Category Archives: Primera Division

Real Madrid Facing the Unthinkable

While they’ve not always claimed their domestic league title on a regular basis, we’ve become accustomed to seeing Real Madrid dominate in Europe, taking three Champions League trophies in four seasons. They’re still in the mix for European glory in 2017/18 but issues in La Liga means that the unthinkable may become a reality.

Could Real miss out on qualification for the Champions League next season? As they returned from the Spanish winter break in fourth place, there is much work to be done to book their customary place amongst Europe’s elite.

Dominant

Attention among the football betting community is starting to turn to the World Cup, with odds comparison site Oddschecker listing a number of free bet options for Russia 2018. Before that main event, there is much to be decided in Spain and in other domestic leagues around the world.

In La Liga, Barca started January with a 16-point lead over Real in what has been a dominant campaign so far for the Catalans. Real are a general 14/1 shot to win the title this season, but perhaps Barca are more concerned about the challenges from Atletico Madrid and Valencia, who sit in second and third respectively.

Meanwhile, fourth place would be enough to take Real Madrid into the early stages of the Champions League but they cannot afford to be complacent. Sevilla, Villarreal and Eibar all sit within five points of Zinedine Zidane’s men and harbour genuine ambitions of claiming that fourth slot.

Crucial Fixtures

A home defeat to Barcelona just before Christmas has rather summed up Real’s season so far as they went down 3-0 to their rivals while having Dani Carvajal sent off in the 63rd minute. If they are to stay in the top four, Zidane’s men simply must pick up points against the teams around them and January sees the side face crucial fixtures against Villarreal and Valencia.

Of course, the club can get back into the Champions League by winning it for the third time in succession. That would be an unprecedented event and Madrid’s form in the group phase makes that far from certain. Real were taken apart by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, failed to finish top of their group and as a result face a tough tie against high-flying Paris St Germain in the last 16.

As a club known for a lack of patience, it’s a surprise to some that Zidane is still in the manager’s chair after such a poor start to the 2017/18 campaign. As one of Real Madrid’s greatest ever players, ‘Zizou’ is perhaps being given more time to resolve these issues than others may have been afforded.

Naturally, there is enough time to turn things around but with a successful defence of their La Liga title now looking doomed, the club simply must focus on their remaining games as the Champions League just wouldn’t be the same without Real Madrid.

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BARCELONA VS. BETIS 4 – 2

Barcelona do not give up the race for the title of championship, and win the match with the score 4-2 with Betis. Barcelona lead 2-0 at half time, but are equal in the second half. Draw does not last long, and Barcelona score another 2 goals.

Barcelona: Valdes – Puyol, Mascherano, Abidal – Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta (Adriano 88 ‘), Cesc (Thiago 83’) – Alexis, Messi, Cuenca (Alves 46 ‘).

Betis: Casto – Isidoro, Dorado, Mario, Nacho – Canas, Iriney (Roque Santa Cruz 46 ‘) – Salva Sevilla (Matilla 57’), Jefferson Montero, Ruben Castro, Molina (Ustaritz 73 ‘).

They scored: Xavi (10 ‘), Messi (12’, 85 ‘), Alexis (75’) and Ruben Castro (32 ‘) and Roque Santa Cruz (52’).

Barcelona is also in top 5 real points, and continue to put pressure on them.

Barcelona is a good team that you can bet.

 

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Espanyol VS. BARCELONA 1-1

Barcelona started poorly this year, making only a draw in the first match of the championship this year, with Espanyol.

Barcelona started the match well, and was 0-1 at half time thanks to Fàbregas who scored in minute 16.Meciul goals then was free until the 86th minute when Álvaro marks for Espanyol, and the match ends in a draw.

Espanyol: Cristian Alvarez (Kiko Casilla 81 ‘), Raul Rodriguez, lover, Hector Moreno, Didac, Romar (Alvaro Vazquez 64’), Forlin, Weiss (Javi Lopez 46 ‘), Thievy, Verdu, Sergio Garcia.

Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Puyol, Pique, Abidal, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Cesc (Keita 85 ‘), Alexis (Pedro 71’).

With this equal distances himself from Real Madrid Barcelona 5 points difference, while Espanyol remain in 8th place in the Primera Division.

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Real unstoppable in Primera División

Real Madrid seems to want at any price to win the Primera Division title this year, after 12 matches played in this edition of the championship is ranked 1 to a difference of 3 points of the Main rival, Barcelona, and 7 points for 3rd place , Valencia.

Real managed this weekend another success home at Valencia, with a score of 2-3, 0-1 at half time. And also its rival, Barcelona finished the round also with a victory, 4-0 against Real Zaragoza’s.

Real marked by: 20 ‘Benzema (assist by Xabi Alonso), 72’ Sergio Ramos (assist by M. Ozil) and 79 ‘Cristiano Ronaldo.
And Valencia scored by: Soldado 75 ‘(assist by Pablo Hernández) and Soldado 83’ (assist by Pablo Hernández).

With only 7 games until the mid championship , Real Madrid is in an ideal situation, and now, after a good period of time depend only on them winning the championship!

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Barcelona shows his hand, again!

As usual Barcelona score goals, and even often, fails to score 5 goals in a game. This time the victim was Mallorca who has no chance in Camp Nou, where Messi and the company have made ​​the game as they wanted.

Although it managed a win, Barcelona continues to be behind rival Real Madrid, the difference by one point remains in this stage, because Real Madrid managed to its turn to win.

Barcelona won this victory helped especially by possession of the ball, managed to record an overwhelming 68% possession, the score is therefore a natural consequence of this feature.

Players who have scored, as usual L. Messi (13, 21, 30), Cuenca (50) and Dani Alves (90 +1).

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