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La Liga Week 9 Featuring El Clasico with Real Madrid hosting Barcelona

  • Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

    By  Ej Garr

    Barcelona-vs-Real-Madrid odds

    Soccer Betting: Who doesn't look forward to El Clasico? Twice a year Barcelona and Real Madrid go to war, and this is the first of those two meetings this weekend. Barcelona still has not yet lost a match and they have not even let a single goal in their net this campaign. That might all change with mighty Madrid and the home crowd.

    Sevilla and Villareal also face off in a matchup with clubs playing well and in the top 6 of the table. Valencia needs to rebound after being embarrassed by La Coruna, and Atletico Madrid will look to keep pace with the upper tier clubs with a match vs Getafe.

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    Friday October 24(1 Match)

    Levante vs Celta De Vigo

    3-Way: 1: Levante +700 Away ; X: +350 Draw ; 2: -235 Celta De Vigo Home

    Spread: Levante +1 -125 ; Celta De Vigo -1 -145

    Total: Over 2.5 -125 ; Under +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    The Away club has taken points in 4 straight matches in this series, and Levante is coming off a 5 - 0 beat down at the hands of Real Madrid, which is not even as bad as it could have been. There really are not user-friendly lines on the Celta De Vigo side of things, and despite Levante only scoring 4 goals on the campaign, I will still look to this Over with marginal juice on the 2.5 at -125.

    Saturday, October 25(5 Matches)

    Featured Match - Barcelona vs Real Madrid

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Barcelona +195 Real Madrid +135 Draw +260

    Spread:

    Barcelona Pk +115 Madrid Pk -135

    Total :

    Over 3 -115

    Under 3 -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Simply El Clasico! Barcelona may have not been scored on so far on the campaign, but that is all about to change. There is no love lost when these two get together, as naturally each want to prove they are the best team in Spain.

    Ronaldo has been unstoppable this year and Messi and Neymar can say the same, so who has an advantage? Neither club has an advantage. They both know what each other can and can't do, and there really isn't much limitation on either side of the ball. We can analyze and over analyze this, but what else is there to say but it's El Clasico! Let the war begin!

    I will gladly take this Over 3 because you know they will both score and we know that we can see a 2 - 1 match without question, so it is worth a push regardless.

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    Elche vs Valencia

    3-Way: 1: Elche +825 Away ; X: +400 Draw ; 2: Valencia -275 Home

    Spread: Elche +1.5 -125 ; Valencia -1.5 +105

    Total : Over 2.5 -125 ; Under 2.5 +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Where is Valencia's confidence after the 3 - 0 humiliating loss to La Caruna?

    They have the chance to make up for it with another club near the bottom of the table. I will go right back to what we took last week and take this Over 2.5 with marginal juice.

    Real Sociedad vs Cordoba

    3-Way: 1: Sociedad +130 Away ; X: +225 Draw ; 2: Cordoba +235 Home

    Spread: Sociedad Pk -165 ; Cordoba Pk +140

    Total : Over 2 -135 ; Under 2 +115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Cordoba is still winless on the campaign, but it's not like Sociedad has done much more than them. I feel like we could see a 2 - 2 type match here and I will play the Over 2 with marginal juice as a result of that feeling.

    Granada vs Eibar

    3-Way: 1: Granada +295 Away ; X: +210 ; 2: Eibar +115 Home

    Spread: Granada +0.5 -135 ; Eibar -0.5 +115

    Total : Over 2 +105 ; Under 2 -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Eibar looked great defensively in the first half vs Barcelona, and they should have actually had a lead going to locker room at HT, but they don't have anyone who can finish up front. Two huge chances as the half came to an end, one of which was a wide open net and it was still put wide I lean to the Under here, but it is 2 and juiced, so there really is nowhere to find any value.

    Athletic Bilbao vs Almeria

    3-Way: 1: Bilbao +125 Away ; X: +220 Draw ; 2: Almenia +230 Home

    Spread: Bilbao -0.5 +130 ; Almeria +0.5 -140

    Total : Over 2.5 +120 ; Under 2.5 -120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    I still find it amazing that Bilbao is a Champions League club. They have been dismantled all season with only 1 win to speak of in La Liga. Of course this will be the spot that they snap out of it, being on the road and having a mid-week fixture in CL. I will take this Over 2.5 at + Money simply because I don't care to pick a side here.

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    Sunday, October 26(4 Matches)

    Villareal vs Sevilla

    3-Way: 1: Villareal +250 Away ; X: +235 Draw ; 2: Sevilla +115 Home

    Spread: Villareal Pk +145 ; Sevilla Pk -170

    Total : Over 2.5 -110 ; Under 2.5 -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    What a price at +115 for Sevilla to continue what they are doing. I will grab that 3-Way on Sevilla and enjoy the ROI on that one.

    La Coruna vs Espanyol

    3-Way: 1: La Coruna +400 Away ; X: +260 Draw ; 2: Espanyol -130 Home

    Spread: La Coruna +0.5 +110 ; Espanyol -0.5 -130

    Total : Over 2 -145 ; Under 2 +125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    I would rather see everyone move this total to the handicap of 2 and 2.5 to get a better payout, as there is no reason to expect a low scoring match. La Coruna just pulled a nice upset over Valencia and found the net 3 times, and Espanyol should have moderate success themselves. Take the Over but move it up to get a better price.

    Atletico Madrid vs Getafe

    3-Way: 1: Atletico -165 Away ; X: +275 Draw ; 2: +550 Home

    Spread: Atletico -1 +105 ; Getafe +1 -125

    Total : Over 2.5 +125 ; Under 2.5 -145

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Atletico Madrid is banged up and guys are going down like flies right now. They will be without 3 players who are regulars in the lineup and that will lead me to the +1 on Getafe at -125.

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    Vallecano vs Malaga

    3-Way: 1: Vallecano +325 Away ; X: +250 Draw ; 2: Malaga -110 Home

    Spread: Vallecano +0.5 -110 ; Malaga -0.5 -110

    Total : Over 2.5 -105 ; Under 2.5 -115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Two clubs sitting next to each other on the table with 13 and 12 points respectfully.

    Both are coming off nice wins. Who could forget the two meetings last year, when they both scored a ton of home goals against each other. I hope they repeat any of those performances and find the net a few times to hit this Over 2.5 with minimal juice.

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