Here’s the thing. I wish I could say that the game of the week would be Atletico Madrid vs Malaga, but the reality of the situation is that Raul Jimenez and Guillermo Ochoa are likely to not play very much. In fact, both may not even play at all. Jimenez has watched Atletico’s most recent games from the stands and Ochoa hasn’t left the Malaga bench all season. Edit: Looks like Ochoa will definitely be on the bench.
Instead, I’ve chosen Deportivo La Coruña vs Real Sociedad. It will be David Moyes’ first game coaching Real Sociedad after his failure to make an impact with Manchester United last season. A win would be massive for the team and would then push them outside of the bottom three relegation spots in La Liga. The match will also see the return of Carlos Vela after his successful stint with El Tri. It will be fascinating to see how Vela will work with Moyes at the helm.
Date: November 22nd, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. (pacific standard time)
Prediction: Real Sociedad 3-1 Deportivo La Coruña
Real Sociedad will surely have plenty of motivation after their last win against Atletico Madrid. Team captain Inigo Martinez has even come out to the media and stated that the team feels “motivated” now that Moyes has arrived to coach the squad. This should all lead to a comfortable win for Sociedad and could signal a change in their form this season.
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