Tips: Why Lionel Messi will net for Barcelona against Sociedad
El Tipstro is backing Lionel Messi to help fire Barcelona to victory against Real Sociedad this weekend
La Liga returns this weekend, and a revitalised and refreshed El Tipstro is backing Lionel Messi to score against Real Sociedad on Sunday.
The Tipster’s European cousin is backing Barça to win and do so in style, while tipping Roberto Soldado to score in what should be an exciting game full of goals between Real Madrid and Valencia.
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Athletic Bilbao v Real Betis Balompié
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Anzhi Makhachkala v Zenit St. Petersburg
Gil Vicente v Porto
Barcelona v Real Sociedad
Levante v Atletico Madrid
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Messi to score first for Barcelona against Sociedad -13/8
Messi scored a staggering 50 La Liga goals last season, but the Argentina star was unable to prevent bitter rivals Madrid winning the league crown. The 25-year-old has netted three goals against Sociedad at Camp Nou over the past two seasons. And El Tipstro’s opening bet for this edition is Messi to score first for Barcelona against Sociedad at solid odds of 13/8.
Barcelona to win and over 3.5 goals v Sociedad – 5/6
There have been 17 goals in the last five encounters between Barcelona and Real Sociedad. The Basque side have lost 2-1 and 5-0 in their last two trips to Camp Nou with Pep Guardiola in charge at the Catalan outfit. El Tipstro is backing Barça to ease to victory and score over 3.5 goals in their opening La Liga match at 5/6.
Over 3.5 goals in Real Madrid v Valencia – Evens
José Mourinho’s side have won two of their last three encounters against Sunday night’s opposition. In April 2011, Gonzalo Higuain’s hat-trick, a brace from Kaka and a Karim Benzema strike helped Madrid to a 6-3 win at the Mestalla, while another trip to Valencia seven months later, saw Madrid win 3-2. With those results in mind, El Tipstro feels over 3.5 goals is a good shout at Evens.
Soldado to score any time for Valencia v Real Madrid – 12/5
Soldado reaffirmed his commitment to Valencia amid interest from Tottenham on Thursday. The Spain striker scored 17 La Liga goals last season, and he’s netted three times against Madrid in the past three meetings. El Tipstro is backing the striker to continue his good record against Los Blancos, with Soldado 12/5 to score any time definitely worth a punt.
The long shot: Getafe to beat Sevilla – 4/1
Getafe take on Sevilla in the final game of the opening day in La Liga on Saturday. The visitors have a good record against Sevilla, winning five of their last six encounters – this includes a 3-1 away victory in November 2011. El Tipstro’s audacious long shot for this edition is Getafe to snatch a win against Sevilla at tempting odds of 4/1.
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