This La Liga season is getting more interesting with every passing matchweek. Real Madrid returned to the top of the table after they defeated their bitter rivals Barcelona last weekend. However, the positive result put them just 1 point above the Catalans and there are still a lot of games to be played. In the following matchweek, we get to watch several fantastic fixtures. First, we have Simeone’s men hosting Sevilla in a match that is very important for both teams. It’s late in the season and this match can determine who finishes in the TOP 4. Next, we have the Catalans facing Sociedad, a team that always troubles them. Barcelona have to win the match and keep up with Madrid. The latter are facing Betis this week away from home in a match they also have to win. However, more about that below in our La Liga predictions.
Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla
The hosts continued with their problematic form in La Liga. It seems most Spanish teams have gotten used to Simeone’s tactics as they are dropping too many points this season. On the other hand, they had a fantastic performance in the UCL where they defeated Liverpool in the 1st game. Injuries are what has been their biggest problem but it seems their star players will be back on the field for the last part of the season. They can’t afford to drop more points right now but Sevilla are a side that can trouble them. They haven’t defeated them at home in La Liga since 2017 and if they lose Atletico could drop out of the TOP 6. Simeone needs to find a way to pick his team up and bring them back on the right course. They have to finish in the TOP 4.
Sevilla are having a great season by their standards as they are sitting 3rd in La Liga and are already through to the last 16 of the Europa League. It’s the perfect time for them to be facing a team like Atletico Madrid. If they manage to win, Atletico will drop further down while Sevilla will strengthen their position on the table. However, statistics show that they won’t have an easy time against Atletico Madrid. They haven’t defeated Atletico on their home turf since 2008 in La Liga. Back in 2018 they won on the Wanda Metropolitano but it was in the Copa Del Rey. Atletico are desperate for points right now and they will do everything in their power to win on Saturday. Sevilla are going to have to bring their best performance if they hope for a positive outcome.
Performance wise, Sevilla can be considered small favorites for this one. However, Atletico are playing at home where Sevilla hasn’t won in La Liga in ages. They are also desperate for points as another loss will see them drop even further on the table. Both sides have a lot to play for which is why we are backing a Both Teams to Score outcome.
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad
The Catalans had a really uneventful Classico which allowed Madrid to take the 1st spot on the table. Their peformance was excellent in the 1st half but they failed to capitalize on their chances. Madrid took the reins in the last 20 minutes of the match and scored from their opportunities. Barca now need to get back to winning ways as soon as possible. There is still a lot of games to be played and Madrid’s advantage is just 1 point. However, the Catalans are facing la Real who have been a problem for them. Nevertheless, Sociedad have never defeated Barcelona on Camp Nou and their fans will like to keep it that way. The Catalans need a decisive win against a strong side to boost their morale before the UCL returns for the 2nd leg. They can’t drop any more points at this stage of the season.
The Basque side are having a very good season so far. With 4 wins in the last 5 rounds, la Real climbed all the way to the 6th spot. As a matter of fact, they are just 2 points off the TOP 4. In the reverse fixture, Sociedad managed to hold Barcelona to a 2:2 draw. However, they have never defeated the Catalans at Camp Nou. They have the perfect opportunity on Saturday as Barcelona are not at their best this season. Sociedad can take advantage of their defensive mistakes and score. It won’t be an easy task because Barcelona are unlikely to lost 2 games in a row. They have been very strong at home this season as they have 12 wins, 1 draw, and not a single defeat at Camp Nou this year.
Quality wise Barcelona have the upper hand; however, they will come to this match wounded from the Classico. Sociedad can take advantage of that to score and then defend their lead. Nevertheless, beating Barcelona at the Camp Nou has been impossible for much stronger sides than Real Sociedad. For that reason, we are backing a Home Side Victory & Over 2.5 Goals.
Real Betis vs Real Madrid
Betis have had several great performances this season; however, that’s not enough to stay in the top part of the table. They failed to win all their matches in the last 5 rounds which puts them just 8 points above the relegation zone. A team like Real Betis doesn’t enjoy being that close to the bottom of the table which is why they need some positive results in the coming weeks. Looking for points against Real Madrid is not the best idea but with home turf advantage they might be able to surprise the league leaders. Betis have taken 5 points from Madrid in the last 2 meetings against them in La Liga and their fans will be hoping for a similar outcome on Sunday. However, it won’t be easy as Madrid won’t easily surrender the 1st spot on the table.
Zidane’s men are surely in high spirits after the Classico victory. They took back the 1st spot on the table from Barcelona as they defeated them in the last round. This might be enough to give them hope of overturning the UCL outcome in the 2nd match against Manchester City. However, first they need to think about the fixture against Real Betis. They have been a side that’s created a lot of trouble for Madrid in the last couple of seasons. Betis defeated Madrid twice in the last 3 seasons and held them to a draw in the reverse fixture this season. Matches against them are always exciting and in sometimes even bring a lot of goals. Back in 2018, this exact fixture finished 3:5 in favor of Real Madrid. Zidane’s men are aware that they can’t drop any points until the end of the season because Barcelona will be waiting for them to slip.
If we look solely at squad quality and performance then Madrid are the absolute favorites for this fixture. However, Betis have the advantage of playing at home. Still, that might not be enough since Betis are not playing really good at the moment. For that reason, we are backing an Away Side Victory.
Full La Liga Round 27 Predictions >> click here for all La Liga Live Odds
Above, we made predictions about the most exciting matches of the 27th La Liga round. However, we have to mention the rest of the games as well. Below, you can see our predictions for the rest of the fixtures.
- Alaves vs Valencia – Away Side Victory
- Eibar vs Mallorca – Over 2.5 Goals
- Getafe vs Celta Vigo – Both Teams to Score
- Osasuna vs Espanyol – X2 Double Chance
- Valladolid vs Athletic Bilbao – Away Side Victory
- Levante vs Granada – Over 2.5 Goals
- Villarreal vs Leganes – Home Side Victory
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