Winner of Match Will Take Home La Liga Title

Published on May 15th, 2014 4:00 pm EST
The fate of La Liga boils down to one game this weekend - Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona is currently three points behind Atletico Madrid in the standings, but a Barcelona win at home this weekend would clinch them the league title. An Atletico Madrid draw or win, on the other hand, would give them the title.

Barcelona will be receiving a boost this weekend as Neymar is expected to return to the line-up. Neymar suffered a foot injury in a recent loss to Real Madrid and is hoping to be able to return this weekend against Atletico Madrid. Barcelona is certainly hopeful that Neymar returns to the line-up, as it would give them a much-needed boost against the strong side from Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona is the current favourite to win this weekend:

Barcelona, 1.83
Draw, 3.60
Atletico Madrid, 4.20

So, a successful €100 wager on Barcelona would yield a total profit of €83, while a successful €100 bet on Atletico Madrid would generate a total profit of €320.

As mentioned - all Atletico Madrid has to do to win the league title is escape with a draw, so if they happen to get up early, you can expect them to employ a very defensive strategy. They don't need the win - they just need the draw. Barcelona, on the other hand, must win.


Barcelona has won two of the last three La Liga battles between the two clubs, with the most recent result (January 11th, 2014) ending in a draw.

Neither team has won in their last two games - Barcelona has played to two draws (Elche, Getafe), while Atletico has gone 0-1-1 (loss to Levante, draw against Malaga).

The action at the top of La Liga has cofounded experts so far this year - just when it seems as though a team is set to make a breakthrough, they get pulled back into the pack. What will happen on Saturday at Camp Nou? I can't wait to see.

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