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Barca Blaugranes' Betting Tips: Jornada 33

In a new weekly series, I will be giving three tips, plus a Barça related tip, for the upcoming weekend of Spanish football.

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

Tip One: Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad (Draw)

Both teams enter this game with just two wins from their last six games and both could really do with a result. Celta Vigo are beginning to be drawn ever closer to the relegation zone while Sociedad will want to keep their slim chances of Champions League football alive. With much still to play for, I can see both teams cancelling each other out which is why I'm going for a draw.

Tip Two: Villarreal vs Levante (Under 1.5 Goals)

The last time Villarreal scored more then two goals in a game was back in February and the last time Levante accomplished this feat it was January. Both teams are also heading into a period where they have nothing to play for. Villarreal have done tremendously since their return to the top flight but sit ten points behind Bilbao in fourth, meaning any chance of a return to the Champions League is very slim. While Levante are sat comfortably in ninth, not in any real danger of the relegation and not in with a shout for a place in Europe. To put this also in context, I can't see either teams going for it and predict a tight affair with little goals.

Tip Three: Real Madrid vs Almeria (Isco to score & win)

Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of action for the weekend and Carlo Ancelotti will be desperate not to drop anymore points in this La Liga race.. The Portuguese winger missed the midweek trip to Dortmund and Real will want him to be fully fit going into the end of the season. All of this means young Isco will likely start on the left wing, if he does I can see him trying to get his name of the scoresheet and show he is deserving of a place in the starting XI.

Barcelona bet of the Week: Granada vs Barcelona (Lionel Messi to score a brace)

Lionel Messi was at the forefront of many of the criticism of Barcelona's Champions League exit, so will be eager to remind the everyone just how good he is really is. He has an impressive scoring record in the league too, ten goals in his last five games. I wouldn't be surprised to see him find the back of the net twice against 15th placed Granada.