In football, you sometimes have to expect the unexpected. And that’s exactly what happened to Barcelona last weekend, as Deportivo Alaves left the Catalonia giants stunned and speechless in front of their own fans. La Liga is an ultra-competitive league, where every lost point can come back to haunt the squad. Madrid kept marching on to make it three consecutive wins, securing first place with a two point cushion off second place Sevilla. Atletico Madrid secured their first win of the season in style having thrashed Celta de Vigo four goals to nil away from home. Betting on La Liga can be pretty predictable at times, which is why we’ll be looking at the different bets available to place when betting on La Liga this weekend.
Betting on Madrid
Ronaldo returned to the squad and he wasted no time getting his name on the scoresheet. He broke the deadlock after six minutes against Osasuna last weekend and betting on Ronaldo to score at any time is a bet worth looking into. Espanyol is next on Madrid’s hit list where they will be looking to maintain the three point advantage they have over their ‘El Classico’ rivals. As always, Madrid are almost the favourites , regardless where they play and this weekend, betting on Madrid will return £13 from a tenner, which is not the best value unless adding it to a multiplier bet. All their La Liga matches finished in over 2.5 goals and odds for that repeating itself against Osasuna are at 12/25. Zinedine Zidane’s men kept just one clean sheet on all four competitive matches and odds for both teams to score are at 4/5. Ronaldo and Co. tend to take the lead in the first half as they did in two of their three opening games and a bet on Madrid to be winning in the first half will return £17.40 from a £10 bet.
Betting on Barcelona
Wanting to redeem themselves after an embarrassing loss to newly promoted Deportivo Alaves, Barcelona will be looking to send a clear message that they’re still top dogs of La Liga, just like they did in their most recent win over Celtic in the Champions League. The three Barcelona assassins are back with their synergy destroying the Scottish giants and the 7-0 score line surely had Leganes defenders worried as they prepare to face such a big club. Odds for the game to finish in over 3.5 goals are currently at 7/6, which is an interesting bet to add to a multiplier. Leganes scored two goals in three games and will find it extremely difficult to find the net against Luis Enrique’s men. Odds for one team to score or none at all are currently at 69/100, a bet which many punters can see happening.
Other Interesting La Liga Bets
Valencia’s dismal start to the season will have Pako Ayestarán worried for his job just three matches into the campaign. Three consecutive losses is a hard pill to swallow and the men in white will be looking to snatch their first win against Athletic Club away from home, but odds for that happening are at 16/5.
Atletico Madrid are yet to win a game in front of their own fans but their convincing win over Celta de Vigo will surely give them the confidence they’re looking for as they head into the next match. Betting on over 2.5 goals is almost at evens with odds at 19/20 but only one of their three games so far have finished in over 2.5 goals.