Vienna, February 03, 2010 – While sport enthusiasts around the globe are anxious to see which team will win the Spanish “Primera División” this year, bwin is now offering a unique forecast for the upcoming weekend featuring Real Madrid captain, Raúl González Blanco at www.bwinmultimedia.com. “I expect Real Madrid to obtain 3 points at home this weekend against Espanyol Barcelona. This season, we have been extremely strong at the Bernabéu and hopefully, we can continue to be victorious,” says Raúl.
Raúl also underlines the importance of Espanyol’s key player, Luis Garcia. ”Luis Garcia is a brilliant player. Even though Espanyol haven’t picked up so many points away from home so far this season, they will be particularly motivated by their good result last weekend.”
“Although we are still in the title race, we can't afford to slip-up now. Barcelona has shown very few signs of letting up, and as mentioned before, we cannot afford to drop any points at home if we still want to catch them,” affirms the Real Madrid captain.
With regards to Real Madrid’s biggest rival, FC Barcelona, Raúl is hoping to see the Catalans drop points on their next game against Getafe. ”On paper, Barcelona are, of course, the favourites but Getafe have played some very attractive football so far this season and they're having a good run. They have plenty of quality players and they can achieve a good result at any ground. It would be great for Real Madrid if Barcelona failed to win.”
bwin offers a weekly “Primera División” Real Madrid player forecast at www.bwinmultimedia.com and www.bwin.com. Furthermore, the world’s leading publicly-listed online gaming provider broadcasts all Spanish Primera and Segunda División games throughout the entire season.
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