Top LaLiga Matches To Watch & Bet On Matchday 1

Top LaLiga Matches To Watch & Bet On Matchday 1

Real Madrid failed to secure Kylian Mbappe’s services, which means that on Saturday the favorite to win LaLiga’s Primera Division must start off their quest without a true striker.

How will Real fair without the great Karim Benzema working with Junior up front? We’re about to find out.

See below for LaLiga betting lines, analysis, and free picks for six of this weekend’s Primera Division matches.  


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Spanish LaLiga Matchday 1 | Friday, August 11th – Monday, August 14th, 2023


LaLiga Primera Division Games – Matchday 1

Real Sociedad vs Girona

Odds: Real Sociedad -160 vs Girona +440
Saturday, August 12 at 11:00 am ET
Reale Arena, San Sebastián, Spain

Girona played well in their lone club friendly during the offseason. Facing Serie A titlist Napoli, Girona forced penalty kicks. The road underdog in this lost, but they played great soccer.

Real Sociedad was one of LaLiga’s better squads last season. Sociedad may not challenge Barcelona, Real, and Atletico for the title this season, but they could finish third or fourth. On Saturday, the home chalk gets the win.

LaLiga Pick: Real Sociedad | Bet Real Sociedad vs Girona Today
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Las Palmas vs Mallorca

Odds: Las Palmas +147 vs Mallorca +218
Saturday, August 12 at 1:30 pm ET
Estadio Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Promoted squad Las Palmas shows up a home chalk against Mallorca. Although it’s not surprising that Las Palmas is the favorite. The odds are surprising.

Mallorca was a Primera Division squad last season. Not only that, but Mallorca played well in their last club friendly, besting Rayo Vallecano 3-0. Taking a shot on the road dog makes sense.

LaLiga Pick: Mallorca | Bet Las Palmas vs Mallorca Today
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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid

Odds: Athletic Bilbao +232 vs Real Madrid +115
Saturday, August 12 at 3:30 pm ET
San Mamés, Bilbao, Spain

If Benzema was still on El Blanco’s roster, Real would be a -200 favorite in this. But without Benzema, soccer handicappers are wondering who will score the goals.

Wonder no more. Vinicius Junior can play any position up top. Junior could end up taking over Benzema’s position and instead of starting his runs on the left side, he’ll start them in the middle of the pitch.

Also, it’s not like Real lost all their fantastic players. As long as Luka Modric is on the team, Real will win more than they lose. This is true even though goalie Courtois is injured and won’t play.

LaLiga Pick: Real Madrid | Bet Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Today
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Celta Vigo vs Osasuna

Odds: Celta Vigo +112 vs Osasuna +270
Sunday, August 13 at 11:00 am ET
Balaídos, Vigo, Spain

We can make a case for both teams. However, home chalk Celta Vigo heads into their first LaLiga match with a lot of momentum.

Celta beat Barcelona 2-1 in their final LaLiga match last season. Then in their lone club friendly, the home favorite dusted Al Nassr 5-0. The chalk gets the nod.

LaLiga Pick: Celta Vigo | Bet Celta Vigo vs Osasuna Today
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Villarreal vs Real Betis

Odds: Villarreal -131 vs Real Betis +340
Sunday, August 13 at 1:30 pm ET
Estadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal, Spain

Neither squad is playing well. But this happens on Villarreal’s pitch.

So although Betis has a shot, the two teams are close when it comes to talent, the home squad gets the nod. Laying -131 on Villarreal constitutes a fair odds play.

LaLiga Pick: Villarreal | Bet Villarreal vs Real Betis Today
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Getafe vs Barcelona

Odds: Getafe +520 vs Barcelona -176
Sunday, August 13 at 3:30 pm ET
Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, Getafe, Spain

Outside of the Saudi League attracting Benzema, Barcelona made the biggest transfer splash this summer. Barca made a move to sign Ilkay Gudogan away from Man City.

Gudogan boosts Barcelona’s LaLiga and Champions League chances big time. He’s not only one of the top passing midfielders on the planet but he can also make his own shot.

Robert Lewandowski is going to love playing with Gudogan. Barca blasts Getafe by at least 2 goals and is an overlay at -176.

LaLiga Pick: Barcelona | Bet Getafe vs Barcelona Today
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LaLiga Games: Matchday 1 Schedule

Date Time Matchweek Home   Away
Friday, August 11 1:30 p.m. Matchweek 1 Almería vs. Rayo Vallecano
Friday, August 11 4:00 p.m. Matchweek 1 Sevilla vs. Valencia
Saturday, August 12 11:00 a.m. Matchweek 1 Real Sociedad vs. Girona
Saturday, August 12 1:30 p.m. Matchweek 1 Las Palmas vs. Mallorca
Saturday, August 12 3:30 p.m. Matchweek 1 Athletic Club vs. Real Madrid
Sunday, August 13 11:00 a.m. Matchweek 1 Celta Vigo vs. Osasuna
Sunday, August 13 1:30 p.m. Matchweek 1 Villarreal vs. Real Betis
Sunday, August 13 3:30 p.m. Matchweek 1 Getafe vs. Barcelona
Monday, August 14 1:30 p.m. Matchweek 1 Cádiz vs. Alavés
Monday, August 14 3:30 p.m. Matchweek 1 Atletico Madrid vs. Granada

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Updated 2023 La Liga Odds to Win

LaLiga Team Odds
Real Madrid -165
Barcelona +167
Atlético Madrid +850
Girona +9000
Athletic Bilbao +14000
Real Sociedad +17000
Valencia +26000
Villarreal +32000
Real Betis +42000
Sevilla +46000

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LaLiga Team Odds
Osasuna +50000
Rayo Vallecano +60000
Celta Vigo +70000
Mallorca +100000
Getafe +100000
Cadiz +125000
CD Alaves +150000
Almeria +175000
Granada +200000
Las Palmas +225000



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