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La Liga, Jornada 37: What to Watch For

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7 teams with nothing to play for - one in the Champions League playoff, one relegated, and five safe without European aspirations. That leaves 13 teams in the mix. Here's what to watch for in jornada 37 of La Liga.

Marcelino: Does he want Sporting to stay up?
Marcelino: Does he want Sporting to stay up?
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10 matches all slated to begin at 11 am Eastern Time. Here's what to watch for in jornada 37 of La Liga.

Title Contenders: Barcelona (vs. Espanyol - not yet out of danger), Atletico Madrid even (at Levante - relegated), Real Madrid -1 (vs. Valencia - safe).

Barca's derbi would appear the toughest task on paper, but all 3 title contenders should take 3 points today. That will leave all to play for in the final round...

Europa League HopefulsAthletic Bilbao +6 (at Las Palmas - safe); Celta Vigo +5 (vs. Malaga - safe); Sevilla (vs. Granada - 1 point above relegation zone).

Sevilla could win the tiebreak over both sides, but the nervionenses have 2 finals ahead. So don't expect too much motivation even if they're hosting an Andalusian derbi -- the Europa League places should be wrapped up this round. But if Athletic lose and Sevilla win, San Mames would decide in the last round.

Relegation Battlers: Real Betis +6 (at Eibar - safe), Espanyol +5 (at Barca - title contender), Deportivo La Coruna +4 (at Villarreal - Champions League playoff), Granada +1 (at Sevilla - outside chance at sixth place), Rayo Vallecano even (at Real Sociedad - safe), Sporting Gijon even (at Getafe - also in relegation zone), Getafe even (vs. Sporting Gijon - also in relegation zone).

Betis and Espanyol look safe -- but of course you can never be sure. Depor has taken 3 consecutive 1-1 draws away, but no wins in the last 6 is worrisome; Real Madrid at home is their final match.

Granada is doing what it always does at the end of the season; Barca at home is their final match. Rayo has a favorable schedule; already relegated Levante at home is their final match. Getafe-Sporting is the match of the round -- both sides have to play for 3 points but can't afford to lose. Away to a hopefully (for them) safe Real Betis is Getafe's final match; home to a nothing-to-play-for with Asturian manager Villarreal is Sporting's final match.

Should be an exciting finish to the campaign -- there could be a 5-way tie on 39 points! If I had to wager, Sporting and Depor go down based on the tiebreaks. Enjoy the matches!