La Liga Week 13 Fixtures Featuring Eibar vs Real Madrid

  • Thursday, November 26th, 2015

    By  Ej Garr


    Soccer Betting:As Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid all come off big Champions League wins this week, their attention turns back to the domestic campaign as round 13 gets underway this weekend. The return of Lionel Messi in the starting lineup for Barcelona led to a huge 6 - 1 win over AS Roma on matchday 5 of Champions League that will see the Blaugrana through to the round of 16 of the club tournament.

    Real Madrid watched a 4 - 0 lead evaporate in their away encounter against Shaktar Donetsk, but held on to take a 4 - 3 win, which will see the 2013/14 Champions League winners advancing to the round of 16 as well. Atletico Madrid came up with a familiar 2 - 0 win in their mid-week Champions League encounter with Galatasaray, which will now put all the emphasis in their matchday 6 contest with Benfica.

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    The two enter the final round tied with 10 points, although both will see their way through to the round of 16 as well.

    Real Madrid takes part in our featured match of this weekend, as they travel to Ipurua to take on Eibar, who have been a pleasant surprise after a 2014/15 campaign that should have seen them demoted back to Segunda Division had it not been for Elche's misfortunes.

    The schedule reveals oneFridaymatch at the Ciutat de València, as Levante and Betis start round 13 with two clubs in the bottom portion of the table.

    Five matches make up theSaturdayslate, while our featured match appears as part of the fourSundayaffairs, so let's get to the Spanish pitch.

    Friday November 27- 1 Match

    Levante vs Betis

    3-Way: 1: Levante +110 Home ; X: +235 Draw ; 2: Betis +275 Away

    Spread: Levante -0.5 +110 ; Betis +0.5 -130

    Total 2.5: Over +120 ; Under -140

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Levante came up with a big win this past weekend to get them out of the La Liga cellar, leaving Malaga alone with 9 points at the bottom of the table.

    Brazilian striker Deyverson converted a brace in the first half for Levante that led to a 3 - 0 win, in a match that featured nine yellow cards and a missed PK from Gijon in the second half.

    Betis lost this past weekend 1 - 0 to Atletico Madrid...what a shock!Another Atletico result that ended either 1 - 0 or 2 - 0 this campaign, which we are all too familiar with.

    Both clubs have struggled scoring all season, and the line setters are surely aware of that listing the Under at -140, which is obviously out of our comfort range.

    The +235 action on a 1 - 1 draw sounds about right here, so we will indeed chase the prospect of a draw call to get the weekend started.

    Saturday November 28- 5 Matches

    Barcelona vs Real Sociedad

    3-Way: 1: Barca -1100 Home ; X: +1150 Draw ; 2: Sociedad +2000 Away

    Spread: Barca -2.5 -145 ; Sociedad +2.5 +125

    Total 4: Over +105 ; Under -125

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    He's baaack! And Lionel Messi has shown no ill effects of the knee injury that cost him two months of action in the rehabilitation room.

    Barcelona's 6 - 1 thrashing of AS Roma came as no surprise to us, as we offered that total to go Over 3.5 and Luis Suarez and Messi combined for two goals apiece in the win at Camp Nou.

    Barcelona has a four-point lead over Real Madrid after the monster 4 - 0 result at the Stadio Bernabéu last weekend, which created quite a stir in not only the Spanish media, but throughout the European press.

    Barcelona has no problem watching the world hate on Real Madrid, and don't you even doubt that for a single second of your life. The more the turmoil for one of their biggest rivals, the better for Barca to sit comfortably in control of themselves.

    Sociedad came up with quite a result last time out as well, escaping their home outing with Sevilla taking a 2 - 0 result. Imanol Agirretxe and Captain Xabi Prieto scored four minutes apart in the second half to secure a much-needed three points for the 14th place club.

    Is the total at a straight 4 supposed to intimidate someone?

    Sorry line setters! Not intimidating enough for us to offer the play, so the Over 4 at a reasonable +105 makes our board this weekend.

    Atletico Madrid vs Espanyol

    3-Way: 1: Atletico -375 Home ; X: +465 Draw ; 2: Espanyol +1255 Away

    Spread: Atletico -1.5 -115 ; Espanyol +1.5 -105

    Total 2.5: Over -115 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Oh boy, here we go again, and for all of our loyal readers who take the time to read our previews, you already know what that means.

    Is there ever a bad suggestion offered when you offer the Under in Atletico matches? We hope you enjoyed the Champions League Under 2.5 that we scratched our head over, wondering who they would give away money, because the bookmakers don't usually just hand out money that easily too often.

    These two have played to six straight Unders over the past three campaigns, so guess what?

    How about yet another opportunity to wonder why the line setters are leaving that extra half goal on the total.

    Wonder no more, and take the Under 2.5 at -105.

    Malaga vs Granada

    3-Way: 1: Malaga -125 Home ; X: +250 Draw ; 2: Granada +400 Away

    Spread: Malaga -0.5 -125 ; Granada +0.5 +105

    Total 2: Over -130 ; Under +110

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    Analysis and Prediction:

    Malaga is well on their way to Segunda Division, and we have been fading this club for most of the season knowing what the future has in store for them.

