There was a surprise result when the two met earlier in the season at the Nou Camp with Betis producing a 4-3 victory. That was back at the start of November. Barcelona have lost only one match since then and it is just one of two defeats that they have suffered all season in the Spanish top flight. Will they be able to exact some revenge on the weekend? Read our Real Betis v Barcelona betting tips for more.
Real Betis 6/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019 at 9:37 p.m.)
Real Betis collected a 1-0 away win at Celta Vigo last weekend which saw their really patchy form continue. Betis are W4 D1 L3 in their last eight games played. Their home record for the season stands at W6 D4 L4 and they have taken a couple of notable home successes. They beat both Atletico Madrid and Sevilla by a 1-0 scoreline this season on home turf. Betis have only lost two of their last nine on home soil in the league.
They have scored 18 goals in their 14 home fixture and only 43% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. They have tallied up a clean sheet in 36% of home games this term. Five of their six home wins have been by a one-goal margin only. Betis are currently on a nine-match winning streak on home soil in the league. 72% of their home goals have been netted in the second half of games.
Real Betis pulled off a shock 4-3 win at the Nou Camp in November
Barcelona have won 10 of their last 13 against Real Betis (D2 L1)
Barcelona have won four of their last five trips to Betis (D1)
Betis have conceded at least two goals in 11 of their last 12 against Barca
Barca are top of the table with a seven-point lead over Atletico Madrid. Barcelona are on a four-match winning streak at the moment in the top flight. They have been carrying some great away form this season, holding a W9 D3 L1 on their travels. Their lone away loss happen out at Leganes towards the end of December. They have won six of their last seven on their travels (D1) and Barcelona have averaged over two goals per road game. Surprisingly though only 54% of their away games have ended over 2.5 goals.
They have earned a total of 46% of clean sheets away from home this season. Just once have they failed to score in a road game this season. Of their away victories that they have recorded, five of the nine have been by a one-goal margin. Barca have been leading at half time in 6 of their 13 road games. They are currently undefeated in fifteen league games, home and away. They are undefeated in their last ten away from the Nou Camp. Barcelona hold the best away record in the Spanish top flight this term.
That win for Betis over Barcelona earlier this season came totally out of the blue. Barcelona look strong enough at the moment to go and turn the tables by collecting a win. It’s worth a look at both teams to score between the two of them again.
16th March 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Barcelona put in a fantastic performance at the Bernabeu to record a 3-0 win over Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night. The Catalans are leading La Liga by seven points and three points on the weekend back at the Bernabeu would see them take a giant step towards the title. Read our Real Madrid v Barcelona betting tips for more.
Real Madrid 9/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 27th, 2019 at 10:34 p.m.)
Real Madrid head into the weekend trailing league leaders Barcelona by nine points in the table. A defeat in this one will pretty much wipe out their slim title hopes. Real Madrid have won six of their last seven league outings, last weekend taking a 2-1 away win at Levante. Their overall home form is W8 D1 L3 this season. They were totally schooled in midweek in the Copa del Rey by Barcelona though which has to be a big worry for them.
Gareth Bale has avoided a ban for a celebration gesture recently which could have gotten him into hot water. Real Madrid were upset in their last league home game as they were beaten 2-1 by Girona. Real Madrid have only averaged 1.5 goals per home fixture this season in La Liga, which is nothing special by their standards. Only 33% of their league home games have gone over 2.5 goals. Madrid have shipped only the seven goals in their twelve home fixtures with a clean sheet in 67% of games. They are W2 L2 in their last four home games in the Spanish top flight.
Barcelona have won back to back games at Real Madrid 3-0
Barcelona are unbeaten in five games in all competitions against Madrid
Five of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Real Madrid have won one of their last five at home against Barca
Barcelona are on an undefeated streak of thirteen matches in the top flight. Away from home specifically they are undefeated in nine. Barcelona have won five of their last six away games, the only exception in that sequence being a 0-0 at Atletico Bilbao in the middle of February. Barcelona have averaged over two goals per road game and they have only conceded the ten goals on their travels. They have two clean sheets in their last three on the road.
