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Generous price offered for Barcelona to win La Liga

| 26.04.2013

With a 13-point lead at the top of La Liga and six games left, Barcelona will be crowned champions if they win at Athletic Bilbao in the next round of Spanish fixtures and Real Madrid lose the Madrid derby at Atletico.

With Barcelona 8/13 to win their clash and Atletico Madrid 13/8 to gain the derby bragging rights, putting the two victories in a double would normally pay at 16/5.

However, with Ladbrokes offering 4/1 that Barcelona are crowned champions after the next gameweek of La Liga fixtures, punters can take advantage of a little price boost.

The good news for Barca maintaining their end of the bargain is that they are unbeaten in their last 19 clashes with Bilbao in all competitions and have won all of the last three, including a 5-1 rout at the Nou Camp earlier this season.

Furthermore, on the five occasions that they have played away in the league this season after returning from Champions League duty, three points have been secured.

Bilbao’s home record against the top half of La Liga isn’t the best either, losing six of their nine games against opposition to start this round of fixtures in the top ten of the standings.

The bigger problem for the success of the bet is Atletico beating Real, as they have lost nine on the bounce between the pair in all competitions, including six in succession on their own patch.

But better news comes with the news that Real have already lost five away games in La Liga this season, in contrast to losing six across the last three campaigns combined.

The chase for second spot should additionally ensure Atletico don’t lack desire as a victory over their neighbours would put the pair level on 71 points, although it is Real Madrid that have the far superior goal difference.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.