La Liga Betting: Real Madrid to win the league tonight


Barcelona 1.17 the draw 7.50 Malaga 15.50

In his penultimate home league game in charge, Pep Guardiola will do everything in his power to ensure his side do not hand the title to Real Madrid before the Madridstas have even kicked a ball in their later kick off this evening. Barca will be buoyed by their 7-0 demolition of Vallecano at the weekend, and I expect goals aplenty at the Camp Nou tonight. Barca have averaged 3.70 goals per game this season, while visitors Malaga average 2.80 themselves.  Barca to win at 1.17 is poor value, but pretty certain, while more than 4.5 goals is better value at 2.55.

Athletic Bilbao 6.00 the draw 4.40 Real Madrid 1.50

His side may have bombed out of the Champions League in a dramatic shootout this time last week, but seven days on, and Jose Mourinho is set to clinch his first La Liga title, and Real Madrid's first in four long Barca-dominated years. Madrid are seven points clear with three games to play, and regardless of what Barca do in the earlier kick off at the Camp Nou against Mallorca, the Los Blancos will be champions if they win at Bilbao tonight (21:00 GMT). Granted, Ronaldo and Co are tight odds to get the job done, but I fully expect them to do so (1.50). Back that up with a Ronaldo hat-trick at 8.00. 

Atlético Madrid 1.40 the draw 4.60 Real Sociedad 7.60 

Atléti have seven wins in their last ten and have lost just three times at home all season. Will they have one eye on next weeks all Spanish Europa League final ? On the other hand, some players are looking to push themselves into contention for a starting position.

Unbeaten in their last six, Real Sociedad sent Racing Santander down last weekend. Antoine Griezmann has failed to push on from last seasons promise, a transfer to Madrid failed to materialise last summer, requiring some swift back tracking, the Frenchman's double versus Santander puts him in good shape for this one. Home win (1.40) most likely.

Mallorca 1.85 the draw 3.50 Rayo Vallecano 4.25

There are a number of soap operas throughout Spain, none are having a more defined week than Real Mallorca. There's the possible sacking of CEO Pedro Terrasa and Director Utz Claassen re-opening a fraud case against Chairman Jaume Cladera. It all gets very complicated as everyone blames each other in the boardroom. With just one win in their last eight games, Rayo's early season form should be enough to keep them in the top flight for a second season. Conceding seven at home to Barça has given them the worst defence in the division, although only the current top five have scored more goals. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Rayo Vallecano's last 10 away games in La Liga. Over 2.5 can be found at 1.70.

Real Zaragoza 2.30 the draw 3.30 Levante 3.10

Four home wins in the last six, has given Zaragoza a real fighting chance, these include wins against Europa League finalists Atlético Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. Off the pitch more trouble circles as they currently owe the inland revenue the fourth highest amount in Spain, with €33 million.

Whatever happens to Levante now, this must surely do down as the story of the season. A team of unwanted, none fancied players are on the verge of joining Europe's elite in the most prestigious of competitions. The 'frogs' have one of the lowest budgets within the league, Ronaldo earns more in a fortnight than their highest earner does in a year. The money received would go along way to paying off their debt, stabilising the club and they might even have some change left over to switch the Pro-zone technology on.These three games will affect their very existence, never mind immediate future. Both teams to score at 1.65.

Sevilla 1.68 the draw 3.60 Real Betis 5.25 

The Seville derby returns to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan after a seven-year wait. This far from friendly affair, means little in the context of the league, but everything to the fans. Manu del Moral and Gary Medel return after suspension, whilst Andres Palop could return after missing the last three games through injury.

Manchester City's on loan striker Roque Santa Cruz knows how important it is calling it "a special game for the people, the fans want to win" and talking of the "prestige" of the tie. Betis were five minutes from defeat against Atlético - two goals in 180 seconds meant they were two minutes from victory, before conceding a late equaliser. Manager Pepe Mel has said: "Sevilla will not forgive," he knows a repeat episode in this match and the supporters won't either. Derbies are hard to predict, Over 3.5 goals (2.70) seems the best approach. 

Valencia 1.45 the draw 4.20 Osasuna 7.50

An awful week could see a season worth of work undone, if Los Che don't stop the rot. Last weeks defeat to Màlaga saw their opponents draw level on points, raising doubts over their ability to reach the Champions League places finishing line. The Mestalla will demand an improved performance as they look to show some resilience, but more importantly a good result. Still within a shout of Europe, Osasuna have chugged along in recent weeks. The side that Unai Emery called 'Spain's Stoke City' have completely contrasting statistics, when it comes to home and away form. Just two wins on their travels this season. Back Valencia to show character and bounce back with a win at 1.45.