La Liga Week 32 Betting Preview

Martin Green

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 8:10 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2019 8:10 PM UTC

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are all in action in the Spanish top flight this weekend and there is plenty of value on offer for punters.

<h2>Huesca v Barcelona</h2><p><strong>Date: Saturday, April 13</strong></p><p><strong>Venue: Estadio El Alcoraz</strong></p><p>League leaders Barcelona take on bottom club Huesca in what should be one of the biggest mismatches of the season on Saturday. It finished 8-2 to Barcelona when these teams met at the Nou Camp earlier this season, and the gulf in quality between them is enormous. Barcelona beat second placed Atletico Madrid 2-0 last time out to open up an 11-point lead at the top of the table, while Huesca are winless in five and staring relegation in the face. It is therefore frankly astonishing to see odds of 13/20 (1.65) on Lionel Messi and co to win this game. The odds are longer than the form suggests because Barcelona are expected to be tired from a midweek Champions League trip to Manchester. But even a fatigued Barcelona should be able to steamroller this Huesca side, particularly as they have not yet wrapped up the title.</p><p>Tip: Barcelona to win at 13/20 (1.65) or Barca and over 1.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85) with <a href="https://betway.com/" target="_blank" title="Betway">Betway</a></p><h2>Atletico Madrid v Celta Vigo</h2><p><strong>Date: Saturday, April 13</strong></p><p><strong>Venue: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium</strong></p><p>Atletico could have cut Barcelona’s lead just five points with a win at the Nou Camp last time out, but Diego Costa was sent off for dissent and they were left with an impossible task. They are now just two points clear of third placed Real Madrid and they need to return to winning ways if they are to hold them off. They have been immaculate at home in recent weeks, winning their last four games to nil at Wanda Metropolitano. They have conceded just seven goals in 15 home games this season, and they have more clean sheets than any other team in La Liga. Atletico are phenomenally strong at the back, whereas Celta Vigo are their polar opposites. Fran Escribá’s men offer little in the way of defensive discipline and they love to throw men forward in attack. They have not kept a clean sheet in weeks, but they have banged in nine goals in their last three games and that has seen them climb out of the relegation zone. Yet they lost 2-0 to Real on their last trip to Madrid, and they could struggle again here.</p><p>Tip: Atletico to win to nil at 11/10 (2.10) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07" target="_blank" title="Ladbrokes">Ladbrokes</a></p><h2>Eibar v Real Sociedad</h2><p><strong>Date: Sunday, April 14</strong></p><p><strong>Venue: Anoeta</strong></p><p>This should be an open, entertaining game, as neither team has kept a clean sheet in their last five matches. Eibar are another team that enjoy throwing caution to the wind and leave gaps at the back as a result. They have conceded in 77% of their games so far this season, while they have scored in 74% of them, so they are an entertaining team for the neutrals to watch. They have the sixth best home record in the league, so they will fancy their chances of winning this one, but goals markets look more attractive. Real Sociedad were a reasonably strong team at the back, but that record has fallen apart in recent weeks and they lost 3-1 to Celta Vigo last time out. They have shipped 22 goals on the road this season, and they will struggle to shut Eibar out in this one.</p><p>Tip: both teams to score at 8/11 (1.73) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="William Hill">William Hill</a></p><h2>Leganes v Real Madrid</h2><p><strong>Date: Monday, April 15</strong></p><p><strong>Venue: Butarque</strong></p><p>Leganes have taken seven points from their last three games and that fine form has seen them climb up to 11<sup>th</sup> in the table. Yet those results came against middling opposition and they are unlikely to fare so well against Real Madrid. The visitors are much improved since Zinedine Zidane rejoined the club and they have won four of their last five games. Los Blancos are due a sweeping clear out in the summer, so many of these players are battling to retain a place in the squad and these games amount to a long audition for them. Karim Benzema has really stepped up to the plate, with six goals in five games since Zidane’s return, so he will be a real thorn in Leganes’ side on Monday night.</p><p>Tip: Real Madrid to win at 63/100 (1.63) with Marathon Bet or Real and under 4.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07" target="_blank" title="Ladbrokes">Ladbrokes</a></p>
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