Real Madrid Win @ 1.60
Zinedine Zidane’s side will be looking to get off in perfect fashion with a win over last season’s strugglers Celta Vigo. Zidane has definitely been assembling the latest version of The Galactico’s with Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic & Ferland Mendy joining Los Blancos.
Away from home they did struggle last season, but they’ll need to kick the complacency if they’re to get off on the front foot this season. Zidane will be more than weary of Celta, but his team should have more than enough firepower to get past Celta Vigo and @ 1.60, they look a great price.
Atletico Madrid Win & Over 1.5 @ 1.83
The final match of the first round of fixtures, as Diego Simeone’s men take on Getafe on Sunday evening. After a summer of in’s and out’s, with star player Antoine Griezmann being replaced by young hot prospect Joao Felix, we could be looking at the next generation of Atletico Madrid.
Getafe will be far from a pushover in this one and I’d expect them to cause Atletico problems. However, given their new found attacking impotence and a freshen of the old guard under Simeone, I’m expecting a stylish and creative Atletico to come out and start the season in 5th gear.
Sevilla Win @ 2.30
Sevilla will be a massive contender for a top four spot this year and could be fighting with the likes of Valencia for the last spot. They’ll be looking to get off the mark with a win against bottom half Espanyol. They’ve had some in’s and a few major out’s with Wissam Ben Yedder being the latest to leave the Seville based club.
It’ll be a massive test for Julien Lopetegui this season. He’ll be looking to concentrate on their domestic fortunes after a tiresome season last time out. I just couldn’t overlook them @ 2.30 to win away from home.
Eibar Draw No Bet @ 1.85
Mid table Eibar come against newly promoted Mallorca, who really do look like they could be in trouble this season. Eibar finished 12th last year and they’ll be looking to build on that with a top half finish this time out.
It’s a long overdue return to La Liga for Mallorca and it could prove all too much for them this season. With a few longer journeys for the island-based team, they could really struggle. With Eibar @ 1.85 for Draw No Bet, I really liked the value on this selection and thoroughly think that Eibar will get the job done.
Barcelona Win @ 1.72
The imperious Barcelona are my last selection as the reigning champions kick off the season on Friday night. You can get them @ 1.72 to beat Athletic Bilbao and I believe that’s an incredible price. Even with their talisman Lionel Messi currently out due to injury, they’ve got more than enough in the tank to get past Bilbao.
With the likes of Suarez, Griezmann & Dembele up front, they should have more than enough on display to get past Bilbao. I’m hoping this one is an exciting match to kickstart the new La Liga campaign and I’d also be happy getting behind the goals in this match.