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Napoli v AC Milan Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th November 2017

European Football
Napoli v AC Milan Betting Preview - La Liga 18th November 7.45pm Napoli remains unbeaten at the top of Serie A this season and they are genuine title contenders in what looks to be a massively competitive battle this season. AC Milan were expected to be in the mix a little more than they are as they are eight points outside of the top five going into this clash. It hasn’t been happening for the Rossoneri but the confidence they could take from beating the league leaders away from home would be priceless.

Napoli v AC Milan Betting Tips

What a season Napoli are having in Serie A. No-one has managed to get the better of them this season so far and they have faced Inter Milan and Roma already, two of the other current top five in the Italian top flight. Napoli have produced a W4 D1 L0 record in their five home games so far this season and aside from a 0-0 draw with Inter Milan, they have scored at least three goals in each of their other home fixtures this season. Over 2.5 goals is a price of 18/5 with bet365 because of that. Plus three of the last four between these at Napoli have gone over the mark. Napoli have averaged exactly three goals per home game this season and at the back, they have only conceded twice at the Stadio San Paolo this season. Napoli are a quote of 7/4 at bet365 to win to nil. They have three clean sheets in their five home games this season. Dries Mertens is their top scorer this season on the domestic front and he is the bet365 12/5 first goalscorer favourite. Just to show how much they have improved and how strongly they are going this season they are already eleven points better off than they were at this stage last season. They have not conceded a goal in the second half of any of their home fixtures this season. In the bet365 correct score market, the shortest priced option is a Napoli 2-1 result at a price of 7/1, with 2-0 result for the home side coming in at 15/2. Napoli have won three of their last four on home soil against AC Milan and won both games against them last season. Napoli are now unbeaten in their last five games against Milan in Serie A. In the summer Milan went shopping and they were expected to be doing a lot better than trailing the league leaders by eleven points. They haven’t been able to live up to the standards of the better teams in the division having lost against five of the top current top six that they have already played so far this season. That’s not a good sign and overall this season they have gone W6 D1 L5 for the Serie A campaign. Defensively they have not looked anywhere near sharp enough this season and have conceded more goals than anyone else in the top seven. Both teams to score at bet365 is a price of 4/6 and Suso is their top scorer with five league goals and he is a 9/2 option in the game. AC Milan are W3 L3 from their six games played out on their travels in the Italian top flight this season with no clean sheet in their last five road fixtures.

Napoli v AC Milan Betting Odds

Napoli 9/20, Draw 18/5, AC Milan 6/1

Napoli v AC Milan Predictions

Napoli are the stronger of the two sides without a shadow of a doubt and they have the head to head form going against AC Milan as well. There is more than a reasonable chance the home side will prevail in a game that goes over 2.5 goals.
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Leganes v Barcelona Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th November 2017

Barcelona
Leganes v Barcelona Betting Preview - La Liga 18th November 3.15pm Barcelona have responded to last season’s disappointments and the summer loss of Neymar in pretty emphatic fashion. They have a commanding lead at the top of La Liga and there should be another three points available to them on the weekend as well. Leganes are a great defensive side but they aren’t an attacking threat, and they have just lost back to back league games so momentum has gone ahead of this tough test.

