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La Liga Roundup: El Clasico, Summer Moves, and Relegation Drama

Despite sitting second in the standings, Barcelona could close the gap on Real Madrid this week with a victory in El Clasico. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid is preparing a summer clear-out. If you’re planning to place a soccer bet online, read our La Liga roundup to help you make the best decision.

 

La Liga Roundup El Clasico, Summer Moves, and Relegation Drama
Atletico Madrid's Argentinian forward #10 Angel Correa/Odd ANDERSEN / AFP

All or Nothing: El Clasico Decides La Liga Title Race

Expect an electrifying atmosphere at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu when Real Madrid and Barcelona lock horns in El Clasico on Sunday. Los Blancos survived Mallorca at the weekend, with Aurelien Tchouameni sealing the victory, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against their bitter rivals.

Real Madrid weathered the storm, silenced the crowd, and ultimately ended Manchester City’s brief hold on the Champions League.

The all-time kings of Europe moved a step closer to a record-extending 15th title in the competition they have dominated after a 4-3 win Wednesday on penalties at Etihad Stadium.

Los Blancos are leading the La Liga standings, sitting eight points above their rivals Barcelona with seven rounds to go till the end of the season and just before El Clasico.

Barca, on the other hand, aims to melt Real Madrid’s advantage in the La Liga standings to only five points. They are aware they need to claim victory this weekend to stand any chance of catching their rivals at the summit.

However, they will quickly need to pick themselves up after a humbling Champions League loss in midweek at the hands of PSG.

The French champions eventually ran away to claim a 4-1 success in Barcelona, which was just the second time that the Catalonian giants had conceded four or more goals in a European home tie.

They are priced at +2500 to win La Liga according to the latest soccer odds but we won’t back them because they have internal issues and the lack of confidence after being knocked out of the Champions League will take its toll.

 

 

Depay Among Departures? Big Names on the Chopping Block at Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid has had a disappointing season, which continued on Tuesday by getting knocked out of the Champions League by Borussia Dortmund. Diego Simeone wants better in 2024-25 and significant arrivals are being prepared.

In order for Atleti to be able to afford these signings, sales will be made to free up money. Mario Hermoso is primed to depart as his contract runs out at the end of the season, and according to Marca, four more players have been identified as certainties to be sold: Stefan Savic, Saul Niguez, Angel Correa and Memphis Depay,

Atletico Madrid is keen to make as much money as possible this summer from selling these four, which would go towards signing replacements.

The capital club is fighting for a top-four finish, they will play Alaves on the road on Sunday and we will include them in our soccer predictions.

 

Girona: Season’s Revelation Continues to Fight for Top Three

Girona may have recently suffered a downturn in form that’s seen their title hopes fade as Real Madrid flex their muscles, but there’s no denying that they have been one of the revelations in European football this season.

Exciting, entertaining, and tactically sophisticated, it’s been a joy to watch Michel’s superbly coached side play some truly amazing football and enjoy the results to match, which has seen them clinch statement victories over Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and a host of others.

Mounting a serious title challenge and occupying the top spot in La Liga for many weeks with a squad that blends youth and experience nicely, their rise has been nothing short of remarkable.

They are now sitting third behind Real Madrid and Barcelona, eight points above fifth-placed Bilbao.

 

Four Teams in Desperate Scramble for Survival

Almeria is set to return to the second tier, sitting last in the standings with just 14 points to their name and 62 goals conceded in 31 games. Granada is not doing any better as they are sitting 11 points behind the first salvation spot with seven rounds to go.

From 15th-placed Mallorca to 18th-placed Cadiz, four teams are separated by just four points and are fighting to avoid the final relegation spot.

Cadiz is the clear favorite for relegation at the BetUS Sportsbook with -450 odds.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Who will win the Golden Boot in La Liga?


Jude Bellingham has enjoyed a spectacular first season with Real Madrid and it looks like prizes are on the way for the England star.
It is rare for a midfielder to win the prize, but the 20-year-old is one of the leading candidates for the Pichichi trophy in 2024, although he has some ground to make up on the likes of Girona striker Artem Dovbyk.

Who will win outright without Barcelona and Real Madrid?


Surprisingly, Girona is sitting third with 65 points, just four points above Atletico Madrid and they are priced at -250 to secure that third spot.

 

 

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