Real Madrid know that victory at Athletic Bilbao will ensure that they clinch the La Liga title and Jose Mourinho’s men are Betfred’s 4/7 favourites to secure the maximum haul they require at San Mames.
The Basque outfit are strong at ‘La Catedral’ and are still seeking to guarantee Europa League qualification via their league position given that they can’t rely on winning either the final of that competition or the Copa del Rey against Barcelona, so they still have plenty to play for.
Nevertheless, with the La Liga trophy in their sights, Los Blancos are sure to be in determined mood and they should edge out Marcelo Bielsa’s charges in what promises to be a tight affair.Bet365 rate Real at 10/3 to shade it by one and as it’s rightly odds-on at 4/7 (Ladbrokes) for both teams to find the net, William Hill’s 15/2 for the visitors to finish on right side of a 2-1 scoreline is worth a modest flutter.
Barcelona look set for a more straightforward evening as they welcome Malaga to the Camp Nou. Admittedly, the Andalusian side are in fourth but their success this term has been built upon their outstanding home form and they have tended to struggle on the road so they’re easy to oppose here.
Boylesports quote the Catalans giants at 1/5 to make sure Real Madrid still have work to do and having conceded just ten goals on their own patch all season, Barca look well placed to prevail ‘to nil’, an outcome Paddy Power offer at 7/5.
In attack, Lionel Messi added two more to his enormous tally at the weekend as Barcelona thumped Rayo Vallecano 7-0 and he’s 9/4 via Ladbrokes to break the deadlock again. Pedro also bagged a brace and BetVictor quote him at 6/4 to notch at any point.