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Barcelona v Real Sociedad Prediction & Betting Tips – 20th May 2018

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Barcelona v Real Sociedad La Liga, 20th May 7.45pm

It is why football is such a great game. Barcelona were just two games from completing a historic unbeaten season. They had just come through tough games against Villarreal and Real Madrid and then their streak fell down against Levante on the weekend, a side just above the drop zone. Barcelona still have the title in their bag but it was a shock loss for them. Real Sociedad are playing for nothing.

Barcelona v Real Sociedad Betting Odds*

Barcelona 1/4, Draw 5/1, Real Sociedad 9/1 (Betting Odds taken at 8:05 p.m. on May 14th, 2018)

Barcelona v Real Sociedad Betting Tips

So the pressure of the unbeaten season is off Barcelona after that crazy 5-4 loss at Levante on the weekend. You won’t see a worse defensive performance ever from them and they were 5-1 down at one point and in the end, couldn’t come up with an equaliser in the last twenty minutes. They didn’t have Lionel Messi playing as they took a crazy risk and rested him. Philippe Coutinho netted a hattrick in the game though and was brilliant for the Catalans. But Messi should be back in the starting line up for their final game of the term and will head up the bet365 first goalscorer market. Barcelona’s home record is W15 D3 L0 for the season and they have scored in each of their last seven. They thumped Villarreal 5-1 in their last home game and have scored at least two goals in each of their last five at the Nou Camp. They have conceded a lot of goals lately and in the bet365 correct score market a Barcelona 3-1 at 9/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:05 p.m. on May 14th, 2018). Both teams have scored in each of Barcelona’s last eight league games.

So both teams to score at bet365 is at 2/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:05 p.m. on May 14th, 2018) and as there is nothing riding on this game it is worth looking for goals and over 4.5 goals is as short as 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:05 p.m. on May 14th, 2018). Real Sociedad start the game in mid-table and they have won five of their last seven games played (L2). The two defeats in that sequence though were in their last two away games, suffering defeats at the relegated Malaga and then seventh-placed Sevilla. Sociedad have some shocking away form on the board this season with a W4 D4 L10 record and they have won just one of their last fourteen road games. So it’s unlikely they are going to break out a win in this one and they have lost at each of the other top five this season but did score in each of those defeats. Sociedad have averaged just over a goal per game on their travels and have managed a clean sheet in just over a quarter of their road games. Points may be hard to come by in this one for them.

Barcelona v Real Sociedad Head to Head

When the two met earlier this season back in January, Barcelona collected a 4-2 away win over Sociedad and that is a five-match unbeaten streak that they are on against them at the moment home and away in the league. Each of the last three meetings in all competitions have produced at least five goals in them. Barcelona are on a 21 match winning streak at home against Sociedad in all competitions and that is from 23 previous times they have hosted them (W22 D1).

Who will win – Barcelona v Real Sociedad Predictions

Barcelona will be hurting from that loss against Levante last weekend and they were shockingly poor at the back. So it’s worth backing goals to flow at the Nou Camp in this one so look for a home win & over 3.5 goals.

17th May 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting

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Barcelona v Villarreal Prediction & Betting Tips, 9th May 2018

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Barcelona v Villarreal La Liga Preview, 9th May 7.00pm

Barcelona will go in search of edging closer to completing a full unbeaten season in La Liga. They played out an ill-tempered 2-2 draw with rivals Real Madrid on the weekend, having to get through the second half with ten men. They will be facing a Villarreal side who have found a bit of form with a three-match winning streak going.

Barcelona v Villarreal Betting Odds*

Barcelona 3/10, Draw 9/2, Villarreal 15/2* (Betting Odds taken at 3:35 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)

Barcelona News and Form

Barcelona would have been happy to have settled for the 2-2 draw against Real Madrid on the weekend under the circumstances. They lost Sergi Roberto just before half time to a red card with the score at 1-1. Despite that Lionel Messi put them ahead in the second half but they couldn’t hold out for the three points. It doesn’t really matter. Barcelona have won the league and they are trying to close in on the history of completing the season unbeaten something which has never been done in the modern era of La Liga. Barcelona are W14 D3 at home this season in the league and after this one, they face two bottom half of the table sides to close out the season with. Get through this and they should close out the term without defeat. A Barcelona/Barcelona half-time/ full-time bet for 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:07 a.m. on May 6th, 2018) is a good option at bet365 as the Blaugrana have been leading at half time in 12 of their 17 home games. Lionel Messi is the top scorer for the season in La Liga and Barcelona to win to nil will appeal too as they have won 53% of their home games to nil.

