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1. Real Madrid- I rate Rafa as a manager, however, it has been a long time since he has led a team to a proper title challenge, however, his record in the cups is fantastic. I think he will lead Real Madrid to the title, the front 4 could be: Bale, James, Ronaldo and Benzema with Kroos and Modric behind them. There are 3 key reasons I think they will win the title: they appear to have had an excellent pre season, they have a bigger squad than Barcelona and they have more options and the team is already set up the way Rafa usually likes his teams to be set up 4-2-3-1. However, two factors that could go against them are: that in my opinion they have not replaced Casillas and still don't appear to know Gareth Bale's best position. Unfortunately, I just think Real Madrid will win the title this season especially if more signings arrive.
2. Barcelona- Last season was an incredible season, the turnaround by Luis Enrique, Luis Suarez, Gerard Pique and Lionel Messi from January onwards was incredible. I am a little worried that Barca have let Pedro leave as he was a great option on the bench. In my opinion the squad is too small and if the team suffers any injuries I think it will be a serious problem for Barca. I still think Luis Enrique can surpass what Pep achieved at the club (Pep didn't win the title every season), and the front three along with the fantastic and reliable: Pique, Alba, Rakitic and Iniesta can land them the title again. However, almost every team in the league has injury problems at some stage and for that reason I think they will just miss out.
3. Atletico Madrid- Excellent manager and the team still has excellent individuals, I think they will still have a chance of the title by March/April, however, I think they will just fall short.
4. Sevilla- I was impressed with them last season.
6. Athletic Bilbao
Whats your verdict?