Things are heating up in Spain’s La Liga, but when Atlético Madrid take on Malaga there can only be one outcome…CASH for your Humble Handicapper. Whether you follow Spanish football or not, provided you follow these top soccer tips, you too can share the spoils.
Atletico Madrid's bid to win La Liga for
the first time since 1996 took a serious blow on Sunday when Levante beat them
2-0. Madrid were behind after just seven minutes, and the
defeat was sealed when David Barral added a second on 69 minutes. As it stands, Atlético need four points from their last two games to win the title.
It’s the penultimate game of the season for
Atlético Madrid and when you consider that there last game (on 18th May) is
away to Barcelona, the Malaga match is their best chance of taking three
points. The Catalans can pip Atletico on their head-to-head record if they beat
Madrid on the last day of the season, so I expect Malaga to feel the full force
of Madrid’s strikers. At time of press, if you want to bet on the winner of
Spain’s top flight you can pick up best soccer odds of 10/11 on Atletico
winning it, while Real Madrid are second favourites on 23/10 and Barcelona are
third best at 7/2. If you’re more of a
cautious bettor or one of those people with so much money that they can turn a decent profit from such
odds, you can pick up Atletico at 1/100 to finish in the top two and 1/50 on
Real Madrid doing the same.
Enough with the non-profit bearing
odds…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?
The basics have Atlético wining at 1/5, a
draw at 5/1 and a Malaga win as high as 17/1. There are always twists and turns
on the final stages of a season (just look at Crystal palace) but this game
won’t see the unexpected materialise. If
you do think the utterly unlikely will happen, why not go all out on Atlético
leading at the break and Malaga taking the game on the 90 as those odds fly as
high as 150/1.
This is where you should be betting your
hard earned cash.
Looking at the last five recent games for
Malaga, you will see that when they win (twice in the last five) it is at home
(1-0 against Villarreal and 4-1 against Granada) and when they lose they tend
to lose without scoring (1-0 against Elche, 2-0 against Getafe and 3-0 against
Bilbao). If we take it as red that they will lose to Madrid (which they will)
you might as well put a side soccer pick on Madrid winning to nil at best soccer odds
The bookies seem to agree as they have
Madrid winning 2-0 at the shortest correct score odds at 11/2, but your Humble
Handicapper thinks we will see more goals than that. So also bet on Over 2.5
goals at 4/7.
Soccer Prediction: Madrid win 3-0 available at
13/5 with Paddy Power.