Villarreal News and Form

There is a lot riding on this game for Villarreal who are only two points out of fifth place in the league. This is their game in hand over fifth-placed Real Betis so could make a move if they can dig out a win, which isn’t going to be easy. Villarreal are on a three-match winning streak at the moment, all of those were home games though and their last one was against fourth-placed Valencia on the weekend. So that was a good result. Their away form is not up to much at the moment as they are only W1 D2 L2 in their last five on the road. Their away record overall this season is W6 D4 L7 so average at best and they have averaged just a goal per game on their travels. Four of their seven defeats away from home this season have been by a one-goal margin only and Barcelona to win by a one-goal margin at bet365 is at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:07 a.m. on May 6th, 2018). 67% of the goals that they have conceded away from home this term have come in the second half of matches. Even though they are in form, taking a win at the Nou Camp may be out of their reach.

Barcelona v Villarreal Head to Head

Barcelona were 2-0 winners over Villarreal earlier this season and that leaves them with back to back wins over them. Barcelona are undefeated in their last nineteen games against Villarreal in all competitions. They are on a seven-match winning streak at the Nou Camp against them.

Who will win – Barcelona v Villarreal Predictions

Barcelona are not likely to let things slip now at this stage of the season. The fact that they still took the lead against Real Madrid with ten men and weren’t beaten says a lot about them. Look for them to edge this one at the Nou Camp

7th May 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting

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Barcelona v Real Madrid Prediction & Betting Tips – 6th May 2018

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Barcelona v Real Madrid La Liga, 6th May 7.45pm

A bit of shine has been rubbed off of El Clasico on the weekend. Barcelona have already won the league title and Real Madrid are more interested in European action having moved through to the final of the Champions League in midweek. But what is at stake is pride and Barcelona’s unbeaten record for the season. Can the Catalans keep it intact?

Barcelona v Real Madrid Betting Odds*

Barcelona 4/6, Draw 7/2, Real Madrid 16/5* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on May 2nd, 2018)

Barcelona v Real Madrid Betting Tips

A hat-trick from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona wrap up the league title last weekend. It has been a cakewalk for them and they are at W26 D8 L0 for the season overall. They are just four games from completing a historic unbeaten season and their next two games, this one against Madrid and then at home against Villarreal could make or break that. Barcelona’s home form is W14 D2 and they are on a five-match winning streak on home soil having scored at least two goals in four of those five games. 50% of their home games Barcelona have won with a clean sheet and with bet365 Barca to win to nil is at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on May 2nd, 2018). Barcelona have conceded just the eight goals at home this season, while they have averaged 2.8 goals per game themselves. They have also been ahead at half time in twelve home fixtures which could lend value to a Barcelona/Barcelona half time/ full-time punt. They have only failed to score in one home game this season and Lionel Messi has scored 19 of his 32 goals this season in La Liga at the Nou Camp. At this point, avoiding defeat would probably leave Barcelona happy enough.

Real Madrid have bigger focus elsewhere after not having been in the league title race at all this season. It’s fair to say that they aren’t playing all that well and they are W2 D2 in their last four league games, albeit distracted by their Champions League progress. Their last two league wins have both been by a 2-1 margin, while the two drawn matches in their last four were both 1-1 ties. Their defence hasn’t been good and offensively they have been carried by Cristiano Ronaldo. The 1-1 draw in the bet365 correct score market is at 17/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on May 2nd, 2018) but with Barcelona carrying a clear edge over their rivals at the moment then a Barcelona 2-1 may appeal at 15/2* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on May 2nd, 2018). Real Madrid’s away record is at W10 D4 L2 for the season and they are on a three-match winning streak on their travels. They have averaged just over two goals per game away but have conceded at just over a goal per game. They have managed a clean sheet in just a quarter of their away games.

