The Spanish soccer league La Liga continues this weekend with Round 28 from Friday, April 2, to Sunday, April 4. The previous Round 28 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 29, third-placed Real Madrid will attempt to get closer to their rivals as they host Eibar on Saturday, April 3. On the same day, Sevilla face leaders Atletico Madrid 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.
Real Madrid vs Eibar betting picks (Saturday, April 3)
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 nine games, they have won seven - including the two wins over Atalanta in the Champions League, and drawn twice.
This will be their 13th overall meeting. Real Madrid are the absolute favorite in head-to-head clashes so far, winning 12 games; Eibar have celebrated a victory only once, and the remaining two games have ended in a draw. The Whites are placed in third place below Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, with 60 points in 28 fixtures so far. On the opposite side, due to their disappointing performances, the Gunsmiths currently sit in the 18th position with 23 points in 28 games.
Taking everything into account, it looks doubtful that Eibar will be able to stop Madrid's impressive run. FanDuel are favoring Zinedine Zidane's side by a big margin, as they are paying out -290, Eibar +700, and a draw is at +420. In addition, betting that the game will have Over 3.5 goals could be a sure bet, at +200, a $100 bet could earn the bettor $200.
Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid betting picks (Sunday, April 4)
Sevilla started the year on a high, but then they stumbled upon a tough period, where they got knocked out of the Champions League Round of 16. To make matters worse, in less than a month, they lost to Barcelona in the Semi-Finals of the Spanish Cup and were surprised by bottom-side Elche. They have rehabilitated since then, winning twice, and drawing once.
Meanwhile, prior to their 2-0 loss to Levante in Round 24 on February 20, Atletico Madrid were undefeated for 11 consecutive games in La Liga. That is when their bad period began. Since then, they have managed only three wins, as well as two draws, and two defeats in all competitions. Diego Simeone's players were knocked out of the Champions League Round of 16, and in addition, they have lost 11 points only in 2021, allowing their rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid to get much closer to them.
Having both teams' current form in mind, it will be a very tough clash with both clubs having so much to lose. Thus, betting that the game will have Over 2.5 goals could be a sure bet, at +158, a $100 bet could earn the bettor $158. If you got to pick anyone to put the ball in the back of the net in this game look no further than Luis Suarez, as he is at +380 to be the first one to score. The Uruguayan star has netted 19 goals in 25 league fixtures so far.
Parlays for these two matchups of La Liga Round 29
A solid parlay bet could be the following: Real Madrid and Eibar to score Over 3.5 goals; Sevilla and Atletico Madrid to score Over 2.5 goals, and Luis Suarez to score the first goal. At $100, the bettor could win up to $738.
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