La Liga season have just started with only two games played but already the usual suspects are making their way to the top. As usual in the Spanish top division, the best betting offers have both Real and Barcelona as the favorite with Atlético closely behind. Below we look at the top matches being played in week 3 and try to make predictions of the outcome.
Real Sociedad Vs Espanyol
Real Sociedad was thrashed by Real Madrid in their opening game but managed to recover by beating Osasuna in their next match. Espanyol only has 1 point on the board so far after drawing with Málaga in their last outing. My bet with bookmaker offers is on Sociedad to get the win as they are playing at home.
Celta Vigo Vs Atlético Madrid
Celta Vigo is yet to pick up a point in La Liga and sit second from bottom of the table due to goal difference. The best betting offers sites have them as one of the favorite to be relegated and their early form backs this up. Atlético Madrid is still to win a game this season which is surprising seen as though they are the third-favorites for the title. I expect them to start putting points on the board by beating Vigo this weekend.
Real Madrid has won both of their opening games and will expect that run to continue over the weekend. They play Osasuna who drew their first game against Málaga but were beaten by Real Sociedad 0 – 2 in their last outing. All bookmaker offers website have Real as the huge favorite going into the match.
Barcelona Vs Alavés
Barcelona like Real have won both of their games and it will be a huge task for Alavés to get anything from the match. Alavés have drawn both their opening games and would be extremely happy to get a draw. Barcelona are one of if not the best team in the world so I can only see them winning this one.
Sporting Vs Leganes
Sporting has started well, winning one and drawing the other. They drew away from home in their last match against Alavés but will be looking to pick up all three point in this one as they are playing at home. Leganes are only one place behind Sporting due to goal difference. They do not travel too well though so I expect Sporting to win or a draw.
Valencia is sitting at the bottom of the table and will be desperate to get the win over Real Betis. They have been on a decline over the last 12 months and need to turn things around fast. Betis are only doing slightly better as they have managed to draw one of their opening games. I think that with Valencia playing at home it gives them the slight advantage so I am predicting a 1 – 0 win.
Deportivo Vs Ath. Bilbao
Deportivo has made a solid start and is yet to lose. They drew 0 – 0 in their last match which was away from home against Real Betis. Ath. Bilbao is looking for their first win of the season after losing both of their opening matches. They are third from the bottom due to goal difference and need to pick up point quickly if they’re not going to be fighting relegation all season. I think that Deportivo will get the home win 3 – 1.
This article was written by Tony Samboras who is a big fan of La Liga and of course EPL. Tony writes for many online football publications and appreciates the predictions and writing they do at https://www.teslabet.com/.