In total, they have taken a clean sheet in 42% of road games this season in La Liga. Barcelona have opened the scoring in seven of their twelve road games, while they have been leading at the half time break in five of them. They are the current top scorers in the league by a country mile pretty much. They have tallied 65 league goals, with Real Madrid having the next highest tally of 43. Barcelona boast the best away record in the top flight as well.
Barcelona will be full of confidence after their midweek win at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid really had no answer at all in the game. Because of that, we can only expect more of the same in the weekend’s El Clasico. Barcelona to win.
28th February 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Huesca may be at the foot of the table, but they have posted back to back wins to show some signs of recovery. It’s looking a little more positive from them. Can they get anything out of Monday night’s game when Athletic Bilbao pay a visit? Read our Huesca v Athletic Bilbao betting tips for more.
Athletic Bilbao 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 14th, 2019 at 4:46 p.m.)
Huesca are still in heaps of trouble at the foot of La Liga, but they have been doing much better. They have won three of their last six league games. To put that into context, they have only won four league fixtures all season. So it’s been drastically better. They have won two of their last three league games on home soil (L1). Those wins were against Valladolid and Girona, both of which are down in the bottom six along with Huesca. Still, Heuscoa got clean sheet wins in both.
Huesca have posted a W2 D4 L5 record at home this season in the top flight. They have actually only suffered a defeat in their five home fixtures against sides currently in the bottom seven (W1 D3). Their record in their last five home games is W2 D2 L1 so there are positives here for them. They have only taken one clean sheet at home all season. Less than half of their home games finished over 2.5 goals. Huesca have failed to score in 45% of their home fixtures.
Athletic Bilbao had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Huesca at home back in early August. Athletic Bilbao are a tough side to beat with only the one defeated suffered in their last nine played. Out on the road in La Liga Bilbao have produced just the one win this season (D6 L4). So that has been a bit of a let down in their overall form. This season they have taken 1-1 draws in their two away games against the other sides currently in the bottom three along with Huesca.
Athletic Bilbao have produced an average of a goal per game on their travels this season. In their last four away games, they have produced a W1 D2 L1 record. The defeat in that sequence happened at Real Sociedad in their last away fixture. There has only been the one clean sheet from Athletic Bilbao on their travels in La Liga this term. They are without one in three. Less than half of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals. They have scored 23 league goals this season, the exact same amount as Huesca have. That’s the joint second-lowest amount in the league.
Huesca have been showing a bit of fight and character recently. But Bilbao have failed to convert wins away from home. The draw at 21/10 appeals in the match outright* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 14th, 2019 at 4:46 p.m.)
16th February 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Alaves are still in the competitive mix for a run at a top-five finish this season. They, however, need to snap out of their losing streak of three in a row. Will Levante be able to close the gap on them? An away win would see them move to within two points of their opponents. Read our Alaves v Levante betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 7th, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.)
It has been three straight league defeats for Alaves in the Spanish top flight. Overall this season Alaves have lost seven league fixtures, but only one of those seven have been on home soil. But they got their first taste of a home defeat last time out on home soil. They lost 1-0 against Rayo Vallecano at the back end of January. Their inability to stick the ball in the back of the net is hurting them again, as Alaves are winless in three.
Overall this season, Alaves have posted a W5 D4 L1 record on home soil. They have just been on the goal-shy side of things really. In total, they have only come up with the eleven home goals, but a big plus for them has been their defence. They have only conceded seven home goals, earning a clean sheet in three. Just 40% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals.
Each of the five home wins that Alaves have recorded have been by a one-goal margin. This will be just the third ever game between the two of them. Alaves took a 1-0 home win in their one previous home game over Levante, which was in the 2017/18 top flight. Alaves are W2 L1 from their three against Levante.
Levante have been having their struggles with form recently. There was a 0-0 draw which they picked up last weekend against Getafe. That has left them with only the one league win in eight (D3 L4). Levante have failed to win any of their last six on the road, losing each of their last three in that sequence. They haven’t netted in their last two road games either.
Levante will be looking to snap a seven-match away streak with no clean sheet. They have been level at half time in seven of their away games. In total, they have conceded nineteen goals away from home and sixteen of those have been after the half time break in fixtures. No team has conceded more goals in La Liga than Levante currently.
