Real Madrid have steadied the ship out on the road in the Spanish top flight with four points from their last two road games and they are unbeaten now in five away from home. A win here would really give them a boost of confidence. Betis are having around mid-table but they have recorded recent victories over both Sevilla and Villarreal so are more than capable of pulling off an upset on their day.
Real Madrid 2/7, Draw 9/2, Betis 8/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 12th, 2018 at 3:55 p.m.)
Betis got themselves a great home win last weekend as they surprised Villarreal 2-1. That was a great return from them and it moves their home form on to W6 D2 L4 for the season and they have recorded two wins in their last three at home (L1 – against Barcelona). Betis have actually been scoring pretty well with at least two goals netted in four of their last five league games and that should help this game get above the 3.5 goal line which can be backed at 4/7 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken on February 12th, 2018 at 3:55 p.m.). 75% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals and 50% of have made it over the 3.5 goal line so there is a good trend there. Betis have averaged 1.8 goals per game at home this season which they have conceded at an average of almost two per game. So there is more than likely going to be goals at both ends in this one and Betis are without a clean sheet in any of their last seven league home fixtures. This should be pretty entertaining.
Betis stunned Real Madrid at the Bernabeu earlier this season by taking a 1-0 win. They are W1 D1 L2 in their last four home games against Los Merengues now and overall in the head to head Betis trail 8-22 with 13 drawn games against Real Madrid. Both teams to score at bet365 is at 4/9 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 12th, 2018 at 3:55 p.m.) and that has happened in three of the last four meetings between the two sides.
After a shaky season, Real Madrid seem to be getting themselves together with a W3 D1 record in their last four league games now. They have fired off 18 goals in those four league games as well so they are looking close to back to their best. That’s been more of what you expect from them. Away from home their record reads W5 D4 L1 this season and they are unbeaten in their last five out on the road in the Spanish top flight. They haven’t been very good defensively and they have conceded in each of their last seven league games now and in each of their last three on the road. Real Madrid average 1.9 goals per game away from home and they have conceded at a rate of an average of a goal per game. Cristiano Ronaldo heads up the first goalscorer market for the game, and Real Madrid have yet to be trailing at half time in any league game this season.
Look for Betis to punish real Madrid close, but for Los Merengues to find a way to come out on top anyway. It is worth backing the visitors to avoid defeat as they appear to be on the mend, and perhaps pushing them to win this by just a one-goal margin will appeal.
14th February 2018 / lee - Category: Betting News
Eibar have done alright on home soil and in they have taken home wins over Valencia and Sevilla in recent home games. So they probably won’t give the visiting Barcelona an easy time of things on the weekend when the Catalans come for a visit. Barcelona though will be defending their great unbeaten away form for the season in the Spanish top flight.
Barcelona 4/9, Draw 10/3, Eibar 6/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 12th, 2018 at 3:55 p.m.)
Eibar are having a pretty good season as they head into the weekend in seventh place in La Liga, and with a chance of climbing as high as fifth. That would involve them being the first side to beat Barcelona though in the league this season though to get up there. Eibar are on a four-match undefeated streak of form at the moment and they have lost just one of their last twelve games in La Liga with a superb W8 D3 L1 record in that sequence. That’s impressive considering they lost seven of their opening eleven games this season. They have taken home wins over Valencia and Sevilla in this positive run of form and they are averaging almost two goals per game on home soil. The only loss that they have suffered in this great stretch of form was a 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid back in mid-January. They have taken only the one clean sheet in their last eight league games though but it all adds up to both teams to score at Bet365 not looking bad value at all at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 12th, 2018 at 3:55 p.m.)
Barcelona took a 6-1 home win over Eibar back in September and that took them to seven wins from seven previous matches and during that run of matches, Barcelona have taken five clean sheets. They have also scored at least four goals in each of their last four games against Eibar and have scored at least two in all seven in their previous games against them.