Barcelona v Real Madrid Head to Head

Barcelona eased to a 3-0 win at the Bernabeu when the two met in the league earlier this season. They did also meet up in the Spanish Super Cup just before the start of the season and Real Madrid won that 5-1 on aggregate. Looking specifically at the last seven league meetings, Barcelona are W4 D1 L2 against their great rivals. Their form on home soil in the league has seen Barcelona take just one point from their last two at the Nou Camp against Real Madrid though. Both teams have scored in seven of the last nine meetings. Eleven of the last thirteen meetings in all competitions have produced at least three goals.

Who will win – Barcelona v Real Madrid Predictions

Barcelona are clearly better and more together than Real Madrid are at the moment. The fluency of the home side, plus a bit of an emotional day as it will be the last El Clasico for Andres Iniesta, is likely to inspire Barca to get the win. They have that unbeaten form to defend so are going to be more fired up and fresher too.

3rd May 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting

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Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona Prediction & Betting Tips – 29th April 2018

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Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona La Liga, 29th April 7.45pm

Barcelona can collect the league title this weekend. They were out last weekend thumping Sevilla in the final of the Copa del Rey and now it’s back to league duty for them. Deportivo are looking as if they are going to be suffering relegation this season and this game could be a thankless task for them.

Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona Betting Odds*

Barcelona 1/3, Draw 4/1, Deportivo La Coruña 15/2* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 3:48 a.m.)

Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona Betting Tips

Deportivo are floundering in the drop zone still but have shown a bit of fight lately having put together a four-match undefeated streak of form (W2 D2). They have lost just one of their last six now and their home form has seen them avoid defeat in their last five (W1 D4). Overall their home record is just W4 D6 L7 for the season and they have scored 18 goals in their 17 home games. They have picked up a clean sheet in just 24% of their home games and they are naturally going to come under some pressure in this one. They have scored just the seven opening goals all season and so they are likely to fall behind in this one. They go into the game nine points away from safety with just the twelve to play for. They aren’t likely to get anything out of this one and so they could be relegated this weekend. In the bet365 correct score market a Barcelona 2-0 is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 3:48 a.m.).

Barcelona could get their hands on the league title this weekend in contrast. They skipped league action last weekend to go out and with the Copa del Rey against Sevilla in emphatic style. Back in La Liga Barcelona are still on course to close out the season undefeated and they hold a W11 D6 L0 record away from home in the top flight. Barcelona are 6/4 at bet365 to win to nil* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 3:48 a.m.) and that’s a decent enough option against a side in the relegation zone. Their next game is against Real Madrid and the Catalans would probably like to try and get the title wrapped up before then. Barcelona have averaged 2.2 goals per away game this season and they have taken a clean sheet in 53% of their away games, conceding just 11 goals in total. Luis Suarez is their top scorer away from home this season with thirteen goals.

Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona Head to Head

Barcelona were big 4-0 winners at home against Deportivo earlier this season. They did, however, lose on the road to them last season 2-1. That is Barcelona’s only defeat in their last fifteen games against Deportivo in all competitions (W10 D4 L1). Barcelona have won five of their last six trips to Deportivo, scoring at least three goals in each of those wins.

Who will win – Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona Predictions

Barcelona are good enough to go and collect the win in this one and with the finish line in sight they are probably going to try and get over the finish line. Deportivo are no particular threat and don’t have the defence to stand up to Barca. A Barcelona 2-0 correct score looks around the right mark.

27th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting

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Celta Vigo v Barcelona Prediction & Betting Tips – 17th April 2018

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Celta Vigo v Barcelona La Liga, 17th April 8.00pm

Barcelona set a new record for the longest unbeaten streak of form in La Liga by making it 39 games without a loss. Thirty-two of them have been this season. They haven’t wrapped up the league title though as they start in midweek eleven points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid with 18 to play for. Celta Vigo are hovering around in mid-table and suffered a loss on the road at Leganes on the weekend.

Celta Vigo v Barcelona Betting Odds*

Barcelona 7/10, Draw 14/5, Celta Vigo 15/4* (Betting Odds taken at 7:01 p.m. on April 15th, 2018)

Celta Vigo v Barcelona Betting Tips

Celta Vigo are just having a mixed time of things at the moment with a W2 D2 L2 record in their last six games. Over the weekend they took a 1-0 loss away at Leganes leaving them with just the one win in their last five league outings. At home this season they are W7 D5 L3 and do have a bit of form going. They are unbeaten in seven home league games, winning three of their last four and their last one was a bit success against Sevilla. They have only lost two of their seven games at home against sides in the top half of the table currently. They have averaged 1.7 goals per home game which is a steady return while they have conceded at just over a goal per game at home. They have taken back to back clean sheets at home and under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 7/5 odds* (betting odds taken on April 16th, 2018 at 3:23 p.m.). Three of their last four league games have ended under the goal line.

Barcelona are marching towards the league title and came through a stiff test at home last weekend as they beat Valencia 2-1. They are W11 D5 this season out on the road but only played out a 2-2 draw in their last away game which was at Sevilla. They have actually alternated between a draw and a win in their last six away fixtures. If the sequence carries on, they are due for a win. Barcelona have failed to take a clean sheet in their last three league games, but have two in their last four away from home. In the bet365 correct score market, a 1-1 at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on April 16th, 2018 at 3:23 p.m.) is the shortest-priced option available with a 2-1 win for Barca at 15/2* (betting odds taken on April 16th, 2018 at 3:23 p.m.). Barcelona have averaged 2.25 goals per away game and they have scored in all sixteen of their road games this season and at least two in their last five league games (home and away). They have done tremendously well at the back conceding just 0.56 goals per away game on average.

Celta Vigo v Barcelona Head to Head

This will be the fourth meeting between them this season as they were paired up in the Copa del Rey. From those meetings, Barcelona have taken one win and two draws, one of those draws a 1-1 at Celta Vigo. Barcelona lost his corresponding fixture last season and have lost their last two league away visits to Celta. In the last five La Liga meetings, Barcelona are W2 D1 L2 against Celta Vigo.

Who will win – Celta Vigo v Barcelona Predictions

Barcelona can grab another three points in this one to edge them closer to the finish line. They have no Champions League action to focus on, so can just throw everything and completing the domestic league title. Away win and to nil as well.

16th April 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting

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Barcelona v Valencia Prediction & Betting Tips – 14th April 2018

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Barcelona v Valencia La Liga, 14th April 3.15pm

Barcelona are closing in on the league title now after taking another win last weekend. This is actually a tougher game for them as they take on third-placed Valencia at the Nou Camp. Valencia are absolutely steaming along at the moment on a five-match winning streak. Could they be the first to beat the Catalans in La Liga this season?

Barcelona v Valencia Betting Odds*

Barcelona 2/7, Draw 5/1, Valencia 15/2* (Betting Odds taken at 04:08 a.m. on April 10th, 2018)

Barcelona v Valencia Betting Tips

Barcelona eased to a 3-1 home win over Leganes last weekend to edge closer to the league title. That extended their unbeaten form for the season and they moved on to a four-match winning streak at home to boot. Barcelona’s form at the Nou Camp this season is W13 D2 L0. Not too shabby then. Barcelona have also been leading at half time in eleven of their fifteen home fixtures this season, but they are likely going to have to be a little patient in this one against the in-form Valencia. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 15/8 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:38 p.m. on April 10th, 2018). That’s usually the way in this top clashes and their other two home games against sides currently in the top five this season both ended under the goal line. Barcelona did only manage a draw out at Valencia earlier this season and the 1-1 option in the correct score market is at 11/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:38 p.m. on April 10th, 2018).

