Atletico and Real Madrid Resume their La Liga Quest on SundayPublished June 14, 2020 by Florin P
Atletico and Real Madrid play on unfamiliar arenas this Saturday in their quest to return to the top of the Spanish La Liga.
The Spanish and Italian first divisions have saved the best games for last, with Atletico, Real Madrid and Leverkusen on playing on Sunday. The outcome of these matches could have a significant impact on these teams’ chances to achieve their objectives for this season. Matches begin in the afternoon and conclude late at night, with punters being tempted with high odds by leading bookmakers.
The Specter of Relegation Looms over Mainz and Augsburg
Mainz and Augsburg have had disappointing seasons so far and they’re both in danger of being relegated. At the time of writing, they sit above the dangerous zone and they plan on remaining there after this weekend. Mainz have home pitch advantage and this usually helped them in the head to head matches. This time they’ll have to do it without the support of the fans, hence the odds of 13/10 offered by bet365 Sports. The visitors will be hard-pressed to improve their dismal away record and are priced at 2/1.
Leverkusen Chases All Three Points at Schalke 04
Leverkusen are playing what would’ve normally been a difficult match on the road. That’s because they take on Schalke 04, a team that used to cause them plenty of problems in the past. This time, this looks like a lopsided game, with the visitors priced at 11/20 to pick up all three points. There are no players injured or suspended ahead of this match, but the hosts are in awful form and the odds of 5/1 are fully justified. Schalke has finished many games undecided the season and a draw is priced at 7/2.
Bilbao Welcomes Atletico Madrid with no Support from Fans
Atletico Madrid travel to Bilbao to face one of the best home teams in the Spanish first division. They will be lucky to play against an opponent that won’t benefit from the support of the fans. The match is played on an empty stadium, so the odds of 6/5 offered by 888 Sport on the visitors to win are justified. The hosts have struggled to win back-to-back games this season and would like to resume La Liga with a win. Betting on Athletic Bilbao to prevail will result in odds of 3/1 at the same bookmaker.
No Home Pitch Advantage for Real Madrid against Eibar
Real Madrid are two points behind Barcelona and hard-pressed to close the gap separating them from their leaders. With the Catalans likely to defeat Mallorca on Saturday, Real Madrid needs to do the same at home against Eibar. They won’t have the fans behind them, but against a weak traveling team such as the Basques, they should be able to win nonetheless. 888 Sport offers odds of 3/4 on the multiple Champions League winners to prevail and 10/1 on Eibar.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, June 11 at 7 am UK time.