Barcelona have won their last two visits to Eibar by a 4-0 score lin. In the bet365 correct score market the shortest priced option is a Barcelona 2-0 at 13/2, however, a good Barcelona 3-1 at 10/1 isn’t without its appeal* (Betting Odds taken on February 12th, 2018 at 3:55 p.m.). Barcelona are still unbeaten for the league season but they have drawn their last two, getting held by neighbours Espanyol and then playing out a 0-0 draw at home against Getafe last weekend. That was the first time Barcelona had failed to score at home this term. Away from home, the Catalans have gone W9 D3 L0 for the season and they have scored in all twelve of those away fixtures. They have also averaged 2.4 goals per game on their travels and have conceded just the six goals with a clean sheet in 58% of their away games. Their top scorer away home this season is Luis Suarez as 10 of his 16 league goals have come out on the road.
This may not be the easiest afternoon for the league leaders. Barcelona will probably get a decent challenge in this one looking at Eibar’s form. Still, they can be back to get the job done or perhaps this weekend only by a one-goal margin as they will be looking ahead to Champions League action in the week.
14th February 2018 / lee - Category: Betting News
There was a rare slip up from Barcelona on the weekend as they were held by Espanyol in local a derby. Still, the Catalans remain undefeated for the entire league season and they are comfortable at the top of the pile, despite Atletico Madrid picking up two points on them over the weekend. Getafe are currently on a three-match drawing sequence in the top flight but they aren’t carrying great away form.
Barcelona 1/9, Draw 8/1, Getafe 20/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 3:37 p.m.)
The Catalans were stopped in their winning streak last weekend as they played out a 1-1 draw in their local derby with Espanyol. Still, they are undefeated for the entire season still and at home are holding a W9 D1 L0 record so far this season and they are on a three-match winning streak there. The numbers are just so impressive from them this season and they have averaged 3.1 goals per game at the Nou Camp this season. Over 3.5 goals with Bet365 would not be out of the question therefore in this one. They have given up just the five goals at home as well this season so Barcelona to win to nil would be a decent option to consider as well. Luis Suarez has been on a hot scoring streak of form and is a decent first goalscorer option at bet365 for 5/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 7th, 2018 at 6:12 pm.). There should be another easy three points on offer for them.
Barcelona have had a pretty easy time of things recently against Getafe at home. They have won their last two home games by a 6-0 scoreline against them and they have already collected a league win against them this season a 2-1 away victory back in September. Barcelona are on a four-match winning streak against Getafe now and they are unbeaten in their last twelve matches against them. They are W6 D1 in their last seven home games against Getafe and they have managed to blank their opponents four of their last five meetings. In the Bet365 correct score market a Barcelona 3-0 is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 7th, 2018 at 6:12 pm.).
So a tough game lies ahead for Getafe in this one and they are not carrying any kind of away from with them to the Nou Camp. They have failed to win any of their last eight games out on the road in the Spanish top flight and they haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last nine played either. Surprisingly despite that, they have gone under 2.5 goals in each of their last out game away from home. Getafe have scored only eight goals away from home and so they are not lily to stand toe to toe with Barcelona in this one. Especially with not only one clean sheet behind them this term on their travels. Both teams not to score at bet365 makes the sensible option for this one. They have drawn each of their last three league games, earning a 1-1 draw at Sevilla in their last away game, which was a good point, but it’s hard to see them coming up with anything to get themselves into this match. Their overall record this season in La Liga away from home is just W1 D5 L4.
Barcelona to win to nil is probably the way to go for this one. Getafe have not produced very much out on the road at all and it’s hard to see Barcelona dropping points in back to back league games at the moment.
8th February 2018 / lee - Category: Betting News
Real Madrid conceded a late equaliser out at the struggling Levante on the weekend to end up blowing another three points in the league this season. It has been a thoroughly unconvincing season from them and they may need to take action in the summer. Real Sociedad are another struggling side that Los Merengues will face this weekend but they did at least get a good home win on the weekend to stop a poor losing streak that they were on.
