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Five storylines to watch this weekend in the La Liga

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia, Granada and Real Betis all feature.

Get set for another exciting weekend of La Liga action...

Barcelona will win again, surely?

Tito Vilanova's undefeated Barcelona travel to Anoeta on Saturday tea-time to face Real Sociedad with most expecting a typical and routine win for the Catalans.

They have been on top form so far this season and although the 2-2 Copa del Rey draw with Malaga in midweek was a slight blip, expect Messi and co to come out firing. Real Sociedad have been in good form this season but it is becoming increasingly more and more likely Barcelona could end this season unbeaten.

Adan will play instead of Iker Casillas?

Yes Real Madrid fans the controversy is not over yet regarding Jose Mourinho's keeper selections and it seems, despite his ban that saw him miss the games against Osasuna and Valencia (Copa), Adan will come back into the squad and face Valencia on Sunday.

Mourinho has been unsure over his team selections this season with the number one spot in particular causing him trouble, however, the club's fans are a still upset by the fact Casillas, captain, was dropped in the first place.

Mourinho will fall out with another player?

So, Mourinho fell out with another one of his players on Wednesday night against Valencia at Santiago Bernabeu with Cristiano Ronaldo feeling his wrath this time. Who it could be this week is anybody's guess but someone is certain to be attacked if Madrid lose and drop even further behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Granada will lose?

One of my close colleagues will not like me writing this but poor old Granada have struggled this season and continue to do so. Everytime you think they are in control and could win, they don't and coach Anquela needs to change something instantly or his side will be facing the drop.

Real Betis will continue to surprise with Ruben Castro scoring?

Real Betis are simply delightful this season and any neutral football fan will be hoping they can continue to sit in fourth place and qualify for the Champions League. The club have had a bumpy ride to get back to the very top of La Liga but they really deserve it.

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