Top LaLiga Matches To Watch & Bet On Matchday 8

Top LaLiga Matches To Watch & Bet On Matchday 8

LaLiga Matchday 8 kicks off on Friday, Oct. 1, when Deportivo Alaves, fresh off a win against Atletico Madrid takes on Athletic Bilbao. On Saturday, Barcelona faces Atletico in the weekend’s top Primera Division match. On Sunday, Real is in action against Espanyol. Check out LaLiga odds, analysis, and free picks for Matchday 8’s top La Liga contests.  

Top LaLiga Games to Wager On the Weekend (Oct 1st – 3rd)

Deportivo Alaves +400 vs Athletic Bilbao -151

  • When: Friday, Oct. 1

Alaves had lost 4 straight. But then on Sep. 25, Alaves pulled off a major upset victory when beating Atletico Madrid 1-0. 

Based on that win, Alaves should challenge Bilbao in this. The favorite shows a loss and a couple of draws in their last 3.

Bilbao is no lock. But it’s tough seeing Alaves pulling of two wins against favored opponents. These two drew 0-0 in the last head-to-head. Another draw seems more than possible.  

Soccer Pick: Draw 

Valencia  +104 vs Cadiz +260

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 2

Neither Cadiz nor Valencia shows excellent form. Cadiz has lost 3 with a win and a draw in their last 5.

In their last 5, Valencia has 2 wins, 2 losses, and a draw. The problem with backing Valencia is that the wins happened before the 2 losses and the draw.

Valencia’s form shouldn’t turn around in this. Not only that, but he home team underdog beat Valencia 2-1 in the last head-to-head. Cadiz can make it two in a row versus their rivals. 

Soccer Pick: Cadiz

FC Barcelona +240 vs Atletico Madrid +210

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 2

This match happens after both Atletico and Barca play Champions League matches earlier in the week. On Tuesday, Atletico faces AC Milan.

On Wednesday, Barcelona takes on Portuguese Liga’s top squad Benfica. Neither Atletico nor Barcelona is even thinking about this Saturday throw down.

Make sure to check out how both teams play in their CL matches. The team that plays best should have an edge on Saturday. Without the benefit of having watched the Champions League battles, we’ll go with Barcelona. 

These two drew in the last head-to-head. Also, Barcelona’s form might be turning around. The underdog in this beat Levante 3-0 on Sep. 26.

Soccer Pick: Barcelona

Real Madrid -181 vs Espanyol Barcelona +420

  • When: Sunday, Oct. 3

When Real faces an overmatched squad, they often dominate. On Sep. 22, Real blasted Mallorca 6-1.

Espanyol fell 0-1 to Mallorca on Aug. 27. So if you handicap based on how teams play against similar competition, Real is the play. Madrid drew 0-0 versus top rival Villareal in their last. 

Don’t expect RM to draw again. Although we’d love to back Espanyol, at the odds, Real is close to being an overlay. They should win this by at least 2 goals. 

Soccer Pick: Real Madrid

Real Betis Seville +250 vs Villareal -102

  • When: Sunday, Oct. 3

Betis is on fire. They’ve won 4-of-5 with a draw. But Villareal is the better squad. So although Villareal has a single victory in 6 La Liga matches, they get the call in this. 

One thing to note? Villareal plays against Man United on Wednesday in a CL contest. If Villareal wins that, consider the draw because they may bounce versus a scorching Betis squad.

For now, backing the home team is the play.  

Soccer Pick: Villareal

Sevilla FC -133 vs Granada +330

  • When: Sunday, Oct. 3

Sevilla won the last head-to-head via a 1-0 score. The road chalk travels to Granada, which is why Sevilla isn’t a bigger favorite. 

There’s no reason to believe Granada wins this. The home team shouldn’t even force a draw. Sevilla is on a 2-match winning streak with a Champions League game versus Wolfsburg on Wednesday.

Granada shows 2 draws and 3 losses in their last 5. At the final whistle, Sevilla should be victorious. 

Soccer Pick: Sevilla

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