La Liga’s Primera Division heads to matchday 2 on Saturday when Betis takes on upstart Mallorca and defending champion Real Madrid heads to Celta de Vigo. On Sunday, Atletico versus Villareal and Barcelona at Real Sociedad are the day’s top matchups. Keep reading for LaLiga Odds, analysis, and free picks for La Liga Matchday 2 games.
Top Spanish LaLiga Matches to Wager On the Weekend (Aug. 20th – 21st)
Cadiz CF +320 vs CA Osasuna -105
- When: Saturday, August 20 at 9:30 am ET
Cadiz has a slight chance. The road underdog has lost 3 straight, but 2 losses happened in club friendly matches. In their first La Liga contest, Cadiz fell to Real Sociedad by a single goal.
Osasuna has won 2 straight, a club friendly and a surprising 2-1 victory over Sevilla. The home team beat Cadiz 2-0 in the last head-to-head. Although the last face-off happened in January, Osasuna should make it 2 in a row versus their rivals.
Soccer Pick: Osasuna
Real Betis Seville +140 vs RCD Mallorca +205
- When: Saturday, August 20 at 11:30 am ET
The home team shows a couple of draws versus two strong teams, Napoli in a club friendly and Athletic Bilbao in their first La Liga throw down.
But although Mallorca will fight hard in this, Betis is rolling. Two matches ago, Seville beat Fiorentina 3-1 in a club friendly. Then in their last, Betis rolled to a 3-0 win over Elche. Give the road squad the nod.
Soccer Pick: Betis
Real Madrid -144 vs RC Celta de Vigo +350
- When: Saturday, August 20 at 2:00 pm ET
Real has won 4 straight. The victories include a 2-0 win against Frankfurt in the Super Cup and a 2-1 win versus Almeria in El Blanco’s first La Liga match.
Celta de Vigo drew 2-2 against Espanyol in their first La Liga game. The road team shouldn’t win this. But the odds make Celta an overlay.
Soccer Pick: Celta de Vigo
Valencia CF +390 vs Athletic Bilbao -144
- When: Sunday, August 21 at 9:30 am ET
Valencia won their first Primera Division match. The road dog in this beat Girona 1-0.
Athletic Bilbao drew in their first La Liga contest, a 0-0 match against Mallorca. Bilbao doesn’t have a head-to-head edge. In fact, in the last 5 head-to-head matchups, Valencia has the lone victory.
The two rivals have drawn in 4 of the last 5. Valencia is the play if you want to back a moneyline. If not, go for the draw.
Soccer Pick: Draw
Villareal CF +310 vs Atletico Madrid -114
- When: Sunday, August 21 at 11:30 ET
Atletico and Villareal are playing great soccer. The home team chalk has won 5 straight. 4 of the wins happened in club friendlies.
The La Liga victory, though, impresses. Atletico beat Getafe 3-0. Villareal won their first La Liga match by the same exact score over Real Valladolid. Atletico should win, but the odds make the home team an underlay.
Soccer Pick: Villareal
FC Barcelona +107 vs Real Sociedad +235
- When: Sunday, August 21 at 2:00 pm ET
The home team dog is worth a look. Barcelona faced Rayo Vallecano at home in their first Primera Division match.
Barca could do no better than a 0-0 draw. Sociedad beat Cadiz 1-0 in their first La Liga contest. Give the home team a real shot to win this.
Soccer Pick: Real Sociedad