Real Madrid 1/5, Draw 13/2, Real Sociedad 10/1 (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 3:37 p.m.)
Things didn’t go too well for Real Madrid once again last weekend in La Liga as they shipped late equaliser against Levante, who are precariously positioned just above the drop zone. That leaves Real Madrid with just a W2 D2 L2 record in their last six games in the Spanish top flight. They did win their last home game though, a massive 7-1 victory over Deportivo and they are W6 D2 L3 in their home games this season. They are averaging over two goals per game at home this term so they have that going for them, it is just their defence hasn’t been up to all that much with an average of a goal against. Over 3.5 goals would be a good place to start for this one then and having a look at both teams to score at bet365 at 4/9 is also going to be a viable option as well. Real Madrid have taken a clean sheet in a third of their home games but none in their last three at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid landed a 3-1 win out at Sociedad back in September and that is a big six-match winning streak that they are on against Sociedad. They have scored exactly three goals in four of their last five against them and in the bet365 correct score market a Real Madrid 3-1 option is at 9/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 7th, 2018 at 5:44 pm.). That is actually the shortest priced option in the market at the time of writing. The head to head is fully in favour of Los Merengues here as they have lost just one of their last 21 games against Deportivo, winning 17 of those. 64% of the goals that Real Madrid have conceded at home this season have been in the second half of matches so it’s most likely a consolation that Deportivo would get on the board after the break.
Sociedad start the weekend not too far away from the bottom three and they are well out of form as well having racked up defeats recently. They have lost four of their last five league games now and out on the road they are winless in their last six. They lost at fifth-placed Villarreal in their last away game and they have shipped five goals in total in their last two road games. So they have been far from tight at the back, but they landed a big home win over Deportivo last weekend. But with a W3 D2 L5 record away from home this term in the top flight, there doesn’t appear to be enough for them to go and pull off a shock in this one. They have scored well away from home averaging 1.4 goals so again, it’s worth backing them to get on the scoresheet if nothing else. They have scored in each of their last four league games and each of their last four games have made it over 2.5 goals, with them scoring at least in each of their last two. They have only the two clean sheets away from home this season and are currently 15 points worse off than they were at this stage last season.
Real Madrid have been shaky and unreliable but they did win their last home game 7-1 and something has to be taken from that. They will have a big focus coming on the Champions League, the only thing that will save their season, but for now can take this win, but back both teams to score.
8th February 2018 / lee - Category: Betting News
Barcelona are still coasting along up the top of in La Liga and they are currently running on a seven match winning streak. They also have great away form going as well they will be expected to take a victory at Espanyol on Sunday. Espanyol will be looking to recover from having lost their last two League games back to back with their defence conceding heavily.
Barcelona 3/10, Draw 21/5, Espanyol 9/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 2:09 a.m.)
Espanyol are currently running on a three-match winless streak of form in La Liga, losing their last two against Sevilla and Leganes, conceding three goals in each of those game. They have produced a W5 D2 L4 record on home soil in the top flight, but they have only managed to go W2D1 L3 in their last six. However, the last home win that they picked up was a pretty significant one as they managed to land a big three points through a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid. They don’t have a tremendous output and indeed, have managed only the ten home goals so far this season. They have conceded exactly ten goals as well. Just 27% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals, however, but given what has happened to them recently and with Barcelona visiting then over 2.5 goals at Coral is probably the option to consider.
In total Espanyol have returned just the three goals in their last six home fixtures so it is unlikely that there going to come out and scare their neighbours in this one. The Catalans took a 5-0 home win over Espanyol early in the season. However, there was an upset between the two of them recently as Espanyol managed a 1-0 home win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey meeting, before Barcelona undid the damage back at the Nou Camp. That is Espanyol’s only win over Barcelona in their last, well, pretty much forever. Overall in the head to head Barcelona are 40-5 up against their city rivals. Barcelona have five clean sheets in their last seven against them and Barcelona to win to nil at Coral is at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 3:22 a.m.).
