Barcelona in the capital to take on Getafe
Barcelona are also in the Spanish capital on Saturday when they face Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
The likelihood is that Real will have stretched their lead at the summit to three points but Luis Enrique’s side will have the opportunity to hit straight back in the south of the capital.
Barca are 3/10 for the win against a hit-and-miss Getafe side. Fran Escriba’s men were thrashed 5-0 at Sevilla last weekend but saw off Las Palmas 4-0 last time out on home soil.
The hosts will try and tighten things up at the back but the Catalans will still have enough firepower to come away with three points. A two-goal winning margin offers odds of 29/10.
Former Liverpool man Luis Suarez was the star of the show for Barcelona last time out in the league with a hat-trick in his side’s 3-1 win over Eibar at the Camp Nou. The Uruguayan is in top form and is 8/13 to score at anytime in the match.
Even without talisman Lionel Messi Barca are freescoring and when Suarez is not hitting the back of the net Neymar is. The Brazilian looks a good bet to open the scoring with odds of 3/1.
Leaders Real out to stamp authority on lowly Las Palmas
Real Madrid sit at the top of La Liga going into Jornada 10 and few will expect any slip-ups from Rafa Benitez’s side this weekend when struggling Las Palmas visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
Madrid are undefeated in all competitions so far this season while the Gran Canaria club have won just one of their nine league matches since promotion, prompting a change in coach earlier this month when Quique Setien replaced Paco Herrera at the helm.
That change spurred some life into the Las Palmas players with a credible stalemate against Villarreal last weekend but the going will be much tougher in the Spanish capital.
Madrid are 1/10 on for the victory but securing three points through a big winning margin looks more attractive.
Los Blancos have hardly been freescoring on home soil lately but Benitez’s men should at least be able to equal the 3-0 victory they enjoyed against Levante last time out on home soil. A winning margin of more than two goals offers odds of 5/8.
Madrid to be winning at both half-time and full-time looks more attractive than the outright win, too, with odds of 8/11 available.
Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez both have a chance of featuring for the hosts and the former has been in top scoring form up until his recent injury setback. The Frenchman has scored eight goals in as many matches and is 10/3 to break the deadlock this weekend.
Setien’s men may have been boosted by a point against high-flying Villarreal but that game was their third without finding the back of the net. That, coupled with Madrid having the best defence in La Liga, should ensure a clean sheet for the hosts at odds of 7/10.
The rest of La Liga
There’s a big game to kick the weekend off with Atletico Madrid in with a chance of moving top of the table on Friday night when they visit Deportivo La Coruna.
Depor have started the season well but many will be wondering if their bubble burst when they suffered a 2-0 defeat at lowly Malaga last weekend.
Diego Simeone’s side produced arguably their performance of the season with a 2-1 win against Valencia last Sunday and that should put them in good spirits to secure a slender victory in Galicia.
Atleti are 7/10 for the win but don’t expect a comfortable night. Given Depor’s start a one-goal winning margin for the visitors looks attractive at 11/5.
Jackson Martinez has taken time to settle at the club following his move from Porto but the Colombian goes into the game having scored in consecutive matches. He is 6/4 to score at anytime on Friday night.
Valencia and Levante face off at the Mestalla on Saturday afternoon in the Valencia derby.
Los Che will be eager to bounce back from last weekend’s loss at Atletico with three points against their neighbours while Levante go into the game with a new man at the helm after Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia, or ‘Rubi’, replaced Lucas Alvaraz.
That managerial change is not expected to boost the visitors sufficiently to deny Nuno Espirito Santo’s men victory and Valencia are 4/9 to take the derby spoils.
Valencia have not been freescoring so far this season but their neighbours have conceded at least three goals in their last three away matches, while Los Che have kept three clean sheets in their last three matches on home soil.
That all points to a clean sheet for the hosts, at 5/6, and a winning margin of more than two goals, at 59/20.
There’s another big game just up the road at the same time with Villarreal hosting Sevilla at El Madrigal.
Villarreal sit five points clear of their visitors going into the game but the Andalusians are the form side, having won three of their last four matches, while the Yellow Submarines have not won in three.
Unai Emery’s men will be boosted by their 5-0 victory last weekend but Marcelino’s side will be keen to get their winning form back on track, especially on home soil.
A thriller is expected at El Madrigal but a share of the spoils looks the best bet at 12/5.
Goals are also expected, however, and for both teams to score you can get odds of 4/6.
The sack has been hanging over former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes in recent weeks but his Real Sociedad side collected a crucial 4-0 away win at Levante last weekend.
La Real host Celta Vigo, the surprise package of the season so far, on Saturday night at Anoeta and Moyes will hope the momentum continues from their trip to Valencia.
Diego Reyes and Jonathas are also available for Moyes after serving suspensions but Celta look in a strong position to bounce back from defeat against Real Madrid last weekend.
Despite that loss, their first of the season, Eduardo Berizzo’s side played well and if they play as well in San Sebastian they should come away with all three points. The Galicians are 33/20 for the win.
Nolito has been Celta’s star performer this season with seven goals so far and the forward is 11/2 to score first on Saturday night.
Rayo Vallecano secured a much-needed victory last weekend but they travel to face an Eibar side that are strong on home soil.
The Basque outfit have lost just once on home soil in an encouraging start to the campaign and should be able to keep that impressive form going with victory over Paco Jemez’s men on Sunday. Odds of 11/10 are available for the home win.
Borja Bastón has been in sensational form for Eibar, scoring six of his team’s 12 league goals this season. The 23-year-old has scored in each of his last five outings and is 4/1 to open the scoring against Rayo.
Espanyol slumped to a 3-0 loss at Rayo last weekend but Sergio’s men will be looking for nothing less than three points when basement-dwelling Granada visit the Power8 Stadium on Sunday.
The Andalusians have won just once all season so far and that makes odds of 19/20 for a home win attractive.
Goals have been hard to come by for hit-and-miss Espanyol on home soil, however, so a 1-0 home win looks a good bet with odds of 24/5 on offer.
Felipe Caicedo has scored in two of his last three outings and looks the best bet to be the man to open the scoring for the Catalans at 9/2.
Sporting Gijon and Malaga will both be desperate for three points to help them climb away from the bottom three when they meet at El Molinon on Sunday.
Both have endured sluggish starts to their respective campaigns but Malaga’s win last weekend should give them a welcome boost going into this weekend.
A draw looks the most likely outcome at 9/4 and with both struggling for goals a goalless stalemate offers longer odds of 27/4.
Real Betis host Athletic Bilbao on Sunday night in the final match of the weekend in La Liga.
Pepe Mel’s men have been hit-and-miss at home, falling to a surprise 3-1 defeat against Espanyol last time out at the Benito Villamarin, but Athletic have yet to experience victory on their travels in the league this season.
Odds of 9/4 look attractive for the draw and with both teams a threat in attack, a 1-1 scoreline offers 22/5.
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