The wait is over! Spanish football is back and La Liga betting fans are thrilled with the start of the new season, being able to include matches from one of the best leagues in Europe into their accumulator bet. Los Blancos are in top form, crushing any opponents that cross their path, including their rivals Barcelona. Zidane’s men didn’t show any signs of slowing down, securing a three-nil victory over Deportivo La Coruna. Atletico Madrid failed to start their campaign with a win after drawing against newly promoted Girona. We’ll take a closer look at the biggest games of the week and the information you should be considering when betting on La Liga.
Bet on Madrid vs Valencia
Both these sides recorded wins in their respective opening match but Valencia will need to perform much better than they did against Las Palmas if they want to get anything out of this clash. Valencia always troubled the European Champions and in their last six meetings, both Madrid and Valencia have won twice and drawing the other two. An interesting fact about their last six meetings is the fact that all games finished in over 2.5 goals and both teams scored.
Odds for both teams to score at the Bernabéu are set at 1.71 and 1.24 for over 2.5 goals. Over 2.5 goals is not worth the bet but if you believe Valencia have what it takes to stop Madrid from taking all three points, try double chance betting on Valencia. Odds for Valencia not to lose (win or draw) are priced at 5.60.
Bet on Barcelona
The Catalan giants will be without their superstar forward Neymar after breaking the world record transfer fee of any player, at €220 million. In the build-up and the pre-season matches, Barcelona didn’t look like their normal self and their defensive back line was to blame. Their last five matches included two ‘El Classico’ clashes. The Catalans only managed to secure two wins from their last five and lost two against their biggest rivals Madrid.
Barcelona started the season with a solid win over Real Betis and now face Deportivo Alavés in their next mission for all three points. The home side don’t have the best track-record against the Barcelona, conceding nine goals in their last two encounters. Odd for Barcelona to win at the Estadio de Mendizorroza are set at 1.28 but betting on goals might give you a higher return. For odds of 2.95, try handicap betting on Barcelona, where they would need to win with a goal difference of three or more, a feat reached regularly. Both teams to score has pretty lucrative odds, whether you choose the options ‘Yes’, which is priced at 1.95 or ‘No’, which has odds of 1.84.
Bet on Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid failed to collect all three points in their opening encounter and will now travel to Gran Canaria to face Las Palmas in what many La Liga betting fans would say is a tricky match. Las Palmas have an excellent record when playing on home turf and Diego Simeone’s men will need to step up their game if they want to emerge victorious.
Las Palmas won three of their last five matches played in the build up to La Liga and conceding just three goals in the process.
Last season, these two sides both won an encounter each and ironically, both teams won away from home. Atletico have odds of 1.75 to collect all the points while Las Palmas’ odds are priced at 4.75. If you’re looking for a little safety to your bet, consider double chance betting on Las Palmas, as odss are just over evens, at 2.08.
Both teams to score is priced very well, at 1.92, while odds for one (or none) team to score are set at 1.87. The odds for a standard win for Las Palmas are currently set at 4.75.