Barcelona takes on Real Madrid in the El Classico on Sunday, which is why neither El Blanco nor Barca shows up in the top six LaLiga plays for this weekend. Sevilla taking on Girona is a big Saturday match but the most important game of the weekend pits Real Sociedad against Athletic Bilbao. See below for LaLiga Odds, analysis, and free picks for six of this weekend’s best LaLiga matches.
Best Spanish LaLiga Matches to Wager On the Weekend (January 14th – 15th)
Girona +142 vs Sevilla +197
- When: Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10:15 am ET
Home chalk Girona shows 2 losses and 3 draws in their last 5. Having home pitch advantage gives Giron the edge.
However, Sevilla has turned around their form. Earlier in the season, Sevilla struggled. But since right before the World Cup hiatus, Sevilla began to play well. The road team takes this.
Soccer Pick: Sevilla
Osasuna +105 vs Mallorca +300
- When: Saturday, Jan. 14 at 12:30 pm ET
The home chalk is in decent form. Osasuna lost to one of LaLiga’s top squads, Sociedad, on Dec. 31. But since the loss, the home team in this shows a win and a draw.
Mallorca has won 3-of-4, which is fantastic. However, the loss came against Getafe in a road game and the wins were against a pair of Liga 2 squads and Real Valladolid in a home contest. Osasuna is the play.
Soccer Pick: Osasuna
Real Sociedad +147 vs Athletic Bilbao +204
- When: Saturday, Jan. 14 at 3:00 pm ET
Saturday’s top Primera Division match should be a good one. Bilbao has won 3 with 2 draws. Sociedad has won 5 straight.
No doubt, Sociedad has the edge because this happens on their pitch. But in the last head-to-head, Bilbao dusted Sociedad 4 goals to 0. The home team can exact revenge. However, the odds make the road squad an overlay. AB gets the nod.
Soccer Pick: Athletic Bilbao
Getafe +155 vs Espanyol +208
- When: Sunday, Jan. 15 at 8:00 am ET
Espanyol has won twice and drawn 3 times in their last 5. The road underdog in this match drew in their last.
The other draw came versus Barcelona in a game on Dec. 31. Getafe has lost 2 straight. Espanyol won the last head-to-head via a 2-0 score. The road team is solid.
Soccer Pick: Espanyol
Almeria +380 vs Atletico Madrid -136
- When: Sunday, Jan. 15 at 10:15 am ET
On paper, Almeria has no shot of upsetting Atletico. Madrid was on a 4-match winning streak before losing their last.
The loss happened in a game versus Barcelona. Almeria shows 3 losses, a draw, and a win in their last 5. No doubt, Atletico wins this.
If the odds on AM remain at -136, consider the moneyline. But if the odds drift lower, take a look at the handicap. Atletico should blast Almeria by at least 2 goals.
Soccer Pick: Atletico Madrid