La Liga Preview: Can Real Madrid turn it around against Betis?
We’re almost at the halfway stage of the La Liga season and there’s plenty to play for this weekend.
Barcelona took a big step towards the title last weekend. They’ll want to keep up the momentum against Eibar.
Atletico Madrid are five points behind in second. They can’t afford to drop points at home to Levante.
We’ve previewed the pick of the action in Spain, starting with Real Madrid’s trip to Real Betis…
Real Betis v Real Madrid
The honeymoon period is well and truly over for Santiago Solari at Madrid. His side returned from the Club World Cup with a draw against Villarreal, which was followed by a humbling loss to Real Sociedad.
There could be plenty of action here. Quique Setien’s side will fancy their chances against Madrid’s unconvincing defence. Madrid and Over 2.5 Goals is a 2/1 shot.
Barcelona v Eibar
Eibar have drawn each of their last five matches, but it’s hard to see them getting anything at Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi has been in unbelievable form this season, even by his standards. He’s got seven goals in his last four league appearances. The star man got four goals in this fixture last season. He’s 23/20 to get two or more this time around.
Atletico Madrid v Levante
After drawing with Sevilla last time out, Atletico are now back at 8/1 to win the title. There’s no room for error now. But they’ll be glad to see Levante next up on the fixture list.
December’s Player of the Month Antoine Griezmann is 8/11 to net for a fifth game running in all competitions.
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