The top three teams on the La Liga Primera Division Standings take to the pitch this weekend. On Saturday, Real Madrid battles Alaves. Then on Sunday, Barcelona takes on Elche and Atletico hosts Valencia. Check out analysis and free picks for those 3 matches as well as 7 other La Liga battles from Friday through Sunday this week. Let’s get right to it so you can place your bets against their LaLiga odds.
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Friday, January 22nd Match
- Valladolid +272 / Levante +106
Both these squads are in great form. Valladolid has 3 wins in their last 4. Levante has won 3 straight. If we go to the head-to-head, we see that Valladolid and Levante drew in their 2 matches in 2020. The draw sure looks solid, doesn’t it?
Soccer Free Pick: Draw
Saturday, January 23rd Matches
- Villareal -128 / Huesca +330
Huesca is a mess. They’ve lost 4 in a row. Villareal has won 4 straight. Their last loss happened versus tough Sevilla. Huesca should have no shot in this. The road favorites are an overlay at -128.
Soccer Free Pick: Villareal
- Cadiz +1 (-121) / Sevilla -1 (-108)
Save for the 0-2 loss to Atletico on January 12, Sevilla has played great. They also beat Cadiz 3-1 on September 27. Cadiz was playing well. The 0-2 loss to Girona on January 16 makes them a play against here. Sevilla wins by at least 2.
Soccer Free Pick: Sevilla
- Betis +301 / Real Sociedad -128
Betis is on a 3 match winning streak. Sociedad beat Betis by a 3-0 score in October, though. Can Betis do anything to take down Real Sociedad on Saturday. Nope. We must back the chalk.
Soccer Free Pick: Real Sociedad
- Real Madrid -1 ½ (+106) / Alaves +1 ½ (-142)
It’s tough to back Real at -1 ½. RM lost straight up to Atletico Bilbao at the Spanish Supercopa on January 14. Before that, they drew 0-0 against Osasuna. Alaves is in bad form, but they’re Alaves gets more than a goal. Still, the odds force us towards a Real Madrid bet. RM has struggled of late but if the chalk gets back on track, they could dominate Alaves to 2 to 3 goals.
Soccer Free Pick: Real Madrid
Sunday, January 24th Match
- Granada +202 / Osasuna +146
Granada beat Osasuna 2-0 on January 12. Although Osasuna is at home for the rematch, nothing else tells us that Granada won’t grab a second straight victory. At over +200 odds, Granada may be the best overlay bet of any Primera Division match this weekend.
Soccer Free Pick: Granada
- Barcelona -1 ½ (-121) / Elche +1 ½ (-108)
Bilbao beat Barca at the Supercup Championship. Before that, though, Barcelona had won 4 straight. Rayo Vallecano beat Elche 2-0 on January 16. On January 11, Getafe beat Elche 3-1. We’re not getting fancy. Barca rolls to a 3-0 win.
Soccer Free Pick: Barcelona
- Eibar +252 / Celta de Vigo +104
Celta has lost 3 straight. Eibar has lost 2 straight. Celta has an advantage because they’re at home. These two drew in their 2020 matches. A third straight draw could happen, but we like the odds on Eibar. The 1-2 loss against Levante 2 games ago wasn’t that bad. They can upset Celta de Vigo at big odds.
Soccer Free Pick: Eibar
- Valencia +1 ½ (-153) / Atletico Madrid -1 ½ (+114)
How did UD Cornella beat Atletico in the Spanish Copa del Rey? Your guess is as good as ours. It’s also as good as Atletico Madrid’s. After the loss, AM destroyed Sevilla 2-0. Atletico remains the points leader on the La Liga Primera Division Standings. They should best Valencia by at least 2 goals.
Soccer Free Pick: Atletico Madrid
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