2014-15 La Liga Match Previews: Week 5 (Part 1)

Updated: September 22, 2014
Real Madrid 2-8

Real Madrid vs. Elche

Match Date: 24 September 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

(Featured image: Real Madrid | Source: dailymail.co.uk)


A hat-trick by Cristiano Ronaldo and braces from both Gareth Bale and Chicharito sealed a Real Madrid rout against Deportivo La Coruña to compensate for the lost spoils in the squad’s previous two outings in La Liga. This put Los Blancos one step closer to the top six and if they manage to pull off more positive streaks into the season, they could give Barca, Sevilla, or Atletico (the current top three) a run for their money. Elche, meanwhile, lost to Eibar in a goalless home encounter at the Estadio Martinez Valero. A problematic defense, a non-lethal attack, and confused goalkeeping provided Los Franjiverdes’ opponents enough clearance to fire goals. Eibar had taken the lead as early as the third minute before they doubled it up in the 42nd.


Football betting tip: Real Madrid will show—again—the monstrous talents in them by winning this battle against Elche.




Celta Vigo vs. Deportivo La Coruna

Match Date: 24 September 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Estadio Municipal de Balaídos


Celta de Vigo did not only spoil Atletico’s chance at topping La Liga but they also put their opponents in an early underdog stance after midfielder Pablo Hernandez scored the opener for Os Celticos in the 19th minute. However, an equalizer from Miranda as well as a goal from Godin ensured that Atletico could regain their dominance. Thankfully, Nolito made a successful conversion of his penalty and put the final tally at 2-2. Deportivo, by comparison, also scored twice from their encounter against Real Madrid. However, it was far from the case of Celta as they conceded not just two, but eight goals to their opponents. Medunjanin and Toche’s efforts were easily dwarfed by Ronaldo’s hat-trick, Bale’s double, and Chicharito’s brace. Thus far, it was the biggest home loss of the season yet.


Sports betting tip: Depor will incur a second consecutive defeat at the hands of Celta Vigo.