Our resident betting expert on the continent is also tipping Barcelona to beat Getafe by three goals at Camp Nou, although he does expect the visitors to net.
Also in this edition, read why Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid should beat Rayo Vallecano, and why their derby rivals Real Madrid could be held to a draw by Sevilla.
The Argentina international may have been thwarted by Uruguay’s defence in his last outing, but the four-times Ballon d’Or winner has scored 13 goals in his last eight La Liga games. Furthermore, the 25-year-old has an impressive seven in his last three domestic games at Camp Nou. Messi has also scored three goals against Getafe in his last two appearances. So El Tipstro’s opening bet is Messi to score twice on Sunday night at 8/11.
Barcelona were 5-1 winners against Osasuna in their last La Liga outing at Camp Nou. Despite being held to 1-1 draws in their last two games, El Tipstro expects the Catalan side to get back to winnings ways at home on Sunday night. Barcelona were 4-0 winners against Getafe in this fixture last season – they also won 4-1 in the return trip. So, our betting expert on the continent is backing Barça to win by three goals at 7/2.
Barcelona may be storming ahead in La Liga, but Tito Vilanova’s side are still conceding goals. In fact, both sides have scored in eight of their last nine league games – Barcelona are giving Manchester United a run for their money! In addition, Getafe have scored a goal in two of their last three visits to the Camp Nou. El Tipstro reckons both sides to score is worth a punt at Evens.
Atlético Madrid made amends for their loss to Athletic Bilbao with a narrow 1-0 victory over Real Betis last weekend. Diego Simeone’s men have won their last four matches against Rayo Vallecano, while the Madrid side have the prolific Radamel Falcao back from an injury lay-off. For that reason, El TIpstro believes Atlético to win at Vallecano is a great shout at 11/10.
There’s no hiding the fact that Real Madrid have struggled for any consistency this season. After appearing to turn a corner at the start of 2013, Madrid lost to relegation candidates Granada thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s own-goal. Sevilla have won three of their last four games – and they beat Madrid in their last meeting. So El Tipstro’s long shot for this edition is Madrid and Sevilla to draw at 4/1.
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