Atletico Madrid Hanging On in La Liga

On March second in the Madrid derby Atletico Madrid played to a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid, after being up 2-1 at the half, which kept the La Liga a three-team race. Real sits in first place one point clear of Barcelona and three points clear of Atletico.

Bet365 only has odds posted for these three to win the La Liga with Real Madrid at -110, Barcelona at +110, and Atletico Madrid at +1400.

The biggest match of the month is no shock when Real plays host to Barcelona in the middle of the month in the El Classico. Real should get six points in their next two matches facing eighth place side Levante at home and on the road against Malaga, who are looking to stay out of the relegation zone.

Real is at home and huge betting favorites at -1200 with Levante at +1800 and a draw line of +1000. Real Madrid is unbeaten in league play since they lost on the road to Barcelona at the end of October.

Barcelona has an even easier next couple matches facing a Valladolid, who are currently in the relegation zone and then 13th place side Osasuna. Barca are big betting favorites in both matches. Still, Barca has lost two of their last five matches.

Atletico Madrid has their two toughest matches in March coming in their next one and last one of the month. They face 11th place side Celta Vigo on the road in their next match an they have odds of -125 with Celta at +333 and a draw line of +260. Their last match is facing fourth place side Athletic Bilbao on the road.

Atletico still has a chance to win the league, but they do not face Real Madrid again and their last match of the season is facing Barcelona is on the road.

Athletic Bilbao has a firm grip on fourth place six points clear of Villarreal, but are 11 points back of Atletico. Their two biggest matches of the month come against a couple of teams that are chasing them for that coveted top four finish and automatic Champions League bid in ninth place Valencia and fifth place side Villarreal.

Both of Athletic Bilbao’s two next matches are on the road and in both they are the betting underdog. Valencia is posted with odds of +115 with Athletic Bilbao at +230 with a draw line of +240 and Villareal is posted at -110 with Athletic Bilbao at +280 and a draw line of +260.