This is it! This is the last time you’re able to bet on La Liga before the summer break and the drama is still going strong at the top of the table. Madrid will play their game in hand on Wednesday on the road to Celta Vigo. Los Blancos need a win to regain the three point advantage they held for so long over rivals Barcelona. Both giants won their respective matches with a three goal difference and now Barcelona are unbeaten in their last six matches. We’ll take a closer look at the last matches to be played to discover the best bets to place when betting on the final stages of La Liga.
Betting on Celta Vigo vs Madrid
Celta de Vigo have been giving Los Blancos a hard time this season, having only been able to beat them once in three meeting so far this campaign, including a loss at the Santiago Bernabéu in the Copa del Rey. However, Celta are going through their worst form of the season, losing their last four consecutive matches. The last six encounters between these two sides saw both teams scoring and odds for that to happen on Wednesday are priced at 1.54. Madrid are the clear favourites to emerge victorious with odds of 1.23 and odds of 1.48 to win with a goal difference of two or more.
Madrid will be looking to bury the game as quickly as possible to avoid any last minute stingers which could decide who wins the championship. Madrid will not play again at the Bernabéu this season and will be on the road to face Malaga in the last game of the season. Madrid found the net 18 times in five games while Celta only manager to find the net twice. Odds for one team to score (or none) are set at 2.48.
Luckily, Celta de Vigo’s dismal form came at the perfect time. They’re sitting just below mid-table with guaranteed top flight football next season. Odds for Celta to get something out of this game are priced at 4.25. This means that your bet will be a successful one if Celta either emerge victorious or drawing the game.
Bet on Barcelona
Barcelona are now unbeaten in their last six matches and their season closes with a clash against Eibar at the Camp Nou. This should be a fairly straightforward game for all La Liga betting fans but regardless of the score, it all depends on Madrid’s result on Wednesday. The last game Madrid play is to Malaga, a team that’s beaten the Catalan giants, squandering and denting their title ambitions. However, the odds for Barcelona to beat Eibar stand at 1.08, not even worth considering. Barcelona have been in terrific form, being incredibly clinical in front of goal and scoring a total of 21 goals in their last five matches. Neymar secured a hat-rick last weekend and the Brazilian International pushed his tally up to 13.
The closing match will be an emotional one for Luis Enrique, as it will be the last match as the manager of Barcelona. “I will not be the coach of Barcelona next season,” he said. “It is a difficult, measured and well thought out decision, and I think I have to be loyal to what I think."