Barcelona are on a seven-match winning streak in the top flight, winning each of their last four on the road. They have produced a total of fourteen goals in their last four road games as well, conceding in just one of those games. So the stats all suggest that they are going to be pretty comfortable in this one. Overall Barcelona are W9 D2 L0 this season away from home in the Spanish top flight and they have averaged 2.5 goals per game (28 goals in 11 games). They have been solid at the back as well with only five goals shipped on the road and earning a clean sheet in 64% of their games. In the Coral correct score market a Barcelona 2-0 is the shortest-priced option at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 3:22 a.m.). Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are both in great scoring form in the league at the moment and they should be good enough to avoid a repeat of what happened to them in the Copa del Rey at the home of their neighbours.
It is hard to see Barcelona slipping up in this one they are just in superb form at the moment and have been stacking up those clean sheets. They had that slip in the Copa del Rey but will be stronger here so look for them to win this to nil. A Barcelona two-nil correct score has pretty decent appeal.
3rd February 2018 / lee - Category: Betting News
Real Madrid have won their last two La Liga matches to give themselves a boost. They have only won three games in a row in the top flight once this season, so they are well below their standards. They haven’t been hot out on the road though but will be expected to collect another three points against a Levante side who are slumping badly. It could well be another step in the right direction for Los Merengues.
Real Madrid 1/5, Draw 11/2, Levante 12/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.)
Levante are just above the drop zone in the Spanish top flight and it’s not hard to see why. They are on a nine-match winless streak of form at the moment (D4 L5) and they have really been struggling to put the ball in the back of the net. Levante have failed to score in six of their last nine games and in three of their last four on home soil. They have failed to win any of their last seven home games now and things just aren’t looking that good for them. They have tallied the ten goals on home soil only and have failed to strike in either of their last two. Levante have scored 44% of their goals after the 75th minute of matches this season, so they probably aren’t going to get on the score sheet in the first half and if they get anything at all in the game it would probably be a late consolation. Indeed Real Madrid to win to nil at William Hill is a good 23/20 option* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.).
Levente did themselves a huge credit earlier in the season when they held out for a 1-1 draw at Bernabeu. That was a huge point form them as they had lost their nine previous meetings against Real Madrid going into that one. Overall in the head to head between the two clubs, Real Madrid at 16-3 up with just the two drawn matches. Real Madrid have won their last four visits to Levante in La Liga, but they conceded in all but one of those. No-one really expected Levante to score at the Bernabeu this season to be fair, so if you wanted to back the unexpected to happen again then a both teams to score option at William Hill may take your fancy.
Real Madrid have won their last two league games, shaking off some recent league troubles with emphatic style. Madrid have scored eleven goals in their last two games, but again, their defence couldn’t take a clean sheet. Real Madrid have conceded in each of their last five games, during which they have gone W2 D1 L2. Away from home Real Madrid’s victory over Valencia last weekend snapped a four-match winless streak that they were on on their travels (D3 L1). Overall this season their away record in the Spanish top flight reads W5 D3 L1. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored four goals in his last two league games, although two of those were from the penalty spot, he is the William Hill first goalscorer favourite to the tune of 13/5* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.) for the game.
Real Madrid to win to nil looks pretty good going into this one. They really show up well in their last game, smashing Valencia away from home and therefore they should have no trouble in seeing off Levante who are on a poor streak of home form.
2nd February 2018 / lee - Category: Betting News
Barcelona continued their march to the Spanish league title as they trounced Real Betis last weekend. It is back to home soil for them at the Nou Camp where they have dropped only the two points all season. This looks to be a bit of a thankless task ahead for the visitors in this one who have had a tough time of things on the road. Barcelona are 1/12 at Coral to get the win with the draw at 11/1 and Alaves at 33/1* (Betting Odds taken on January 24th, 2018 at 7:54 p.m.)
