matches in a League that will live its sixth day and that is led by Real Madrid, which with a pending match has managed to place itself at the top after three wins and a draw, Barcelona, Seville and a so much back, the Atleti, they will also have their sights set on the start of the Champions League, which can cause surprises, let’s go with the forecasts:
Celtic vs. Atleti – Saturday 17 October 10am ET x beIN SPORTS ñ
In addition to having to change the image and recover the goal, Atleti has his mind set on his debut this season in the Champions League, which will take place at midweek, nothing less than visiting the champion, Bayern Munich, so Simeone’s team can rotate players also taking into account that their internationals return from a FIFA date.
Celta want to be respected at home again And what better way to get that message across with a victory against one of LaLiga’s powerful players. The Vigo team came from two consecutive defeats and both could not score, they fell 2-0 with Osasuna before the break and at home 0-3 against Barcelona.
Forecast: Taking into account the little effectiveness of Atleti, and his almost obsessive desire to seek to keep the goal at zero, we will take less than 2.5 goals in the match.
Real Madrid vs. Cadiz – Saturday, October 17 12:30 pm ET x beIN SPORTS ñ
Real Madrid will suffer the casualties from Odriozola, Carvajal and Odegaard to receive Cádiz. For the right back, Lucas Vázquez or Nacho could be occupied, depending on the intentions of Zidane, who again will not be able to count on Hazard, who is being talked about not even for the Classic next week.
Cádiz will have to fight to score a goal for the merengue team, that in three of the four games played so far in LaLiga he has not received a goal, while the newly promoted only remained at zero in their home presentation against Osasuna, and have scored at least one goal in their other four commitments, against Huesca, Seville, Athletic and Granada.
Forecast: Despite the casualties in the merengue box, Real Madrid should have no problem taking the points. Real Madrid win and there are more than 2.5 goals.
Getafe vs. Barcelona – Saturday 17 October 3pm ET x beIN SPORTS ñ
Getafe has not beaten Barcelona since 2011, almost nine years later and with a team that seems to be able to fight with pride against the greats, the Bordalás team continues to seek that triumph that will catapult it to other spheres in LaLiga and that will make the leap to Getafe to the fight for the Champions positions.
Koeman will have to start making decisions with his staff, because Barcelona will not have Ter Stegen nor Alba, casualties due to injury and Pjanic and Messi who could have rest although Koeman has made it clear that in the case of the Argentine he sees him wanting to play every minute.
Forecast: Getafe has hinted a lot but has not been able to win, well, not a point against Barcelona in the last four games, with everything at stake and after a FIFA date their chances increase. They both score and there are more than 2.5 goals.