La Liga

Barca Stays Atop League Table

Barcelona scored a big win over Villarreal in their last match and they remain tied with Atletico Madrid atop the La Liga table. In their last match Real Madrid played to a surprising 2-2 draw with Osasuna, who are one point out of the relegation zone. Real now trails Barca and Atletico Madrid by five points.

Barcelona is on the road to play eighth place Getafe this weekend and are big betting favorites.

Midweek 5Dimes has Getafe at +600 with Barca at -225 and a draw line of +333.


Back to Business

After a week off for Copa del Rey play La Liga is back in full swing this weekend. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are tied for first place in the league and each faces a top 10 club in their next match.

Barcelona is coming off a big 1-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao is their last match and they host fifth place side Villarreal this weekend. Bodog has Barca at -300 with Villareal at +650 and a draw line at +450.


Barca Shocked Over the Weekend

Barcelona suffered their first La Liga loss in their last match falling to Athletic Bilbao 1-0. With that loss Barca is now in a first place tie with Atletico Madrid. Both Barca and Madrid are at home in the two premier matches this weekend.

Barcelona hosts a surprising Villareal club that sits in fifth place in the league table, but odds makers are not giving them much of a chance. Bodog has Barcelona at -350 with Villareal at +850 and a draw line of +450.


Every Club Chasing Barcelona

Barcelona remains in first place in La Liga and they have a big away match this weekend facing Athletic Bilbao, who sit in fifth place in the league table. Bilbao is a slight underdog on Monday night facing Malaga before their weekend Barca match, but they only have one loss in their last six league matches.

Athletic Bilbao has not lost at home in league play, but Barcelona is still the favorite at Bodog midweek posted at -188 with Bilbao at +450 and a draw line at +333.


Atletico Madrid Looking Good

Atletico Madrid has been superb so far this season in second place in the league table and they have already advanced to the Champions League knockout phase. They are only three points back of Barcelona and are the betting home favorites this weekend facing a solid Getafe side that is not in form.


Big Shock, Barcelona the Favorite

You can tell that La Liga is only a three-team race, as odds makers only have three teams with odds to win. Bet365 has Barcelona as the big favorite followed by Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

Barca is stacked on both sides of the pitch and it is far from a surprise they are in the league lead. They have not lost all season (12 wins 1 draw), they have scored the most goals, and conceded the fewest. They also have already beaten Real Madrid in the first encounter of El Clasico this season.


Can Atletico Keep Pace with Barca?

Atletico Madrid is in second place in the La Liga table and they only trail Barcelona by one point. In the biggest match of the weekend Atletico are away betting favorites facing a surprising Villareal club that sits fourth in the league table.

Midweek Bet365 has Atletico Madrid at +110 with Villareal at +230 and a draw line of +250.

Villareal is coming off an away win and while they lost their last home match they already beat Valencia and played Real Madrid to a draw on their pitch.


Action Packed Week in La Liga

There are midweek and weekend matches this week in La Liga, so there is no lack of the beautiful game in Spain on the docket. While the top two teams of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are on the road and favorites facing struggling clubs the biggest midweek match has to be Villareal hosting Getafe.

Fifth place side Villareal has been a surprise so far this season in fourth lace and at Bet365 they are the home favorite at-188 hosting fifth place Getafe at +500 with a draw line at +300.


El Clásico Pits Real vs Barca

Perhaps the biggest rivalry is soccer takes place this weekend in the El Clasico with Barcelona hosting Real Madrid. This rivalry dates back to the 1930’s when Spanish dictator Francisco Franco only allowed the Barcelona language of Catalan to be spoken at Barca matches, as most of the citizens of Barcelona were vehamantly opposed to Franco’s fascist regime. There is definitely no love lost between these two clubs.


Villareal Faces Tough Match at Bilbao

Villareal has been a surprise in the early part of the La Liga season, but will be tested on the road facing Athletic Bilbao in the biggest match in La Liga this week. Athletic Bilbao is undefeated at home this season with three wins and one draw and they are in sixth place in the league table. Villareal is in fourth place and their defense has been solid only giving up seven goals in eight matches.