Barcelona play Atletico Madrid in the highlight match of the weekend in La Liga. The Catalans are a general 1/3 (1.33 shot), an away victory is as big as 9/1 (10.0) with a draw priced as 5/1 (6.0). The Madrid based side have made enormous progress over the past 12 months under Diego Simeone but we did see their limitations exposed when they faced Real Madrid in the derby recently. We all know the supremacy of Barcelona at the Camp Nou and they should be backed to score in both halves at 7/10 (1.70). To boost this price, combine it with Real Madrid to do the same against Espanyol. Real Madrid rarely have any problems against Espanyol who have not scored a goal against them since 2008. Javier Aguirre has took over the reins of the Catalan side but he faces a huge task in keeping this team in the top flight. This double pays around 14/10 (2.38) with Ladbrokes.
Mallorca and Granada to concede
Mallorca are in deep trouble and have not won any sort of game since September. Heavy defeats to Levante (4-0) and Sevilla (5-0) in the Copa Del Rey are a sign that there is something fundamentally broken within the team. They face Athletic Bilbao who have their own problems but can get something from this game and certainly find the net.
Granada have only 2 wins in 10 matches in all competitions and they face an in form Real Sociedad who have beaten Valencia and Malaga recently, both away from home. The Basque side can be backed at 6/5 draw no bet with Paddy Power. Another option is to combine them with Athletic Bilbao simply to score over 0.5 goals. This combination pays 10/11 (1.91) with Boylesports.
Real Madrid and Barcelona to score in both halves 2.38 (14/10) Ladbrokes
Team goals double over 0.5 Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad 10/11 (1.91) Boylesports