La Liga 2016-2017 – Matchday 3 Preview – Odds & Betting Tips

07-09-2016 - messi
The third week of La Liga is upon us, let’s have a look at some of the key fixtures this weekend.

Barcelona vs. Alaves

Kick Off – 19:30, Saturday


– Barcelona haven’t lost at home against Alaves in eleven games. The last defeat came in February 2000.
– Luis Enrique’s side have scored at least five goals in their last three home league games.
– Alaves haven’t won away from home in ten games, scoring just one goal in the last six.

Score Prediction and Odds

– Barcelona to win 5-0: 21/2
– Luis Suarez to score first: 7/4

Celta Vigo vs. Atletico Madrid

Kick Off – 12:00, Saturday


– Atletico have won just two points from their first two league games; their worst start to a season under Diego Simeone
– Celta have only beaten Diego Simeone’s Atletico team on one occasion. They’ve drawn once and lost six times.
– Celta have lost seven of their last eight La Liga games against teams from Madrid. Their last victory came against Getafe in February 2016.

Score Prediction and Odds

– Atletico to win and both teams to score: 15/4
– Antoine Griezmann to score at anytime: 13/10

Real Madrid vs. Osasuna

Kick Off – 15:00, Saturday


– Real Madrid haven’t lost to Osasuna in six league games, winning four and drawing two.
– Real Madrid have scored on average 3.25 goals per game in their last eight games against Osasuna.
– Osasuna have won just once in their last ten away games. Failing to score in six of them.

Score Prediction and Odds

– Gareth Bale to score two goals or more: 7/5
– Real Madrid to win 5-0: 8/1

Sevilla vs. Las Palmas

Kick Off – 17:15, Saturday


– Sevilla have not lost at home to Las Palmas in La Liga in eight games.
– Las Palmas have not been top of La Liga since Matchday 3 in the 1978/79 season.
– Las Palmas have scored 8 goals in open play this season, twice as many as Sevilla.

Score Prediction and Odds

– 2-2 Draw: 13/1
– Samir Nasri to score first: 15/2

Valencia vs. Real Betis

Kick Off – 15:00, Sunday


– Valencia have not lost at home to Real Betis in 21 games. Winning 17 and drawing 4.
– Valencia have lost five league games in a row. They’ve never lost 6 in top flight history.
– Betis haven’t won away from home in six league games.

Score Prediction and Odds

– Valencia to win and both teams to score: 49/20
– Valencia to win 2-1: 15/2

Words by @DominicTrant