Even at this stage of the La Liga season, Barcelona have effectively wrapped up the title, as they currently sit eleven points clear of the team in second place. What this means is that betting on the winners of the La Liga title has virtually ended, with Barca having odds of 1/150 to win it at most of the sports betting sites.
Instead people are now looking at the race to secure second place in the league, which is a straightforward battle between Atletico and Real Madrid; but which of these represents the best bet?
Atletico currently enjoy the points advantage, sitting two points clear of Real in second spot, but this doesn’t automatically make them the best bet to finish second. It should be borne in mind that Real have the kind of quality in their team – particularly in the form of Cristiano Ronaldo – that could easily see them eradicate those two points. Furthermore, failing to finish second would be a shocking humiliation for Real and their manager Jose Mourinho, which could well be the spur to make them overturn this deficit. It has been a disastrous league season for Real, but claiming second would at least limit the damage.
A key tip could be to wait and see how Real’s big Champions League tie with Borussia Dortmund plays out before betting, because if they fall out of this competition, it will surely focus their minds even more on second place in La Liga. It could be a good idea to research some of the odds on this one as well. Online betting has become a lot more easy in recent years thanks to the success of many online betting establishments, both bookmakers and casinos alike. The paths of these two have been crossing as well which is mainly thanks to the online casinos looking to tap into the target audience of the bookmakers’.
The main way in which they have done this is through football themed slots games such as Shoot – which is available at online casino sites will offer a football betting alternative. Shoot is named after the classic football magazine, from the era when Real dominated Europe, and it offers a maximum jackpot of $20,000. You also get scatter and wild symbols featuring some of the greatest players in history, such as Pele, Maradona and Gullit, making it a game for anyone with a love of football history, as well as betting.