Who would have thought that Real Madrid’s draw with Atletico would end up extending their lead at the top?
Barcelona had a prime opportunity to pull another two points closer to Real as they headed into their tie with Malaga, however, Luis Enrique’s men suffered a shock defeat and now sit three points behind their rivals and concede a game in hand to Zidane’s men.
With just seven games left to go, Barcelona find themselves chasing Real Madrid’s shadow and in a position where defeat is not an option.
On Saturday, Real Sociedad travel to the Camp Nou riding the crest of a wave after claiming their first win in five against Sporting Gijon on Monday night, this victory followed a dismal run of three defeats in four which saw the Txuriurdin slip away from European qualification for next season.
Sociedad’s chances of beating Barcelona are enhanced by Luis Enrique’s sides trip to face Juventus in the Champions League quarter final stage on Tuesday night.
Barcelona may view that tournament as the best chance of saving their season and seeing Enrique off into the sunset.
At 14/1 Real Sociedad, could be a decent outside bet this weekend with Comeon! The draw is 6/1 whilst a Barcelona home win is priced at 2/11 with us.
All British eyes will be on relegation threatened Granada this weekend as they take on Celta Vigo.
It may not be a tie that would usually raise the pulse but former Arsenal stalwart Tony Adams has taken over as manager until the end of the season.
He takes over a side second bottom in the league and seven points adrift of safety with little to no hope of survival.
However, with a new man at the helm anything is possible and Adams will be pleased to be facing a Celta Vigo side whose confidence is low after back to back defeats.
17/10 is the price for Tony Adams to get his short reign off to the perfect start with us and that has to be worth a bet.
Villarreal’s trip to Alaves on Monday night rounds out another weekend of La Liga action.
Villarreal sit fifth in the league, seven points behind the final Champions League qualification berth.
Yellow Submarine head coach Fran Escribá will be eager to claim a third win in a row against an Alaves side who have lost their last three games in a row after securing their top-flight status for another season.
Alaves are clearly already on the beach and despite holding home advantage, look there for the taking. Expect Villarreal to duly oblige and comfortably take home the three points.
The Yellow Submarine are an impressive 31/20 to come away with the three points whereas the draw offers the next best value at 2/1 with the unlikely home win priced at 9/5 all with us.
Former Gunner Tony Adams is the new man in charge of Granada, get on his side to get off to a flyer against a Celta Vigo side who have lost their last two at 17/10 with Comeon!