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Whilst there are a number of brilliant fixtures available to watch in La Liga this weekend as all 20 teams are in action across Saturday, Sunday and Monday, there is one game that will have plenty interested.

Of course, the final game of Saturday will see a huge derby take place between Barcelona and Espanyol at the Camp Nou and it will be a match in which the new Barca manager, Xavi Hernandez, will finally lead out the team he spent playing the vast majority of his career for.

It will undoubtedly be a game that will be emotionally charged as fans will be able to witness him on the dugout for the very first time as their coach and many will be hoping that he can revive the club and get them back to their winning ways.

Speaking of winning ways, it would seem many are backing the 41-year-old to do exactly that on Saturday as Betway Sportsbook has priced the club as incredibly strong favourites with odds of 3/8.

Further new life will have been breathed into the club recently after Dani Alves also made a return to the club in which he was highly successful and one where he became one of the most decorated footballers in the world.

The club is in serious need of an injection of new life as they currently languish in the La Liga table, as they currently sit ninth, a total of 11 points adrift of current leaders Real Sociedad and 10 behind arch-rivals Real Madrid.

Indeed, the current streak of being winless in four games has not helped their plight, and Xavi – who has already made his mark on the squad by bringing back and implementing a series of strong fines as a means of punishment – will be looking to turn that all-around at the very first opportunity.

However, things could be immediately difficult for Blaugrana, though, as they could be without a couple of key players for the contest.

The team is expected to be without Pedri and Ousmane Dembele for the match with Espanyol, whilst Ansu Fati, Martin Braithwaite, and Sergio Aguero will all be unavailable due to their own issues that have forced them on the sidelines.

Nonetheless, Xavi will feel that his team has enough squad depth available to cope with the absences that he will have and should be enough to see them over the line against Espanyol.

It will be interesting to see what happens when the match takes place, though!