Leganes v Barcelona Betting Tips

It has been a decent season from Leganes who are in mid table in the Spanish top flight. They have picked up some notable results and their biggest one was a 0-0 home draw against Atletico Madrid back at the end of September. Leganes have collected seven clean sheets in their eleven league games this season and their entire season has built off of that rock solid defence. They don’t have a lot of attacking threat in them. However, that defence went a bit south just before the international break as they shipped five goals in defeats at Sevilla and Valencia, both of those being top six sides. At the Estadio Municipal de Butarque this term, which only holds around 11,000 supporters Leganes are W2 D2 L1, the loss coming against Getafe back early in the season. They are currently running on a three match undefeated streak of form on home soil. They have only scored the three goals at home this season while conceding just the two. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is a price of 6/5 and that will be banking on the home defence staying strong. To their credit, Leganes have only been behind at half time in one fixture at home this season in the top flight and they have picked up four clean sheets in five. It’s an impressive defensive record whichever way you look at it. They are currently seven points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s La Liga campaign, so there have been a lot of positives from them. Just one of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals and actually, only Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have conceded fewer goals than they have done this season. Will they be able to repel Barcelona’s power attack though? Barcelona are steaming along still with just two points dropped all season and they edged out Sevilla just before the international break at the Nou Camp and will go on to face Valencia in a huge clash after this one. Barcelona are W4 D1 in their five away games this season in La Liga And they have collected three clean sheets in those matches, shipping just the two goals on their travels. Barcelona to win to nil at bet365 is a price of 11/10 and looks decent value considering that their defence probably isn’t going to come under a great deal of pressure. In the bet365 correct score market, a Barcelona 2-0 is the shortest priced option with a 1-0 for them coming in at a price of 6/1. Lionel Messi is the 15/8 first goalscorer favourite for the game and he is on twelve league goals for the season. After netting a crucial brace in their win over Sevilla last time out, Paco Alcacer is a good 20/21 anytime goalscorer option for the game. Barcelona may well have to exert a bit of patience to get their rewards in this away game, and they will have one eye on meeting Juventus in the Champions League in midweek. Barca won both meetings with Leganes last season and did concede in each, but look much stronger at the back this season.

Leganes v Barcelona Betting Odds

Barcelona 2/7, Draw 9/2, Leganes 17/2

Leganes v Barcelona Predictions

Barcelona have the quality and confidence to get through this with three points in the bag. The game may well go under 2.5 goals though because of the defence that Leganes have at their disposal and Barcelona will want to save something for their midweek clash with Juventus.
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Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th November 2017

Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Betting Preview - La Liga 18th November 7.45pm A bit of history will be created on the weekend as the action in the Spanish top flight returns. The first ever derby between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano will be contested. The two rivals sit level on points in their pursuit of league leaders Barcelona and so there are a massive three points up for grabs. Will Atletico be able to make the most of some drops in form that reigning Champions Real Madrid have shown, or will the visitors silence their critics with a positive result?

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Betting Tips

No side has managed to get the better of Atletico Madrid in the Spanish top flight this season, not even Barcelona. While they are struggling to make it out of the Champions League group stage, they are solid in La Liga. In their new home, they have gone W2 D2 L0 record from their four league games and they have drawn their last two there by a 1-1 scoreline.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid 2017 Infographic

Those draws were both against current top-five sides in Barcelona and Villarreal, so they aren't bad points at all. The 1-1 option in the bet365 correct score market is a price of 11/2. Atletico are struggling for goals with sixteen in their eleven league matches this season which actually makes them the lowest scoring side in the current top eight of the Spanish top flight. It’s eight foals fewer than Real have managed. Aside from league leaders Barcelona though, Atletico have the best defensive record in La Liga at the moment and they have collected six clean sheets in their last nine league games. That’s just what you would expect from Diego Simeone’s men. Both teams to score at bet365 for this Madrid derby is a 7/10 odds on price though. Angel Correa is Atletico’s top scorer this season on the domestic front and he is a 3/1 anytime goalscorer option with Antoine Griezmann way shorter at 21/10. Just to highlight how strong they are in defence, they have conceded only one opening goal this season in the league and have scored first in eight of their eleven games. They have not given up a first half goal at all this season at home and in fact, the two they have conceded at the Metropolitano have both been in the final fifteen minutes of matches. A half time draw at be365 is a good price of 6/5. It hasn’t been a straight forward season for Real Madrid at all because they have shown some vulnerabilities, particularly in defence which has led them to a W7 D2 L2 record so far in the Spanish top flight. Throw in that recent defeat against Spurs in the Champions League and they haven’t been at their best. They won their opening four away games of the season before suffering a real shock defeat at Girona, who are enjoying their first ever season in the Spanish top flight. Real Madrid have gone W6 L2 in their last eight league games, not too shabby of course but while they're starting to rack up the clean sheets at home, they have no clean sheets in their last four away games. But, regardless of that, Los Merengues have been leading at half time in all five of their league away games this season and they have averaged over two goals per game on the road. Still, they will know that they are getting a tough game here and under 2.5 goals at bet365 is a price of 5/6. Cristiano Ronaldo is the bet365 first goalscorer favourite at 4/1 for the game and in four appearances against Atletico last season, Ronaldo netted six goals in total through two hat tricks. Remarkably he has only the one league goal so far this term. From the four meetings between Atletico and Real last season (two league, two Champions League) Real Madrid did end up on top with a W2 D1 L1 record from those four games and they put a resounding 3-0 win on the board in this corresponding fixture form last season. However, those are only two of three victories in total in their last fifteen games against Atletico in all competitions (D6 L5). In the last six league meetings only, Real Madrid have taken a W1 D2 L3 record against Atletico. Their only other game this season against a side currently in the top five saw them earn a 2-2 draw against Valencia.

