La Liga Betting Tips
We may only be three rounds into this season’s LaLiga but the shocks have not stopped – newly promoted Alaves winning at Barcelona last time out as an early contender for the shock result of the season. We will help find you the best money in the market this time around!
Betis v Granada
A last-minute Ruben Castro winner at Valencia provided a suitable end to a thrilling game where Betis had stormed into a two-goal lead, before the 10-man hosts hit back late on. It was Gus Poyet’s first win as Betis boss and could ultimately prove to be a vital moment in their season. They host Granada who’s troubles have not eased – a last-minute loss at home to Eibar, who had their goalkeeper dismissed in the first half.
Ruben Castro Anytime Goalscorer at 2.4 with Coral
Castro’s last minute winner at Valencia was his second of the game and fourth of the season. He has scored 80% of Betis goals, while Granada have already conceded eight in the league.
Leganes v Barcelona
Barca’s loss at home to Alaves provided shockwaves throughout Spanish football. Yes, Luis Enrique rested several stars but welcomed back Neymar and started an array of new signings and attacking talent, which wasn’t enough. Leganes may have narrowly lost in Gijon last week, but their fantastic opening day win in Vigo and resilient display in earning a point against Atletico shows the Cucumber Growers (their real nickname!) are no pushovers.
Under 3.5 Total Goals at 1.76 with Marathonbet
Leganes boss Asier Garitano said Barca’s loss last week was bad news for his side this week – they won’t be as complacent again. However, having already kept two clean sheets against the attacking quality of Celta and Atletico, playing with a compact five-man defence, Barca may have another frustrating game on their hands. Don’t expect another rout.
Atletico Madrid v Sporting Gijon
A second half showing of dominance in Vigo last week blew away the cobwebs from Atletico’s slow start to the campaign – four goals sealing a convincing win after successive draws against newly promoted sides. A midweek win at PSV was hard-fought but showed Atletico are starting to click, which is bad news for Sporting Gijon. The side from Asturias have made an excellent start themselves – with seven points from nine, and sit two points clear of Diego Simeone’s men in the standings.
Atletico ‘To win to Nil’ at 1.67 with Bet Victor – a last-minute Antoine Griezmann goal was the only goal of the game in the corresponding fixture last season, while Atletico have conceded only once (a penalty) in four games this campaign. Sporting are a side built on resilience, and a 1-0 home win seems the most likely result of any.
Eibar v Sevilla
Jorge Sampaoli is adding some steely determination to Sevilla – a stalemate in Turin followed the scoreless draw in Villarreal as the Andalucians show they are made of stern stuff away from home too. A late, late show beat high-flying Las Palmas last time around; while Eibar pulled off an impressive away win at Granada thanks to a late goal of their own.
Take the Draw at 3.5 with Marathon Bet.
It’s really tough to pick a winner from this one. Sevilla have drawn away both in the league and in Europe, while Eibar have won back-to-back league games. Home advantage should even out the gap in quality and this fixture ended 1-1 last season.
Athletic Bilbao v Valencia
These two sides have had poor starts to their campaigns, Athletic’s win at Deportivo last week brought some relief to the Basques – previously pointless – but a 3-0 Thursday hammering at Sassuolo would have zapped confidence and energy. Valencia again did not play wretchedly last time out but again came away empty-handed after a demoralising last-minute defeat, and remain bottom.
Take the Draw 3.65 with Matchbook.
Again, this is another encounter where a clear winner is hard. Valencia’s results have been miserable and this is a really tough away match, but Athletic’s performances have been underwhelming and Thursday evening’s match could well have drained them mentally and physically. A draw looks a probable outcome.
Espanyol v Real Madrid
If you can’t be good, be lucky. That has been the accusation of Real Madrid in Europe since the appointment of Zinedine Zidane last year. A fortunate run to last season’s title after ‘straightforward’ draws and unconvincing performances, their late and undeserved turnaround at home to Sporting CP on Wednesday showed mental strength if nothing else. They’ve won five games across five competitions and are not at their best. Ominous for the rest but most pressingly Espanyol, who lost both games 6-0 against Real Madrid last season and haven’t won in 19 meetings.
Real Madrid to score 4 or more goals at 4.33 with Betfair.Madrid have netted four or more goals in each of the last three head-to-heads between the teams and Espanyol have already shipped nine goals this season – more than any other club. Expect a convincing Madrid win with goals galore.
Madrid have netted four or more goals in each of the last three head-to-heads between the teams and Espanyol have already shipped nine goals this season – more than any other club. Expect a convincing Madrid win with goals galore.
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