Barca clearly have no concept about taking their foot off the gas. They powered to a 5-0 away win at Real Betis last weekend to make it six straight wins in the Spanish top flight for their current form. They haven’t lost a single game all season in the league, going W17 D3 for the term. The league title is theirs to lose at the moment and heading into the weekend they hold an eleven points lead over Atletico Madrid and with Real Madrid a non-entity this season, it should be a bounce back to success for the Catalans. Their form at the Nou Camp reads W8 D1 in La Liga this season and they have won their last two there with clean sheets. They have taken a clean sheet in five of their last six league games and therefore Barcelona to win to nil at Coral is at 8/11 odds* (betting odds taken on January 25th, 2018 at 6:01 p.m.). Barcelona have conceded just four goals at home this season in the league and have averaged just over three goals per game themselves.
A Barcelona 3-0 in the Coral correct score market is handily priced at 6/1* (betting odds taken on January 25th, 2018 at 5:49 p.m.). Barcelona have scored exactly three goals in three of their last four home games against Alaves. Luis Suarez is in really hot scoring form at the moment and is a good First Goalscorer option here. The Catalans took a 2-0 win out at Alvarez earlier in the season to extend their winning streak over them in all options to three games. That’s because there was a shock in last season’s corresponding fixture when Alaves won 2-1 a the Nou Camp. That is their only win in their last their last thirteen games against Barcelona in all competitions though. Barcelona have won seven of their last eight fixtures that they have played at the Nou Camp against Slaves and actually only have the one clean sheet in that sequence of games. A tempter to have a go at both teams to score then?
Maybe as Alaves have scored in each of their last five games across all conditions. They pulled out a 2-1 home win over Valencia in the Copa del Rey in midweek but lost in a penalty shootout after the tie finished 3-3 on aggregate. It is the away from though of Alaves which tells the bigger story because it hasn’t been great. They are just W4 L8 all season on their travels and just two of those wins have been league away victories. So there is where it gets telling and they have lost their last two road games in La Liga without scoring and they have only netted the six away goals this season so no, they aren’t currently worth backing to get a goal on the board. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last five away games as well and of the six away goals that they have scored this season, five of them have been in the second half of matches. They may stick in there for a while, but ultimately the challenge of Alaves at the Nou Camp may fade.
Barcelona to win to nil once again will have stacks of appeal for this home game. They are just a machine at the moment and their defence isn’t getting breached. Look for another three points for the Catalans in a comfortable evening for them.
27th January 2018 / lee - Category: Betting News
This is the big clash in La Liga on the weekend as third placed Valencia take on Madrid who are five points adrift of them. So a home win in this match could really leave Madrid’s shot at a top three finish this season hanging in tatter. Can Real Madrid, who have been struggling for results out on the road in the Spanish top flight recently, mount a response to close the gap? Valencia are 7/2 underdogs at William Hill, with the draw at 7/2 and Real Madrid at 8/13* (Betting Odds taken on January 24th, 2018 at 8:04 p.m.)
Valencia had a real duel on their hands against Alaves in the Copa del Rey in midweek, losing the second leg 2-1 which left things at 3-3 on aggregate. Valencia held their nerve in a penalty shootout to move through on the night that Real Madrid crashed out of the competition against Leganes. This is such an important game for Valencia because they can put a great cushion of eight points between themselves and Real Madrid in the hunt for a top four finish this season. They have been really strong at the Mestalla Stadium this season in the Spanish top flight, posting a W7 D2 L1 record there. They have played out draws with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona there so there is every reason to suspect that they would hold out against a Real Madrid side who are out of sorts at the moment. A Valencia double chance with William Hill is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on January 25th, 2018 at 6:17 p.m.) just screams some value for this fixture. Valencia have lost only one home match all season in all competitions, a 1-0 revere in the league against Villarreal just back in December.