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Betting Odds

Real Madrid 6/5, Atletico Madird 2/1, Draw 5/2

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Predictions

Draw: Real Madrid have not been at their best this season and Atletico will likely to a pretty good job of disrupting their set up. Atletico haven’t been perfect at home and can’t match the scoring power of their rivals, but they stick in there defensively as they shower in a 1-1 draw with Barcelona recently, and claim a point.
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Real Madrid v Las Palmas Predictions & Betting Odds – 5th November 2017

Real Madrid
Real Madrid v Las Palmas Betting Preview - La Liga 5th November 7.45pm It has not been the best of weeks then for Real Madrid. They slipped further back in their La Liga title defence last weekend with a shock loss at Girona and then they pretty much blew their chances of winning their Champions League group as they lost at Tottenham in midweek. Last season underdogs Las Palmas picked up two draws against Real Madrid in the league. Can they possibly pull it off again?

Real Madrid v Las Palmas Betting Tips

It was not the best of weeks for Real Madrid then having lost against La Liga newcomers Girona las weekend and then losing against Tottenham in the Champions League which saw their chances of winning their group dwindle. Zinedine Zidane’s men will get a chance to snap back to winning ways as they host an out of form Las Palmas on Sunday. There were two surprise drawn matches between these two last season in La Liga, but Los Merengues will be backed to beat them this time around, even though Madrid won’t be full of confidence. Real Madrid’s league form reads W6 D2 L2 which pales in comparison to the W9 D1 record that rivals Barcelona have produced. But Real had put together a four match winning streak before their loss at Girona last weekend. They are gathering momentum at the Bernabeu as well with back to back wins following a defeat there against Real Betis in September. That’s just two wins from five home games in the league though. Their two recent wins at home were both with clean sheets of Espanyol and Eibar and Real Madrid to win to nil looks a decent price of 11/10 at Paddy Power, therefore, even though they have only collected three league clean sheets this season home and away in the league. Cristiano Ronaldo still only has the one league goal this season but as usual is the 7/4 first goalscorer favourite for the match. Both games between these two last season were high scoring affairs but right now under 3.5 goals at Paddy Power has big appeal at a price of 9/4. Real Madrid have only scored more than two goals on one occasion at home this season only and in the correct score market, a realistic real Madrid 2-0 option is a price of 11/1. Las Palmas are having a tough season in the Spanish top flight. They are currently on a dreadful sequence form having lost six in a row and they have failed to score in four of those defeats. The Gran Canaria crew are W2 L8 overall from their ten games in La Liga this season. They ended last season with a five match losing streak. Las Palmas are on a three match losing streak away from home and they have failed to score in four of their five road games this term. They produced some heroics last season to draw 3-3 at the Bernabeu but they look a long way from being able to repeat the feat of collecting a point there. There have only been the eight previous games between these two sides and Real Madrid are 5-1 up with the two draws.

Real Madrid v Las Palmas Betting Odds

Real Madrid 1/12, Draw 12/1, Las Palmas 18/1

Real Madrid v Las Palmas Predictions

Real Madrid to win: This should be fairly routine for Real Madrid because Las Palmas are a defensive mess and they aren’t going to be able to do what Girona did to Los Merengues last weekend. Look for a home which Real Madrid suddenly badly need and for them to win to nil.
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Barcelona v Sevilla Predictions & Betting Odds – 4th November 2017

Barcelona
Barcelona v Sevilla Betting Preview - La Liga 4th November 7.45pm Looking at the match outright odds on this La Liga fixture, it’s hard to picture it being a top five clash. But that is what it is and Barcelona are heavy favourites to come out on top in the battle at the Nou Camp on Saturday evening. Atletico Madrid are the only side to have stopped Barcelona winning in this season’s La Liga and Sevilla are going to have their work cut out for themsevles in this match, having suffered three defeats in their last five games. Barcelona v Sevilla 2017 infographics

