La Liga Betting - Atletico Can Get Back To Winning Ways At Celta Vigo

Gabe Morency

Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:54 AM UTC

Saturday, Sep. 10, 2016 7:54 AM UTC

[embed][/embed] La Liga’s big two have recorded back to back wins so far this season and should keep their 100% runs going with easy home fixtures up next for both. Champions Barcelona host Alaves while European.
<p>[embed][/embed]</p><p>La Liga’s big two have recorded back to back wins so far this season and should keep their 100% runs going with easy home fixtures up next for both. Champions Barcelona host Alaves while European champions Real Madrid play Osasuna, and the odds on both to win are extremely low, so you have to look elsewhere for value in week three.</p><p>Atletico Madrid, the third heavyweight of Spanish football, last season’s third placed team and beaten Champions League finalists, are away at Celta Vigo, and the odds are far more attractive on them. They have suffered a miserable start to the season, drawing both their opening games to fall four points behind Real and Barca already. Celta Vigo did well to finish sixth last season but lost star player Nolito in the summer and have struggled badly this time, around, losing their first two games. It is the perfect match for Atletico to get back to winning ways, and the odds of 17/20 on offer at William Hill on them to win this looks a great bet. Atletico beat Celta Vigo home and away last season and finished 28 points ahead of them, so they really should be able to win this one.</p><p>Sevilla are great at home and not so great on the road, a trend that developed last season and has been shown again this campaign after they beat Espanyol in a 6-4 thriller at home and drew 0-0 away at Villareal. Their third game is a home tie against Las Palmas, who have got off to a flying start this season by beating Valencia 4-2 on the road, and then beating Granada 5-1. That has left them top of the table, ahead of Real and Barca, but it is about time they came crashing down to earth and the odds on a Sevilla wine (<a href=";book=William Hill">13/20 with William Hill</a>) look attractive, particularly as Sevilla beat Las Palmas 2-0 at home back in February.</p><p>Real Sociedad lost their opening game to Real Madrid, but there is no shame in that, and they bounced back with a 2-0 win over Osasuna. They can continue the run at home to Espanyol in their next match. After losing 6-4 to Las Palmas, they drew 2-2 with Malaga, and one point is a pretty poor haul from those two games. Real Sociedad looks good to win this one at evens with Ladbrokes.</p><p>It is always the Barcelona and Real Madrid games that get the most attention and see the greatest betting action, but you have to delve a little deep to find value from their fixtures this weekend. Barcelona are best priced at 1/10 (Stan James) to win their game at home to Alaves, which hardly seems worth bothering with. Alaves have acquitted themselves very well since being promoted this summer, drawing with Atletico and Sporting, but this looks to be one step too far. However, since they kept a clean sheet against Atletico and restricted Sporting to just one goal, it seems unwise to give Barcelona a handicap. Instead, you could back Barcelona to win and under 3.5 goals in the match, which is 7/5 with Bet Stars. Lionel Messi is injured for Barcelona and €30 million new boy Paco Alcacer looks set to replace him in the starting lineup, so you might fancy a flutter on him <a href=";book=888Sport">scoring at any time at 11/17 with 888 Sport</a>.</p><p>Real are even shorter odds to beat another newly promoted team, Osasuna, who have taken just one point so far this season. Here you might be tempted by a handicap bet. Real Madrid -2 will get you a more appealing 4/7 at Bwin. If Real Sociedad can beat Osasuna 2-0 at home, the Galacticos of Real Madrid should be able to better that.</p><p> </p>
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