It’s rare that political unrest and regional demonstrations have an impact on the football calendar. Even rarer that this kind of thing affects one of the biggest games in world football. That’s what we’re faced with this weekend though after El Clasico was postponed. So, with Barcelona vs. Real Madrid off, what are the best La Liga games to watch online this weekend?
The fallout from El Clasico’s postponement looks set to rumble on. La Liga chiefs are reportedly considering legal action over the rescheduling of the game, with the new date of Wednesday 18 December coinciding with the first round of the Copa del Rey.
Barca and Real agreed to the date in conjunction with the Spanish Football Federation, but league officials have reacted with anger, saying in a statement: “La Liga doesn’t agree with the competition committee’s decision to stipulate 18 December – after an agreement was reached between Barcelona and Real Madrid, despite La Liga’s objections – as the date in which the postponed Clasico should be played.
“We are studying the documentation that we have recently received regarding the process in which the decision was taken. This is in order to evaluate taking possible legal action and against whom it should be tabled, before the relevant and opportune public organisations or legal organisms.”
While we can, for the moment at least, look forward to a rearranged Clasico just before Christmas, there are plenty of La Liga fixtures to watch online this weekend. Villarreal get the action underway on Friday night as they entertain Alaves at the Estadio de la Ceramica. You can get your shopping and household chores done on Saturday lunchtime now with El Clasico’s midday kick-off out the window, but the day’s late fixture is well worth the wait as Atletico Madrid play host to Athletic Bilbao.
High-flying Granada have the opportunity to move to the top of the table with a win at home to Real Betis on Sunday, while Sevilla and Valencia are also in action later in the day. So, you may be wondering where can I watch La Liga online this weekend?
If you’re signed up to Premier Sports, who offer online streams alongside their TV coverage, you can watch Atletico Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening, while Sunday’s offering is Sevilla vs. Getafe.
If you don’t have a Premier Sports subscription and want to watch La Liga free online, your best option is going to be through a bookmaker such as Bet365 or William Hill. Betting sites like this show a range of fixtures each week, offering good quality streams and a service that’s completely legal. In return, all you usually need to do is have a funded account or have placed a bet within 24 hours of kick-off in the game you want to watch.
You can sign up to a new bookmaker if you don’t already have an account on a particular site, allowing you to shop for better odds while also taking advantage of any free bets and welcome bonuses on offer. With your free bets in hand, take a look at our La Liga match previews for lots of great tips and predictions, and why not let us know if we help you turn your bonuses into real cash in your betting wallet?