Considering the poor away form that Levante have put up recently, then there is some appeal in a low scoring home win. Alaves have been really strong in their own backyard and Alaves to win by a one-goal margin is at 11/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 7th, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.)
9th February 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
There is a clear highlight match in La Liga this weekend, it is, of course, the Madrid derby. It’s a big one too as it could have a big bearing on the outcome of this season’s top three. It is Atletico who will go into the match defending a two-point lead in second place over their rivals. Read our Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid betting tips for more.
Atletico Madrid 11/8
Real madrid 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 7th, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.)
The three points available in this one would be hugely important for Atletico Madrid. They would move five points clear, a very nice cushion, over Real Madrid. It has been another fantastic season from Atletico however, they had an uncharacteristic slip up last weekend. They lost 1-0 at Real Betis. That was only their second league loss of the season. Before that loss against Betis, Atletico Madrid were W6 D1 in seven league outings.
They remain undefeated on home soil this season still though, having picked up a W9 D2 record at the Metropolitano. Atletico have taken a clean sheet in 73% of their home league games, and eight of their nine home wins this season have been with a clean sheet. Atletico have conceded just four goals in their eleven home fixtures. Just 25% of their league home games have gone over 2.5 goals.
Real Madrid have started to put together a good stretch of form which has seen them win four league games on the bounce. They have only recorded the one loss in their last nine league games now as well (W7 D1). Can they extend that good momentum in this tough away game though? After losing four of their opening seven away games this season, they have improved to put together a W4 D1 L1 record in their last six road fixtures.
Real Madrid have won back to back away games. But it is worth a closer look at their away record against sides who are currently in the top ten. Real Madrid are only W1 L4 from five such fixtures this season. The overall record of Real Madrid on the road is W5 D2 L4. 73% of their away fixtures have ended up over 2.5 goals and real have averaged 1.7 goals per road game. Real Madrid will be looking for just their second away clean sheet all season.
There have been a lot of tight battles between the two of them recently. This could well be the same. Atletico know how to frustrate sides, they are experts at it. But the power of their home form against Real Madrid’s lack of away clean sheets may tip the balance in favour of a home victory at 11/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 7th, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.)
8th February 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Rayo Vallecano and Alaves are having pretty contrasting seasons. The former will be heading into the weekend stuck in the relegation zone. As for Alaves, they are starting up in the top five with a chance to finish the weekend as high as fourth. Will they be able to make the most of home advantage in this fixture? Read our Alaves v Rayo Vallecano betting tips for more.
Rayo Vallecano 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 24th, 2019 at 10:23 p.m.)
Surprisingly Alaves took a bit of a hammering in league action last Friday night, losing 4-0 away at Getafe. They had been on a solid four-match undefeated streak before that in La Liga. Even though they are doing well and pushing for a place in the top four in the table, they haven’t churned out a lot of goals in the context of things. In their nine home games, they have scored 11 goals this season. But that has helped them produce a W5 D4 home record. Their cause has been helped by them having a good home defence.
Alaves have conceded only six home goals this season, with 44% of their home games only going over 2.5 goals. They have banked a clean sheet in a third of their home fixtures. The biggest stat of all is that they have remained unbeaten at home in the top flight this season. In their last home game, they collected three points against Valencia. Surprisingly, despite their strong home record, they have only scored the opening goal in two of their home fixtures.
Rayo Vallecano were looking doomed through the early part of the season. They collected just two wins in their first sixteen games. But they have managed to pull themselves together a bit having put together a four-match undefeated streak of form. They have won three of those four, their best run of the entire season. They won their last away games, a 1-0 success over Valladolid, their second away win only this term in a W2 D1 L6 record away from home. Both away wins were by a 1-0 scoreline and they were against sides currently in the bottom five along with them. In total, they have produced just the five away goals.
We would have to side with home advantage just being enough for Alaves in this one. Ray Vallecano really have done little of note on the road. The home win by a one-goal margin looks a pretty solid proposition.
