Barca looking to close the gap

Updated: March 19, 2012

Barcelona looking to win their 4th consecutive La Liga title can trim Real Madrid’s lead at the top of La Liga to five points when they host Granada on Tuesday after the Real juggernaut took a skid in a 1-1 draw at home to Malaga, and 2BET2 brings you all the action.

Real, on 71 points to Barca’s 63 with 11 games left, face a tough trip on Wednesday to Villarreal, who are fighting to preserve their top-flight status after Sunday’s 1-0 reverse at Levante left them three points above the relegation places.

Barca are trailing Real mainly due to their patchy away form, although they went some way to correcting that with a 2-0 win at Sevilla on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s side have won 12 and drawn one of 13 home matches this season, scoring 53 goals and conceding just five.

On the road, by contrast, they have won seven, drawn five and lost two, managing only 24 goals for and letting in 14.

Villarreal are into their 3rd coach of the season and will be looking to provide some stability on Wednesday with some points against Madrid.

Third-placed Valencia take on bottom club Zaragoza on Wednesday with Spanish international Roberto Soldado keen to add to the hat-trick he managed in Sunday’s 3-0 victory in Bilbao.

Elsewhere, Osasuna take on Getafe in Tuesday’s other game, while fourth-placed Levante travel to Real Sociedad on Wednesday, when Sporting meet Mallorca and Europa League quarterfinalists Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao go head-to-head.

There are three games on Thursday, with Sevilla at Racing, Betis hosting Espanyol, and Malaga – fresh from that draw in Madrid – at home to Rayo Vallecano.


Osasuna v Getafe
Barcelona v Granada


Real Sociedad v Levante
Sporting Gijon v Mallorca
Valencia v Zaragoza
Atletico Madrid v Athletic Bilbao
Villarreal v Real Madrid


Racing v Sevilla
Betis v Espanyol
Malaga v Rayo Vallecano