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La Liga Preview and Betting Tips Week 27

La Liga By: Linus Onyeze | 11/03/2017

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi should both be in action for Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively when La Liga games return this weekend.

It is another weekend of games in La Liga, which enters its 27th week this weekend. Already, there have been several plots and sub-plots from top to bottom of the table and this weekend will be no exception.

The race for the title continues, will Real Madrid return to the summit? Will Barcelona falter? What about the teams at the foot of the table? What will be the outcome of the games?

Fcnaija.com brings you a preview and betting guide on all the games in La Liga this weekend, starting from top to bottom.

Osasuna v Eibar

Bottom placed Osasuna welcome eighth placed Eibar this weekend, with a massive 29 points separating both sides. Both teams go into this one on the back of losses last weekend, but Eibar obviously have the better form between the two sides. Eibar go into the game with their last five games standing at LDWLW, while Osasuna’s last five games are LLLLL. So it is a no brainer Eibar are the favourites for this one.

On bet9ja.com, 2.08 odds are for an Eibar win and 3.50 for a draw, while an Osasuna win attracts same number of odds.

Prediction: 0-3

Real Madrid v Real Betis

On the back of securing qualification to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Real Madrid will hope to return to the top of the pile with a win, while hoping Barcelona are too much in a celebratory mood to win their own game.

Bet9ja.com is offering a massive 22.00 odds for a Betis win, 8.50 for a draw, and 1.13 for a Madrid victory.

Prediction: 4-0

Celta Vigo v Villareal

A massive 10 points separates both sides with Villareal in sixth, while Celta are in 10th. The Yellow Submarines are coming off a 2-0 defeat of Espanyol, and are only four points adrift of Atletico Madrid in fourth. Celta on their part, suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Barcelona in their last game.

Villareal are still favourites for a win, and on bet9ja.com, they are offering odds of 2.75 for a Celta win, and 2.68 for a Villareal victory. A draw attracts odds of 3.15.

Prediction: 2-3

Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona

What a week they have had, coming from an impossible position to secure passage to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Barcelona are the obvious favourites to pick maximum points here. They defeated Celta Vigo 5-0 in their last La Liga game, while Deportivo won 1-0 at Sporting Gijon.

So at it stands, there are 12.25 odds for Deportivo to pull off an upset with a win, and 6.50 if they can get a draw. However, there are 1.23 odds for a Barcelona win.

Real Sociedad v Athletic Bilbao

Sociedad’s form over their last five games stands at WDLWW, and they are fifth on the table, seven points ahead of Bilbao, who are seventh. Bilbao’s last five games stands at WLWLW, showing that their opponents have a better form.

So on bet9ja.com, 3.45 odds are for a Bilbao win, and 2.17 for a Soceidad win. There are 3.30 odds for a draw.

Prediction: 2-2

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Real Sociedad v Athletic Club    

The two teams are in form and current sit fifth and seventh respectively on the Spanish La Liga.

Sociedad have lost just once in five games while Bilbao has three victories and two defeats from the same number of games. Bet9ja.com place a winning odd of 2.17 for a Socidad home win and 3.45 for a Bilbao away win while a draw attracts 3.30 odd.

Prediction: Real Sociedad 1-1 Athletic Club

Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona        

Barcelona still basking in the euphoria of the greatest comeback in UEFA Champions League history, when they overturned a 4-0 deficit against Paris Saint German to win 6-1 in the round of 16.

La Coruna will have their hands full even though they are playing in front of home fans. Barcelona’s winning odd on Bet9ja is 1.23 while for the home side is a massive 12.25 while the odd for a draw is 6.50.

Prediction: Deportivo La Coruna 0-4 Barcelona       

Celta de Vigo v Villarreal

Celta were hammered 5-0 by league leaders Barcelona last week and will look to bounce back against sixth placed Villarreal.

Bet9ja winning odd for both side is pretty close with Celtic’s pegged at 2.80 and the away side 2.62 while a draw is 3.20.

Prediction: Celta de Vigo 2-3 Villarreal

Real Madrid v Real Betis

The Los Blancos have a game in hand and trail Barcelona with a point and will be desperate to maintain a tight title challenge with a home win against Real Betis.

The away side have the biggest odd to win at the Bernabeu with 20.0 on Bet9ja.com and Real Madrid has just 1.13 for a win and 8.70 for a draw.

Prediction: Real Madrid 3-1 Real Betis 

Osasuna v Eibar

Eibar travels to bottom side Osasuna with the sole main of getting the three points that will help maintain their chase for a Europa League spot at the end of the season.

Osasuna have a winning odd of 3.50 and Eibar 2.08 while a draw on Bet9ja.com attracts an odd of 3.50.

Prediction: Osasuna 1-1 Eibar
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