Live on Skysports 4: 19.00 & 21.00: Madrid travel to Hercules while Barcelona could face a sterner test at home to Sevilla.
At 19.00, Real Madrid are just 1/3 with Stan James to win away at Hercules. It’s very hard to try and make a case for the home team, 10/1 with Boylesports, but at least they can be encouraged by a fighting home spirit that has seen them draw with Villarreal and beat Sevilla in recent weeks.
Real are a different proposition and will be back to full strength after a one-sided 0-0 draw at Segunda B side Murcia. It’s usually a question of how many with Real Madrid and they could really shock the newly promoted side – a win to nil for Madrid is 5/4 at Paddy Power.
Barcelona get into action at 21.00 and they are 3/10 to see off Sevilla at home (Betfred). Barca are building up a sense of inevitability now; 5 wins from the last 6 La Liga games, conceding 4. That said, they are failing to put teams to the sword and Sevilla, 10/1 at William Hill, can be buoyed by that. Try both teams to score here, 10/11 with Coral as a home win is far from the banker it is made out to be.