Barcelona, Real Madrid and Betis a tantalising La Liga treble
Coral are offering excellent enhanced odds yet again, for a trio of enticing La Liga teams all to win as the Spanish top flight returns in style.
Back champions Barcelona, title contenders Real Madrid and battlers Real Betis at 9/2 all to triumph in their opening tussles. So, punters, pour some Sangria, enjoy the weekend sunshine and read on to find out why this treble is the one to back…
Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona
Recent UEFA Super Cup winners Barca begin the defence of their La Liga title against familiar foes Bilbao, who they are odds-on at 4/9 to beat.
Customers need no reminding that the Catalans, fresh from a treble-winning term, are unplayable at their best and always have goals in them.
The Nou Camp club hold a huge head-to-head record advantage, with 33 wins to the Basque Country club’s meagre nine, and have lost just one of their last six clashes with the San Mames side across all competitions.
Superstars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez need no introduction, but are respective 3/1 and 7/2 prices to strike first and last.
Sporting Gijon v Real Madrid
The last time minnows Gijon met the Madrid titans in La Liga, back in 2011/12, they were subjected to a double defeat, as rampant Real struck six over those two tussles.
Los Blancos, heavy 1/4 odds-on favourites, must begin their attempts to reclaim the Liga crown with a statement to their rivals, so the Asturias outfit could be in for a rough ride.
Rafa Benitez’s debut in the Bernabeu dugout is evens to end with his Galacticos grabbing three or more goals, with talisman Cristiano Ronaldo 2/1 to bag a brace or better.
Real Betis v Villarreal
Hosts Betis can be backed at a tempting 2/1 to sink the Yellow Submarine on home turf, having lost only one of their past five scuffles against their guests.
The Big Greens, who boasted impressive home form at the end of last season, have had the beating of Villarreal nine times to seven, and have not failed to notch against the travelers in their last three showdowns.