With Barcelona looking to wrap things up in the coming fixtures, there may be no more money to win on the La Liga title race. There’s still plenty riding on the season’s remaining fixtures though, so here we take a look at the best both teams to score bets in La Liga this weekend.
Alaves and Valladolid get the action underway on Friday night, in a game that has huge ramifications at both ends of the table. The hosts need a win to keep their push for Europa League football going, while the away team are battling relegation. Valladolid are a point from safety with six games to go, and they lost 1-0 at home to Alaves earlier this season. They’re desperate for a result, so we’re backing both teams to score at 11/10.
On to Saturday, and Atletico Madrid are away at Eibar as they aim to keep their slim title aspirations alive. Diego Simeone’s side are nine points behind Barcelona, who dropped a couple at Huesca last weekend. Failing to win isn’t an option, and they’re the favourites to do so. The question though is whether the home team can trouble the scorers. Eibar got a 1-1 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano earlier this season, so we’re backing BTTS again at evens.
After their comfortable victory over Manchester United on Tuesday night, league leaders Barca are back in action in Saturday’s evening kick-off. They’re at home to Real Sociedad, who’ve had a decent season and currently sit in 10th. They’ve averaged more than a goal a game this term, while recent matches between these teams have produced fireworks. Their last five meetings have seen 22 goals, with both teams scoring on four occasions. BTTS is 4/5 this weekend.
Moving on to Sunday, and Real Madrid are at home to Athletic Bilbao. The visitors are going for European football this season, and a win here could even lift them into the Champions League reckoning. Los Blancos have had a disastrous season, losing their aura of invincibility on their way to conceding 38 goals in 31 matches. That’s some 17 more than city rivals Atleti. We’re going for BTTS again in this game at 7/10.
Finally, ninth hosts sixth in Sunday’s late kick-off, as Real Betis and Valencia meet in a crucial game. Los Che are aiming to get back into the Champions League, but Betis have their own European aspirations. This is another fixture where we’ve seen cricket scores in recent years, including a 6-3 win for Valencia away at Betis last season. BTTS is 5/7 in this game.
We’ve picked out five matches where we think both teams are going to see the back of the net ripple this weekend. If you want to throw them all together into an accumulator bet, the latest odds are 20/1.