Live on Skysports 1: Sun 18.00 & 20.00: Real Madrid’s last away game was a 5-0 disaster but they are 2/7 (Betfred) to beat Zaragoza.
Zaragoza, 11/1 at bet365, are in all sorts of trouble; bottom of the league with just 1 win to show for it. There doesn’t seem to be any way around it, Real Madrid are going to win.
So, how to get decent odds? In the handicaps, Madrid are approaching backable at 8/11 (Coral) to win by 2 clear goals (or more) and the confident punter can take 2/1 (Paddy Power) about Real winning by at least 3.
Barcelona then entertain Sociedad and the odds shorten even more; Barca are a paltry 1/9 to win (). It’s hard to blame the bookies though, Barcelona are in scintillating form and even some of the fringe players are performing well.
Again a look to the handicaps; Barcelona are a pretty crazy 5/6 (Stan James) to win by at least 3 goals which just doesn’t seem like a worthwhile bet. Coral have a very interesting 10/11 about a Barcelona win to nil. Consider Barca have scored 16 unreplied goals in 3 games and 21 unanswered goals in 5, including the Champions League.
However, if you believe that Sociedad can score, back the 5/4 at William Hill for both teams to score, after all, Sociedad have only failed to find the net once all season.