Barcelona takes on Granada on Thursday before a Sunday match against Valencia. Atletico hosts Elche on Saturday. Also on Saturday, Real Madrid heads to Osasuna. Check out analysis, LaLiga odds, and free picks for those 3 as well as 7 other of this week’s best La Liga Primera Division matches.
Top LaLiga Games to Watch this Week (April 29th – May 2nd)
Thursday, April 29th Match
- Granada +2 ½ (-142) / Barcelona -2 ½ (+108)
Barcelona is just 2 points behind La Liga leader Atletico Madrid. Barca has decided to concentrate on winning a La Liga title now that PSG knocked them from the Champions League. Since then, Barca has dominated except for a loss to Real Madrid in the El Clasico. On January 9, Barca beat Granada 4-0. On Feb. 3, Barcelona beat their rivals 5-3. Messi and his mates can cover this handicap.
Soccer Pick: Barcelona
Friday, April 30th Match
- Levante +308 / Celta de Vigo -121
Levante heads into this in awful form. They’ve lost 4-of-5. Celta beat Osasuna 2-1 in their last. Expect Levante to fight but the form doesn’t inspire enough for a play. The home team takes this.
Soccer Pick: Celta de Vigo
Saturday, May 1st Matches
- Alaves +200 / Eibar +141
Eibar has lost 5 straight while Alaves has 2 wins and 2 draws in their last 4. This takes place on Eibar’s pitch, which is why they offer favorite’s odds. The +141 on Eibar make the home team an underlay.
Soccer Pick: Alaves
- Atletico Madrid -1 ½ (+123) / Elche +1 ½ (-163)
On April 25, Bilbao upset Atletico 2-1. Before the loss, AM had beaten Huesca 2-0 and Eibar 5-0. Last December, Atletico beat Elche 3-1. Elche is in better form now than they were then. They’ve scored a draw and a victory in their last couple. Still, laying -163 on Elche asks too much.
Soccer Pick: Atletico Madrid
- Real Sociedad -106 / Huesca +207
Huesca has lost 3 straight while Real Sociedad has won their last two. Sociedad beat Celta de Vigo 2-1 on April 22. On April 26, Sociedad bested Eibar 1-0. In the last head-to-head, Sociedad beat Huesca 4-0. The road team is the play.
Soccer Pick: Real Sociedad
- Osasuna +1 ½ (-144) / Real Madrid -1 ½ (+110)
Real battles Chelsea in a Champions League match earlier in the week. Make sure to check out the results of that before landing on either Osasuna or RM. Real has had trouble scoring goals, but they could get on track versus Osasuna. Then again, RM may be concentrating on the CL, which means a draw is possible.
Soccer Pick: Draw
Sunday, May 2nd Matches
- Betis +122 / Valladolid +204
Betis has drawn in 5 straight. The road team beat Valladolid by a 2-0 score in the last head-to-head, though. The odds on Betis are decent enough for a look.
Soccer Pick: Betis
- Getafe +319 / Villareal -101
On April 25, Villareal hung with Barcelona. They lost by a goal, but they played a great match. Getafe beat Huesca 2-0 in their last match. In the last couple of head-to-head games, Villareal has dominated by 3-1 scores. Villareal gets the nod.
Soccer Pick: Villareal
- Cadiz +344 / Granada -117
This could be a much closer match than many believe. Not counting Granada’s match versus Barca on Thursday, the home team has lost 3 and won 2 in their last 5. Cadiz has a loss and 2 draws in their last 3. These two drew in the last head-to-head. Either the Cadiz moneyline or the draw look like the best plays.
Soccer Pick: Cadiz
- Barcelona -1 ½ (-107) / Valencia +1 ½ (-103)
Valencia and Barcelona drew in the last head-to-head. In the match before last, Valencia upset Barca 2-0. For some reason, Barcelona doesn’t play their best when they face Valencia. The odds are similar enough where you can go either way on the handicap. Valencia has home pitch advantage, though. They look solid.
Soccer Pick: Valencia