Madrid’s recent stumbles in La Liga were enough for Barcelona to climb to the top of the table, however, Los Blancos have a game in hand and winning that game will see them climb to first place again, this time with no room for error. Barcelona seemed to return to their old winning ways, steamrolling anyone who got in their way (except in the Champions League). Madrid cruised past Eibar to extend their unbeaten run to three while Alaves stopped Sevilla from securing their sixth consecutive win. At the other end of the table, things remain unchanged and statistically speaking, Osasuna are already on their way down to the Spanish second tier. With so many elements and factors to consider, we’ll be looking at the most important information to analyse when placing a bet on La Liga for the weekend.
Bet on Barcelona
Unbeaten in their last 19 La Liga matches and having secured their sixth consecutive win, we’re finally seeing the Barcelona we all know and love and playing the beautiful game to it’s absolute finest. They’re now a point ahead of Los Blancos but with an extra game played. Madrid booked a place in the quarter final and will have to juggle both competitions which will definitely take a toll on the player’s form and fatigue.
Should Barcelona fail to qualify, they will only have La Liga to focus on, making it easier to get the desired result week in week out. Depotivo La Coruna are next on the agenda and with odds of 1/4 for Barcelona to win the game, betting on goals will be a more profitable route. The Catalan giants found the net 21 times in as little as five games and handicap betting is what you should be looking to bet on. 3/5 are the odds for Barcelona to win with a goal difference of two and with a goal difference of three, they stand at 37/25.
Bet on Madrid
Madrid host Real Betis in their next clash and odds for Madrid to win are not the most profitable and looking for alternate bets will be the best option. 1/8 are too low to consider, but betting on both teams to score can return a better profit. 27/25 are the odds for both teams to score and Real Betis scored in three of their last five matches on the road. The next fixture should be another routine win for Madrid and can’t afford to stumble again, as they will lose their potential advantage they have on title contenders Barcelona. Ronaldo almost averages a goal a game and currently has 18 goals in 20 games played. Odds for the Portuguese skipper to score first are priced at 41/20 while their French forward Karim Benzema has odds of 3/1 to score first.
Bet on Sevilla
Sevilla have shown great spirit throughout the season and it takes great determination and ambition to keep up with the momentum of the two biggest clubs in the world of football. Sevilla host Leganes in their next fixture, a team that’s close to the relegation zone, sitting in 16th place. Odds for Sevilla to collect all three points at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium are priced at 21/50 and handicap betting on Sevilla is a more profitable route, as odds are priced at 27/25. Sevilla are not unbeaten in their last five games and Jorge Sampaoli will be looking to collect all three points to maintain their spot for automatic qualification of the Champions League next season.