Real eye second place as Barcelona look to consolidate position: Liga F Rescheduled Matches Preview

Week 13 matches pitting Barcelona against Valencia and Real Madrid against Real Sociedad which were postponed due to Champions League commitments will be played on Wednesday 1 February, together with postponed week 16 match between Sevilla and Sporting Huelva.

Real eye second place as Barcelona look to consolidate position: Liga F Rescheduled Matches Preview
Real Madrid, one point below second place Levante with two games in hand, will be looking to keep pressure on reigning champions Barcelona with a win over Real Sociedad on Wednesday / © Photo by Angel Martinez / Getty Images

Real Madrid will be aiming to collect maximum points to keep pressure on log leaders Barcelona when they clash with Real Sociedad at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Wednesday night in a rescheduled match.

The Madrid side are assured of second position if they win their clash today and will be hoping their top goal scorer forward Esther Gonzalez will be at her best to add onto her 12 league goals whilst midfielder Caroline Weir will be pulling the strings from the middle of the park.

Sociedad, on the other hand, will be hoping to build on their weekend win to collect maximum points and move up the standings. They will keep an eye on former forward Nahikari Garcia who will be cherishing meeting her former paymasters whom she played for from 2013 to 2021.

They will be looking up to Amaiur Sarieggi and Nerea Neizagirre for goals.

A win will take them to 28 points and boost their chances of finishing in top four.

The teams have met five times with Real winning three and losing two.

Meanwhile, defending champions Barcelona have a relatively tricky away fixture against a rejuvenated Valencia side at the Ciudad Deportiva de Paterna on Wednesday night.

The visitors are basking in glory after registering a record 50-match winning streak and will be aiming to maintain the 100% record whilst Valencia who will be aiming to be the first team to stop the Blaugranes.

Valencia have managed to win three matches in a row and will be hoping to make it four matches in a row to boost their chances of safety as well as push for a top four finish.

Barcelona will be hoping that their forwards, led by top goal scorer Asisat Oshoala, are in great form with able support from forwards Geyse, Salma Paralluelo and midfielder Claudia Pina.

The Catalan side boast of a compact midfield of Patri Guijarro, Aitana Bonmati and Keira Walsh which provides cover for the defence marshalled by Irene Paredes and Mapi Leon whilst wingbacks Fridolina Rolfo and Lucy Bronze will be providing the runs in support of their attackers. Valencia, on the other hand, will be hoping that forwards Asun Martinez and Anita Marcos will be at their best to cause some problems to the Barcelona defence.

The teams have met 14 times in competitive matches with Barcelona winning 11, losing one and drawing two.

Sevilla host Sporting Huelva at the Ramón Cisneros Palacios on Wednesday evening in a rescheduled week 16 fixture.

Both teams are tied on 17 points and separated only by goal difference and the hosts are looking forward to utilising home advantage as they seek to collect maximum points.

The visitors cannot afford to drop points as they are only five points from relegation and a win will move them to eighth on the log standings.

Sevilla picked up a valuable point at the weekend when forward Rosa Otermin equalised on the stroke of full time against Atletico Madrid and are aiming to replicate the never die spirit to collect maximum points.

The teams have met 19 times with Sporting Huelva winning nine, losing five and drawing five.

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Fixtures (Wednesday): Sevilla vs. Sporting Huelva (18:00); Valencia vs. Barcelona (19:00); Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad (21:00)

All times are Central European Time (CET)