La Liga enters the final week of the season with Matchday 38 starting this weekend. While the current top 4 have all achieved a top 4 finish, including Real Madrid, who won their 35th La Liga title, there are still two teams at the bottom of the table desperate to avoid relegation. Seventh-placed Villarreal will also be looking to retain their place in Europa Conference League qualifiers while just a point ahead of Athletic Club.
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Cadiz, currently 18th and in a relegation position, will hope for a positive result against bottom Alaves, while hoping Mallorca will stumble against Osasuna. Cadiz and Mallorca are tied on 36 points but Mallorca hold the tiebreak. If they can get all three points against Osasuna, they’ll be safe. However, a Cadiz win and draw or loss to Mallorca or a Cadiz draw and loss to Mallorca will see Cadiz jump to 17th place and send Mallorca to La Liga 2 next season.
Cadiz goes into the match as favorites at -115 odds, while Alaves is at +320 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Mallorca is favorite for their game at +120 with Osasuna at +230.
Villarreal need to face Barcelona and hope for a positive result to secure seventh place. Barca topped their last clash with a 3-1 win over Villarreal thanks to goals from Frankie de Jong, Memphis Depay and Philippe Coutinho. They drew 0-0 with Getafe so Villarreal hope they can now benefit from Barcelona after claiming second place. Barca are favored at +100 while Villarreal comes out on top at +240.
Here’s a look at the full Matchday 38 schedule, which begins at 3pm on Friday. All times are Eastern and all games will be live streamed on ESPN+.
La Liga Matchday 38 Schedule
Friday May 20th
Real Madrid-Real Betis, 3:00 p.m
Rayo Vallecano vs Levante, 3:00 p.m
Saturday May 21st
Valencia-Celta Vigo, 11:30 a.m
Sunday May 22nd
moose v. Getafe, 11:30 a.m
Alaves v Cadiz, 2:00 p.m
Granada v Espanyol, 2:00 p.m
Osasuna vs Mallorca, 2:00 p.m
Barcelona-Villarreal, 4:00 p.m
Real Sociedad vs Atlético Madrid, 4:00 p.m
Seville v Athletic Club, 4:00 p.m