Soccer Picks: La Liga Week 1 Rundown

Sunday, August 11, 2013 1:17 PM UTC

Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 1:17 PM UTC

Spain’s top flight is chock-full of money winning matches and if you follow your Humble Handicapper’s tips that money can be yours.
<p><span style="font-size:1em">It’s necessary, but a little redundant to mention the <a target="_blank" title="Betting Odds" href="/betting-odds/soccer/">betting odds</a> on the La</span><span style="font-size:1em">Liga winner this term. </span></p> <img style="font-size:1em" src="/picks-pictures/Lionel+Messi+Barcelona+v+Sporting+Gijon+La+free-picks.jpg" class="imgSelectedPicture article-image" alt="Image preview" id="ctl00_head_ArticleAdministrator_picturePreview_imgSelectedPicture" /> <p>It’s no surprise that Barcelona are ¾ to win the league, second place Charlie’s Real Madrid are 11/8. Then there is a massive rocket up in odds where <a target="_blank" title="Super Cup Atletico vs. Barca" href="/soccer/free-picks/soccer-picks-atletico-madrid-vs-barcelona-super-cup-a-32729/">Atlético Madrid</a> are 100/1, and they’re the <i>third</i> favourite. </p> <p> </p> <p><strong style="font-size:1em">Enough with the league winner…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?</strong></p> <p>Saturday the 17<sup>th</sup> sees Real Sociedad take on Getafe and the smart money is on the home side doing the business. Real winning is at 8/11 while a draw is 14/5 and an away win is at 9/2.</p> <p> </p> <p>[gameodds]17/240841/?r-1=349-43-192/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b>Safe as Houses</b></p> <p>The safest bet in Spain is on Sunday when it’s Barcelona beating Levante. However it’s a stupid 1/11 so it’ll hardly make you rich. Mrs Richardson has insisted that I stick a couple of quid on the long shot that is a Levante victory as it’s 33/1 but what does she know?</p> <p>[gameodds]17/240836/?r-1=349-43-192/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b>Slightly Less Safe</b></p> <p>Real Madrid are also highly fancied to start the season with a win, they’re 1/5 to beat Betis on Sunday afternoon, while a draw is at 15/2 and a Betis victory is at 18/1.</p> <p>My <a target="_blank" title="La Liga Futures 2013-14" href="/soccer/free-picks/soccer-betting-la-liga-2013-14-futures-betting-odds-a-32622/">Liga betting</a> tea leafs tell me that Almeria V Villarreal is going to be my money spinner. It’s 2/1 on a Villarreal win, 8/5 for Almeria to take it and 23/10 on a draw. The leafs tell me that Almeria are gonna win </p> <p>They’re gonna take both halves and it’s gonna end up being 1-0 But it all together and you’ll have 7/5 and 14/5 and 13/2, bet happy.</p> <p>[gameodds]17/240840/?r-1=349-43-192/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b>Some Say Too Close to Call, Not Me!</b></p> <p>One of the tighter games is Osasuna V Granada. The bookies have it at Evens for Osasuna, 12/5 for a draw and 5/2 for Granada. I'm throwing my wife’s wages behind a draw, specifically a 0-0 at 8/1. And if it’s going to be 0-0, which it is gild  the lily a little more with a bet on the game being v=drawn at the 45 and the 90 at 4/1.</p> <p>[gameodds]17/240838/?r-1=349-43-192/us[/gameodds]</p> <p>Monday’s games sees me backing Rayo Vallecano over Elche at 5/4, and an away win for Espanyol at 5/2 over Celta Vigo.</p> <p>[gameodds]17/240837/?r-1=349-43-192/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b>First Things First</b></p> <p>I'm going to add Athletic Bilbao beating Valladolid (away) to my <a target="_blank" title="Free Soccer Tips (Football Predictions)" href="/soccer/">soccer picks</a> at 15/8, just to give me some serious stake money for Sunday’s matches.</p> [gameodds]17/240844/?r-1=349-43-192/us[/gameodds]
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