Unsurprisingly Real Madrid and Barcelona have both got off to unbeaten starts to the La Liga season. However, the two Spanish giants are currently being overshadowed by Las Palmas, who currently sit top of the Primera Division on goal difference after finding the net NINE times in just 2 games.
The league leaders have been in imperious form dispatching Valencia 4 – 2 in their opening game before storming past Granada 5 – 1 last time out. Nabil El Zhar, Marko Livaja and Kevin-Prince Boateng have all found the net twice for Las Palmas this season and will be keen to continue their goal scoring exploits.
After the international break Las Palmas face a tricky away trip to Sevilla (themselves unbeaten after a win and a draw) and will no doubt not have things all their own way. You sense a point for each side would not leave either too disappointed although with Las Palmas at 15/4 with ComeOn! there is value to be had for the away win.
Valencia sit bottom of La Liga and are so far continuing last season’s rather dismal form. Defeats to Las Palmas and Eibar have shown little in the way of a club moving forward but it is always a risky business betting against Valencia.
Next up for them is a home tie against Real Betis and you can get 5/7 with us for Valencia to get that much needed first win of the season.
Barcelona return to action on Saturday 10th September with a home tie against a newly promoted Alaves side currently unbeaten after two draws.
However, there will be no prizes for predicting the outcome as a home win. There is more value in goals scored. Barce’s front three of Messi, Suarez and Neymar will all be looking to get on the score sheet here so get on a Barca win with 4.5 goals or more at 5/4.
Equally, Real Madrid will expect to continue their 100% start as Osasuna visit the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on September 10th.
Malaga v Villarreal looks like the most evenly matched contest coming out of the week 3 fixtures. Both teams have drawn their first two fixtures and will likely be contesting for the Europa League places come the end of the season.
Villarreal looked good in their draw with Sevilla whereas Malaga snatched an impressive 2-2 draw away at Espanyol at the weekend.
In other fixtures, fifth placed Deportivo host a slow starting Athletic Bilbao. Two defeats in two leaves Athletic without a point on the board in the early stages of the season whereas Deportivo claimed victory over Eibar in week one with a 2-1 victory and a 0 – 0 draw in week 2 away at Real Betis.
Espanyol visit Real Sociedad in the first fixture of week 3 on the Friday night. Celta Vigo host a rather disappointing (so far) Atletico Madrid and on Sunday Leganes travel to Sporting and Granada host Eibar wrapping up a busy weekend of Spanish football.