The race for the La Liga title is really heating up with both Real Madrid and Barcelona coming through potential banana skins last weekend to leave the two giants tied at the top.
Despite Real sitting behind Barcelona due to their head to head records, it is Real who still hold the advantage by why of having an extra game still to play and arguably the easier fixture this weekend.
A trip to face second bottom Granada is in store for Zinedine Zidane’s men on Saturday with little to no-one expecting anything other than a heavy Real Madrid win.
Real Madrid fans will be eagerly rooting for The Yellow Submarine to do them a favour this weekend as Barcelona face the tougher task as they welcome Villarreal to the Camp Nou.
In the reverse fixture in January, a 1-1 was played out and a repeat of that would all but hand Real Madrid the title.
That score line is 15/1 with us however, Barcelona at home will go all out to ensure that does not happen.
Villarreal are however still in with an outside chance of catching Sevilla in fourth and claiming the final Champions League berth and will be no push overs.
Any draw at 29/4 could be the way to go for value in this one with us.
If Sporting Gijon fail to beat Las Palmas on Saturday lunchtime they will be all but down and Leganes can celebrate survival.
Six points is the gap between the two with three to play and Leganes holding a much stronger goal difference than Gijon.
It is win or bust for former Levante manager Rubi’s side and he must hope Leganes lose to Real Betis on Monday night.
Gijon have picked up just two points out of their last six games and looked relegation fodder in last weekend’s 3-1 defeat to Villarreal.
However, when the going gets tough we often see performances plucked from nowhere. Gijon are 10/19 to get the win they so desperately need with us.
A win for Leganes against Betis on Monday will mean whatever Gijon do on Saturday will count for little.
After earning promotion last season, head coach Asier Garitano must be applauded for getting the weirdly named ‘cucumber growers’ to the brink of safety.
Real Madrid will be hoping Villarreal can do them a favour and trip Barcelona up on Saturday afternoon at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona and Villarreal have drawn the last two times the teams have met and that is a very real possibility again this weekend at 29/4 with us.