La Liga’s final matchday happens this week. Heading into the final weekend of play, Atletico Madrid has a 2-point lead over Real Madrid. At 7 points behind, Barca is out, but Real could pull off a miracle La Liga comeback. Atletico will be looking to secure the title with a win against Valladolid. Check out an analysis, LaLiga odds, and a free pick for that match as well as the other great La Liga action on Saturday and Sunday.
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2021 LaLiga Final Weekend
- When: Saturday, May 22 – Sunday, May 23
Saturday, May 22nd Matches
- Athletic Bilbao +257 / Elche -114
Elche has something to play for. The Primera Division will relegate Elche to the Segundo Division if they finish in the bottom three. Bilbao has a couple losses and a draw in their last 3. But the road squad beat Elche in the last head-to-head. AB can pull off the upset win.
Soccer Pick: Athletic Bilbao
- Valencia +323 / Huesca -156
Like Elche, Huesca doesn’t want a relegation to the Segundo Division. They must beat Valencia to ensure they stay in the Primera Division. These two drew in the last head-to-head. Also, Valencia’s form is decent. The road team in this has won 2-of-3. Give Valencia the nod.
Soccer Pick: Valencia
- Betis +100 / Celta de Vigo +198
Celta is on a 5-match winning streak, including beating Barcelona 2-1 on May 16. Betis has 2 wins and 3 draws in their last 5. The odds don’t justify a bet on the road team. Celta de Vigo is the play.
Soccer Pick: Celta de Vigo
- Atletico Madrid -1 ½ (-102) / Valladolid +1 ½ (-126)
Valladolid has lost 3 straight while Atletico has won 3-of-4 with a draw. On Dec. 5 in the last head-to-head, AM beat Valladolid 2-0. There’s no reason to believe Luis Suarez and his mates don’t dominate Valladolid again. Expect at least another 2-0 victory, which will secure Atletico Madrid’s 2020-2021 La Liga title.
Soccer Pick: Atletico Madrid
- Villareal +1 ½ (-144) / Real Madrid -1 ½ (+112)
Real and Villareal have both won 2 straight. RM has pride. So they won’t mail in this match. Villareal forced a draw in the last head-to-head. Still, Real Madrid is at home and is the better squad. We’ll lay it because Real won’t know if Atletico has beaten Valencia before this match starts, meaning they’ll go all out on the off-chance Valencia pulls off a massive upset.
Soccer Pick: Real Madrid
Spanish LaLiga Weekly Betting Update
- Real Sociedad -172 / Osasuna +344
In their last couple of head-to-head matches, Sociedad and Osasuna have drawn. Osasuna is the play if you want to back a team on the moneyline. Although Sociedad is in better form, Osasuna has the edge because this happens on their pitch. If you don’t want to back Osasuna, consider the draw. That’s the way were going.
Soccer Pick: Draw
- Barcelona -156 / Eibar +297
Barca is a mess. They’ve got 2 losses and 2 draws in their last 5. Not only that, but news broke on Friday morning that Messi won’t put on the cleats for this match. Without Messi, Barca could lose this game. Messi’s absence turns Eibar into an overlay.
Soccer Pick: Eibar
Sunday, May 23th Matches
- Getafe +156 / Granada +145
Getafe has lost 3-of-4. Granada is on a 3-match losing streak. The odds difference doesn’t justify a bet on the road team because Granada has won the last couple of head-to-head battles. Granada ends their season with a regulation win.
Soccer Pick: Granada
- Alaves +388 / Sevilla -196
What happened in Sevilla’s last match? Villareal beat Sevilla 4-0. Even though Sevilla is the home team in this, it’s impossible to lay -196. Alaves has won 2 straight. Not only that, but in the last head-to-head, Sevilla beat Alaves by a single goal. Give the road team a shot to beat what could be an undermotivated home side.
Soccer Pick: Alaves