Atletico Madrid vs. Villarreal Tips, Preview and Predictions

Atletico Madrid and Villarreal club crests ahead of their La Liga fixture on October 4

After winning their opening two games, La Liga champions Atletico Madrid host Villarreal at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday. Diego Simeone’s men will be confident of continuing their perfect start against the visitors, who are yet to score a goal after two consecutive draws. Where and when: Wanda Metropolitano – 29 August, kick-off 21:00 Where you can see Atletico Madrid vs. Villarreal: La Liga TV Last time: An own goal by Pedraza and a Joao Felix strike sealed a 2-0 victory for Atletico Madrid at the Estadio de la Ceramica…

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Real Betis vs. Real Madrid Tips, Preview and Predictions

Real Betis vs. Real Madrid, La Liga

It’s a battle royale in La Liga this weekend, as Real Betis welcome Real Madrid to the Estadio Benito Villamarin on Saturday night. The hosts are looking for their first victory of the new season, but they’ll be up against it when they play Carlo Ancelotti’s Blancos.  Where and when: Estadio Benito Villamarin – 28 August, kick-off 21:00 Where you can see Real Betis vs. Real Madrid: La Liga TV Last time: Neither side could make the breakthrough as the teams shared a goalless draw at the Estadio Alfredo Di…

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Atletico Madrid vs. Elche Tips, Preview and Predictions

Atletico Madrid club crest

After earning a hard-fought victory in their opener, La Liga champions Atletico Madrid face Elche in their first home game of the new season. Fran Escriba’s men, on the other hand, started with a goalless draw against Athletic Bilbao, but they have never won against Atletico away from home. Where and when: Wanda Metropolitano – 22 August, kick-off 18:30 Where you can see Atletico Madrid vs. Elche: La Liga TV Last time: Marcos Llorente scored the only goal in Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 victory over Elche at the Estadio Manuel Martinez…

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Levante vs. Real Madrid Tips, Preview and Predictions

Levante vs. Real Madrid, La Liga

Real Madrid don’t have a great record against Levante, which is something Carlo Ancelotti will hope to change in his second game back at the club. Los Blancos are on the road again due to the continued improvements on their Bernabeu home, beginning their campaign with three straight away fixtures.  Where and when: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia – 22 August, kick-off 21:00 Where you can see Levante vs. Real Madrid: Premier Sports Last time: Levante came from behind to beat Real 2-1 the last time the teams met, which was…

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Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona Tips, Preview and Predictions

Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona, La Liga

Barcelona continue their post-Lionel Messi existence with a game against the team the Argentine great lifted his final trophy for the club against, Athletic Bilbao. The Catalans have been involved in some feisty clashes against Los Leones in recent years, and this could be another cracking game.  Where and when: San Mames – 21 August, kick-off 21:00 Where you can see Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona: La Liga TV Last time: Barca thrashed Bilbao 4-0 in the Copa del Rey final in April, with all four goals coming in the second…

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Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad Tips, Preview and Predictions

Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad, La Liga

Barcelona begin life without Lionel Messi when they host Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp on Sunday evening. Losing their talisman and the greatest player in the club’s history is sure to have an incredible impact on the Catalan giants, but it remains to be seen how that translates to their results on the pitch.  Where and when: Nou Camp – 15 August, kick-off 19:00 Where you can see Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad: La Liga TV Last time: Messi got two of Barca’s goals as the Blaugrana thrashed Sociedad 6-1…

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Celta Vigo vs. Atletico Madrid Tips, Preview and Predictions

Celta Vigo vs. Atletico Madrid

Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid kick off the Sunday proceedings in La Liga when they meet at Balaidos this weekend. The two clubs also begin their new campaigns, after experiencing two very different pre-season schedules.  Where and when: Abanca-Balaidos – 15 August, kick-off 16:30 Where you can see Celta Vigo vs. Atletico Madrid: La Liga TV Last time: Santi Mina put Vigo into an early lead when these teams met at the Wanda Metropolitano in February. A Luis Suarez brace saw Atletico go in front, but a last-gasp equaliser from…

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Alaves vs. Real Madrid Tips, Preview and Predictions

Alaves vs. Real Madrid, LaLiga

Carlo Ancelotti begins his second reign at the helm of Real Madrid with a trip to Alaves on Saturday evening. Los Blancos will try to reclaim their La Liga crown after losing it to arch rivals Atletico Madrid last term, while Alaves only just beat the drop. Where and when: Mendizorrotza Stadium – 14 August, kick-off 21:00 Where you can see Alaves vs. Real Madrid: La Liga TV Last time: The last meeting between Real Madrid and Alaves was back in January and it ended in a 4-1 victory for…

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Chelsea vs. Villarreal Tips, Preview and Predictions

Chelsea and Villarreal lock horns in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday in Belfast in the first big international game of the new season. Both sides will be eager to start off with a trophy, but with many players returning late from Euro 2020, physical condition will be crucial. Where and when: Windsor Park – 11 August, kick-off 20:00 Where you can see Chelsea vs. Villarreal: BT Sport Last time: History will be made on Wednesday as Chelsea and Villarreal have never locked horns in an official game before.…

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What are the best early Champions League winner odds for 2021-22?

Real Madrid club crest

With qualifying for the new season’s competition already well underway, here we take a look at the best early Champions League winner odds for 2021-22. Can Chelsea defy the odds to become only the second team after Real Madrid to retain their crown in the Champions League era, or will another club taste the ultimate in European club football glory come next May?  Saint Petersburg’s Krestovsky Stadium will host next season’s final, and reigning champions Chelsea are 10/1 to make it back-to-back victories. Thomas Tuchel has done a fantastic job…

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