The Spanish soccer league La Liga continues this weekend with Round 28 from Friday, March 19, to Sunday, March 21. The previous Round 27 didn't bring a change at the top of the table as Atletico Madrid are still on top with four points ahead of Barcelona and six ahead of Real Madrid. In fourth are Sevilla, followed by Real Sociedad, and Betis, who currently sit in the sixth position.
In Round 28, third-placed Real Madrid will attempt to get closer to their rivals as they travel to Vigo to meet Celta de Vigo on Saturday, March 20. On the same day, this season's warm surprise Real Sociedad host Barcelona in the 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.
Celta de Vigo vs Real Madrid betting picks (Saturday, March 20)
Celta de Vigo have had a very colorful season, managing good results against lower quality clubs. However, they have had less success when facing bigger clubs. They have failed any of the top 6 clubs this term, losing to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, and their Saturday's opponent in their first game on January 2, 2021.
On the other side, 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 nine games, they have won seven - including the two wins over Atalanta in the Champions League, and drawn twice.
Taking everything into account, it looks doubtful that Celta de Vigo will be able to cause an upset here. It’s not unreasonable to think that the Whites can win this game 3-0 and that score line is paying +1500. If you got to pick anyone to put the ball in the back of the net in this game look no further than Karim Benzema, as he is at +270 to be the first one to score. The Frenchman has netted four goals in three games, including a brace since returning from an injury.
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona betting picks (Sunday, March 21)
Real Sociedad have certainly been the greatest surprise in La Liga this season. They have made some incredible progress compared to the previous years, and they definitely can harm anyone who comes their way. They have proven they know how to play against the clubs located above them on the table. In spite of losing to Barca in the first game, the Basque club have taken four points from Real Madrid's account this term, having drawn twice with them.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have been unbeatable in the league for six straight games, ever since the 2-0 loss to Sevilla on February 10, 2021. The Blaugrana have managed four wins and two draws in those six 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.
Having both teams' current form in mind, betting that Barcelona will win this game 2-1 could be a sure bet, at +750. Thus, a $100 bet could earn the bettor $750 on FanDuel. Also, 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, as he is at +260 to be the first one to score.
Parlays for these two matchups of La Liga Round 28
A solid parlay bet could be the following: Real Madrid to beat Celta de Vigo 3-0; Karim Benzema to be the first one to score in the game; Barcelona to win 2-1 against Real Sociedad, and Lionel Messi to score the first goal. At $100, the bettor could win up to $2,780.
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