The international break is at an end which means La Liga is back with a vengeance this weekend in a season that is providing quite a few surprises.
One of those surprises is Real Madrid’s remarkable run of three league draws in a row. They will be desperate to get back to winning ways and cement top spot in the league as they travel to face Real Betis on Saturday.
Betis sit 15th in the table and go into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat too Real Sociedad. Another season of scraping to keep clear of the relegation zone looks the likely hood for Betis so expect Real Madrid to break their drawing hoodoo by collecting three points.
Madrid to win is 10/31 with comeon.com but if you are looking for value then why not plump on Real Madrid to win and keep a clean sheet at 23/20.
Barcelona are suffering an indifferent season so far. Defeat last time out at the hands of Celta Vigo in a seven goal thriller was a shock to say the least, coupled with a loss at home to minnows Alaves in week 3, leaves the Catalans in the unusual position of having to look up at their rivals as they sit in a lowly 4th in the league (at least lowly for them).
This Saturday sees the defending champions with a chance to reassert themselves (and possibly go top if results go their way) as Deportivo are the visitors to the Camp Nou.
99/00 La Liga Champions Deportivo, have made a distinctively average start to their 16/17 campaign. Two wins, two draws and three losses in their opening seven games hardly inspires us to predict an upset this weekend.
Barcelona are the top scorers so far this season with 22 whereas Deportivo have only managed 5 goals all season (the worst in the league) leading us to expect a comfortable home win.
However, Deportivo have equally only conceded six all season so why not get their NOT to be a goal in the first 30 minutes at 7/4 with comeon.com.
Top of the table (albeit on goal difference) Atletico Madrid, welcome bottom club Granada to the Vicente Calderón Stadium in the late afternoon kick off on Saturday.
Unbeaten Atletico will be confident heading into this match after back to back wins has put them in pole position to repeat there 2013/14 La Liga triumph under Diego Simone’s stewardship.
Atletico boast the best defensive record so far this campaign having only conceded twice all season, expect that to continue as they beat Granada and keep a clean sheet at 10/21 with comeon.com.
An eye catching game to watch out for is the Friday night game between Las Palmas and Espanyol. Las Palmas got the season off to a flyer winning their opening two games to sit top heading into game week three.
Things have not gone quite so smoothly since but they still sit in an impressive 7th in the table after back to back draws in their last two matches, and at 11/10 to beat Espanyol at home they look incredible value with comeon.com too.