La Liga this season is tighter than an uphill snail race. We are usually used to a Real Madrid vs Barcelona battle but this year several candidates have emerged that could leave the two greats without the title. Before you check the La Liga leaderboard in Google, you’re better off reading our forecasts of the 4 best games of the week…
Atlético de Madrid vs Bilbao
We started with Atlético because yes, they are the leaders of La Liga and they are the team that is playing the best. It is worth noting that Simeone’s football will never be exhibited in the museum of good football, but the truth is that they do not stop winning. Bilbao are tougher than leather, but remember, Atletico have now won four games in a row…
Correct score Atlético 1-0 Bilbao 19/5 or 4.80
Osasuna vs Real Madrid
It seems that Real Madrid have once again become the Real that we are used to. They’ve climbed to second in La Liga with four wins from their last five and attractive football is on display. Seriously, what is Modric’s secret to continuing to play this well at 35? I’m younger than him and I get tired going up to my floor… and I have an elevator!
3-way handicap starting 2-0. Real to win at 10/3 or 4.33
Sevilla vs Real Sociedad
Without a doubt this is the best game of the gameweek. Sociedad’s form has wobbled.They have only won one of their last five matches and lost David Silva through injury. That’s one important string missing and they’ve been out of tune during his absence. Sevilla are undefeated in five. It looks like the game is going to be more even than a debate between fans of Messi and Ronaldo.
We’re going for a draw here priced at 2/1 or 3.00
Granada vs Barcelona
Barcelona’s season has been more irregular than a summit of Everest done on flip flops. Three wins and two draws in their last five games do not seem like the best results for a team so used to dominance. Despite all this, thanks to Pedri, good football is returning to the Camp Nou and the smile on Messi’s face is growing too. When he smiles, opponents often frown so you can get Messi to score at 17/20 or 1.85
All odds are subject to change.