El Clasico proved to be exactly that, a classic, Lionel Messi’s last gasp strike stole the three points and stunned the Bernabéu into silence whilst blowing the title race wide open.
Prior to the mid-week games, Real Madrid and Barcelona sit level on points despite Real still holding the advantage with a game in hand.
Any slip up could prove costly as we head into the weekends fixtures with Barcelona aiming to keep momentum on their side with the short trip to face fellow city rivals Espanyol.
The Derbi barceloní may not quite be up there with some of the worlds fiercest derby rivalries but Espanyol would surely love nothing more than getting one over their heavyweight neighbours.
They are 11/1 to do so despite holding home advantage and sitting ninth in the table, however, they do come into the game after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona should come away with the points and depending on how Real perform, could find themselves on top outright, they are 1/5 to walk away with the three points.
Real Madrid return to the Bernabeu on Saturday looking to banish that defeat to Barcelona from their minds against a Valencia side still struggling for form.
It has been a couple of seasons in the doldrums for Salvador González’s Valencia team. After ending last season in thirteenth at least there appears to be a minor improvement this campaign as they currently sit in 12th.
Real Madrid are 1/6 to return to winning ways at home and that should be a no-brainer, however, if you fancy Valencia to upset the applecart then you can get them to win at 11/1 or a draw at 4/1 with us.
Away from the top of the table, Tony Adams is still searching for his first point in charge of Granada. With just five games to go (at the time of writing) Granada sit seven points adrift of safety and all but assured of second division football next season.
On Saturday, they travel to a Real Sociedad side buoyed after victory last time out over Deportivo La Coruna.
Sociedad have had a successful season and sit in seventh with just a handful of games to go. Real Sociedad to win is a likely scenario at 2/9 although the draw represents Granada’s best chance of gaining anything from the game at 5/1 with us.
Rounding out week 35 sees an Andalusian derby as Sevilla travel to face a Malaga side who have won three of their last four games to ensure another season in La Liga.
Sevilla are still in with a sniff of catching Atletico Madrid in third with just three points separating the two.
With an eight-point gap to Villarreal in fourth, Sevilla will be confident that Champions League has been assured for next season so not they can focus on catching Atletico.
Could Real Madrid be about to suffer another upset at home? Valencia are the visitors to the Bernabeu on Saturday and would be delighted to snatch a draw at 4/1 with us.