5 La Liga Teams That Will Underachieve This Season

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5 La Liga Teams That Will Underachieve This Season
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Malaga and Athletic Club get La Liga back underway on Saturday night, with Barcelona back in action on Sunday and Real and Atletico Madrid kicking off on Monday evening.

If the title race is even half as exciting as last season, it will be a good one.

Elsewhere, teams will have more modest expectations than winning the league. Some will be aiming for European football, others for a top-half finish and a few will be hoping to dodge the drop.

The following slides look at five teams who could underachieve this season. Taken into consideration was the size and reputation of the club—and what that means for expectation levels—as well as performances in recent seasons.

Therefore, if they've been doing well recently, they've raised the bar, and it may become more difficult to jump it this time round. 

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