After a 3-0 win at Mallorca on Monday night, Real Madrid have triggered bet365’s ‘League Winner Early Payout’ offer in their pursuit of a 35th La Liga crown.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men have opened up a 10-point lead at the top of the table, after extending their unbeaten league run to eight games with another comfortable victory.
Karim Benzema was in fine goalscoring form once again, bagging two second-half goals as well as setting up Vinicius Junior’s opener.
The French international tops the La Liga scoring charts and now has 22 league goals to his name for the season, while Benzema also has eight in the Champions League after his remarkable hat-trick against PSG as Real prepare for the quarter finals.
The offer, which applies to single and multiple bets placed up to and including Thursday 9th September 2021 on the To Win Outright market for selected leagues, is applied when a team takes a lead of 10 points or more (when all other teams have played the same number of games or have games in hand but cannot get within 10 points).
The 10-point gap has opened up just before the latest El Clasico clash at the weekend, as Real prepare to face Barcelona at the Bernabeu on Sunday evening.
Barca are currently third and 15 points behind the leaders as they look to avoid a sixth-straight defeat to their biggest rivals, who collected a 1-2 win in the reverse fixture at the Nou Camp back in October.
After 28 La Liga games, Real have only lost twice and have scored 59 goals so far – the highest Goals For tally in the league.
Ancelotti – who has managed in all of Europe’s top five leagues - has turned around the team’s fortunes since re-joining in June 2021.
Real finished second to Atletico last season and failed to win a trophy, with the Italian revitalising the side despite a lack of activity in the transfer market.
As part of bet365’s League Winner Early Payout offer, five leagues across Europe were settled early last season.
Prior to the Premier League on 17th February was La Liga on 31st January, when Atletico went 10 points clear – with a game in hand on Barcelona and Real Madrid, who were level on points – after a remarkable run of 15 wins from 16 games. They very nearly threw the title away, however. Trailing 1-0 to Osasuna with 10 minutes to play, their cross-city rivals were set to go a point clear going into the final game of the season, but late goals from Renan Lodi and Luis Suarez kept them on top as they went on to win an 11th Spanish title.
Norwich were then paid out as Championship winners on 17th March after a run of nine straight wins saw them go 10 points clear of Watford.
Serie A was next as Inter went 11 points clear with 10 consecutive wins on 7th April, before eventually winning the title by 12 points.
Finally, 20th April saw Bayern Munich go 10 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win before wrapping the title up a few weeks later with their 6-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach.