Atletico Madrid to Continue Run?

Atletico Madrid has been on a great run in La Liga this season , but will it continue? They have a HUGE match on January 11th taking on Barcelona, who they are tied with atop the league table. These two teams met in the Super Cup at the beginning of the season and played to a 0-0 draw.

La Liga odds at Bet365 have Barcelona as the road favorite at +105 with Atletico Madrid at +240 and a draw line of +250.

Barca has scored the most goals in the league and has conceded the fewest while Atletico Madrid has scored the third most and conceded the second fewest.

A little bad news for Atletico is that Barca may get Lionel Messi back for the big match.

Real Madrid is still in the race, but they are 8 points back of Barca and Atletico Madrid. However, they have a match in hand and they do not have a tough month of January. In the month they only face one team in the top 10 and that is their next one facing 10th place side Espanyol.

In terms of soccer betting in Spain odds makers at Bet365 have Real Madrid as the big favorite on the road at -300 with Espnayol at +650 and a draw line of +450.

While Real does not have a tough January schedule Barca plays some dangerous teams of Valencia and Sevilla.

Atletico Madrid faces a tough Sevilla test in their match following Barcelona, but they are fortunate that both matches are at home.

It looks as if Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, and Barcelona will be in the top three, but the fourth spot and an automatic Champions League bid is still up for grabs.

One of the hottest teams in La Liga is Sevilla, who are only four points out of the fourth position in the league, as of early January. However, moving up in the league table this month is a tough task with road matches facing Atletico Madrid and Malaga. On top of that they host Barcelona early in February.

As of January 5th Athletic Bilbao has the fourth position and they have a great chance to gain some ground this month with three matches facing struggling teams including two at home.

La Liga odds have Athletic Bilbao as the team with the best odds to finish in the top four at +200 with Real Sociedad at +225 and Sevilla at +350.