26th January 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Monday night’s La Liga action sees Sociedad looking for points to haul themselves into the top half of the table. They snapped a big losing streak last time out by collecting a win. The same can be said of Espanyol who also bust out a win last weekend to haul themselves out of a slump. Read our Sociedad v Espanyol betting tips for more.
Real Sociedad 19/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 13th, 2019 at 8:27 p.m.)
Real Sociedad produced a 2-0 away win at Real Madrid on the weekend
They were on a four-match losing streak in La Liga prior to that
Sociedad home form for the term is W1 D3 L4
They have lost back to back home games in their current home form
Real Sociedad have produced only six goals at home this season
They have shipped nine on home soil though with only two clean sheets
Surprisingly 50% of their home games have managed to finish above 2.5 goals
All four of their home defeats this season have been by a one-goal margin
Sociedad have been trailing at the half time break in four of their eight home games
They have opened the scoring in just three of their home fixtures
With six points, they have the worst home record in La Liga currently
Remarkably though they have the second-best away record
Things are even with one win each and two draws in the last four league meetings
Both teams have scored in five of the last six La Liga clashes
Sociedad are winless in three league home games against Espanyol (D2 L1)
Espanyol have no clean sheet in their last six against Sociedad
Espanyol recorded a 1-0 home win over Leganes in their first league game of the new year
The snapped a terrible six-match losing streak they were on
Espanyol have scored in two for their last five games only
Overall this season their away record is W1 D3 L5
They are unbeaten on the road against sides currently in the bottom half of the table (W1 D3)
They are on a three-match losing streak on the road and are winless in four
Less than half of their road games have gone over 2.5 goals
Espanyol have actually been leading at half time in six of their away games (D2 L1)
They have conceded 11 of their 13 away goals after the halftime break
Espanyol have scored all but one of their away goals this season in the first period of matches
Only bottom side Huesca have earned fewer away points than Espanyol have
There doesn’t appear as if there is going to be too much between them at the end of the day. The recent head to head suggests that as well and another 1-1 draw in this fixture doesn’t look out of the picture.
12th January 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Real Madrid suffered a shock defeat last time out in La Liga which left them ten points adrift of leaders Barcelona. Can they get back on their feet? This isn’t going to be the easiest of clashes for them as Real Betis are only one place beneath them in the standings. The two have identical records over their last six league games. Read our Real Betis v Real Madrid betting tips for more.
Real Madrid evens
Real Betis 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 13th, 2019 at 8:27 p.m.)
Real Betis returned to league action after the winter break with a loss at bottom side Huesca
They have gone W4 D1 L2 in their last seven games
During that run of seven games, there was a stunning 4-3 win over Barcelona from them
Overall this season on home soil in La Liga Betis are W4 D3 L2
They have produced eleven goals at home, conceding ten
Just 33% of their league home games have gone over 2.5 goals
Real Betis have earned a clean sheet in 44% of their home games this season
They are currently undefeated in their last four at home (W2 D2)
Three of their four home wins this season have been by a one-goal margin
Real Betis are on an eight-match scoring streak (home and away)
They have scored eight of their home goals this season in the second half of matches
Real Betis have opened the scoring in six of their nine home fixtures
The two teams traded league away wins last season
Real Betis have won one of their last nine against Madrid
Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings
Seven of the last nine meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Real Madrid suffered a 2-0 home loss against Betis on their return to league action
They have gone W3 D1 L2 in their last six La Liga outings
Their away form for the season in the Spanish top flight is only W3 D2 L4
Real Madrid have collected two wins in their last seven on the road (D1 L4)
They have totalled 13 goals on their travels this season
67% of their road games have made it over 2.5 goals
44% of their away games in La Liga have gone above 3.5 goals
Home and away combined, four of their last five games have ended under 2.5 goals
They have conceded an average rate of 2 goals per away game though
It has been just the one clean sheet for Real Madrid away from home this season
Just twice this season have Real Madrid opened the scoring in an away game
Only three times have they been leading at the half time break in fixtures
Real Madrid have been unreliable on the road all season. Because of that and because of their recent results, there doesn’t appear to be too much wrong with having a look at the Betis – Draw Double Chance option.
