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Foreign view: How do you say ‘Xerez’?

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With Ligue 1
still on its winter break and Serie A in action as we write on Wednesday, we focus on La
Liga.

Basement
dwellers Xerez don't score many. In
fact, they usually don't score any.
They have found the net in just four of their 16 Liga matches so far this term,
and face Valencia
this weekend.

So it's a great time to stock up on bargain defenders for
Los Che. Last weekend, they went with the quartet of Miguel (4.65), Alexis (2.33), Bruno (4.11) and David Navarro (1.54).

It could be
clean sheets ahoy for them, along with the slightly more expensive goalkeeper Cesar
Sanchez
(12.24).

Real Zaragoza own the division's
worst defensive record, with 35 goals conceded in 16 games.

Which means it
could be a rare opportunity to pick an Espanyol striker. Luis Garcia (11.69)
has done his best Emile Heskey impression this season, finding the net just
once.

He will never
have a better opportunity to add to his tally than this weekend.

Having teased
a return last weekend, Barcelona's Andres Iniesta (10.78) really will be back after playing
in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday.

The pasty
little maestro will understandably have plenty of buyers, but just be aware he
has clocked up a pedestrian two assists and no goals in 13 appearances so far
this term.

Real Madrid are inconsistent,
but usually turn it on at home. Mallorca are
better than you think, but it is still worth punting on the surprisingly
affordable Xabi Alonso (6.41).

Improving Malaga are unbeaten in
five despite lying in the relegation zone, and face Athletic Bilbao this
weekend.

Duda (19.87)
is their main man, but you might fancy Xavi Torres (6.53) as a more affordable
option.

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