Sunday’s La Liga previews: 2012/13 – round 32

18 Apr


Getafe v Espanyol

I’m a little nonplussed with regards to betting on this eighth vs eleventh clash, but as Getafe are missing defender Alexis, top scorer Colunga and wideman Pedro Leon – all of whom could be termed as key players – I’m inclined to recommend a small bet on Espanyol draw no bet at 6/4.

However, I should I point out that Geta have a decent home record and can still qualify for the Europa League. The choice, indeed, is yours.


Deportivo La Coruna v Athletic Bilbao

I may have got all of my picks wrong last Sunday, but on Saturday I got Depor to win at Levante correct – at a nice 3.6 price.

So, that’s four wins in a row for Deportivo – and, as stated last week, I’m very confident that they’ll escape the drop. Anyway, Athletic are in poor form, won’t qualify for the Europa League and look to be clear of relegation worries.

Therefore, given home advantage, momentum and needs must, I’m going for a Deportivo win.

Recommendation: Deportivo (2.25)

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Osasuna v Real Sociedad

Ok, Malaga deserved to beat Osasuna last weekend, but deserved counts for nothing when there’s money at stake – I just wanted to win my Osasuna + 0.5 bet and came very, very close to doing so.

Anyway, Osasuna – only four points clear of the relegation places – have lost their last three home games, while La Real have not lost a game since 4-3 defeat against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in January.

Therefore, besides guessing that Osa will suddenly reverse their home form and take the three points that they need to further survival chances, I can’t see any other attractively priced betting option but to back fourth placed Real Sociedad in a draw no bet scenario.

Recommendation: Real Sociedad – draw no bet (1.8)


Sevilla v Atletico Madrid

Well, after more home games going under 2.5 goals than I can remember with any Spanish team, Diego Simeone’s Los Colchoneros put five past Granada at the Vicente Calderon – thus ruining my under 2.5 goals bet!

Last Friday evening, Sevilla, of course, went 3-0 up against eternal rivals Real Betis, but later saw key midfielder Gary Medel sent off (what a surprise), eventually drawing 3-3.

In conclusion with regards to today’s game, both teams are very, very good on home soil so we should give the edge to Sevilla.

However, Sevilla’s Medel and Fazio (defender) are unavailable, while Arda misses out for Atleti. Instead, both teams to score – a winner in five of the last six Sevilla home games and three of the last four head to head matches between these two – seems like a better bet.

Recommendation: Both teams to score (1.8)


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