La Liga: Messi, Dembele Partnership Fuelling Barcelona Goal Rush
Lionel Messi’s blossoming partnership with electric winger Ousmane Dembele has helped Barcelona to four straight wins at the start of the Liga season and the pair will be gunning for more goals at home to fellow Catalan side Girona on Sunday.
While some concerns remain about Barca’s away performances, following scrappy wins at Real Valladolid and Real Sociedad, Ernesto Valverde’s side have been frighteningly good at home this season, scoring 15 goals in three games at the Nou Camp.
Messi and Dembele have been the architects of their dominance. With his last campaign marred by injury problems and struggles to adapt to his new surroundings after a big-money move from Borussia Dortmund, Dembele has been playing with renewed confidence and is having a huge impact this term.
Real Madrid will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Espanyol on Saturday after losing their perfect start by drawing 1-1 at Athletic Bilbao.
Atletico Madrid face a short trip to Getafe, targeting a win to kickstart their season after falling well off the pace and slipping down to ninth in the standings.
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Huesca v Real Sociedad – X2
Rayo Vallecano v Alaves – Over 1.5
Celta Vigo v Valladolid – 1
Eibar v Leganes – 1X
Getafe v Atl Madrid – X2
Real Madrid v Espanyol – 1
Levante v Sevilla – X2
Villareal v Valencia – 1X
Betis v Ath Bilbao – X2
Barcelona v Girona – Over 2.5