On paper these games look all but settled, but the pressure is on Atlético Madrid and Barcelona to get a result to keep their title hopes alive as both teams need to solidify their positions in the La Liga table. This could be a good chance for a bettor to pick an upset, but they will need to review the stats and choose wisely.

As things stand at the moment Atlético Madrid is a top of the standings with 62 points over Barcelona who are six points back with 56 points. Team form has been an issue for Los Colchoneros who have won 2 and lost 1 and tied 2 in their last five games. For Barcelona, a season that has proven difficult with all the off-field drama, they have picked up steam in the league, with three wins in a row. Barca were knocked out of the Champions League by PSG so that fatigue may factor in their game against Huesca this weekend.

For Huesca, the club has seen better days, dead last in the league they look like easy pickings, but Huesca might provide an upset, at least by halftime. Getafe is no different, losers of 4 out of 5, Atlético Madrid has all the pressure to put their season back on track. Here are some betting options for these two games.

Jordi Alba of FC Barcelona is challenged by Kieran Trippier of Atletico de Madrid during the La Liga Santander match (Getty)

Getafe vs. Atlético Madrid

Thomas Lemar of Atletico de Madrid is closed down by Unai Lopez of Athletic Club (Getty)

The standings tell a tale and history does as well, Atlético Madrid are FanDuel odds on favorites at -105, Getafe (+380) does not have a good track record against Diego Simeone’s side. Getafe has lost the last 13 games against Atleti de Madrid. Getafe has also not been able to score against a Madrid team in their last 4 games.

A good bet for this game is the over/under, over 2.5 is paying out +215, and look for a on fire Luis Suarez to score goals in this game and at +135 as an anytime goal scorer Suarez is a good pick. If Atlético Madrid is in the lead at half time it would pay out +175, all three of these options look like good safe bets.

Barcelona vs Huesca

Sergiño Dest (Getty)

If there is an upset to be had it could be in this game. Barcelona could come into this match with low morale after their hard fought but defeat and elimination in the Champions League. You don’t have to pick Huesca outright; predicting that they could be in the lead at half time is paying out +900. An over/under for this game could easily be over 3.5 goals, and at +144 it’s a healthy safe bet between the sides.


Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona and Kike Barja of C.A. Osasuna battle for the ball during the La Liga Santander match (Getty)

Parlays are not offering much in these games at picking Barcelona and Atlético Madrid, the most the bettor could win is $30 on a $100 bet. While it could be “easy” money, you would need to bet high to get something back of value.

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