Sunday’s La Liga previews – round 29

20 Mar


Valladolid v Osasuna

Without doubt this is the least interesting fixture I’ve clapped eyes on in round 29! Valladolid should be favoured to win due to home advantage, but it must be said that Djukic’s boys have struggled in the Jose Zorilla recently- without a win in their last three games -and Osasuna netted in each of their last four road games.

With Valladolid scoring in three of their last four home fixtures, perhaps both teams to score is a good bet at 1.9 – and I’ll make that my pick for this game – but I don’t want to bet on it personally.


Mallorca v Deportivo La Coruna

I expect Mallorca to win this match given home advantage and their newly found knack of scoring in each game, but upon looking at the stats it seems like both team to score is the bet to take.

Why? Well, Mallorca’s last five home games have seen both teams’ score, while four out of Deportivo’s last five road games have seen the same. Notably, the only time Deportivo didn’t score was at Camp Nou a couple of weeks ago – and we can forgive them for that.

Recommendation: Both teams to score (1.87)


Espanyol v Real Sociedad

Aguirre’s Espanyol are a half decent home team – winning six, drawing four and losing four at the El Prat – while Real Sociedad are in tremendous form, ending Atletico Madrid’s 100% record at the Vicente Calderon a few weeks ago.

Each side won last weekend – Espanyol away to Malaga, Real Sociedad at home to Valladolid – and with both teams having found the net in six out of La Real’s last eight away games, I expect it to be seven out of nine this Sunday.

Of course, we still need Espanyol to score in order to win the bet, but they’ve found the net in seven out their last eight home games and there’s no reason why this trend shouldn’t continue.

Lastly, on current form, Montanier’s men are certainly capable of winning in Barcelona today, but they haven’t beaten Espanyol in over ten years and I prefer the both to score bet.

Recommendation: Both teams to score (1.78)


Atletico Madrid v Valencia

Indeed, an appetising clash on paper and one I look forward to viewing. However, when it comes to choosing a bet this isn’t easy. On paper, at least, I’d expect a home win and under 2.5 goals, but Valencia handled Atleti and their one dimensional style very well when the teams last met at the Mestalla – resulting in a 2-0 win for Los Che – and I opt to bet in-play instead.


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