Euro Soccer Top Leagues – La Liga Matchday 20 Picks

Joe Berra

With all the major European soccer leagues returning to the field this weekend, I can’t wait to share my La Liga Matchday 20 picks with you. I have been researching heavily in order to provide you with the best bets I can this week!

We have to go back to before Christmas Day since my last Euro soccer picks article as Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga have been on break. Cup matches have also been on the schedule for leagues such as Serie A and La Liga, as well as the standard league games. 

However, the winter break is over now and we have a jam-packed schedule for us soccer bettors to sink our teeth into this weekend. Are you ready for La Liga Matchday 20 picks? Let’s get things started!

Euro Soccer Top Leagues – Recap 

Premier League 

One of Europe’s major leagues, if not the pinnacle of Euro soccer, is the English Premier League. Fixtures from the English top-flight have been non-stop over the festive period so there has been plenty of drama to get into. 

I selected Liverpool vs Arsenal (1-1) to have over three goals in my last picks article. Unfortunately, that selection didn’t land. Head on over to our Premier League Matchweek 21 Predictions to find out the best selections this weekend!

Arsenal have been on a poor run of late and have just one league win over their last five, losing three in the process. They are just about still inside the top-four, but north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur are just one point behind. Liverpool continue to impress at the summit. 

Ligue 1

After just under a month off, Ligue 1 is back this weekend. There weren’t any games from France on the schedule in my last Euro picks piece so let’s see if any feature this weekend with a full set of fixtures back on the cards. 

Paris Saint-Germain are the team to beat at the moment and head coach Luis Enrique really got things going prior to the break. They are currently on a ten-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1. Nice will be looking to get back on track after a slight dip in form before Christmas. 

Toulouse and Lorient are two of the most out of form teams in the division over the last ten games, picking up just five and six points respectively. They currently sit inside the bottom-three and will need a big second half of the season. 

La Liga 

Spain has continued to play matches throughout the majority of the Christmas and New Year period. One match from the Spanish top-flight made it in my last picks article as I had over 2.5 goals in the Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla game (1-0). Sadly, that game went against recent trends. 

Real Madrid and surprise contenders Girona are battling it out atop the La Liga standings at the moment on 48 points a piece. The latter have been the feel-good story of the La Liga campaign thus far. Could they do the unthinkable and win the title? 

It has been an abysmal season for basement-dwellers Almeria thus far and they are still yet to pick up a single win. It will take some turnaround for them to escape the drop this term. The rest of the bottom half is looking tight, but Granada and Cadiz are the teams that currently finish off the bottom-three. Be sure to check out my feature La Liga Matchday 20 picks below!


The Bundesliga has also been on winter break over the past month and we can’t wait for the goal-friendly league to return. The bookmakers are continuing to set the totals lines very high, though, so perhaps Unders could be the way forward. 

Bayer Leverkusen have seriously impressed so far and remain undefeated after 16 matches. They look good to end Bayern Munich’s 11-year streak of successive titles, but there is still a long way to go yet. 

Darmstadt, Köln and Mainz continue to struggle near the bottom of the table. All three have accumulated just ten points this season. Union Berlin will be hoping that new head coach Nenad Bjelica can continue in their improved form prior to the break. 

Serie A 

Italy usually undertakes a winter break, but Serie A decided to continue playing over the past month. Serie A Matchday 17 picks were the key theme in the most recent article. I managed to correctly select high-flying Bologna to defeat Atalanta (1-0). 

However, my Roma vs Napoli (2-0) and Verona vs Cagliari (2-0) picks didn’t come in. I had both games to have over 2.5 goals so I was just one goal off in each. 

It’s Inter and Juventus who continue to lead the way atop the Serie A standings as their impressive runs haven’t shown many signs of slowing down over the festive period. The Nerazzurri have a two-point lead over the Old Lady so we are set for a scintillating title race as things stand. 

Euro Soccer Top Leagues – La Liga Matchday 20 Picks

The recap seems increasingly important this week due to the break over the past few weeks. However, I hope that you are now fully up to date with what’s been happening across the top Euro soccer leagues. 

This weekend, I have targeted La Liga Matchday 20 picks. I have made just two selections from the Spanish top-flight, but I am feeling good about them and they have been backed up by the research. 

Alternative Euro soccer league picks are coming too, so make sure that you continue reading to find out my further three bets from the rest of the top leagues. It’s time to get into my La Liga Matchday 20 picks!

La Liga Matchday 20 Picks – Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad Prediction 

La Liga Matchday 20 picks kick off with an intriguing clash between two strong sides in Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad. Here are the latest money line prices for the encounter: 

  • Athletic Bilbao (+101)
  • Draw (+246)
  • Real Sociedad (+282)

Hosts Bilbao are having an incredible campaign and currently occupy fourth-place. They are in strong form as well and are on a 12-match unbeaten streak across all competitions. Filtering it down to just home form, they are unbeaten in nine and have kept three successive clean sheets at Estadio San Mames. 

