Meanwhile, Getafe host Athletic Bilbao and Valencia visit Rayo Vallecano in the battle for fourth
The 31st round of action in Spain’s La Liga may well end up deciding where the league title is going, with Barcelona set to host Atletico Madrid this coming Saturday (6 April). Meanwhile, the battle for fourth is also heating up, with Getafe hosting Athletic Bilbao and Valencia facing a tricky test away at Rayo Vallecano – just four points separate the five teams from fourth to eighth in the standings.
First things first
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First up, let’s start with the clash between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on Saturday afternoon. Barcelona currently sit eight points clear with just eight games left to play and are the clear favourites to retain their domestic crown – they are priced at just 1.002 to do so.
Atletico Madrid, by way of comparison, have won their last two league matches and are doing all they can to keep battling for the title. However, their blip in late winter looks like it may have ended their hopes, and they will most certainly need to take all three points at Camp Nou if they are to have any chance of winning the crown.
But it is Barcelona who come into this match as the red-hot favourites to take all three points. You can back the champions to win at just 1.80, while Atletico are out at 4.75 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.60, according to Oddsshark.
And we believe that this contest could well end up honours even. A 1-1 draw comes in at 6.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$32.50 pay out, while you can more than quadruple your money by backing a score draw at 4.50.
Getafe host Athletic Bilbao in battle for top four
On the Sunday afternoon, two of the teams vying for a place in the top four go head to head when Getafe take on Athletic Bilbao. Getafe sit fourth in the table but have not won any of their last three league games – they are priced at 6.00 to finish in the top four come the end of the season.
Athletic Bilbao, in stark contrast, have won their last three league matches and have climbed up to eighth in the table. They are out at 26.00 to make it into the top four by May however.
And while the betting is close, it is Getafe who are the favourites to collect three valuable points. You can more than double your money by backing the home side to win at 2.30, while Athletic Bilbao are out at 3.50 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.00.
But we are expecting Athletic’s better form to carry them through this contest. A narrow, 2-1 win for the visitors is priced competitively at 13.00, thereby offering more than a ten-fold return on any investment, while you can triple your money by backing over 2.5 goals in the game at 3.00.
Valencia visit Rayo Vallecano and need three points
And finally, Rayo Vallecano host Valencia as they try to survive relegation. Rayo have lost four of their last five games and are next to bottom in the league – they are priced at just 1.071 to suffer relegation.
Valencia, meanwhile, have won four of their last five games and sit fifth in the table, a point off fourth. They are priced at just 2.00 to finish in the top four this term.
And it is indeed Valencia who come into this match as the clear favourites to take all three points. You can back the visitors to win at just 1.95, while Rayo Vallecano, despite home advantage, are out at 4.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.50.
This should be a comfortable afternoon’s work for the visitors. A 2-0 win for Valencia is priced at 9.50, meaning that a USS$5 bet would lead to a US$47.50 pay out, while you can more than double your money by backing a “No” to both teams scoring g at 2.05.
La Liga round 31 fixtures:
Saturday, 6 April
(2.55) Girona x Espanyol (2.90); draw (3.20)
(1.25) Real Madrid x Eibar (12.00); draw (6.00)
(4.00) Rayo Vallecano x Valencia (1.95); draw (3.50)
(1.80) Barcelona x Atletico Madrid (4.75); draw (3.60)
Sunday, 7 April
(2.50) Alaves x Leganes (3.10); draw (3.00)
(2.30) Getafe x Athletic Bilbao (3.50); draw (3.00)
(3.30) Valladolid x Sevilla (2.15); draw (3.40)
(2.40) Celta Vigo x Real Sociedad(3.00); draw (3.30)
(1.95) Levante x Huesca (3.80); draw (3.60)
(2.20) Real Betis x Villarreal (3.20); draw (3.40)