The Spanish soccer league La Liga continues this weekend with Round 30 from Friday, April 9, to Sunday, April 11. The previous Round 29 didn't bring a change at the top of the table as Atletico Madrid are still on top, but now with only a point ahead of Barcelona and three ahead of Real Madrid. In fourth are Sevilla, followed by Real Sociedad, and Betis, who currently sit in the sixth position.
In Round 30, third-placed Real Madrid will host second-placed Barcelona in the grand El Clasico derby on Saturday, April 10. The next day, on Sunday, April 11, Betis face leaders Atletico Madrid in another derby of the round.
This round provides an opportunity for the bettor to play around with parlays, picks in the over/under, or goalscorers. Here are some sports betting predictions to consider when placing a bet on these La Liga matchups.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona El Clasico betting picks (Saturday, April 10)
Real Madrid have been decimated by injuries in season 2020/21, but they have somehow managed to rise above it and win the battles ahead of them so far. Zinedine Zidane's side has not lost a game in all competitions since the surprise 2-1 loss to Levante on January 30, 2021. Out of those 12 games, they have won 10- including the two wins over Atalanta in the Champions League, and two league draws with Atletico Madrid, and Real Sociedad.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have been unbeatable in the league for seven straight games, ever since the 2-0 loss to Sevilla on February 10, 2021. The Blaugrana have managed five wins and two draws in those seven La Liga fixtures. Ronal Koeman's players have crashed from the Champions League Round of 16 after losing to Paris Saint-Germain on aggregate, so their main focus will more than ever be towards the Spanish league.
Taking everything into account, betting that the game will have Over 3.5 goals could be a sure bet, at +142, a $100 bet could earn the bettor $142. In addition, if you got to pick anyone to put the ball in the back of the net in this game, look no further than Lionel Messi or Karim Benzema. The Barca captain is at +280 to be the first one to score, while the odds of the Frenchman opening the score are at +370.
Betis vs Atletico Madrid betting picks (Sunday, April 11)
Betis have been holding their own for a while now. Their Champions League hopes may be shattered but the Seville side are still fighting for a Europa League spot. They are currently located in fifth place but they are tied with their possible UEL rivals Real Sociecad and Villarreal. The Green-and-Whites have not won a single match against the top 4 sides this season, but they could certainly use Atletico's dip in form.
Diego Simeone's side, meanwhile, were undefeated for 11 consecutive games in La Liga prior to their 2-0 loss to Levante in Round 24 on February 20. That is when their bad period began. Since then, they have managed only three wins, three defeats, as well as two draws in all competitions. The Madrid bisde have been knocked out of the Champions League Round of 16, and in addition, they have lost 14 points just in 2021, allowing their rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid to get much closer to them.
Having both teams' current form in mind, it is only Atletico who have more to lose. With their only bright star Luis Suarez being sidelined due to an injury, it looks doubtful that the Wanda Metropolitano outfit will be able to recover from their disappointing results. It’s not unreasonable to think that Betis can win this game 2-0 and that score line is paying +1500.
Parlays for these two matchups of La Liga Round 30
A solid parlay bet could be the following: Real Madrid and Barcelona to score Over 3.5 goals in El Clasico; Karim Benzema to score the first goal, and Betis to beat Atletico Madrid 2-0. At $100, the bettor could win up to $2,012.
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