Sports Betting Returns As La Liga Resumes Season
As of this writing, the two titans of La Liga are battling each other for the top spot with just 2 points separating them. FC Barcelona currently sits on top of the table with 58 points, while Real Madrid is just close behind with 56 points.
With just 11 games left, each match is important for these two clubs. Real Madrid is facing Eibar on Sunday, and the books are off the charts.
La Liga Odds
It comes with no surprise that Real Madrid is the overwhelming favorite for this match. The club is sitting at a (-387) moneyline, while Eibar is current at (+1102). The odds for a draw is currently at (+541).
In terms of the spread, Real Madrid is (+122) with -2 goals and Eibar is at (-137) with +2 goals. In terms of the odds for total goals for the match, over 3 goals is at (-122) while under 3 goals is at (+102).
Eibar is an overwhelming underdog for this upcoming match. The club currently sit at the 16th place, just well enough to escape relegation. However, with 11 games still left, it is mathematically possible for the club to be relegated.
Despite facing a titan, Eibar has a history of disappointing some of the top clubs in the league. The club was able to pull a shocker against three of the top ranking clubs: Villareal, Sevilla, and Atletico Madrid. While it is safe to say that Real Madrid is a much better club that these three, Eibar does have a knack for beating titans.
The first meeting and prediction
The two clubs first meet in October 2019 with Real Madrid trashing Eibar in front of their home crowd 0-4. However, the upcoming meeting is in a completely different situation.
The two clubs will play in a completely empty stadium. This means that while they will play at Real Madrid’s turf, there will be no fan support. This eases the tension a little bit for the visitors, and it could really affect the players mentally.
The two clubs will also play in a different stadium since Santiago Bernabeu is currently under renovation. Instead, the two will play match at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
In an interview, Eibar’s Pedro Leon said, “We know that facing Real Madrid at the Di Stefano will be just as hard as playing at the Bernabeu.”
Many bookmakers are giving this match to Real Madrid. However, there is a finer point to this upcoming match, and that is about goal difference.
Barcelona current has a goal difference of 32, while Real Madrid has 30. If Real Madrid can pull of another astonishing performance, they have the chance to overtake their rivals in terms of goal difference. The Real Madrid and Eibar match is scheduled on Sunday, 1:30PM ET.
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