Almeria are Stan James’ 12/1 outsiders on their own patch and with no wins in six league attempts at home, it’s hard to see anything but an away win.
Almeria have not kept a clean sheet at home all season and with Barcelona scoring in every away game, it’s all adding up against Juan Lillo’s men.
With just a one-goal handicap, Barcelona are a reasonable 8/11 (Stan James), which is approaching backable and a 2 goal handicap presents a 2/1 opportunity with bet365. Winning by 3 clear goals is certainly a challenge so surely 10/11 on Barcelona to win with a -1.5 defecit on the Asian handicap market is the bet here.
Following that, Real Madrid are a similarly prohibitive 1/5 at Ladbrokes to see off Athletic Bilbao, the away side a massive 16/1 (Boylesports) to cause an upset. Real Madrid have been on the charge since losing to Barca back in April, recently scoring 17 in their last 4 home games.
Bilbao’s miserable 1 away win in 2010 in La Liga is a major point of concern and they will do well not to ship a bag full at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid to win by 3 or more is a little bit short at 11/8 with Skybet but certainly obtainable and the 10/3 about Higuain to score 2 or more (Betfred) is useful.