Spanish giants to win but it won’t be enough



Koeman to finish with a win

Bet 1: Back Barcelona @ 3/4 – KO 17:00 BST

Barcelona might not have anything to play for and Lionel Messi might not be in the squad, but Barcelona will surely win at the already relegated Eibar today.

It’s been a disappointing campaign for Ronald Koeman and his Barca team, and even after they somehow dragged themselves back into the title race, they blew it with a 2-1 home defeat to Granada.

That being said, Eibar are bottom of La Liga and even a win won’t save them. They have lost five of their last nine at home, and Barca have won 11 of their last 13 away.

Real to keep Atletico honest

Bet 2: Back Real Madrid @ 4/9 – KO 17:00 BST

Real Madrid can still win the title if they win and Atletico Madrid fail to beat Valladolid. While I expect the latter to take the three points and finish as champions, I am confident of Real holding up their end of the bargain.

The visitors are Villarreal, and although the Yellow Submarine are in fine form, they have already qualified for Europe, and they have a big final coming up on Wednesday.

Zinedine Zidane’s hosts haven’t lost in the league since January, and they have won six of their last nine at home. With Unai Emery likely to make some changes, this should be a home win.

Tykes to pull it out of the fire

Bet 3: Back Barnsley to Qualify @ 9/4 – KO 18:30 BST

Swansea upset the odds and won the first leg 1-0 at Oakwell on Monday, but they are a very tempting 9/4 to make it to Wembley, and I am willing to give it a go.

Valรฉrien Ismaรซl’s side have lost all three matches against the Swans this season, but it was the Tykes who finished the regular campaign in the better form, and Steve Cooper’s men have been struggling at home.

They beat Derby on their last outing at the Liberty, but prior to that it was four defeats in six – winning just one.

This tie could end up going the distance – especially as away goals don’t count in the Play-offs. The 9/4 could look big if it heads to extra time.