Despite all the talk of a European Super League, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona have unfinished business as they enter round 32 of the Spanish La Liga, as both teams search to gain ground on the title race. On Thursday, Atletico Madrid will play Huesca, while Barcelona will host the always tricky Getafe.
The title race in Spain is once again down to Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, and Barcelona, who are 5 points behind each other, with Real Madrid having a chance to catch up to their local city rivals if they win their respective game.
The oddsmakers at DraftKings have laid out the odds for Atletico Madrid - Huesca and Barcelona - Getafe and while the two Spanish giants are favorites we will lay out some interesting betting opportunities for these games.
Barcelona - Getafe
An outright for this game may seem out of the question but Getafe (+1300) did beat Barcelona 1-0 during the season. Barcelona’s home form has been very good as the team has not lost in 12 games. An interesting betting option would be the over/under as both teams have tight defenses at under 2.5 (+125) could be an interesting bet.
Betting that Lionel Messi will score in this game seems like a safe bet, he is having a fantastic season and at +235 you can’t go wrong with the Argentine. A correct score of 2-0 for Barcelona is paying out a healthy +475.
Atlético Madrid - Huesca
For Huesca it’s a bit of an uphill battle, as they have not scored against Atletico Madrid in three games. An over 3.5 goal option seems like a good bet at +280, considering Huesca have given up a lot of goals this season. While Atletico will be without Luis Suarez there are still a lot of guns for the team, betting that Moussa Dembélé will score the first goal of the game is a solid +440 payout.
A correct score line bet is also paying out quite healthy anything over 2-0 in favor of Atletico Madrid has payouts of over +400. The key to this game will be betting live whereas the game progresses the bettor can predict which team will score next.