La Liga goal time betting guide: Jude Bellingham

Despite a recent injury setback, Jude Bellingham remains the top goalscorer in La Liga with 16 so far in his debut season in Spain. The Englishman made an immediate impression with some key late goals for his new club and our La Liga goal time betting guide looks at whether that trend has continued over the course of the season.

Bellingham will make his return from injury in March and even if he doesn’t recover in time for this weekend’s trip to Valencia, upcoming games against Celta Vigo and Osasuna serve up an opportunity for the 20 year old to cement his status as favourite to win the Pichichi Trophy, awarded to the top scorer in the Spanish top flight.

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Jude Bellingham's earliest goal of the season was in the ninth minute against Osasuna – Photo by Icon Sport

La Liga goal time betting guide: Jude Bellingham

1-15’ – One goal

Real Madrid have often made relatively slow starts to games this season, tending to exert their dominance after the break, as has often been their way in the past. Bellingham has only scored one goal in the opening 15 minutes and that was a left footed strike to break the deadlock in the ninth minute against Osasuna on matchday nine.

Bellingham went on to score again in that game, a match that Los Blancos won 4-0, one of four braces he has scored in La Liga so far.

16-30’ – Two goals

There have been two strikes from the Englishman in between the 16th and 30th minutes in La Liga. He levelled things up at Almeria way back on matchday two after Los Blancos had fallen behind early and Bellingham scored again after the break to help complete a comeback win.

He also headed home the opening goal in a 4-1 home win over Villarreal in December. That was one of four headed goals that Bellingham has scored for Real Madrid in all competitions so far.

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Bellingham celebrates his first Real Madrid goal in August – Photo by Icon Sport

31-HT – Two goals

Only 31% of Jude’s goals have come in the First Half of La Liga matches with a couple coming in the final fifteen minutes before the interval. 

That includes his very first Real Madrid goal which was a right footed strike on debut against Athletic Club at San Mames on the opening day of the season in August. He was also on target in the 36th minute in the recent top of the table showdown with Girona.

46-60’ – Five goals

Bellingham’s favourite time to score has been in the fifteen minutes immediately following the break with the Englishman frequently coming alive in the opening stages of the Second Half. All five of his goals in this segment have come in between the 53rd and 60th minutes.

La Liga defences have struggled to keep tabs on his movement into advanced positions with Carlo Ancelotti giving him real license to roam from an attacking midfield role. Bellingham has even taken over penalty duties of late, further increasing his goal threat and he recently converted from twelve yards with a somewhat unconvincing penalty against Almeria in the 57th minute.

61-75’ – Three goals

There have been three more goals from Jude between the 61th and 75th minutes, including perhaps the most memorable and arguably most significant goal he has scored so far for Real Madrid.

That came in El Clasico at the Estadi Olimpic back in October. Barcelona were leading the game 1-0 at the time and largely in control, before Bellingham unleashed a long-range pile driver to silence the Catalan crowd and level the game.

It proved the turning point in the match and maybe even the title race with Real Madrid moving well clear of their rivals since then and looking on course for a 36th Spanish league title.

La Liga goal time betting guide
Bellingham celebrates his late Clasico winner – Photo by Icon Sport

76-FT – Three goals

The winning goal in El Clasico was also scored by Bellingham, although this one was a more rudimentary close range finish, more typical of the kinds of goals he has been scoring for his new club.

That came in the 92nd minute to seal a 2-1 win over Barcelona, but it’s not the latest goal that Bellingham has scored this season. He scored a 94th minute winner against Union Berlin in the Champions League group stage and was also on target in the 95th minute in La Liga against Getafe earlier in the campaign, another decisive winning goal.

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Mark Sochon

Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.