Real Madrid versus Atletico Madrid on Sunday, March 7 highlights the top La Liga soccer matches from Friday, March 5 through Monday, March 8. Check out analysis, current LaLiga odds, and free picks for the weekend’s best matches in La Liga’s Primera Division.
Top LaLiga Games to Watch this Week (Mar. 5th – Mar. 7th)
Friday, March 5th Game
- Villareal +102 / Valencia +270
Both teams have a win, 2 losses, and 2 draws in their last 5. On Feb. 27, Villareal fell 0-3 to Getafe, though. Villareal’s loss on Feb. 28 was more respectable. Falling by 2 goals to Atletico makes sense. We’re backing the road squad.
Soccer Free Pick: Villareal
Saturday, March 6th Games
- Getafe +181 / Valladolid +177
On Jan. 2, Valladolid beat Getafe 1-0. But the home team has 3 losses and 2 draws in their last 5 matches. Getafe played great on Feb. 28 in the 3-0 victory against Valencia. Give the road team a shot to keep the momentum going.
Soccer Free Pick: Getafe
- Sevilla -1 ½ (+146) / Elche +1 ½ (-196)
Sevilla’s 0-2 loss to Barcelona on Feb. 27 didn’t impress. Elche is not Barca, though. These two haven’t faced off since 2015. So head-to-head records don’t matter. What does matter are the odds. It’s impossible not to back Sevilla at -1 ½. The +146 makes the road favorite an overlay.
Soccer Free Pick: Sevilla
- Eibar +125 / Cadiz +225
It’s difficult to like either one of these teams. Cadiz did beat Eibar 2-0 in the last head-to-head. Cadiz gets the nod because of that.
Soccer Free Pick: Cadiz
- Barcelona -1 ½ (+134) / Osasuna +1 ½ (-178)
Barcelona gives up 1 ½ goals, but they offer +134. The problem? Osasuna has won 3-of-4. The key, again, are the odds. Although Osasuna is in good form, and take on Messi and Barca on their pitch, it’s hard to lay -178. Also, Barcelona beat Elche by 3 on Feb. 24, and Sevilla by 2 on Feb. 27.
Soccer Free Pick: Barcelona
Sunday, March 7th Games
- Celta De Vigo +137 / Huesca +195
The home team has played well enough to get a long look in this. Huesca drew with Eibar on Feb. 27, beat Granada in the match before, and lost to both Sevilla and Real Madrid by a single goal. That’s good enough for us.
Soccer Free Pick: Huesca
- Real Madrid +146 / Atletico Madrid +179
Real continues to impress. They drew with Sociedad on March 1. Before the draw, they had won 4 in a row, including beating Atalanta 1-0 in a Champions League match. In the last 3 head-to-head games, Real has 2 wins and a draw. Back the road team.
Soccer Free Pick: Real Madrid
- Levante +1 ½ (-178) / Real Sociedad -1 ½ (+133)
Sociedad is in great form. Not only did they draw with Real on March 1, but on Feb. 25 they drew with Man United. They beat Alaves 4-1 on Feb. 21. Laying the goal and a half makes sense.
Soccer Free Pick: Real Sociedad
- Granada +396 / Athletic Bilbao -149
The odds on the home team may not justify a bet. Athletic Bilbao has a win and 4 draws in their last 5. Granada has lost 3-of-5. One of the victories was against Napoli in a Europa League match. Granada can pull off the upset win.
Soccer Free Pick: Granada
Monday, March 8th Game
- Alaves +330 / Betis -135
Betis is on a 3-match winning streak. Alaves is on a 3-match losing streak. It feels as if Betis should get the nod. But we won’t go that route. In the 3 matches between these two last year, Betis won one, Alaves won the other, and in the other, they drew. Soccer is a game of ups and downs. We think in this Alaves hands Betis a down.
Soccer Free Pick: Alaves