Pick Ronaldo/Bale Tandem to Give R. Madrid 3-0 Win Over Cordoba

Steven Suarez

Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:43 PM GMT

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 1:43 PM GMT

Will it be another walk in the park for Real Madrid? They've had incredible success in La Liga so far, and we fully expect them to earn another 3 points this weekend. Check out our soccer pick inside.

Odds Overview
As one would expect, Real Madrid is a massive favorite on the soccer betting odds board. The lines start at around -625 and go all the way up to -800 at some sportsbooks, so it's going to be difficult finding much value with our selections this weekend. We've got to play this right by thinking outside the box a little.

 

Cordoba
Right now, Cordoba finds themselves in the 14th spot in La Liga. The Caliphs have recorded three wins, nine draws and seven losses through their first 19 league fixtures, while posting a goal differential of -13. As you can see, it hasn't been the most successful of seasons for Cordoba, but they're currently in a great position to avoid the dreaded relegation drop.

To be fair, the Caliphs have been performing a lot better as of late. In fact, they've gone unbeaten in three league matches since the start of the new year, as they've beaten Granada and Rayo Vallecano and then tied with Eibar in their most recent results. It's been a nice month for Cordoba so far, but we shouldn't have to tell you how monumental of a task this will be against the league leaders. 

Individually, Nabil Ghilas leads the team with five La Liga goals, with Florin Andone and Cartabia Fede having scored three times each. Goals, as you can see, have been an issue for Cordoba, as they've found the back of the net just 15 times through 18 matches. Yuck. 

 

Real Madrid
After you've broken down a team so much, like we have with Real Madrid, you begin to run out of creative ways to discuss just how good they are. Well, nothing's really changed, as Cristiano Ronaldo and company still remain atop La Liga, albeit just one point clear of a Barcelona outfit that's gaining a lot of steam.

Recently, Los Blancos didn't have much trouble on their way to a 3-0 away win over Getafe. Gareth Bale scored twice and Ronaldo also got his name on the scoresheet. The win kept Real Madrid in the top spot, and they also have a match in hand over the Catalans, meaning they're still in a favorable position. 

There are rumors that Bale and Ronaldo aren't getting along too well, but the results tell us a different story. After all, these are two of the most gifted players in the entire world, and they're going to keep scoring lots of goals when they stay healthy. That's not even considering Karim Benzema, who's scoring a lot of goals as well.

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La Liga Pick
It's obviously going to take something miraculous for Real Madrid not to win this match. They're going to dominate possession and they're going to have far more goalscoring chances - it's just going to come down to whether or not they can convert them and take the pressure off early.

And while it's always a little tougher away from home, the sheer quality of Real Madrid should prove too much for the home team this weekend.

Cordoba has had trouble putting the ball in the back of the net all season long, and that's not something that you want to hear as a fan, not when you're coming up against the best team in Spain. This weekend, we're going to try to get more bang for our buck by not simply taking Real Madrid on the moneyline at that ridiculous line - instead, we'll add Ronaldo and company to win by at least two goals to our soccer picks this weekend.

Free Soccer Pick: Cordoba 0 Real Madrid 3

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