Barcelona v Sevilla Betting Tips

Barcelona will be defending a four point lead at the top of La Liga going into the weekend as they face up to Seville. It has looked pretty easy for Barcelona this season as they have dropped only two points in their ten league games so far, that coming in a draw at Atletico Madrid. Barcelona have won all five of their league home games then this season in the Spanish top flight and they have only conceded one home goal this season as well. Barcelona to win to nil at bet365 will have some appeal at a price of 6/5, especially with Sevilla being a low-scoring side. There has been no problem with Barcelona’s output this season as they have averaged 3.6 goals per game at the Nou Camp this term. A solid 2-0 correct score at bet365 is an appealing price of 15/2. That’s because Sevilla are not a bad defensive side at all but they lack output. Four of Barcelona’s nine league wins this season have been by a 2-0 scoreline. Lionel Messi is the bet365 first goalscorer favourite at a price of 7/4 and he is on twelve league goals for the season. After failing to score in two league outings, he got himself back on the scoresheet last weekend with a goal as Barcelona won 2-0 at Athletic Bilbao. Luis Suarez and Paco Alcacer are 1/2 and 4/6 respectively in the anytime goalscorer market for the match. Barcelona have been winning at half time in four of their five league games (D1) this season at the Nou Camp and they are 8/15 to be ahead at the break in this one. Their only goal conceded at the Nou Camp this season came in the second half and 61% of their own goals scored at home in La Liga this term have been in the second half of matches. They won all four meetings against Sevilla last season and three of those wins by Barcelona where to nil as well across league and cup meetings. Overall the Catalans are on a six match winning streak against Sevilla in all competitions and have lost just one of their last nineteen against them in all competitions in a tremendous W15 D3 L1 record. Sevilla starts the weekend in fifth place, but after a bright start they have started to struggle and they have gone W2 L3 in their last five league games. All three of the defeats in that sequence happened away from home as well and notably, two of them were against Atletico Madrid and Valencia two of the four sides above them in the table. Sevilla have failed to hit the back of the net in their last three away games now and overall in their W2 D0 L3 record on the road this season, have netted only two goals. Their tally of league goals stands at eleven (Barcelona, in contrast, have 28) and only Leganes have scored fewer of the current top nine in La Liga. Given current form and head to head form against Barcelona, Sevilla may struggle at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona v Sevilla Betting Odds

Barcelona 2/11, Draw 13/2, Sevilla 14/1

Barcelona v Sevilla Predictions

Barcelona to win: The Catalans have looked unflappable on home soil this season in the league and have turned over sides easily enough. This is one of the tougher games they have faced this season, but still, the stats suggest it is going to be easy for them. Barcelona to win 2-0 looks appealing for this one.
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Atletico Madrid v Villarreal Predictions & Betting Odds – 28th October 2017

Simeone (Atletico Madrid)
Atletico Madrid v Villarreal Betting Preview - La Liga 28th October 5.30pm This is a big game for Atletico Madrid who have only won one of their last six games across all competitions. They are unbeaten in the Spanish top flight this season but they will have their hands full as the in-form Villarreal, a fellow top-six side comes for a visit. Villarreal are on a three match winning streak and will draw themselves level with Atletico if they can go and collect a good away win for themselves in this fixture. So there's a big incentive for the visitors to turn up and comepete.

