La Liga Preview and Betting Tips Week 28
La Liga By: Linus Onyeze | 18/03/2017
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will be in action for their respective clubs this weekend.With Real Madrid returning to the summit of La Liga following Barcelona’s loss last weekend, the chase is back on for who will end up as champions of the Spanish top-flight for the current campaign.Los Blancos have a two-point advantage over eternal rivals Barcelona, and have played a game less, and will go into the weekend hoping to keep their lead, while Barca will also hope to return to winning ways.It is the same for Sevilla – who were eliminated from the Champions League in midweek – Atletico Madrid and Villareal, who occupy the third, fourth and fifth places respectively.We provide previews to this weekend’s games and offer betting tips and how the fixtures might pan out.Las Palmas v VillarealLas Palmas come off a defeat to Espanyol, and their form over the last five games stand at LWDLW, which is far from impressive, but are in a relatively comfortable 12th position. Villareal, on the other hand, are fifth, and come off a win at Celta Vigo.Over the last five games, their form stand at WWWLW, as they are in far better form than their weekend opponents.Bet9ja.com is offering odds of 2.62 for a Villareal win, 2.74 for a Las Palmas win and 3.13 for a draw.Prediction: 0-2Eibar v EspanyolA game between eighth and ninth in La Liga. Only one point separate both sides, and Eibar held Osasuna to a 1-1 draw in their last game, while Espanyol defeated Las Palmas 4-3. Over the last five games, Eibar’s form stands at DWDWL, while Espanyol’s stand at WLDWL.
At bet9ja.com, there are odds of 4.15 for an Espanyol win, 1.90 for an Eibar win and 3.50 for a draw.Prediction: 2-2Athletic Bilbao v Real MadridLeaders Real are at Bilbao, with a chance of keeping their lead at the top of the table. Bilbao are seventh, and won their last game, a 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad, while leaders Real defeated Real Betis 2-1 in their last game.There are odds of 5.00 for a Bilbao win, 3.90 for a draw and 1.17 for a Real win, all on bet9ja.com.Prediction: 1-3Alaves v Real SociedadEleven points separate sixth-placed Sociedad and 10th placed Alaves. The home side, despite being reduced to 10 men, beat Malaga 2-1 in their last game, while Real Sociedad lost 2-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao.At bet9ja.com, they are offering odds of 2.77 for an Alaves win, 3.10 for a draw and 2.73 for a Real Sociedad win.Prediction: 1-3Real Betis v OsasunaBetis are coming off a defeat to Real Madrid in their last game, and will be hoping to return to winning ways when bottom club Osasuna comes to town. Osasuna, on their part, drew 1-1 at home with Eibar in their last game.While Betis aren’t in any great run of form, but they are favourites on this one and bet9ja.com has odds of 1.48 for a win for them, 7.20 for an Osasuna win and 4.25 for a draw.Prediction: 3-2