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Saturday's La Liga predictions including Barcelona vs. Valencia

Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Saturday's La Liga action, including Barcelona vs. Valencia.

Atletico vs. Elche (Saturday, 1.00pm)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone pictured in November 2020© Reuters

Atletico Madrid will be looking to return to winning ways in Spain's top flight when they welcome Elche to the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday afternoon.

Diego Simeone's side suffered their first La Liga defeat of the season to Real Madrid last weekend, while Elche lost 1-0 at home to Granada in their last league match on December 13.

We say: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Elche

Atletico will be determined to return to winning ways in La Liga after the loss to Real Madrid, and we are finding it difficult to back against Simeone's side on Saturday. Elche have proved difficult to beat this season, but the home side should have enough to pick up all three points in relatively routine fashion.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Barcelona vs. Valencia (Saturday, 3.15pm)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Levante on December 13, 2020© Reuters

Barcelona will be targeting a third straight victory in Spain's top flight when they welcome an inconsistent Valencia to Camp Nou on Saturday afternoon.

Ronald Koeman's side have won their last two in La Liga to move into fifth position in the table, while Valencia currently occupy 12th, having won just three of their 13 league matches this season.

We say: Barcelona 2-1 Valencia

Valencia, for all of their problems this season, are certainly capable of pulling off a surprise win at Camp Nou. Barca's win over Sociedad was extremely important, though, and will have left the hosts in a confident mood ahead of this contest; we are expecting a tight affair but expect Koeman's side to triumph.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 2.5 goals.

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> How Barcelona could line up against Valencia

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Levante vs. Real Sociedad (Saturday, 5.30pm)

Real Sociedad head coach Imanol Alguacil pictured on November 5, 2020© Reuters

Real Sociedad will be looking to bounce back from Wednesday's loss to Barcelona when they continue their La Liga campaign away to Levante on Saturday evening.

The Basque club remain second in the table after a strong start, but they are without a win in their last four games in Spain's top flight, while Levante's last league game ended in a 1-0 defeat to Barca.

We say: Levante 1-2 Real Sociedad

Sociedad are without a win in their last seven matches in all competitions, but it is difficult to back Levante with any real confidence considering their position in the table. The home side are capable of pulling off a surprise result, but we fancy Sociedad to just edge their way towards all three points.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a draw or an away win.

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Osasuna vs. Villarreal (Saturday, 5.30pm)

Villarreal manager Unai Emery pictured in October 2020© Reuters

Villarreal will be looking to return to winning ways in La Liga when they continue their 2020-21 campaign away to basement side Osasuna on Saturday evening.

The Yellow Submarine are without a victory in the league since the beginning of November but still sit fourth in the table, while Osasuna are currently bottom of the pile, having picked up just 11 points from 12 games during a disappointing start.

We say: Osasuna 1-2 Villarreal

Villarreal will be far from at full strength on Saturday, but it is difficult to back Osasuna due to their recent struggles. We are expecting a tight game between the two sides but believe that the Yellow Submarine will just have enough to return to winning ways in Spain's top flight.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or an away win.

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Sevilla vs. Real Valladolid (Saturday, 8.00pm)

Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui pictured in September 2020© Reuters

Sevilla will be eyeing their seventh La Liga victory of the season when they welcome lowly Real Valladolid to Estadio Ramon on Saturday night.

Julen Lopetegui's side, who have won their last three games in all competitions, are currently sixth in Spain's top flight, while Valladolid occupy 17th position and are just two points outside of the relegation zone.

We say: Sevilla 2-0 Real Valladolid

Valladolid will enter this match in good form and will fancy their chances of causing Sevilla problems over the course of the 90 minutes. Sevilla's recent results have also been impressive, though, and we fancy Lopetegui's side to ease to a victory on Saturday night.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
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