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)
7. Coach of the season
8. Best signing of the season
9. Worst signing of the season
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