The Winners of the 2021 La Liga will be Decided on SaturdayPublished May 22, 2021 by Florin P
Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid play decisive matches on Sunday that will determine the winners of La Liga at the end of a contested championship.
The final matches of the La Liga are scheduled for Saturday afternoon and there are only two teams left in the race for the trophy. Atletico Madridand Real Madrid have secured the necessary points to stay in the race and they now play the decisive game. Barcelona will have to settle for the third-place after squandering multiple opportunities in the previous round against Celta Vigo
Atletico Madrid have their Fate in their Hands
Atletico Madrid staged an incredible comeback in the previous match after conceding a second half goal from the team from Pamplona. They can’t afford any mistakes on Saturday against Valladolid, a team that tries to avoid relegation. A draw will help nobody, so both will be pushing for victory and this could result in a high scoring match. Atletico Madrid are justly favorites to prevail, with bet365 Sports offering odds of 7/20, while the hosts are priced at 13/2. Unlike the leaders who have their fate in their own hands, Valladolid will still need Huesca and Elche not to win.
Real Madrid and Villarreal Chase Long-Shot Goals
Real Madrid did everything in their power to stay relevant in the race for the Spanish trophy. They are well-positioned to take advantage of any mistake committed by their city rivals. Unfortunately for them, they play against a team that is just as motivated to pick up three points. Villarreal will play the Europa League final one week from now, but for the time being, they try to secure another place in the event. Real Madrid get odds of 9/20 at bet365 Sports, whereas the visitors will pay 11/2 if they win. Both teams are at full strength and they won’t hold back, with plenty of yellow cards expected.
3rd Place is Barcelona’s Consolation prize
Barcelona sank into near irrelevance after being eliminated from the Champions League and losing any chance of winning the domestic trophy. The best they can do now is claiming third-place, which should be within their reach as they play against Eibar. Home pitch advantage will mean nothing for a team that is already eliminated and plays without any fans in the stands. Under these circumstances, odds of 2/5 on Barcelona are fully justified, while 888 Sport prices a home win at 5/1
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Wednesday, May 19 at 6 A.M. UK time.