La Liga Soccer Picks: Barcelona vs. Getafe

Mike Richardson

Monday, April 28, 2014 5:27 PM GMT

Monday, Apr. 28, 2014 5:27 PM GMT

Let’s go to Spain and win some more money from La Liga when Barcelona takes on Getafe. Your Humble Handicapper is on a real roll on the continent and you can swell your coffers by listening to his top soccer tips for this La Liga clash.

We all know how the Spanish top flight table looks, but it’s worth mentioning that Barcelona are now 12/1 to win the league. They are third favourite behind Real Madrid at 7/2, and Atlético Madrid at 1/3. It’s also a tidy time, as the odds are out there if you know where to look. Barca are second favourites at best soccer odds of 23/17 to win la Liga next year between Real Madrid at 9/10 and Atletico Madrid at 5/1. And, "What of Getafe?" I hear you ask. Well, Getafe are 7/4 and third favourites to be relegated this term from Spain’s top flight.

Enough with relegation…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?
This game should be an easy soccer pick, and it is. Barca may actually have the worse current form with two wins and three defeats from their last five games, but they still are Barcelona. The bookies see the sense in what your Humble Handicapper has to say and have put the soccer odds at the following: a home win at 1/12, the draw at 14/1, and a Getafe win at 40/1. While it’s worth some loose change betting on the underdog, don’t bet with real money – it’s like throwing it away.

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So, Barca are going to win (‘natch!)... Where can you find the cash?
Barca have won their last two games against Getafe to nil, so throw some money on that puppy at best soccer odds of 4/5, and while you’re there, throw some cash (but not much) down on Getafe to win to nil, because the only way they’re going to come out on top is if they fluke a 1-0. With Soccer odds of 90/1, they are worth a mini-bet. And just for the record, Getafe have two clean sheets on the bounce after their 1-0 win over Malaga and a 0-0 with Levante.

However, Barca have outscored Getafe 21 goals to 4 in their last five meetings, so throw some cash at 4-1 and 4-0 at 13/1 and 6/1, respectively.

Only one of the last five meetings (the most recent one) has seen this tie end with fewer than 2.5 goals, so bet (heavy) on the game going 'over' at 2/9, but don’t stop there….push on, and bet on the game going 'over' 3.5 goals at 4/7.

Barcelona may have only scored six goals in their last five matches, and may only have averaged 2 per game in their last three, but when they go up against a side like Getafe, they’ll have a goal bonanza.

Free Soccer Prediction: Barcelona win 4-0 available at best soccer odds of 8/1 with Paddy Power.

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