    It is hard to move up the table when you cannot score, and five goals through 12 outings is obviously not going to help you accomplish anything. Last weekend's 2 - 0 loss to Espanyol makes it three straight outings without a goal to their credit, so someone in the organization might want to go out and look for a striker or three before they are so out of the chase that it won't matter anymore.

    Granada picked up their second win of the campaign last weekend, but they too have had a dismal campaign, picking up right where they left off last year.

    We have to offer the +0.5 handicap on Granada, expecting a 1 - 1 type of match here. Granada is scary on the road of course, but no one should be concerned with walking in to La Rosaleda right now.

    Celta de Vigo vs Sporting Gijon

    3-Way: 1: Vigo -240 Home ; X: +400 Draw ; 2: Gijon +650 Away

    Spread: Vigo -1 -155 ; Gijon +1 +135

    Total 3: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Celta de Vigo is starting to go backwards, losing three of their last four outings after a fantastic start to the campaign.

    Let's not waste your time here. Take the Over 3 at -110 because the line setters seem to want to throw confusion towards their allegiance on the total.

    We don't have the same confusion, as both clubs have been allowing entirely too many goals in the last month of the campaign.

    Las Palmas vs Dep La Coruna

    3-Way: 1: Palmas +130 Home ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: Deportivo +235 Away

    Spread: Palmas Pk -155 ; Deportivo Pk +135

    Total 2: Over -140 ; Under +120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Las Palmas went down early against Valencia last weekend, and fought back to at least steal a point with the second half goal to draw 1 - 1, but the newly promoted club is still looking for their first away win of the campaign.

    At home, Las Palmas has been and Under machine this campaign, as all six of their totals have stayed under the number, which is likely why the line setters offer the straight 2.

    Deportivo has played rather well away from home this campaign, with only one loss when they leave the comforts of Riazor, so we will invest in the Pk Draw no Bet action on the away side at +135 with La Coruna.

    Sunday November 29- 4 Matches

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    Featured Match Eibar vs Real Madrid

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Eibar +675

    Madrid -255

    Draw +415


    Eibar +1 +135

    Madrid -1 -155

    Total 3:

    Over -120

    Under +100

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Real Madrid almost let a 4 - 0 lead evaporate in their Champions League matchon Wednesday, and are obviously following up the 4 - 0 loss to Barcelona in El Clasico last weekend.

    The stories and rumors are still flying about the future in Madrid, but at least Gareth Bale and Ronaldo seemed to be enjoying themselves in the mid-week Champions League match with Shatktar.

    The win for Madrid sealed their advancement to the round of 16, but it hasn't likely fixed everything in the locker room, especially after letting in three second half goals to the Ukrainian side.

    Eibar lost both of their contests against Real last campaign, losing 3 - 0 and 4 - 0 in each of the two outings, and last weekend's affair with Villarreal could have turned out much differently had Garcia converted the penalty kick that would have given Eibar a 2 - 0 lead just before halftime.A red card to Keko eventually cost Eibar the three points, as Villa drew the match level while playing up a man with a late goal.

    The Over 3 comes in as our suggestion for this match, expecting Madrid to score early and often to at least try to leave the media talking about how much strife there is for a club that is advancing to Champions League group stage, and only four points out of the top of La Liga.

    Getafe vs Villarreal

    3-Way: 1: Getafe +235 Home ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: Villarreal +130 Away

    Spread: Getafe Pk +135 ; Villarreal Pk -155

    Total 2: Over -140 ; Under +120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Villarreal as we just mentioned, took advantage of the red card to Eibar finding the late goal to salvage a point at home after their 3 - 0 loss to Barcelona in their previous outing.

    These two are going to score, and the line setters are sort of revealing that with the -140 on the straight 2, but we are suggesting you boost that line up to the handicap Over 2 and 2.5 at even money.

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    Rayo Vallecano vs Athletic Bilbao

    3-Way: 1: Rayo +200 Home ; X: +250 Draw ; 2: Bilbao +140 Away

    Spread: Rayo Pk +110 ; Bilbao Pk -130

    Total 2.5: Over -125 ; Under +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    This is another situation of two clubs who are having defensive issues, so on this Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S., we offer the total and give thanks for the fact that these two will help us cash out the Over 2.5 at -125.

    Sevilla vs Valencia

    3-Way: 1: Sevilla -125 Home ; X: +290 Draw ; 2: Valencia +345 Away

    Spread: Sevilla -0.5 -125 ; Valencia +0.5 +105

    Total 2.5: Over -155 ; Under +135

    Analysis and Prediction:

    We finish the weekend with a play on the Valencia +0.5 handicap line at +105, because Sevilla is just a mess this campaign. After back-to-back Europa League titles, Sevilla had lofty expectations this campaign, and they have simply been a disappointment all year long.

    The smack down by Gladbach in their Champions league campaign has left Sevilla needing a result against Juventus if they hope to remain in the competition.

    Valencia could surely walk out of this match with some type of result, which supports our decision to offer the +0.5 handicap, needing a simple draw or a big win to help us cash out the ticket.

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