La Liga continues this weekend and, as always, we’ve got the best of the action covered.
Friday 11th January 2019
Rayo Vallecano v Celta Vigo
There have been eight recent meetings at this level and none have ended as a draw with six wins for Rayo and two for Celta. Rayo have won all the four home games with three of them Over 2.5 goals. Rayo had a good win at Valladolid last weekend so arrive in form whilst Celta play on Monday at Bilbao. Unless Celta have a big win in Bilbao then Rayo can be considered at 2.60 although the Lay The Draw trading option comes into play here.
Saturday 12th January 2019
Valencia v Real Valladolid
Three of the last four head to head have ended in draws and with Valencia’s record of draws this season, ten from eighteen, perhaps that should be the favourite with the bookies. Valladolid have struggled of late with one win in nine games, so everything points to a difficult game for them here. Nobody could recommend backing this Valencia side at 1.50 even though they should win so chance Both Teams To Score at 2.10 as that would have landed in three of those four head to head.
Girona v Alaves
Only two recent meetings at this level which both ended in away wins and both were Over 2.5 goals. Girona have drawn their last three at home which makes betting them a tall order especially as they have won just twice at home this season. Alaves have won six of their last eleven and four of nine away this season so are worth chancing here at 3.30 with a view to trading.
Sunday 13th January 2019
Atletico Madrid v Levante
The head to head in Madrid is certainly in favour of Atleti, winning the last nine with five of the last seven being Over 2.5 goals, four of those Over 3.5 goals. Levante have won just one in eight and this should be a stroll for the home side. If you must get involved, then Atletico to win and Over 2.5 goals at 1.91 might be the way to go.
Athletic Bilbao v Sevilla
The stats do not look good for Sevilla here as the last nine head to head have all ended in home wins, with the last five meetings in Bilbao ending 1-0, 3-1, 3-1, 1-0 and 3-1. What is in their favour, is that Bilbao, like Valencia, draw too many games. Sevilla still have title aspirations and really need to win these games but at 2.50 we can pass and I prefer a Lay of Bilbao giving us the draw on side.
Real Betis v Real Madrid
Madrid have won on four of their last six visits, three of those victories scoring five or more goals. Betis are far too negative this season, but it may take Madrid a while to break them down particularly if they are as poor as they were last week against Sociedad. Not a game I really want to get involved in but Both Teams To Score at 1.70 is a modicum of value.
Note: Odds are subject to change