Real Zaragoza v Barcelona, Live on Skysports 4: Sat 17.00:
Barelona continue their quest to retain La Liga but, as usual, they are a short 2/7 with Boylesports to win. Barca have started strongly on the road, winning all 3 and scoring 8 and there is every reason they can win again comfortably.
Bottom placed Zaragoza, 12/1 at Ladbrokes, let far too many in at home and you could be looking at a heavy Barcelona win, perhaps by 3 or more goals – 7/4 with Skybet. That would certainly suggest Barcelona can be in front by half time before going on to win at full time (8/11 Stan James).
When Barca score goals, so does Lionel Messi. At 8/13 to score anytime with Blue Square, the price may be short but worth it.
Real Madrid v Racing Santander, Live on Skysports 4: Sat 19.00:
Later on, after the Barcelona coloured dust has settled, Real Madrid are an even more prohibitive 1/7 at Totesport to beat Racing, who are a whopping 22/1 to upset the apple cart ().
Real Madrid have hit 15 in their last 5 league games and, more importantly, an impressive 18 in the last 5 home clashes. This team loves to dismantle weaker opposition and sadly for Racing, they are just that. They simply cannot keep the ball out of their own net on the road and could be in the end of a thrashing. Madrid are 5/4 (Skybet) to win by 3 or more but to be on the safe side, over 3.5 goals is an 11/8 chance with Stan James.
Real Madrid v Racing Santander – over 3.5 goals (11/8 Stan James)
Real Zaragoza v Barcelona – Messi to score anytime (8/13 Blue Square)
**Barca HT/FT and Real Madrid v Santander over 3.5 goals – Double (3/1 Stan James)**