La Liga odds and tips: Real Madrid on a roll, Barca with another stroll
There’s a full programme of La Liga football to look forward to across tonight, Wednesday, and Thursday evening.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico are all in action over the three nights. We take a look at some key fixtures and offer some top tips ahead of the games.
Espanyol v Real Madrid
Espanyol couldn’t be facing Real at a worse time. Zinedine Zidane’s outfit have suddenly rediscovered their mojo in recent weeks.
Los Blancos have hit twenty goals in their last five games – all wins – and tend to do a number on the Catalan outfit.
Real have won the last 11 games between the pair in all competitions. Cristiano Ronaldo has found the net eight times in his last three games at the RCDE Stadium.
Ronaldo is 4/5 to score anytime, and 3/1 to score two or more goals. Real are 29/20 to win on the -1 handicap.
Atletico Madrid v Leganes
Speaking of sides in sparkling form, Atletico are just seven points behind Barca and motoring.
Diego Simeone’s side spanked Sevilla 5-2 last weekend and welcome plucky Leganes to the Metropolitano on Thursday evening.
Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa are bang in form. Griezmann bagged a hat-trick in that latest win, while Costa tormented the Seville outfit all night.
Leganes are one of the lowest scorers in the league with just 21 goals in 25 games. Atletico have conceded just 11 goals all season, the best in the Primera Liga.
Atletico to win to nil is 8/15. The Capital club to win and over 2.5 goals is 29/20.
Getafe v Deportivo La Coruna
You’d be forgiven for questioning someone who told you Getafe are one of the best home sides in La Liga.
But, that’s a fact. The Madrid-based outfit are the fifth best side on their own turf in Spain. Only Barcelona, Real, and Sevilla have been to the Coliseum and won.
Depor are the visitors this time around. And the Galicians just happen to be one of the worst sides in the league.
Clarence Seedorf has stemmed the tide of recent defeats since his installation as boss. But his side have still won just once on the road all season.
Getafe are 20/23 to win here.
Las Palmas v Barcelona
Because of Barca’s huge game against Atletico coming up on Sunday, there’s a little more intrigue to this fixture than usual.
Atletico can feasibly cut the gap between the pair to just four points with a win. So Ernesto Valverde must manage this Las Palmas game carefully.
He may rotate a little, but will be mindful of the Canary Islanders relegation plight. Paco Jemez has improved Pio Pio since taking over. But Barca may be a bridge too far.
The Catalan giants continue to look solid as a rock under Valverde, while Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez weave their magic up front.
Barca to win this to nil is 11/10.
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