On Saturday, Barcelona takes on Elche and Villareal hosts Sevilla in 2 of the top games during La Liga Matchday 6. But although Barca and Villareal play on Saturday, the best contest in Matchday 6 this week happens on Sunday when Primera Division king Real Madrid travels down the street to take on rival Atletico. See below for current LaLiga Odds, analysis, and free picks for six of this weekends best La Liga games.
Top Spanish LaLiga Matches to Wager On the Weekend (Sept. 10th – 12th)
Barcelona -2.5 -182 vs Elche +2.5 +104
- When: Saturday, September 17 at 10:15 am ET
It’s tough to lay 2.5 goals and -182 on any team in a soccer match. A lot of times, teams grab a 1 to 2 goal lead and coast to a win.
But in this case, Barcelona will use this game to strengthen their attack. Elche lost by 4 goals to Villareal on Sep. 4. Then in their last match on Sep. 11, the underdog in this lost by 3 goals to Athletic Club. Barca rolls.
Soccer Pick: Barcelona -2.5
Valencia +122 vs Celta Vigo +177
- When: Saturday, September 17 at 12:30 pm ET
Neither team is in great form. Both squads have won 2 of their last 5 matches. Valencia beat Girona 1-0 on August 14. Then on September 4, the home squad in this beat Getafe 5-1.
Celta beat Girona and Cadiz in 2 of their last 3. Neither team has an edge. This might be a good contest to grab the higher odds on the underdog.
Soccer Pick: Celta Vigo
Athletic Bilbao -206 vs Rayo Vallecano +390
- When: Saturday, September 17 at 3:00 pm ET
Rayo Vallecano won their last match. Vallecano beat Valencia 2-1, which means the road team should play well on Saturday.
Athletic Bilbao has won 3-of-5. The home team’s lone loss in the last 5 happened against Espanyol. Bilbao is a solid club and this happens on their pitch. The favorite wins.
Soccer Pick: Athletic Bilbao
Villareal -144 vs Sevilla +280
- When: Sunday, September 18 at 10:15 am ET
Sevilla is a mess. The road team in this is in such bad form that Sevilla couldn’t do more than force a draw versus Danish Super Liga squad Copenhagen in a Champions League match in their last.
Villareal continues to impress. The 1-0 loss to Betis is nothing to worry about because the match happened on Betis’ pitch. If you see a decent handicap, consider laying the goal.
Soccer Pick: Villareal
Real Sociedad -151 vs Espanyol +300
- When: Sunday, September 18 at 12:30 pm ET
The road team in this shows a win and 3 losses in their last 4. But although the recent form doesn’t inspire confidence, Espanyol beat a quality club, Athletic Bilbao.
Real Sociedad upset Man United in their Europa League match on Sep. 8, but then, Sociedad lost a road match versus Getafe. Sociedad is the better team. The home squad grabs the win.
Soccer Pick: Real Sociedad
Atletico Madrid +163 vs Real Madrid +127
- When: Sunday, September 18 at 3:00 pm ET
In the last head-to-head, Atletico bested Real 1-0 but the home team in this heads to the pitch after suffering a loss. On Sep. 13, Leverkusen upset Atletico 2-0.
The match happened at Leverkusen, which explains the loss. Losing by 2 goals, though, is worrisome if you’re an Atletico fan.
Real has won 9 straight, including a couple of Champions League matches. El Blanco is 5-0 in La Liga. The odds on the road chalk are more than fair.
Soccer Pick: Real Madrid