On Saturday, La Liga’s top match pits Sevilla against Athletic Bilbao. Then on Sunday, Osasuna hosts Barca and Betis takes on Sociedad. No doubt, the best soccer battle in La Liga’s Primera Division this weekend happens when Real Madrid hosts rival Atletico. Check out LaLiga odds, analysis, and free picks for La Liga Matchday 17’s top weekend games.
Top LaLiga Games to Wager On the Weekend (Dec. 11th – 12th)
Levante +270 vs Espanyol +100
- When: Saturday, Dec. 11
Espanyol has won 3 and lost 2 in their last 5. Levante shows a single victory, 2 draws, and 2 losses in their last 5.
The road dog won the last head-to-head 3-1, which gives them a shot. But the match happened in 2020. At +100, the home chalk offers some value.
Soccer Pick: Espanyol
Sevilla +195 vs Athletic Bilbao +145
One team is in okay form and the other is in great form. Bilbao shows 3 draws and a couple of losses in their last 5 matches.
Sevilla lost their last, 1-0, but that was to Salzburg in a Champions League battle. The road team won their previous 3-of-4. The lone loss happened in a 2-1 match against Real. Sevilla is worth backing, especially at the decent odds.
Soccer Pick: Sevilla
Rayo Vallecano +330 vs Villareal -133
Villareal hasn’t lived up to the expectations. The 2020 Europa League winners are in thirteenth place on the Primera Division standings. Villareal has a single victory in their last 5 and it was against Victoria, a non-Primera team.
Rayo Vallecano is in great form with 3 wins, a draw, and a loss in their last 5. The loss happened versus Real Madrid, the league leader. Villareal won the last head-to-head, but the match happened more than a year and a half ago. The odds on Vallecano make them an overlay.
Soccer Pick: Rayo Vallecano
Barcelona -116 vs Osasuna +295
Barca’s 0-3 loss to Bayern Munich on Dec. 8 sent up red flags. Let’s be serious for a moment, though. Did anyone really believe Barcelona could hang with Bayern?
On March 6 this year, Barca beat Osasuna 2-0. Granted, Barcelona is a different team without Messi. However, Osasuna’s lone victory in their last 5 was versus San Agustín de Guadalix in a Copa del Rey match. Barcelona takes this.
Soccer Pick: Barcelona
Real Sociedad +210 vs Real Betis +128
Betis is on a 5-match winning streak. The home chalk has won 4-of-5 by at least 2 goals.
The odds make Betis a big time overlay because Sociedad is in terrible form with a single victory in a Copa match, 3 losses, and a draw in their last 5. Jump on Betis at the better than decent odds.
Soccer Pick: Real Betis
Atletico Madrid +230 vs Real Madrid +110
Atletico is up against it. Real is playing like the best team in the Primera Division and one of the best teams in the world.
On Dec. 7, Real dusted Inter Milano 2-0 in a Champions League match. It was Real’s ninth straight win. RM should offer under even money odds in this, which means at +110 they’re an overlay.
Soccer Pick: Real Madrid