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The Spanish top flight is nearly ready to kick off, so Goal.com predicted what will happen in the upcoming season. Do you agree with our panel of pundits?

It's prediction time!

La Liga kicks off again on Saturday, with hopes and dreams very much alive for all 20 clubs. So who will win the Primera Division? Who will qualify for the Champions League? Who will be relegated? Who will score the most? Who will be the best signing? Who will be the worst? Can Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid retain its crown? Will Tito Vilanova inspire Barcelona to new successes? Who will come out on top out of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo?

Currently, it's all up in the air; Spanish soccer in 2012-13 is an open book. But a new story will be written in the history of this great competition - starting on Saturday as La Liga gets under way again.

We all like a prediction and so, with the new season just around the corner, Goal.com International polled its writers on who they think will be taking all the big prizes next year.

We asked them to name their predictions for the following:

1. The top six at the end of the 12-13 Liga season (in order - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th)

2. The three teams that will be relegated at the end of the 12-13 Liga season (in order - 18th, 19th, 20th)

3. Copa del Rey winners

4. Player of the Year

5. Young Player of the Year (Under-21)

6. Pichichi

7. Coach of the season

8. Best signing of the season

9. Worst signing of the season


THE PREDICTIONS

 








Carlo Garganese

Top Six
1. Real Madrid
2. Barcelona
3. Valencia
4. Atletico Madrid
5. Granada
6. Sevilla

Relegation
18. Malaga
19. Getafe
20. Rayo Vallecano

Copa del Rey winners
Real Madrid

Player of the Year
Cristiano Ronaldo

Young Player of the Year
Iker Muniain

Pichichi
Lionel Messi

Coach of the Season
Jose Mourinho

Best signing of the season
Joao Pereira

Worst signing
Fernando Gago
Ben Hayward

Top Six
1. Real Madrid
2. Barcelona
3. Valencia
4. Atletico Madrid
5. Sevilla
6. Mallorca

Relegation
18. Rayo Vallecano
19. Zaragoza
20. Valladolid

Copa del Rey winners
Barcelona

Player of the Year
Cristiano Ronaldo

Young Player of the Year
Iker Muniain

Pichichi
Lionel Messi

Coach of the Season
Jose Mourinho

Best signing of the season
Jordi Alba

Worst signing
Wakaso
Luis Herrera

Top Six
1. Barcelona
2. Real Madrid
3. Valencia
4. Atletico Madrid
5. Athletic Bilbao
6. Sevilla

Relegation
18. Espanyol
19. Rayo Vallecano
20. Celta Vigo

Copa del Rey winners
Barcelona

Player of the Year
Lionel Messi

Young Player of the Year
Iker Muniain

Pichichi
Lionel Messi

Coach of the Season
Tito Vilanova

Best signing of the season
Carlos Vela

Worst signing
Diego Colotto
Martín Langer

Top Six
1. Real Madrid
2. Barcelona
3. Valencia
4. Atletico Madrid
5. Real Sociedad
6. Sevilla

Relegation
18. Celta Vigo
19. Valladolid
20. Levante

Copa del Rey winners
Barcelona

Player of the Year
Lionel Messi

Young Player of the Year
Isaac Cuenca

Pichichi
Lionel Messi

Coach of the Season
Philippe Montanier

Best signing of the season
Jordi Alba

Worst signing
Emre
Ewan Macdonald

Top Six
1. Real Madrid
2. Barcelona
3. Valencia
4. Atletico Madrid
5. Sevilla
6. Real Sociedad

Relegation
18. Granada
19. Rayo Vallecano
20. Celta Vigo

Copa del Rey winners
Real Madrid

Player of the Year
Lionel Messi

Young Player of the Year
Isaac Cuenca

Pichichi
Lionel Messi

Coach of the Season
Jose Mourinho

Best signing of the season
Jordi Alba

Worst signing
Javier Arizmendi

Paul Macdonald

Top Six
1. Real Madrid
2. Barcelona
3. Valencia
4. Atletico Madrid
5. Sevilla
6. Betis

Relegation
18. Rayo Vallecano
19. Levante
20. Granada

Copa del Rey winners
Barcelona

Player of the Year
Cristiano Ronaldo

Young Player of the Year
Isco

Pichichi
Lionel Messi

Coach of the Season
Jose Mourinho

Best signing of the season
Andres Guardado

Worst signing
Glenn Loovens
Charlie Scott
Top Six
1. Real Madrid
2. Barcelona
3. Valencia
4. Atletico Madrid
5. Sevilla
6. Athletic Bilbao

Relegation
18. Valladolid
19. Rayo Vallecano
20. Celta Vigo

Copa del Rey winners
Real Madrid

Player of the Year
Cristiano Ronaldo

Young Player of the Year
Iker Muniain

Pichichi
Lionel Messi

Coach of the Season
Jose Mourinho

Best signing of the season
Joao Pereira

Worst signing
Joan Capdevila
Peter Staunton

Top Six
1. Real Madrid
2. Barcelona
3. Sevilla
4. Valencia
5. Atletico Madrid
6. Athletic Bilbao

Relegation
18. Valladolid
19. Celta Vigo
20. Rayo Vallecano

Copa del Rey winners
Barcelona

Player of the Year
Cristiano Ronaldo

Young Player of the Year
Isco

Pichichi
Lionel Messi

Coach of the Season
Juan Antonio Anquela

Best signing of the season
Diego Lopez

Worst signing
Daniel 'Cata' Diaz

     

IN NUMBERS

7 of the 8 writers backed Valencia to finish in third place this season

All 8 see Lionel Messi winning the Pichichi prize for the second successive season

7 members of the team believe Real Madrid will retain its Liga crown in 2012-13

7 say Rayo Vallecano will be relegated at the end of the term

5 back Barcelona to claim the Copa del Rey

5 believe Cristiano Ronaldo will end as Player of the Year in Spain

5 also see Jose Mourinho finishing as the Coach of the Year
 
4 think Iker Muniain will be the Young Player of the Year

0 writers see Real Madrid or Barcelona finishing outside the top two

Despite their disappointing ninth-placed finish in 2011-12, all 8 writers believe Sevilla will finish in the top six this term and claim a return to European competition for 2013-14

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