It’s going to be a busy week for La Liga betting fans as the Spanish league has clashes being played all throughout the week. Madrid suffered a huge blow to their title ambitions as Barcelona superseded them in the table and are now first on goal average. El Classico was broadcasted across 185 countries, definitely living up to its expectations and no one could predict the sequence of events in the 90 minutes of play. Madrid are still sitting on a game in hand – Celta de Vigo away from home. If Los Blancos collect all three points, they’ll be back at the top of the table with a three point cushion over their Catalan rivals. We’ll take a closer look at the biggest games of the week and the information you should be analysing before making a bet on La Liga.
Bet on Barcelona
It was do or die for the Catalan giants this weekend. They were knocked out of the Champions League against Juve and a loss to their domestic rivals would have send them spiralling down a black hole. Messi stepped up to save the day and proved to all La Liga betting enthusiasts to never stop believing. They now face Osasuna at the Camp Nou, a team that’s got relegation in plain sight. Needless to say, Barcelona are the clear favourites and have odds of 1.03, not even worth considering. For you to make a decent profit, you will need to bet on Barcelona to win with a goal difference of five goals, which is priced at 2.70. Barcelona to score in both halves is priced at 1.23.
Bet on Madrid
Madrid are now fighting on all fronts and dealing with fatigue as all competitions are coming to a close. Their most recent loss to Barcelona was their fourth of the season and Zidane will be adamant not to drop any more points to keep their title ambitions alive. Their game in hand to Celta de Vigo will be their ultimate test, however, a draw would be enough to return them to top of the table. Madrid now face Deportivo La Coruna away from home and will be without the services of Sergio Ramos, after he was shown a direct red card for a needless tackle. Madrid have odds of 1.40 to emerge victorious and odds for over 2.5 goals are set at 1.47. Four from their last five have ended with three or more goals in the game. It’s pertinent to note that Madrid only managed to keep one clean sheet from their last five games, making both teams to score a bet worth considering. Odds for both teams to score are priced at 1.65.
Bet on Atletico Madrid
Atletico stretched their unbeaten run to nine games after their most recent victory over Espanyol on the weekend. They now host Villarreal at the Estadio Vicente Calderón and have odds of 1.45 to collect all three points. Atletico found the net eight times in five games and only conceded once, a statistic that’s hard to replicate by any squad. Therefore, both teams to score seems all the more likely and odds for that happening are priced at 2.38. Odds for one team (or none) to score are set at 1.55. Looking at their last five games, Atletico had just one game which ended in over 2.5 goals, which is why odds for under 2.5 goals are price better, at 1.79 as opposed to over 2.5 goals, set at 2.04.