La Liga Betting: Comfortable wins likely for El Clasico Cup final rivals


We have ourselves another Clásico on the weekend of April 19th, as Real Madrid and Barcelona meet in the Copa del Rey final. 

Carlo Ancelotti's team are still to even concede a goal in the competition. "The cup is important because all the teams have fought hard to reach the final," admits the Italian. 

At Barça they were equally upbeat: "It’s a mission accomplished for these players, who year after year have the chance to play a final and now I am to join them," said Gerardo Martino. 

Both clubs should comfortably win their league matches this weekend:

 

Barcelona 1.07, the draw 10.00, Rayo Vallecano 28.00

New Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu claims that they will never sell Lionel Messi. The Argentine superstar is currently in talks about a new contract that would keep him firmly at the Camp Nou. 

"What I can say is that he is the best player in the world and we want him to be the best paid," Bartomeu told Guillem Ballague on Sky Sports

"If everyone is satisfied we will have Messi for many years. He’s not for sale."

Messi is back amongst the goals, scoring three in the last week. For the first strike against Rayo, he is priced at 3.00

Vallecano's win over Málaga took them to within four points of safety, as the Madrid club were starting to be cut adrift. 

Tottenham's on-loan winger Iago Falqué was on hand to score twice, one of which saw him beat two players with identical nutmegs before finding the far corner of the net. 

Saúl Ñíguez has been playing at centre-back, but his normal position is holding midfielder. The Atlético Madrid-owned youngster has been attracting the attention of Manchester United and Liverpool in the Premier League.

Barcelona should warm-up for next week’s Champions League trip to the Etihad with a comfortable win. For a three-way handicap with the game starting 0-3 to Rayo, back the draw at 4.30

Score Prediction: Barcelona 4 Rayo Vallecano 1 (12.50) 


 

Getafe 10.00, the draw 5.50, Real Madrid 1.27

Luis Garcia's Getafe team are on the slide, with the worst recent form in La Liga. They have just two points from their last six matches, hitting the target only twice. 

It's now eight league matches without a win, as they sit four points from the relegation zone.

Gareth Bale was on target as Madrid dispatched Villarreal in the league last weekend, whilst a Cristiano Ronaldo brace finished Atlético off in the Copa semi-final in midweek. 

The Portuguese forward was struck by a lighter as he left the pitch at half-time. It was a disappointing act from one Atléti fan, which raises questions about the authorities’ ability to deal with these incidents. 

Jese was rested in the week and will replace the suspended Ronaldo again. The youngster revealed how good it is to have Zinedine Zidane helping him from the bench. 

"He influences me a lot and deserves a lot of credit. Every day he is supporting me and he is very important to me," comments Jese on the Frenchman. 

Karim Benzema also didn't feature against Atléti, but netted a brace versus the 'Yellow Submarines' at the weekend.

Getafe have only scored once in their last six matches, for the home team not to score it's 1.92

Score Prediction: Getafe 0 Real Madrid 3 (8.50) 


 

Sevilla 2.10, the draw 3.20, Valencia 3.35

Unai Emery faces his old club in need of a win, after going five matches without one. Conceding goals has been the problem, their last clean sheet was when they beat Getafe in their first match of 2014. 

Valencia are buoyant after beating Barcelona, and dispatched Real Betis comfortably with a 5-0 victory last weekend. 

Captain Ivan Rakitić has been outstanding this season, as teammate Diego Perotti admits: "With the level he is playing at it’s going to be difficult to keep him. It’s hard for him to stay." 

There have been four or more goals in both Sevilla's and Valencia's last three matches and also in their last two meetings. Over 3.5 goals can be found at 2.55

Score Prediction: Sevilla 2 Valencia 2 (10.00)