Atletico Madrid v Villarreal Betting Tips

Atletico Madrid have won just one of their last six games then across all competitions and are having their struggles in the UEFA Champions League. But they have managed to stay unbeaten in the Spanish top flight this season and they have faced up against some of the top teams around them already like Barcelona, Leganes and Valencia, all of which are in the top five at the moment alongside them. However, Atletico Madrid have just failed to deliver in the bigger games, having drawn against all of those aforementioned opponents. Atletico Madrid are W5 D4 L0 for the season in the top flight but have slipped to a W1 D2 record in their last three, scoring just the two goals in those games. At home, Atletico are W2 D1 L0 for the season and played out a 1-1 draw with Barcelona in their most recent home fixture. Atletico Madrid have averaged under two goals per game this season in the league and under 2.5 goals at bet365 looks value at 4/5. They have only conceded the one goal on home soil in the Spanish top flight this season and Atletico Madrid to win to nil returns at a price of 11/8 and that’s generally the way that they do things. Three of their last four league wins have been with a clean sheet in tow. So that should narrow down the Correct Score market a little bit and the 5/1 shortest priced option there is an Atletico Madrid 1-0 option, with the 2-0 option for them at 11/2 and a 1-1 draw at 13/2. The game may very well struggle to get above that 2.5 goal line and to further back that up, eight of the last nine league meetings between the two have gone under. Antoine Griezmann is the 5/6 anytime goalscorer favourite at bet365 with Kevin Gameiro at 11/10. Atletico Madrid will have their work cut out for them in this one because Villarreal have hit a bit of form with a three match winning streak. During that streak, they have fired off nine goals as well with two clean sheets. Granted each of those games were against a side sitting currently in the bottom six in the division and they haven’t had a particularly tough fixture list this season. Overall they have picked up a W5 D1 L3 record and on the road that form is W2 D0 L3. Overall they have taken five wins in their last seven league games and even though it hasn’t been against the greatest of opposition, winning can clearly breed confidence. Cedric Bakambu has eight league goals for the league season and is a 3/1 anytime goalscorer option for the game. However, they face a tough defence and both teams not to score at bet365 is a price of even money.

Atletico Madrid v Villarreal Betting Odds

Atletico Madrid 1/2, Draw 3/1, Villarreal 13/2

Atletico Madrid v Villarreal Predictions

Draw: Atletico are being their usual stubborn selves and nearly got the better of Barcelona in their last home fixture in the league. They are just struggling to find a winning touch at the moment and that should present a good opportunity for Villarreal to go and play out a draw there for what would be a very good point for themselves.
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Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona Predictions & Betting Odds – 28th October 2017

Barcelona
Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona Betting Preview - La Liga 28th October 7.45pm Barcelona remains unbeaten for the season in the Spanish top flight and after a draw with Atletico Madrid recently, they immediately got back to winning ways last weekend with a win over Malaga. They head out on the road this weekend to face an out-of-sort Athletic Bilbao who have seen a lot of Barcelona over the last couple of season, too much probably as they have struggled for any returns against the Catalans.

Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona Betting Tips

Athletic Bilbao are only a mid table side in La Liga this season and considering the poor form that they have put up lately, it’s a bit of a surprise that they aren’t a bit worse off. Bilbao have picked up just the four league points in their last six games in the league now in a W1 D1 L4 record and their only success in that sequence was a 1-0 home win over Sevilla. This season in the league on home soil specifically, Athletic Bilbao have produced a W2 D1 L1 record. So that isn’t bad and the only defeat in that sequence happened against Real Madrid back on September 20th. There hasn’t been a great deal of output from them offensively this season with just the ten league goals in ten games. They have also conceded ten so they have broken even and under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes returns a price of 5/4 and the home side may struggle to get on the board and Barcelona to win to nil is at 13/8 with Ladbrokes. Barcelona holds a four point cushion at the top of La Liga over Valencia, five clear of Real Madrid. They have produced a powerful W8 D1 L0 record for the season so far, the only dropped points coming recently in a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid. In their nine league games, this season Barcelona have scored 26 goals at just under three per game, so they should have the quality to take maximum points in this one. It just may not be the biggest of wins for them and in the Ladbrokes correct score market a Barcelona 2-0 result returns a price of 13/2 and there is a 7/1 price on 1-0 for them, so the bookmakers aren’t expecting a big score in this one. There’s reason to go low to as Barcelona have only landed narrow wins in their last two trips to Bilbao. Barcelona have picked up a 1-0 win in their last two league visits to Athletic Bilbao. There have been a total ten games between these two clubs over the last two seasons because of all the cup meetings that they have gone through. From that sequence of then, games head to head Barcelona have a W7 D1 L2 record from that sequence and both defeats in that run of games against Bilbao did happen out on the road for them. But right now they are looking very strong and should collect the points. Lionel Messi is a short 2/1 Ladbrokes first goalscorer option for the game and he is on eleven goals for the seasons in the league from his nine games. He is on a two match scoreless streak in top flight, but that just means that he is probably due one. Luis Suarez is an 8/11 anytime goalscorer option for the fixture.

Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona Betting Odds

Barcelona 9/20, Draw 7/2, Athletic Bilbao 6/1

Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona Predictions

Barcelona to win: Barcelona should win this but as the Champions League is coming up you can consider just a conservative, lower scoring affair from them. This game may actually struggle to get above the 2.5 goal line so go under and Barcelona to win.
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Girona v Real Madrid Predictions & Betting Odds – 29th October 2017

Real Madrid
Girona v Real Madrid Betting Preview - La Liga 29th October 3.15pm Real Madrid have to go to London in midweek to face Spurs in the Champions League so they will have wanted an easy game on the weekend ahead of that and they look as if they will get one. Madrid are now on a four match winning streak in the Spanish top flight as they try and reel in Barcelona who are five points clear of them at the top. Girona have struggled for form in the top flight this season with just the two wins on the board and they sit just the three points above the drop zone.

Girona v Real Madrid Betting Tips

After gaining promotion to the Spanish top flight last season, Girona have found the going a little tough. They have produced a W2 D3 L4 record this season and while it is not particularly strong, remembering that they have come up a tier and considering that really have only taken one big loss against Barcelona, it’s not all that bad from them over the early stages of the season. Girona have only conceded the fourteen goals in nine games, which isn’t terrible by any stretch of the imagination and there are sides above them in the table who have conceded more. It may be worth a flutter on under 2.5 goals at bet365 for a price of 21/10. There’s little suggestion that Girona will win this as they are on a three match losing streak at home, part of a W1 D1 L3 record on home turf, but they can keep the scoreline respectable. In the bet365 correct score market, a Real Madrid 2-0 result is a 7/1 price for the game which looks decent value. The Merengues are now in a strong flow of results having won their last four games in a row in La Liga, but they still do look a little susceptible at the back. Still, they will be expected to go and record a clean sheet victory in this one and Real Madrid to win to nil at bet365 returns a price of 13/10. Real Madrid, after their slow start, are playing catch up in the title race, with them starting five points behind leaders Barcelona and one back of second-placed Valencia as well. They have a big derby game against Atletico coming up in mid-November as well. But they should collect maximum points in this fixture before having to face Spurs in the UEFA Champions League in midweek. Madrid have won all four of their league away games this season scoring at least two goals in each of those fixtures. They have only the one clean sheet on their travels this term though. Cristiano Ronaldo is having a really quiet league season by his high standards and he has just the one league goal so far in the 2017/18 league season but he is still the 19/10 bet365 first goalscorer favourite. This is the first ever meeting between the two clubs and the Merengues should collect the three points by breaking any resistance that Girona have. Real Madrid are averaging exactly two goals per game this season in the Spanish top flight.

Girona v Real Madrid Betting Odds

Real Madrid 1/4, Draw 11/2, Girona 9/1

Girona v Real Madrid Predictions

Real Madrid to win: There should be a routine win for Real Madrid in this one who will want to get the job done efficiently before meeting Spurs next week. This is the first top flight meeting between Girona and Real Madrid and the Merengues can win it to nil
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Real Madrid v Eibar Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd October 2017

Real Madrid
Real Madrid v Eibar Betting Preview - La Liga 22nd October 7.45pm After battling with Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League in midweek, it’s back to domestic acting for Real Madrid on Sunday as they play host to Eibar at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid have started to gather some momentum for the season after a sluggish start to the term and are on a three match winless streak. That will likely be extended to four because Eibar are out of form at the moment with just one point from their last four games.

