Betting on La Liga cannot get more intense! Both Barcelona and Madrid cannot afford to drop a single point but the 11 time European Champions have the upper hand as they still enjoy a game in hand, which will be played on Wednesday the 17th of May versus Celta Vigo. Both La Liga giants recorded wins in style, both putting four past their opponents. Atletico Madrid are sitting safely in third position and just a single point would guarantee them automatic qualification to the Champions League. Madrid will host Sevilla next, a team that beat Los Blancos in the first round of this fixture, but now, the clash can’t get any more important. The last games are now all deciders. Barcelona will travel to Gran Canaria to face Las Palmas, a team that’s lost just three times at the Estadio de Gran Canaria this season. We’ll take a closer look at both La Liga giants to try decipher the last few games of the season.
Bet on Barcelona
Barcelona’s fate depends entirely on their rivals Madrid, as currently, both teams are on par on points but the Galactico’s still enjoy a game in hand. Should they lose the extra game against Celta Vigo, the direct encounter rule comes into effect and since Barcelona didn’t lose to Real Madrid, it will be the Catalan giants who’ll come out on top. If that will be the case, Messi’s last minute winner in the latest Classico could potentially be the most important goal of his career.
The Catalan giants are the clear favourites to collect all three points with odds of 1.10, almost not worth considering. But Barcelona have been in phenomenal lately, winning all of their last five matches, scoring 20 goals in the process. Try handicap betting on Barcelona for better odds, as the price for the Catalans to win with a goal difference of three or more is 1.56. Think Las Palmas will get a goal? Consider betting on both teams to score, as odds are priced at 1.64
Bet on Madrid
Madrid will need to overcome their first obstacle before focusing on the next, however, the Spanish giants are currently fighting on all fronts, being incredibly close to winning La Liga and got one foot in the final of the Champions League. Los Blancos will host Sevilla on Sunday in fiery battle for points and odds for Zidane’s men to emerge victorious stand at 1.16. Handicap betting on Madrid might be a more viable option if you’re looking to make a healthy profit, as odds are priced at 1.79 for Madrid to win with a goal difference of three or more goals. Sevilla’s form on the road is troublesome, having been without a win since February. They also have trouble finding the net on the road, scoring a total of four goals and none in two of their encounters. Both teams to score is a bet worth considering as Madrid have scored in each of their last five home games while only managing to keep a clean sheet on one occasion. Ronaldo is the man to keep an eye out for, as the Portuguese skipper always rises to the occasion in big games. His odds to score at any time are currently priced at 1.31 and 3.30 to get the first goal of the game.