La Liga Round 9 Preview: Barcelona And Sevilla Meet In Top Of The Table Clash

La Liga Round 9 Preview: Barcelona And Sevilla Meet In Top Of The Table Clash

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid look to continue good form away to Villarreal and Celta Vigo host Alaves

The ninth round of action in Spain’s La Liga promises to be a cracker, with current league leaders Sevilla travelling to Camp Nou to lock horns with defending league champions Barcelona. In addition, Atletico Madrid will be hoping to extend their unbeaten streak away to Villarreal, while in-form Alaves head to Celta Vigo.

Getting the ball rolling

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First up, the Friday night game this week sees Celta Vigo host Alaves. The visitors could go top – temporarily at least – with a win, and will come into this game full of confidence after beating European champions Real Madrid in their last outing.

Celta however have won three of their last four home games against Alaves and are in desperate need of three points to arrest what has become a worrying slide. Their start striker Iago Aspas had score five goals in his last eight games and is at 2.40 to get on the score sheet here.

And Celta are the clear favourites to take all three points in this one. You can back the home side to pick up the win at just 1.90, with Alaves out at 4.00 to go top of the table – a draw comes in just under at 3.60, according to Oddsshark.

A 2-1 win for the home side comes in at 8.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$42.50 pay out. Meanwhile, you could quadruple any investment by backing a combo bet of a Celta Vigo victory and both teams to score at 4.00.

Atletico Madrid to stay in title challenge at Villarreal

On Saturday afternoon, Atletico will look to continue their recent upturn in fortunes when they travel to take on Villarreal. After a slow start to the season, the club from the capital has won four of their last five outings and sit third in the standings, just a point off Sevilla at the top of the table.

Villarreal, by way of comparison, have made a disappointing start to the new campaign and are in the bottom half of the league with just two wins to their name. The Yellow Submarine can however take heart from the fact that they have won two of the last three meetings between these two teams, and have not lost to Atletico since April 2015 – three and a half years ago.

Nevertheless, it is Atletico who come in as the favourites to make it five wins from six. You can more than double your money by backing the visitors at 2.25, with Villarreal out at 3.50 to triumph – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.10.

A narrow, 1-0 win for Atletico comes in at 6.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$30 pay out. Again, you can use combo betting to boost any potential earnings, and you could more than triple your money by backing an Atletico win and a “No” to both teams scoring at a price of 3.25.

Sevilla to capitalise on poor Barça form

And finally, Sevilla will look to continue the form which has sent them to the top of the league when they travel to Barcelona. The Catalan giants have won just one of their last five outings across all competitions and have dropped down to second in the table.

Sevilla, in stark contrast, have won five of their last six and are playing some scintillating football. They can come into this match at Camp Nou absolutely brimming with confidence and could even snatch all three points.

Nevertheless, it is Barcelona who come into the match as the red-hot favourites to return to winning ways. You can back the home side to take all three points at just 1.30, while Sevilla are out at 7.50 to make it six wins from seven – a draw is priced in the middle at 6.50.

And given the form of both sides at present, we believe this could well end honours even. A 1-1 draw is priced competitively at 15.00, thereby offering more than a ten-fold return on any investment, while you could almost quadruple your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at 3.75.

La Liga round 9 fixtures:

Friday, 19 October

(1.90) Celta Vigo x Alaves (4.00); draw (3.60)

Saturday, 20 October

(1.12) Real Madrid x Levante (21.00); draw (8.50)

(1.50) Valencia x Leganes (7.50); draw (4.00)

(3.50) Villarreal x Atletico Madrid (2.25); draw (3.10)

(1.30) Barcelona x Sevilla (7.50); draw (6.50)

Sunday, 21 October

(2.90) Rayo Vallecano x Getafe (2.50); draw (3.30)

(2.70) Eibar x Athletic Bilbao (2.75); draw (3.20)

(3.50) Huesca x Espanyol (2.15); draw (3.30)

(1.61) Real Betis x Valladolid (6.00); draw (3.80)

Monday, 22 October

(1.72) Real Sociedad x Girona (5.00); draw (3.75)