Valencia are going very well at the moment with a five-match winning streak behind them and they have won eight of their last nine (L1). So they are well back in form right now and are challenging for second place. Away from home, they have gone W8 D3 L4 and they have gone W3 D1 in their last four road games, keeping a clean sheet in their last two. They do pose a threat going forward as they have averaged 1.7 goals per away game this season and they have netted in each of their last four road games. Each of their last three away games have ended under 2.5 goals so again, this could be tight. But they do look as if they can go and make a game of this and both teams to score at bet365 is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:38 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) and well worth considering. Granted that only two games in their nine-match unbeaten streak have been against sides in the top half of the table, they should be confident enough to challenge for a point.

Barcelona v Valencia Head to Head

These two have already met three times this season with Barcelona taking a W2 D1 record from those three meetings. Among that, they took a 1-0 home win over Valencia in the Copa del Rey. Barcelona are unbeaten in their last five games against Valencia in all competitions, winning four of those. Three of those four wins in that sequence have been by a one-goal margin only though.

Who will win – Barcelona v Valencia Predictions

Valencia’s form is good and Barcelona don’t even have to get into top gear to get themselves the title this season. There may be an opportunity, especially with the Catalans having their confidence rocked with a midweek Champions League exit, for the visitors to pinch a point.

11th April 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting

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Barcelona v Leganes Prediction & Betting Tips – 7th April 2018

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Barcelona v Leganes La Liga, 7th April 7.45pm

Barcelona could only manage a draw at Sevilla in their return from the international break, which means that they are nine points clear at the top with eight games to play. The title is probably going to the Nou Camp. Leganes are sat down in the bottom half of the table and clear of any relegation threat and really don’t have anything to play for.

Barcelona v Leganes Betting Odds*

Barcelona 1/7, Draw 13/2, Leganes 16/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:39 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)

Barcelona v Leganes Betting Tips

This should be a pretty routine step towards the league title for Barcelona on the weekend as they play host to Leganes. The Catalans are still unbeaten for the season after playing out a 2-2 draw at Sevilla last weekend, Barcelona fought back from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw in that one, thanks to two goals in the last two minutes from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. You just can’t keep them down. Barcelona are on a three-match winning streak at home in the league at the moment, part of an overall home record of W12 D2 L0 this season that they have recorded. They have scored exactly two goals in each of their last three league games and in the be365 correct score market a Barcelona 2-0 result looks a solid option at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:39 p.m. on April 4th, 2018). Barcelona have averaged 2.86 goals per home game this season and in their fourteen home matches have conceded just the six goals. Remarkable stuff and they have earned a clean sheet in 64% of their home games this term. Lionel Messi is the bet365 7/4 odds first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 3:39 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018).

Leganes are having mixed fortunes lately with a W2 D1 L3 record in their last six league games and the two successes in that sequence were both at home. Looking just at their away form it is pretty poor. They are on a three-match losing streak away from home, having failed to score in those three defeats and they conceded nine goals in total in them. They are actually on a four-match scoreless streak away from home and have failed to score in seven of their last ten league outings. Barcelona to win to nil at bet365 is a pretty obvious short price of 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:39 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018). Leganes hold a fifteen point cushion between themes and the drop zone so there’s no threat of falling down a tier but they are the third-lowest scoring side in the entire division. Their overall away form is W3 D3 L9 and it’s hard to see how they are going to get anything out of this one. They have scored one goal in their six games against top-four sides this season (D1 L5).

Barcelona v Leganes Head to Head

This will be just the fourth game between the two sides, with Barcelona have won the previous three. They took a 3-0 away win against them earlier this season, and that’s ten goals in three games against them that Barcelona have scored, conceding just two. Barcelona edged a 2-1 win over them last season at the Nou Camp.

Who will win – Barcelona v Leganes Predictions

Back the Catalans to edge their way a little closer to the La Liga title with three points in this one. They are there for the taking against a low-scoring Leganes side. They may have to be patient in breaking their opponents down, still, they should get the win to nil on the board.

