Los Blancos kept marching on with their annihilation of Granda, a team who’s struggling to get out of the relegation zone. Sevilla completed their third consecutive win and they couldn’t do it more convincingly, as they put four past Real Sociedad away from home. Barcelona hit another brick wall against Sevilla. The Catalans were losing throughout the game and it had to be Messi to save them from further embarrassment, as he converted a free kick beautifully close to injury time, to make them one a piece. It was a routine win for Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone will be looking for similar performances to keep his team’s hopes alive for Europe next season. We’ll analyse the betting information needed to help you craft your perfect bet on La Liga for the weekend.
Betting on Sevilla vs Madrid
Can anyone stop Los Blancos? They’re unbeaten so far this year and have a four point cushion over second placed Sevilla, and to make matters worse for the other title contenders, Madrid have a game in hand. With 45 goals scored in just 16 games played, Madrid are proving that this is their season and we can’t imagine them losing their grip on their advantage by their performances. 21/20 are the odds for Madrid to emerge victorious in this tough encounter but for even better odds, try handicap betting on Madrid, as odds for Los Blancos to win with a goal difference of two or more at priced at 5/2. Ronaldo found the net six time from the last five games and odds for him to score at any time against Sevilla are currently at 94/100. Ronaldo has a tendency to score in important games and with the way Sevilla have been performing this season, it has the markings to be one of the best games of the season.
Sevilla steamrolled over Real Sociedad to make it three consecutive victories and scored 14 goals from their last five games. Had it not been for the setback against strugglers Granada, their winning streak would have totalled six games. An interesting bet to consider would be betting on double chance, backing Sevilla. As long as Sevilla don’t lose, a tenner would potentially return £18. Wissam Ben Yedder is the man Madrid need to mark closely, as the French forward scored eight from 13 games played for Sevilla and completed a hat-rick against Real Sociedad last weekend. Odds for the Frenchman to score at any time are currently priced at 9/4.
Betting on goals is an interesting option, since both teams are high scoring teams. Odds for both teams to score stand at 23/50 and 33/25 for over 3.5 goals.
Bet on Barcelona
Are Barcelona going through a little crisis? The Catalan giants only won two games from their last five and although they didn’t lose the other three, they missed out on six important points and now sit in third place, five points away from league leaders Madrid with an extra game played. Barcelona host Las Palmas over the weekend, a match where they can’t afford to drop any points or risk Madrid and Sevilla widening the gap even more. Betting on Barcelona to win won’t return much but you’ll be better off betting on handicap, as odds for Barcelona to win with a goal difference of three or more are priced at 13/20. With 10 goals scored and only four conceded in La Liga, it seems like Barcelona are going through no crisis, but when a team of that calibre collects nine points from a maximum of 18, it will impair their title hopes and aspirations.