#RevistaPredictor - Matchday 8 featuring Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

Last Updated: 13/10/17 11:41am

Another international break over, the Revista Predictor returns with a couple of mouth-watering clashes, including the big one between Atletico and Barcelona, and the potential to win big points, as David Garrido explains...

Three of the top four teams have been picked by the Predictor this week, and intriguingly for each of those chosen games for us to forecast, three of our five pundits have agreed on the overall outcome of the game. Spooky. Well, I guess it is nearly Halloween.

MATCH 1 - ATHLETIC BILBAO v SEVILLA

No one can quite put a finger on how Sevilla are where they are - second in La Liga, having not exactly played well and only scored nine goals so far... is it luck or judgement from Toto Berizzo? He's been rotating, and it's sort of been working. They'll be glad Athletic Club can't call on the services of Iker Muniain, out with a knee injury, which means even more pressure on Kuko Ziganda's limited squad and the evergreen Aritz Aduriz. Rob Palmer's gone home win, I've gone away win, while Messrs Driscoll, Keatings and Phillips all say 1-1.

MATCH 2 - ATLETICO MADRID v BARCELONA

Very good of the Predictor to give us this one - a fair chance of nailing first goalscorer at the Wanda Metropolitano, with myself and Jon Driscoll opting for Messi in a 2-1 victory. The other three experts have all chosen Atletico players to break the deadlock - Godin's a threat from set pieces, Carrasco loves scoring in October and Griezmann is Griezmann. For Atletico, their season might not be defined in this game, but it will be shaped by it - a win takes them to within three points of Barca, but defeat would leave them nine adrift of the leaders.

MATCH 3 - MALAGA v LEGANES

Ah, basement boys Malaga... how desperately they need this first win of the La Liga campaign, and both Davids reckon it'll come on Sunday, with a clean sheet to boot. Interesting to see Rob and Jon both go for goalless draws - a gamble but worth it if it pays off, because you'll get the full 10 points if it comes in. Leganes have kept their opponents out in the last three games - Girona, Las Palmas and Atletico - Asier Garitano's side are riding high in seventh after seven games, which has given them a superb chance already of staying up this season.

As for the overall standings, two points cover the top three, myself and the other David are a little adrift but nothing that getting a correct goalscorer can't solve. We could see serious movement in the table on Matchday 8.

Don't forget to tweet us your predictions to @SkyRevista before the first game kicks off (12pm on Saturday) - and we'll give you a shout-out if you've done well. Good luck.