Real Madrid v Eibar Betting Tips

There should be a good chance for Real Madrid to extend their winning La Liga form when they meet up with Eibar at the Bernabeu on the weekend. After only a poor W2 D2 L1 record over their opening five games of the season, they have subsequently won the following three. So things are looking up for them. They have only picked up the two clean sheets all season and they are not running up high scoring in games, not by their expected standards anyway. So under 3.5 goals at Bet Victor for a price of 5/4 will have some appeal. The Merengues have netted two goals exactly in each of their last three league games. At home this season in the Spanish top flight they have produced a W1 D2 L1 record only, but broke their duck with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol in their last home game. In the Bet Victor correct score market, a Real Madrid 2-0 result is a price of 15/2 and that looks appealing as Eibar are not likely going to offer up much as an attacking force. Real Madrid were pushed hard by Tottenham in a midweek Champions League 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu and their scoring this season hasn’t been as prolific as it has been in recent seasons. Cristiano Ronaldo is a 15/8 Bet Victor First Goalscorer favourite for the match. Real Madrid were frustrated to a 1-1 draw in this corresponding fixture from last season but they are unbeaten from eight previous matches against Eibar in all competitions, having won six of those games. Form their four previous home games against them, Real Madrid have a W3 D1 record, shipping only the one goal. Real Madrid to win to nil at Bet Victor screams value at 4/5. It hasn’t been a great season for Eibar this term in the top flight, with just the seven points on board. They were on a three match losing streak before they held their own ground for a 0-0 home draw against Deportivo last weekend. On four separate occasions this season they have conceded at least three goals in a league game. They've conceded thirteen goals in their last four games alone and have offered very little going forward. They have netted just three goals all season. Out on the road, they have scored two and conceded twelve in four games in a W1 D0 L3 record. They are on a three match losing streak out on the road. Despite their own lack of scoring power, 75% of Eibar’s away games have gone over 2.5 goals.

Real Madrid v Eibar Betting Odds

Real Madrid 1/12, Date 10/1, Eibar 22/1

Real Madrid v Eibar Predictions

Real Madrid to win: This should be easy enough for Real Madrid but the conservative win for them looks to be more value than expecting them to go out and score a boatload. A Real Madrid 2-0 correct score option has appeal as they should collect a win to nil.
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Barcelona v Malaga Predictions & Betting Odds – 21st October 2017

European Football
Barcelona v Malaga Betting Preview - La Liga 21st October 7.45pm This is top v bottom in the Spanish top flight on the weekend as Barcelona will look to return to winning ways. They played out a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid last weekend, thanks to a late equaliser by Luis Suarez. They should have an easier time of things though at home this weekend as they face Malaga who have only managed the one point in total in their campaign so far. This may be a pretty lopsided affair.

Barcelona v Malaga Betting Tips

Barcelona played out a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in their last league game, that was the first dropped points form them this season on the domestic front. But they are unbeaten this season having won each of their other seven league games this season and they will have plenty of backing to win this as they face Malaga who are rock bottom of the pile. Barcelona have won all four of their home games this season in La Liga, scoring a total of sixteen goals as well, while conceding just the one. So that’s an average of four goals per home game and 75% of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals as you would expect. 50% of them have gone over 3.5 goals however, under 3.5 at 13/8 with bet365 looks the bigger value looking at the recent history between these two. While it should be a routine win, it may not be a big one. That’s because they have had some struggles against Malaga, notably last season when Barcelona only took a point from their two games against them, not scoring in either. In the last six league meetings, Barcelona are only W2 D2 L2 against Malaga. Surprisingly they have failed to score in four of their last six against them, so they have become something of a bogey team for the Catalans. However, Barcelona are going strongly at the moment and Lionel Messi is the 6/4 bet first goalscorer favourite. But the recent head to head suggests a more conservative option of a Barcelona 3-0 correct score at bet365 for a price of 13/2, with a 2-0 win for them coming in at 8/1 could be the way to go go. You can cover the lot with Barcelona to win to nil at 8/11. Malaga are nine points worse off than they were at this stage last season. It’s been shockingly bad from them as they have picked up only the one point in their eight league games which was in a 3-3 draw with Athletic Bilbao at home. That game accounted for three of their four league goals they have scored all season, with Malaga having failed to score six of their eight league games this season. Away from home they are without a point and without a goal. Malaga have conceded a total of eighteen goals at an average of just over two per games, so while that’s bad, they haven’t really taken a hammering and only lost 1-0 at Atletico Madrid and 2-0 at Sevilla. So while they aren’t likely going to even get close to winning this game, they may at least be able to keep the scoreline somewhat respectable.

Barcelona v Malaga Betting Odds

Barcelona 1/14, Draw 12/1, Malaga 25/1

Barcelona v Malaga Predictions

Barcelona to win: It would be a massive surprise if the Catalans didn’t take a victory in this one and it should be by a comfortable margin as well. Look for the home side to win to nil but there is some value around the Barcelona 3-0 correct score mark.
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