They look strong enough to hold their own and they have actually returned more league goals than Real Madrid have managed this season and Barcelona are the only side to have collected more home points in La Liga this season than they have done. Simone Zaza is their top scorer this season with seven of his ten league goals coming at home and he makes for a decent anytime goalscorer option for the game with William Hill at 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken on January 25th, 2018 at 6:20 p.m.). One issue for them though is that they have conceded in each of their last eight league games but they are unbeaten in their last three on home soil against Real Madrid (W2 D1) so there is a bit of head to head form going there. Valencia held out for a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu in a league meeting back at the end of August as well. In the last seven league meetings, things are even with two wins each and three drawn matches. Both teams have scored in each of the last ten meetings.
The last two wins that have Valencia have recorded over Real Madrid have been 2-1 results and in the William Hill Correct score market that is a 14/1 option with a 2-1 for Madrid in at 8/1* (betting odds taken on January 25th, 2018 at 6:24 p.m.). Real Madrid’s season hit a new low with a Copa del Rey exit against Leganes in midweek, despite leading 1-0 from the first leg. They crashed 2-1 at home in the second leg which was a surprise after they showed their best form of the season in crushing Deportivo 7-1 in a league match at the Bernabeu last weekend. They had Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale both starting at the bench in midweek. It leaves Los Merengues with a W2 D2 L2 record in their last six games played and out of touch in the title race. They are unbeaten in seven away games though (W4 D3) across competitions but they are winless in four road games in the league (D3 L1), drawing their last three away from the Bernabeu. Their big win over Deportivo last weekend felt like a fresh start for them. It may have been just false hope as they will get a game at the Mestalla.
There’s no reason why Valencia can’t get themselves in this. They have some impressive home form for the season and have to be decent value to collect a draw at least in this and value to cover in a double chance. Real Madrid will be more confident after their big league win last season, however, their away form suggests that they could miss out on three points.
25th January 2018 / lee - Category: Betting News
Real Betis have been making strides up La Liga and they head into the weekend in seventh place after having won three of their last four games. But will their positive momentum be stopped as they play host to Barcelona? The Catalans are on a five-match winning streak in the top flight after fighting back to beat Real Sociedad last weekend. Barcelona are 1/4 at Paddy Power for the win, with the draw at 5/1 and Bets at 17/2* (Betting Odds taken on January 17th, 2018 at 6:55 p.m.)
Betis are up in the top eight in the Spanish top flight and they recently collected a really good win over FC Sevilla which helped to pull themselves closer to the top six. Betis have won three of their last four games now and go into this with back to back wins behind hem. They have scored eight goals as well in their last two games, firing five past Sevilla and then three past Leganes last week. So that’s a tremendous output from them and in seven of their eight league wins this season they have netted at least two goals in this. Over 3.5 goals at Paddy Power because of that may be a decent enough option to have a look at for the game. Betis aren’t in great home form though. Their recent win over Leganes snapped a four-match winless streak that they were on at home and overall they are W5 D2 L3 for the season on home soil in the top flight. They have averaged exactly two goals per game this term at home which does suggest that may get something on the board.
However, Betis have conceded at a rate of 1.7 goals per game at home and have just the two clean sheets behind them this season. They are running five points better off than they were at this stage last season so it’s all positive from them at the moment. But then you get to the head to head and realise that it has been a while since they beat Barcelona. The last win that Betis did get over the Catalans was back in the 2001 Copa Del Rey but still lost the tie on aggregate. In the last eleven fixtures between the two sides in the Spanish top flight, Barcelona have won nine and drawn two against Betis. Betis, to their credit, did hold out for a 1-1 draw at home against Barcelona last season though and both teams have scored in nine of the last twelve meetings. So will Barcelona be collecting another win for the season as they head to the Estadio Benito Villamarín? Barcelona have scored at least two goals in sixteen of their last seventeen fixtures against Betis in all competitions.
