La Liga treble includes the big three
Atletico Madrid v Malaga
Atletico Madrid could claim their first Spanish title since 1996 if they better the result of Barcelona, who travel to Elche.
If both sides match each other, though, then La Liga will be decided between the two as they go head-to-head at the Nou Camp on the final day.
There have certainly been plenty of twists and turns during recent weeks and, had Atletico won at Levante last weekend, they could have been going in to this game knowing a victory would be enough.
The home side have won six of their last seven at home, which have all been to nil, with the 2-2 draw against Real Madrid their only blip in that run.
Defence has played a massive part in Atleti’s fortunes this season and they can again beat their opposition without conceding here, which is priced odds-on at 4/6, to maintain their title ambitions.
Celta Vigo v Real Madrid
Draws in their last two league fixtures have basically ruled Real Madrid out of the title race, after they looked favourites to win it just before their last game.
With city rivals Atletico losing to Levante, Real had the chance to put themselves into a great position as they took on Valencia, but only a 92nd minute equaliser from Cristiano Ronaldo salvaged a point in the 2-2 outcome.
That result was followed up by another disappointment in the midweek 1-1 draw at relegation threatened Valladolid, having led through Sergio Ramos’ free-kick.
Ronaldo was taken off early on in that match as a precaution and, with Gareth Bale also not being risked ahead of the Champions League final, it will be interesting to see if either turn out here.
It is not often Madrid go three games without victory, though, so expect Carlo Ancelotti’s team to find a win here.
Elche v Barcelona
Barcelona looked totally out of the title race but, after the last round of results, it is now back in their hands with the knowledge that two victories b will win it for them.
That is due to the fact that they of course face Atletico on the final day and, with Barcelona drawing in the away fixture, they can gain a better head-to-head by beating them at the Nou Camp.
There has certainly been drama in Barca’s previous two games, with Lafita’s 92 minute strike earning Getafe a 2-2 draw last time out, whilst they came from 2-0 down at Villarreal to beat them 3-2 thanks to two own goals and Lionel Messi winner.
Elche are unbeaten in their last nine matches, but have only scored seven times in those and, sitting in 14th place, there isn’t much pressure on them to perform here.
With Barcelona now knowing the destiny of the league is in their own hands, expect them to step up to the plate and win comfortably.