However, visitors Real Sociedad have been very tough to beat and have suffered just three La Liga defeats this term. They have been strong away from home too, losing just one of their last 13 in all competitions. Having kept five successive clean sheets on the road, we are set for a close game here. 

Bilbao’s impressive home form makes it hard to not back them. However, I am liking the value in the draw (+246), especially considering how good Sociedad have been on their travels. 

Best Bet: Draw (+246)

La Liga Matchday 20 Picks – Real Betis vs Granada Prediction

An out-of-form Real Betis face off against a Granada side who sit down in the bottom-three at Estadio Benito Villamarin on Saturday. Below you can find the most recent money line odds for the second of my La Liga Matchday 20 picks: 

  • Real Betis (-164)
  • Draw (+320)
  • Granada (+440)

Despite sitting inside of the top-half, hosts Betis are without a win across any of their last six across all competitions, including four in league play. They have failed to find the victory across any of their last three successive home matches as well. Nevertheless, Betis will see this as a great opportunity to get back on track here. 

That’s because Granada, on the whole, have been pretty terrible throughout their La Liga campaign thus far. Although, they did manage to end their 15-game winless streak in the league last time out with a 2-0 home win over fellow strugglers Cadiz. Still, Nazaríes have the joint-worst road record across the division this term, picking up a single point from nine matches. 

Betis are more than likely to win this match, but odds of -164 don’t look the most appealing. However, I have found a pick I like from the goals market. 


Alternative Euro Soccer Top League Picks 

La Liga Matchday 20 picks have now been finalized. Hopefully, they can help provide me with some nice profits this week. However, I have also made another three picks from the rest of the top Euro divisions. 

Those selections start with two bets from Serie A, followed by a final Ligue 1 pick as the French top-flight returns to action this weekend. 

It feels great to have a packed out schedule on display again this week. That means I have had plenty of fixtures to analyze, and so the hope is that I have found the best value bets, especially with my La Liga Matchday 20 picks. Let’s delve into my alternative selections. 

Serie A Matchday 20 Picks – Lazio vs Lecce Prediction 

The first of my alternative Euro soccer picks comes from Serie A as Lazio take on Lecce from Stadio Olimpico. Here you can find the current money line odds for the match: 

  • Lazio (-152)
  • Draw (+275)
  • Lecce (+460)

After a slow start to the season, Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio have gotten back on track of late and have won their last four successive games across all competitions, including three straight in the league. That leaves them in seventh-place, only three points off the top-four. 

As for Lecce, their strong opening to the campaign didn’t last, and they now have just one league triumph across their last 14. They have struggled for goals of late too, hitting the back of the net a total of four times over their last five outings. 


Serie A Matchday 20 Picks – Monza vs Inter Prediction 

Serie A continues to feature in my selections this week and this time we head to Brianteo as Monza play host to league leaders Inter. Take a look at the current money line prices for the game below: 

  • Monza (+540)
  • Draw (+340)
  • Inter (-196)

It will come as little surprise that away side Inter are heavy favorites to win this one. They have the joint-best away record in the division thus far, picking up 23 points from nine games. They are unbeaten over their last 13 matches in Serie A as well. 

Raffaele Palladino’s Monza continue to perform to a good standard in mid-table, but have just two wins from their last eight in the league. However, they managed to defeat newly-promoted Frosinone 3-2 away from home last time out. 

Odds for Inter to win are too short and so I have made a selection from the goals market. Make sure that you sign-in to Sports Hub to find out what I have gone for!


Ligue 1 Matchday 18 Picks – Brest vs Montpellier Prediction

This week’s picks will conclude with one selection from Ligue 1 as Brest welcome Montpellier to Stade Francis-Le Ble. You can find the latest money line odds for the match here: 

  • Brest (-116)
  • Draw (+270)
  • Montpellier (+310)

The hosts are having a stellar season at the midway point and currently sit in fourth-place, by a three-point margin too! They have had one of the stronger defenses in Ligue 1 this term, conceding just 15 goals (fourth least in the division). Prior to the winter break, Brest had won five of their last six in the league so will look to carry that run of form on here. 

2012 champions Montpellier aren’t having the best of seasons down in 12th-place, but they have lost just one of their last five in the league. However, victories have been hard to come by and they have picked up just one over their past eight matches. 


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Joe takes care of the bits and pieces that sometimes slip through the cracks of the sports world. Efficiency and consistency is what makes different. JB helps keep Sports Hub’s content fresh and exciting, managing its many authors. From the New York area, Joe knew he had a knack for sports betting when his uncle was always asking him which side he was on as a young boy. His meticulous approach to the numbers formed his career path as a professional handicapper. Joe is sometimes called Jimmy Bagpipes, JB or Mr. B.