La Liga: Be tempted by Villarreal.

Real Madrid are likely to have to do without Raul (above) and

Fernando Morientes tonight

They boast an outstanding forward line in ex-Bernabeu hero Victor

and Martin Palermo, the Argentine striker, who turned down a pack of

bigger clubs to move from Boca

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CAPTION(S):

Scorers of ten goals in their last three games, including four in

the return clash against Barca last weekend, Victor Munoz’s unsung

side have risen to eighth place and the verge of a Uefa Cup place.

Valencia’s brilliance at home – no side has conceded fewer

than Hector Cuper’s lads on their own turf – likely to see them

past Alaves, who are still without Spain’s leading scorer Javi

Moreno.

The two live games appear to be home certainties, with

While such decent aspirations are small-fry compared to the targets

Real set themselves, the gulf between the two is narrower than punters

might think and odds of 8-1 are really tempting.

VILLARREAL, good enough to win at Barcelona earlier in the season,

have to be long-shots worth considering at table-topping Real Madrid

tonight.

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While Villarreal will score goals wherever they play, Real must do

so without either Raul or Fernando Morientes who are carrying niggling

injuries and are unlikely to be risked by coach Vicente del Bosque ahead

of this week’s massive Champions League quarter-final showdown with

Galatasaray.

And fifth-placed Mallorca are about as tough as they come at the

moment and ought to have too much in hand for Las Palmas.

Juniors to the Madrigal.

Only one team, for example, has won more away games in the Primera

Liga than Villarreal, who are no respecters of reputation.

Posted August 14th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

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