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Spain Primera La Liga Week 8 Fixtures featuring Barcelona hosting Eibar.

  • Friday, October 17th, 2014

    By  Ej Garr

    Eibar-vs-Barcelona odds

    Soccer Betting: With 2 weeks off for the International and Euro 2016 break, first place Barcelona hosts Eibar and looks to continue their trend of clean sheets. They have not surrendered a single goal through the first 7 matches of the campaign.

    Neymar and Lionel Messi have been unstoppable up front with 7 and 6 goals between them, andIvan Rakitic andSandro Ramirez have each also found the net twice.

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    Friday, October 17

    Rayo Vallecano @ Granada

    1x2 3-Way Lines:

    Rayo Vallecano +250

    Granada +115

    Draw +230

    Handicap/Spread:

    Rayo Vallecano Pk + 0.5 +100

    Granada Pk - 0.5 -115

    Total Over 2.5:

    Over +110

    Under -140

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Two clubs sitting on 8 points together in the middle of the pack look to leap over one another and climb up the table. Granada has played 3 home matches, but has not scored in the last 2 against quality opponents.

    All three away matches for Rayo Vallecano have seen them put 2 goals in the net, but they are 1 - 1 - 1 with results.

    Play this Over 2.5 @ +110 (2.10) with another mid- to high-scoring affair expected.

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    Saturday, October 18

    Featured match Eibar vs Barcelona Betting at BetDSI

    1x2 3-Way Lines:

    Eibar +2700 (28.00)

    Barcelona -1000 (1.1000)

    Draw +900 (10.00)

    Handicap/Spread:

    Eibar +2.5 +110 (2.10)

    Barcelona -2.5 -110 (1.91)

    Total 3.5

    Over -120 (1.83)

    Under -110 (1.91)

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Where do you start? Where you always start with the most dangerous striker duo in all of Europe -- Neymar and Messi -- who are two completely different players. Messi is a quiet assassin who does not run his mouth or do anything to ruffle feathers, while Neymar is the complete opposite. He loves to run his mouth, he seems to be involved with all the cheap shots and flying elbows, but expects calls when someone is physical with him.

    Combined though, Neymar and Messi are difficult for any defense to key on, especially when Iniesta, Xavi and Pique push in the box. Now you have 5 guys who can all handle the ball, find the runs and open lanes and, the next thing you know you are down early and often.

    Now throw in the fact that Chilean GK Claudio Bravo is playing his best football surrounded by a defense that has given no space and no goals to anyone in the league so far. Eibar just getting here from second tier might not be prepared for this match, even with Barca looking ahead to Champions League next week coming off a loss to PSG.

    Prediction:

    Ugly and more ugly, as Barcelona will be looking to get to the half, up by enough to let three subs come in early and save the legs for Champions League.

    Barcelona -2.5 and the Over 3.5 are your plays to make, without question, but expecting 4 - 0 at the very worst.

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    Real Madrid vs Levante

    3-Way: 1 -550 Away X +600 Draw 2 +1500 Home

    Spread: Madrid -2 -120 Levante +2 +110

    Total 3.5: Over -110 Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Levante can certainly not slow down a Madrid club that has poured in 25 goals through 7 matches, and there is no reason to expect them to. Madrid also has a big Champions League fixture on deck, so I expect them to come out early, set the tone, put them away and cover the -2 at a decent price on the handicap.

    Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao

    3-Way: 1 +300 Away X +250 Draw 2 -110 Home

    Spread: Vigo + 0.5 -110 Bilbao - 0.5 -110

    Total 2.5: Over -110 Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Bilbao has somehow remained in Champions League, but in La Liga this year they are sitting close to last place and have only scored 4 goals on the young campaign. They are going to have to start picking it up and not be so concerned with Europe's biggest competition, but Celta Vigo does not care to hear any of that. They have held their own and sit in the 6 spot in the table and are looking to maintain that. These two certainly have gotten to know each other lately, as this will be their 7th meeting in 2 calendar years.

    I would recommend this Under 2.5 for some reason. Call it a hunch or call it a feeling, but something tells me we are looking at a 1 - 1 type match.

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    Malaga vs Cordoba

    3-Way: 1 +140 Away X +210 Draw 2 +220 Home

    Spread: Malaga Pk + 0.5 -110 Cordoba Pk - 0.5 +100

    Total 2: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Cordoba is certainly struggling finding the net, scoring 4 and letting 11 in their net. Malaga has been stellar on the defensive side of the pitch, holding 3 teams to clean sheets, one of which was Barca.

    I will roll with the better defense and grab the handicap Pk and + 0.5 on Malaga at -110

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