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La Liga tips: Real Madrid and Barca to continue perfect start?

| 14.09.2018

La Liga comes back into our lives this week, bringing a host of top games to enjoy.

After three matches, Real Madrid and Barcelona sit level at the top on nine points. Both sides face potential banana skins this weekend.

We’ve got your tips for Madrid’s visit to Athletic Bilbao here, and the rest of the big games in Spain…

Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid

Real can’t afford to take Athletic lightly. The Champions League winners have only picked up two away wins in Bilbao in the last five years.

This will be the first real test Madrid have faced in the league under Julen Lopetegui. But after two successive 4-1 wins, he’ll be confident his team are starting to get into the groove.

It’s 9/5 for Real Madrid to win and Both Teams to Score. You can also get a third Madrid 4-1 win in a row for 20/1.

Marco Asensio could be the star man here after inspiring Spain’s 6-0 win over Croatia this week. Gareth Bale will be key too. The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have allowed the Wales international to thrive.

Atletico Madrid v Eibar

Atletico are down in 13th after a disappointing start to the campaign. But they shouldn’t drop any points in this one.

Diego Simeone’s side are one of the best defensive sides in Europe. And in Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann, they have a lethal strike partnership. Atletico are 19/20 to Win to Nil.

Real Sociedad v Barcelona

Barcelona have only won one of their last eight league trips to the Anoeta. Real Sociedad or Draw is is 15/8 in the Double Chance market.

However, the Basque club were disappointing against Leganes and Eibar in their last two outings. The champions should keep their 100% league record going. We go 20/23 for Barcelona and Over 2.5 Goals.

Valencia v Real Betis

The two games between these sides last season produced 11 goals in total. And this could be another cracker. Over 2.5 Goals is 7/10.

Los Che are 3/4 favourites to get the points, with Valencia and Both Teams to Score going for 23/10.

Click here for the latest La Liga odds.

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Daniel Anwar

Daniel has covered sports for Squawka, FourFourTwo and iSportconnect. He is a naively optimistic Arsenal fan and is also passionate about music, film and chicken wings.