The Spanish national team enjoyed a sensational week as they demolished Italy and Liechtenstein but now we return to domestic affairs. The third round of fixtures in the 2017/18 La Liga season has thrown up.
<p>The Spanish national team enjoyed a sensational week as they demolished Italy and Liechtenstein, but now we return to domestic affairs. The third round of fixtures in the 2017/18 La Liga season has thrown up some intriguing clashes, offering plenty of value for punters. Here we run through the biggest and most interesting games:</p><p>https://youtu.be/i8vGLBeTt2k</p><p><strong>Real Madrid v Levante</strong></p><p>Real will be bitterly disappointed to draw with Valencia in the second game of the season, but they have a great chance to get back to winning ways against Levante. Juan Ramón López Muñiz’s side have also taken four points from their first two matches, but they are no match for Real as this match pits the title favourites against a team tipped by the bookmakers to be relegated. Real Madrid should demolish Levante at the Bernebeu and as such they are just 1/11 with Betway to win the game. Levante are newly promoted but in 2015-16 Real Madrid beat them 3-0 at home, and a similar result is likely here. Real -3 Asian handicap is even money with Paddy Power. You can also get 20/21 with Boyle Sports on Real to win to nil. They do not have the tightest defence, but Levante should be on the backfoot for most of this game, so that looks interesting.</p><p><strong>Valencia v Atletico Madrid</strong></p><p>Valencia is a sleeping giant in La Liga and after years of underperforming it might finally be waking up. They gained a great deal of respect from that 2-2 draw against Real Madrid last time out, and will fancy their chances against Diego Simeone’s men. But Atletico are exceptionally strong and come into the game on the back of a 5-1 annihilation of Las Palmas, so they will not be afraid. Atletico are not as disciplined defensively at the moment as they have been in recent times, so both teams to score looks a good option here at 15/16 with 188Bet.</p><p><strong>Sevilla v Eibar</strong></p><p>Sevilla earned a 1-0 away win against Getafe last time out to extend a long unbeaten run and they should be too good for Eibar here. They should have too much going forwards for Eibar to handle and the 8/13 on offer at Bet Stars looks really good, particularly as a selection for any accumulators you are weighing up. For more value in this match you could go for Sevilla to win and under 4.5 goals at 11/10 with Bet Stars as neither team is high scoring.</p><p><strong>Barcelona v Espanyol</strong></p><p>This is a local derby and one Barcelona should win pretty comfortably. In the last three meetings between these two at Camp Nou, Barcelona have won 4-1, 5-1 and 5-1. Neymar’s departure is a blow, but the arrival of Ousmane Dembele will give everyone a lift, and Barca still have a very strong side. They have won both games this season 2-0 and Barcelona -1.5 Asian handicap has been a popular bet, but you have to push it further to get value here. Still, Barca should be good for it given recent history, and the 11/14 on offer on Barcelona -2 Asian handicap at 188Bet looks a great option.</p><p><strong>Athletic Bilbao v Girona</strong></p><p>Girona have got off to a cracking start to their first season back in the top flight and this often happens with newly promoted sides as they carry their winning mentality over from the lower division. They drew with the mighty Atletico away in their first game, and followed it up with a 1-0 win over Malaga, which is excellent form by anyone’s standards. All good things must come to an end, however, and Athletic Bilbao are very strong at home, so the 8/11 on offer at Bet365 on a home win looks very tempting.</p>