Will Real Madrid break Tenerife jinx as Barcelona, Real Sociedad, Atletico Madrid eye wins?: Week Three Liga F Preview

Will Real Madrid break Tenerife jinx as Barcelona, Real Sociedad, Atletico Madrid eye wins?: Week Three Liga F Preview
Real Madrid, led in attack by forward Esther González (pictured), will be hoping to beat UDG Tenerife for the first time / © Photo by Diego Souto / Quality Sport Images / Getty Images

Real Madrid are eyeing their first win at UDG Tenerife when they visit Estadio La Palmera on Sunday night.

The visitors are in good form both in the domestic league and champions league and hope to collect maximum points on the road, whilst Tenerife hope to bounce back from their poor start.

Madrid will be hoping for a better outing by their attackers led by Esther González whilst Tenerife hope to continue with their unbeaten run at home against the Madrid side.

The teams have met three times at this venue with the hosts winning once and drawing twice.

Elsewhere, defending Champions Barcelona make a trip to Ciudad Deportiva on Sunday for a date with Villarreal.

Barcelona recorded high scores against Villarreal last season in their only two meetings so far winning 8-0 away and 6-1 at home.

Villarreal, on the other hand, are aware of the threat posed by their opponents who will be led upfront by Geyse Ferreira and the returning Asisat Oshoala.

The visitors will be missing midfielder Patri Guijarro who suffered a head injury last weekend against Tenerife.

Newly promoted Levante Las Planas are eyeing their second win of the season when they visit Estadio Municipal Nuevo Matapiñonera for a date with Madrid CFF on Saturday.

Both teams registered wins last weekend with Las Planas beating Real Betis 2-1 last weekend and Madrid CFF winning 2-1 at Alaves and will hope to collect maximum points when they meet this weekend.

The teams have not met before and the visitors will be hoping that forward Mari Paz will replicate last weekend’s form when she scored a brace.

Sporting Huelva will be looking to turn around their season’s start when they host Alhama CF ElPozo on Saturday at the Campo Federativo de la Orden.

The hosts lost 3-0 to Athletic Bilbao whilst Alhama narrowly lost to Levante in last weekend’s fixtures.

The teams have not met before and will both be looking forward to making history by winning their first meeting.

Valencia go into this weekend’s clash against Sevilla at the Estadio Antonio Puchades on Saturday knowing very well that they have lost their last two encounters at this venue against the same opponents.

Both teams lost their fixtures last weekend with the hosts losing away to Real Madrid and Sevilla losing at home to Atletico Madrid.

Valencia fought relegation till the last match last season hence will look to avoid that poor run this season whilst Sevilla are hoping for a third win in a row at this venue.

After losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the champions league during the week, Real Sociedad will be looking forward to their second win of the campaign when they host Real Betis at the Instalaciones de Zubieta on Saturday.

Real Sociedad finished second last season and hope for the same run again this campaign whilst Real Betis finished last season on a bad note and started the current campaign on a losing note to newly promoted Las Planas.

The teams have met six times at this venue with Sociedad winning four, drawing one and losing one.

Atlético Madrid welcome lowly Alavés at the Estadio Wanda Atlético de Madrid Alcalá de Henares on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts missed out on a top three finish in the last two matches of last season and will be hoping for a strong start to the season whilst Alavés will be looking to upset their opponents in their backyard.

Alaves narrowly lost at this venue last season and drew the reverse fixture in their only two meetings so far.

Buoyed by their 3-1 victory against Sevilla last weekend, the hosts will be gunning for another set of maximum points.

Levante will be hoping for another set of maximum points when they host Athletic Club on Sunday at the Ciudad Deportiva de Buñol - Campo 1.

Levante needed a Redondo Ferrer’s 94th minute winner against newly promoted side, Alhama, last weekend whilst Athletic Club cruised to a comfortable three-nil win over struggling Huelva.

The teams have met 11 times at this match venue with Levante winning six, drawing one and losing four.

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Fixtures (Saturday): Madrid CFF vs Levante Las Planas (12:00); Sporting Huelva vs Alhama CF ElPozo (12:00); Valencia vs Sevilla (16:00); Real Sociedad vs Real Betis (18:00)

Fixtures (Sunday): Atlético Madrid vs Alavés (12:00); Villarreal vs Barcelona (17:00); Levante vs Athletic Club (19:00); UDG Tenerife vs Real Madrid (21:00)

All times are Central European Time (CET)