Wednesday La Liga Soccer Picks for Real Madrid vs. Almeria

Nikki Adams

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:30 PM UTC

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2015 2:30 PM UTC

Real Madrid look to keep the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga table. Join us as we preview their clash with Almeria and serve up soccer picks.

Barcelona Move Ahead
Barcelona have opened a five-point gap in La Liga following a 6-0 drubbing of Getafe at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. It's now up to Real Madrid to keep their end of the bargain and apply pressure on the title favourites by closing the gap to two points again when they take on lightweights Almeria on Wednesday.

Barcelona are the soccer odds makers' favourites to win the title, trading at -400 soccer odds in La Liga futures betting. Up from -333 soccer odds ahead of their clash with Getafe in the round of 34 of La Liga betting. At the same time, Real's soccer odds have swelled to +275 from +250 despite having not played in the same round yet.

It goes without saying, a win over Almeria will restore the two-point gap between the pair and heat up the title race considerably with just four games left on the season. Real Madrid have the market cornered wholeheartedly on the soccer odds board,  matched at -1600 to win outright at the expense of 17th placed Almeria.

By the soccer odds, this clash looks to be a simple, straightforward win. Almeria, priced at whopping +2800 soccer odds appear to be no-hopers. It would be a right shocker if they were to get a result at the Bernabeu, including a draw which is trading at +1200 soccer odds.

A simple gander at the head-to-head between these two sides tells the story. Indeed, it's a horror show as far as the La Liga upstarts are concerned. Since 2011, they have lost all four games by a combined score of 21-2. Most notably, they lost 8-1 loss at the Bernabeu in 2011 and then 5-0 at home, two years later after returning to top flight. Last season, they were routed 5-0 at home and then 4-0 at the Bernabeu. Finally, earlier this season, they lost to Real 4-1 at home.

Whichever way you slice this game, it's a foregone conclusion in straight up betting. The best soccer picks to be had therefore are in the goals markets.

Soccer Betting Verdict
Betting on their absurd -2500 soccer odds offers no value for your soccer picks. Clearly, this matchup is all about the numbers, the overwhelming force that Real is when playing Almeria. So soccer bettors can (almost) safely assume Real Madrid is as sure to win this game as the sun is to rise in the morning, one would think. The only question that remains is by how much they'll win.

Taking the Over 2.5 at -500 is an option. But seeing as all four of their last meetings featured a margin of three goals or more, the Over 3.5 is a much better option for your soccer picks. That said, taking Real on the Asian handicap at -3  at 1.950 is also a good alternative soccer pick to consider.

In double result markets, Real Madrid to win and the No option for both teams to score is trading at a reasonable -150 soccer odds, which is another eye-catching soccer pick that we've come across.

Soccer Picks: Real -3.0 on the Asian Handicap at 1.950 at Bet365

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