Barcelona v Las Palmas Betting: Ninth straight win awaits for Messi et al.

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Defying the early season doubters with their accomplished form, Al Hain-Cole expects the the Blaugrana to ease past Ayesteran's team

Barcelona will be hoping to maintain their 100 per cent record in La Liga when they welcome Las Palmas to the Camp Nou on Sunday.

The Blaugrana have won all six of their opening six matches in the league, and are overwhelming 1/14 (1.07) favourites with Genting to make it seven in a row here.

Having taken over from Manolo Marquez follow his shock resignation in midweek, new boss Pako Ayesteran is available at 28/1 (29.00) to get off to a dream start by masterminding a first win in 13 matches against this opposition.

Gerard Pique Barcelona

None of the hosts' last 24 league matches have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 11/1 (12.00) on Barca being forced to settle for a single point in this one.

Already four points clear at the top of the table and seven ahead of a floundering Real Madrid, it is easy to forget that Ernesto Valverde's team began the campaign under a bit of a cloud.

Having lost Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in controversial circumstances and failed to secure the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, a 5-1 aggregate defeat in the Supercopa did little to suggest they were ready to wrestle the title back from their main rivals.

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However, those fears have been significantly alleviated by eight wins from the opening eight matches in all competitions, with 11 goals from Lionel Messi helping to ensure Neymar's absence has not been too keenly felt.

With clean sheets in six of those eight fixtures, Valverde's men are also looking strong in the defensive department - making the Camp Nou an all the more daunting destination for La UD.

After losing five of their last six away matches in the league without scoring a goal, even odds (2.00) are not to be missed on Las Palmas suffering the same fate once again when they take on a high-flying Barcelona.

Barcelona to win to nil for a 2pt stake at evens (2.00) with Genting
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