La Liga betting fans have been aching for the International break to be over to focus on the action they’re all so familiar with – Spanish football. La Liga re-commences with a huge clash, with Atletico Madrid hosting the Catalan giants, Barcelona, on Saturday night. Barcelona are already enjoying a five-point cushion off second place and the La Liga Champions are sitting in fifth. At the bottom end of the table, Deportivo Alaves recorded their first win of the season, after six straight losses. Malaga are in dire situation, having only collected a point from seven games with only four goals scored. In this article, we’ll be covering the most sensible bets of the week to help you make a profit when betting on La Liga.
Bet on Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona
This is one of Barcelona’s true tests in La Liga. And to make matters worse for the away team, the Catalan giants will just have each other for support, as no away fans will be at the Wanda Metropolitano this weekend.
Last season, Barcelona got the better of Atletico on the road and are priced at 2.65 to repeat last year’s outcome. From their last six meetings, both teams scored on five occasions and three finished in over 2.5 goals. Barcelona are sporting a goal difference of +21, having found the net 23 times this season and conceding just two. Lionel Messi is in sensational form, scoring 11 goals in seven games, just less than half of Barcelona’s total goals. We can’t imagine the Catalans not finding the net this weekend.
Atletico are still unbeaten this season but their three draws are what’s holding them back in fourth place. They only conceded four goals but only managed to find the net 12 times this season. How will they fair against a team that’s on a seven-match winning streak with only two goals conceded? Backing one team to score might a be a risky, but rewarding bet and is priced at 2.20. Both teams to score, in theory, is the safer bet, priced at 1.65. If you’re looking to make a huge profit from this game, try handicap betting on Barcelona, as odds are set at 5.40 for them to win with a goal difference of two or more.
Bet on Madrid
La Liga betting enthusiasts didn’t expect such a dismal start from the European champions, losing out on seven points so early in the season. Every point counts when challenging for the La Liga title and only time will tell if Los Blancos will recover from this adverse situation.
Getafe are next on the agenda and everyone is expecting a routine win for the Champions. A win against Getafe will record their third on the trot and odds are set at 1.25 to collect the points. Getafe don’t have the best history against Madrid, losing heavily in recent history, regardless where they played. All their last six meetings ended in over 2.5 goals and on this occasion, the price is currently set at 1.44.
Handicap betting is a viable option if you’re looking for better odds. If you back Madrid to win with a goal difference of three or more, you’ll be looking at odds of 2.70. For a daring and more profitable bet, try backing them with four goals or more, as odds are priced at 5.10.
Bet on Sevilla
Sevilla are looking solid this season. They won five of their seven matches played and will be looking to collect all three points at the San Mamés Barria in Bilbao. Sevilla are the underdogs against Athletic Club with odds set at 3.00, a great price to boost your accumulator. Double chance betting is a safer option and with odds of 1.58, you’ll be covering two outcomes.
These two sides have an eventful history, having met in the Europa League back in 2016. Both sides won their respective games away from home, but it was Sevilla who went through to the semi-finals, which was decided on penalties.
Both these sides found the net nine times this season, however, Sevilla conceded just three, as opposed to Bilbao’s nine. Sevilla need to create more chances and be more clinical in front of goal to collect the points they’re after. Athletic Club on the other hand, will be looking for their first win in five games and are priced at 2.40 for doing just that.