5th April 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting

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Sevilla v Barcelona Prediction & Betting Tips – 31st March 2018

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Sevilla v Barcelona La Liga, 31st March 7.45pm

Barcelona are confidently sauntering their way to the La Liga title this season and resume after the intentional break looking to extend a three-match winning streak. They hold an eleven points lead over second placed Atletico Madrid now heading down the final stretch. Sevilla have lost their way a little bit and have a fight on their hands for a top-five finish.

Sevilla v Barcelona Betting Odds*

Barcelona 4/6, Draw 3/1, Sevilla 15/4* (Betting Odds taken at 8:11 p.m. on March 26th, 2018)

Sevilla v Barcelona Betting Tips

Sevilla lost their last two games going into the international break against Valencia and then Leganes. So they were just on a downward slide a bit and they have lost three of their last five played now in La Liga (W2). Their home form for the season reads W8 D3 L3 but there they have lost two of their last three (against top five sides Valencia and Atletico Madrid) and have collected just the two wins in their last seven on home soil. Six of their eight home wins this season have come with a clean sheet but they are going to struggle to get one on the board in this one. That is in spite of them having earned one in exactly half of their home fixtures so far. Sevilla are the lowest scoring side in the top eight in La Liga and Barcelona to win to nil at bet365 has a fair amount of appeal at 11/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:11 p.m. on March 26th, 2018). Sevilla have averaged 1.5 goals per home game this season and of those, 64% of them have come in the second half of matches. Only 36% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals.

Barcelona have won their last three league games and are still unbeaten in La Liga this term. Each of their last three wins have been with a clean sheet in the league and both teams not to score is at 11/10 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 8:11 p.m. on March 26th, 2018). Their away record in the Spanish top flight this season reads W11 D4 and they have scored in all fifteen of their road games as well. Each of their last four on the road have gone under 2.5 goals so it is worth having a flutter on this one ending under the goal line. Barcelona have scored 75% of their away goals after the half time break and Luis Suarez is their top scorer away from home with a twelve goal haul. Their most common scoreline away from home this season is a 2-0 victory which is at 8/1 odds at bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 8:11 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) in the correct score market.

Sevilla v Barcelona Head to Head

The Catalans collected a 2-1 win at the Nou Camp against Sevilla earlier in the season and that continued great form that they have over them. They are on a seven-match winning streak against Sevilla at the moment now in all competitions. They have won their last two visits to Sevilla, taking a 2-1 win in this corresponding fixture from last season. Barcelona have won three of the last five against Sevilla with a clean sheet as well. Overall in the head to head Barcelona are 33-11 ahead with ten draws.

Who will win – Sevilla v Barcelona Predictions

Even though this is a trickier game for Barcelona, you would still have to back them to find a way to come out on top in this one. Sevilla’s recent home defeat against other top five sides points on that. Look for Madrid to get the job done with a clean sheet as well.

27th March 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting

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Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao Prediction & Betting Tips – 18th March 2018

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Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao La Liga, 18th March 3.15pm

Barcelona are back on cruise control towards the La Liga title and hold an eight-point advantage at the top heading into the weekend over Atletico Madrid. They are just easing themselves along and a match against a side in the bottom half of the table at the Nou Camp isn’t likely to trip them up, even on the back of midweek Champions League action.

Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao Betting Odds*

Barcelona 1/6, Draw 13/2, Athletic Bilbao 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 01:26 a.m. on March 14th, 2018)

Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips

The Catalans are cruising their way to the league title and they have won their last two games in the Spanish top flight. After their Champions League round of sixteen win over Chelsea in midweek, they just are easing their way through games. At home, this season in La Liga Barcelona have a W11 D2 record where they have averaged nearly three goals per game (2.92). That’s a whopping 38 goals in 13 games. Their control in games takes so much pressure off their back line and they have conceded just six goals at home so far this term and Barcelona to win to nil at bet365 is at 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 010:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). They have taken a clean sheet in 60% of their home games so far.

Lionel Messi has scored in four of Barcelona’s last five home games in the league and he is bet365 first goalscorer favourite at 7/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 010:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018) and has tallied 15 goals at the Nou Camp in the league this term. Barcelona have scored at least three goals in each of their last three home games against Athletic Bilbao and won 2-0 on the road against them earlier this season. Barcelona are on a three-match winning streak against them in all competitions and in league meetings, the Catalans have won each of the last eight.

Bilbao starts the weekend down in twelfth place in the league and they are a bit hit and miss. They have gone W2 D2 L2 in their last six league games and both wins there were on home soil. Their away form isn’t up to much though having lost each of their last three away from home in the league and without scoring in any of those too. Overall they have only won three times on their travels so probably are not going to be much of a threat to the home side. Their defence has been superb at home, but on the road not so much, having conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last five away from home and have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four away games. Over 2.5 goals at bet365 may be worth a poke at 4/9 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 010:02 p.m. on March 14th, 2018).

Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao Head to Head

Barcelona have won their last four games at the Nou Camp against Bilbao in all competitions, and they scored at least three goals in each of those wins. Barcelona are on an eight-match winning streak against Bilbao in La Liga after securing a 2-0 away win against them back in October. Each of their last five league wins over Bilbao have been with a clean sheet.

Who will win – Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao Predictions

Barcelona have been immense at home this season and are probably going to have too much for the visitors to handle. They face a low scoring Bilbao side and that presents an opportunity to back Barcelona to win to nil.

15th March 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting

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Malaga v Barcelona Prediction & Betting Tips – 10th March 2018

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Malaga v Barcelona La Liga, 10th March 7.45pm

Barcelona made a huge statement last weekend as they beat second-placed Atletico Madrid 1-0 thanks to a strike by Lionel Messi. That leaves them eight points clear at the top now and they make a trip to bottom side Malaga on the weekend. Things are looking pretty hopeless for Malaga who are eight points away from safety.

Malaga v Barcelona Betting Odds*

Barcelona 1/4, Draw 5/1, Malaga 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 01:53 a.m. on March 8th, 2018)

Malaga v Barcelona Betting Tips

Malaga are heading towards the second tier in Spain with a pretty hopeless season behind them. They have lost their last six games now, scoring just the one goal in total in their last seven. They are winless in twelve league outings now (D2 L10) and their home form reads just W2 D3 L8. So it is hard to see how they are going to raise a challenge to Barcelona on the weekend. They are on a three-match losing streak at home, all one-goal margin defeats against Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla, all top five sides. Five of their eight home defeats this season have been by just the one-goal margin. They have come up with just the ten goals in their thirteen home fixtures in the Spanish top flight this season though and they have averaged 1.4 goals per game against. Barcelona to win to nil at bet365 is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 7:31 p.m.). Malaga’s chances of keeping a clean sheet are pretty slim as they have taken one in just 11% of games this season and haven’t banked one in any of their last six.

So this should be fairly routine for Barcelona one would imagine. The Catalans are W10 D4 for the season away from home and overall this term they are unbeaten. They came through a stern test at home against Atletico Madrid last weekend. Away from home, they are W1 D2 in their last three having been held to surprise 1-1 draws in that sequence at Espanyol and Las Palmas. Barcelona to win by a one-goal margin is at 11/4* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 7:31 p.m.). Barcelona have scored an average of 2.3 goals per game away from the Nou Camp so far this season and they have shipped only the seven goals. They have scored in each of their last fourteen league games away from home in a fantastic run of form. After his winner last weekend against Atletico Madrid, Lionel Messi is up to 24 league goals for the season with nine on the road. Luis Suarez however, is their top scorer away from home with a fantastic eleven goal haul.

Malaga v Barcelona Head to Head

Barcelona have a pretty imperious record against Malaga holding a 24-4 head to head lead over them with seven draws. The Catalans took a 2-0 home win over them earlier this season which was after failing to beat them last season actually. Barcelona lost this fixture 2-0 last season in a shocker and they are only W1 D1 L1 in their last three on the road to Malaga. Both teams have scored in just one of the last nine meetings.

Who will win – Malaga v Barcelona Predictions

The likelihood is that Barcelona will ease themselves to a win in this away game. There doesn’t appear to be any danger of a repeat upset from last season’s meeting. Backing Barcelona to win to nil in the game should deliver.

9th March 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting

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