12th January 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Barcelona opened up a five-point lead at the top of La Liga last weekend as they collected yet another win. They face up to Eibar on Sunday at the Nou Camp looking to make it six straight league victories. Eibar are in the bottom half of the table with a four-match drawing sequence going. Read our Barcelona v Eibar betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 13th, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.)
Barcelona returned after the winter break and recorded a 2-1 away win at Getafe
That was their fifth straight La Liga victory
Barcelona have conceded just the one goal in their last five games played
Their overall home record this season is W6 D2 L1 in the Spanish top flight
Barca have averaged 3.3 goals per home game this term
56% of fixtures at the Nou Camp have ended over 3.5 goals
Barcelona have won their last two league home games, both 2-0 wins
In total, they have taken a clean sheet in three of their nine home games
The Catalans have been leading at half time in five of their home games
They have scored in each and every league game played this term
Barca have scored at least two goals in each of their last five league games
Of the goals which they have scored at home this season, 63% of them have been in the second half of games
Barcelona are the top scorers in La Liga this season
The Catalans have won all 8 previous meetings with Eibar
They have scored at least three goals in six of their eight previous
Barcelona have scored at least three goals in each of their four home games against Eibar
Eibar have failed to score in five of their eight previous contests against Barcelona
It looks on the surface to be a tough game for Eibar who are winless in five
They drew 0-0 against Villarreal last weekend
That was their fourth straight draw in the Spanish top flight
Overall away from home this season they are just W1 D3 L4
To their credit, they have lost only one of their last eight games (W2 D5)
In total, they have managed only five road goals this season
Eibar have conceded an average of 1.5 goals per away fixtures
Only 25% of their league games have gone over 2.5 goals
Their record at half time away from home is W5 L3 this season
Just twice they have opened the scoring in an away game
Only Huesca have a worse away record in La Liga than Eibar currently
Barcelona should be able to collect a fairly comfortable home win in this one. They have a big head to head record against Eibar and current form. Backing Barcelona to win to nil will run with some appeal for Sunday’s game.
11th January 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Barcelona returns to action after the winter break and they are looking for their fifth straight Premier League win. They will be hoping to get caught cold in this one as they face a Getafe side who have proven to be hard to beat. They are sitting just outside of the top six and unbeaten in five. Read our Getafe v Barcelona betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 3rd January 2019 at 10:16 p.m.)
Getafe are unbeaten in their last five league games with a W2 D3 record
They earned a 1-1 draw at Girona in their final game before the winter break
Their home form for the season is W4 D1 L3
They have managed just the eight goals in those eight home games
Getafe have shipped only the four goals on home soil this season
Just one of their home games in La Liga have made it over 2.5 goals
They have won their last two games at home, clean sheet wins over Espanyol and Real Sociedad
They have taken a clean sheet in 62% of their home games
Each of the four wins on home soil this season they have earned have been with a clean sheet
They have been level at the halftime break in five of their eight home fixtures (W2 L1)
Getafe have scored in each of their last five league games
75% of their home goals scored this season have been in the second period of games
They have conceded three of their four home goals after the halftime break as well
Barcelona took a 2-1 win in last season’s corresponding fixture
Getafe are winless in thirteen games against Barcelona
Barcelona have five clean sheets in their last six against Getafe
Getafe are just W3 D6 L21 in their head to head against Barca
The Catalans are on a four-match winning streak in La Liga
They went into the winter break on the back of a 2-0 home win over Celta Vigo
Barcelona have not conceded in any of their last four home games
Their away form for the season is W5 D2 L1 in the league
Their output of goals is at 18 in their away games this season
They have conceded just the seven goals on the road
62% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals
Barcelona have scored a total of nine goals in their last two La Liga away games
They have earned a clean sheet in 38% of road fixtures this season
Lionel Messi scored six goals in his final three games before the winter break
Barcelona’s halftime away form reads W3 D4 L1 this season
They have scored in all seventeen league games this season
They have also netted at least two goals in each of their last four league outings
Barca have opened the scoring in five of their eight road games
Barcelona has a strong record in terms of clean sheets recently against Getafe. They tightened up greatly this season before the winter break. We can only see a Barcelona to win to nil result playing itself out.
5th January 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting