By Chima Azu
The international break is over and league games are back and here are our picks for the weekend :
SERIE A : ATALANTA VS SPEZIA CALCIO
Atalanta are unbeaten in their last 5 matches and it will be difficult for them to drop points in this game. Spezia on the other hand are struggling and would find it difficult getting a point from today’s game. We are playing this safe because Atalanta can be unpredictable at times but won’t lose at home.
Prediction : Atalanta win or draw
LA LIGA : ATHLETICO MADRID VS OSASUNA
ATM have been struggling this season and have mostly conceded first. Osasuna on the other hand are a tough nut to crack and are currently placed 8 position on the log. The away side have just 1 win and 2 draws in their last 5 games so this should be a difficult game for them playing away to one of the league’s best defense. Since the home side have been unconvincing it is difficult to give them all three points.
Prediction: Athletico Madrid win or draw
BARCELONA VS ESPANYOL
The Catalans are currently breathing a new sigh of relief and the team seems all motivated with their former legend now in charge. But the team are still having a lot of injury concerns and some first team players out. The area that they are most hit with injuries is in the attack, with Dembele, Aguero, Fati all out injured the only recognize strikers are Deepay and Luuk De Jong. The away side are definitely going to put up a fight and being a derby it won’t be an easy game for Barca.
Prediction : Espanyol handicap 0:2