Out on the road in the Spanish top flight this season Barcelona have posted a W8 D2 L0 record and they are going into this one having won each of their last three away games. In that sequence, they have scored nine goals. They were rattled early on last weekend at Real Sociedad, falling two goals behind, but they hit back hard to win 4-2 in the end. That’s the scoring power that they have and Barcelona have scored 23 goals in their ten away games this season while they have conceded just the five. They have taken a clean sheet in 60% of their away games, but both teams to score at Paddy Power for 8/15 odds looks the way to roll for this* (Betting Odds taken on January 17th, 2018 at 9:46 p.m.). Luis Suarez has hit some fine form and he has scored in each of his last six league appearances now while Lionel Messi is on a three-match scoring streak and are both good anytime goalscorer options.
Barcelona can roll on with their impressive season in this one. Even in hitting a bit of a bump in a tricky away game last weekend, they still managed to power their way back to a victory. Expect more of the same from them here and they can take this by a two-goal margin.
20th January 2018 / lee - Category: Betting News
Real Madrid slipped again last weekend on league duty as they suffered a home loss against Villarreal. That leaves them with just the one point earned from their last three league matches and they are looking a little bit out of sorts, with rumours that Ronaldo wants to leave as well. Deportivo are struggling in the relegation zone at the moment in La Liga and that may afford Real Madrid the chance of a better afternoon on home soil. Real Madrid are 2/17 for the win at William Hill, with the draw at 17/2 and Deportivo are at 19/1* (Betting Odds taken on January 17th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.)
Another misfire for Real Madrid last weekend then as Villareal got the better of them 1-0 at the Bernabeu. That leaves them with a D1 L2 record in their last three games played and both defeats were at home without Real Madrid getting on the scoresheet in either of them. It leaves their home form at W5 D2 L3 for the season and surprisingly that is three times in their ten home games this season they have failed to hit the back of the net. Real Madrid have come up with 19 goals at home which is just under an average of two goals per game while they have conceded at a rate of a goal per game. Real Madrid have collected four clean sheets and as they are taking on a side struggling near the foot of the table then Real Madrid to win to nil at 11/10 odds at William Hill should appeal* (Betting Odds taken on January 17th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.). Can the reigning champions get themselves going again and find a positive.
Madrid have actually won just one of their last five games in the Spanish top flight failing to score in three of those five games. It’s been a real drop off in terms of quality from them this season. Reports are coming out that Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to bail on them, but who knows how much truth there is to that. He is the outright favourite in the first goalscorer market for the game. Real Madrid collected a comfortable 3-0 away win over Deportivo earlier this season and they are on a positive nine-match winnings streak in La Liga against them. You can’t argue with that really and they have scored at least three goals in each of their last three against them and at least two in each of their nine. So there’s a decent chance that they will be comfortable and Real Madrid to win by a two-goal margin with William Hill carries some appeal.
Desportivo are having their troubles this season and they are in the relegation zone heading into the weekend. They have collected only the one point from their last four games played and as an indicator of what could happen in this one, they recently lost 4-0 at Barcelona. Deportivo have managed just the one away win all season long in a W1 D3 L5 record. Their away form is miserable as well as they have only collected one point from the last twelve available to them on the road. They have also conceded really heavily on their travels as well at a rate of over two goals per game in fact and that is likely to leave them in big trouble here. Going forward they have managed the ten away goals in their eleven games and that’s not likely going to be good enough to plaster over the cracks in their defence in this one.
Madrid have failed in their last two games at home against tougher opposition, but they should have it a bit easier here. Deportivo don’t look as if they have the kind of defence that is going to withstand an afternoon at the Bernabeu. Look for a home win to nil.
19th January 2018 / lee - Category: Betting News