Second place Barcelona hopes to make up ground on rival Real Madrid when they take on Cadiz on Saturday. Barca is a big time -1.5 handicap chalk. Also on Saturday, Atletico hosts Celta Vigo. Then on Sunday, Real plays against Mallorca early before La Liga’s most important game during Matchday 5, Betis hosting Villareal. See below for LaLiga Odds, analysis, and free picks for six of the best Primera Division matches happening over the weekend.
Top Spanish LaLiga Matches to Wager On the Weekend (Sept. 10th – 12th)
Cadiz +1.5 +109 vs Barcelona -1.5 -139
- When: Saturday, September 10 at 12:30 pm ET
This is a home game for Cadiz. But just because Barcelona must travel to Cadiz, it doesn’t mean Robert Lewandowski’s squad will take a backward step.
Barca has played like the best team in La Liga. Camp Nou has won 3-of-4. The lone non-win was a 3-3 draw in a club friendly against Man City.
In their last 2 games, Barcelona has outscored Valladolid and Sevilla 7 goals to 0. Cadiz has lost 5 straight so Barca easily covers this handicap.
Soccer Pick: Barcelona -1.5
Atletico Madrid -156 vs Celta Vigo +460
- When: Saturday, September 10 at 3:00 pm ET
Atletico shows 3 wins, a loss, and a draw in their last 5. The home team in this match drew versus Real Sociedad in their last La Liga game on Sep. 3.
Celta is on a 2-match winning streak. Atletico won the last head-to-head by a 2-0 score. Both teams are different now. Although Atletico should win, it’s tough to turn our backs on the solid +460 odds. Celta gets the nod.
Soccer Pick: Celta Vigo
Real Madrid -1.5 -125 vs Mallorca +1.5 -101
- When: Sunday, September 12 at 8:00 am ET
Real has won their last 5 matches. The victories include beating Celtic Glasgow in a 3-0 contest on Sep. 6.
Mallorca beat Vallecano on August 27. Then in their follow up match, the road dog drew 1-1 versus Girona. Real Madrid won the last match 3-0. El Blanco should cover this handicap.
Soccer Pick: Real Madrid
Elche +320 vs Athletic Bilbao -109
- When: Sunday, September 12 at 10:15 am ET
Home team Elche isn’t playing well enough to upset the road chalk. Elche has lost 3-of-4 with a draw. The draw happened against arguably the worst club in La Liga, Almeria.
The losses were to quality teams. Bilbao is also a quality squad. In the last head-to-head, Athletic dusted Elche 2-1. A similar score is probable.
Soccer Pick: Athletic Bilbao
Getafe +290 vs Real Sociedad +108
- When: Sunday, September 12 at 12:30 pm ET
Sociedad played well in their last, drawing 1-1 against Atletico Madrid. The road favorite in this had won 3 of their last 4 with the lone loss occurring in a match against top Primera Division squad Barcelona.
Getafe has lost 3-of-4 with a draw. Things have gotten so bad that Getafe lost by 4 goals to Valencia in their last. Sociedad takes this.
Soccer Pick: Real Sociedad
Real Betis +181 vs Villareal +150
- When: Sunday, September 12 at 3:00 pm ET
On Sep. 3, Betis lost their first match of the season. The underdog in this played great, losing by a single goal to La Liga standings leader Real Madrid.
Villareal has won 4-of-5 with an inexplicable 0-0 draw versus Getafe on August 28. The road team has won the last couple of head-to-head matches. But this season’s Betis side is a much better squad than many realize. Betis wins.
Soccer Pick: Real Betis