Meanwhile, Espanyol and Barcelona lock horns sin local derby while Real Madrid are at Huesca
The 15th round of fixtures sin Spain’s La Liga could well prove pivotal to Sevilla’s title chances, with the former league leaders (now down in second) set to travel to Valencia this coming Saturday afternoon (8 December). On the same day, Barcelona are away to Espanyol in a fierce local derby, while on the Sunday Real Madrid look to continue their recent recovery away to Huesca.
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First up, Sevilla head to Valencia looking to regain top spot – temporarily, at least. Valencia are having a torrid time of it this season and find themselves languishing in 14th place having won just three league games this term – Sevilla could sense that they are there for the taking on Saturday afternoon.
For Sevilla, in stark contrast to their next opponents, are flying right now. They sit second in the table, just a point behind defending champions and current table toppers Barcelona, and as they play first this weekend could move above them with a win.
Nevertheless, despite their poor form this campaign, it is Valencia who come into this match as the favourites to pick up a much needed win. You can more than double your money by backing the home side to take all three points at 2.25, while Sevilla are out at 3.20 to do the same – a draw comes in slightly higher still at 3.25, according to Oddsshark.
However, given their excellent recent form, we are expecting Sevilla to snatch victory. A narrow, 1-0 win for the visitors is priced competitively at 11.00, thereby offering more than a ten-fold return on any investment, while you can more than double your money by backing a “No” to both teams scoring, which comes in at 2.10.
Espanyol out to stop local rivals Barcelona
Later on the same day, Espanyol host neighbours Barcelona looking to claim local bragging rights. Despite sitting seventh in the table, Espanyol have lost their last three league outings on the bounce and will be desperate to return to winning ways.
Barcelona, by way of comparison, sit top of the pile and have lost just one of their last six. Having stuttered earlier on in the campaign they now look to be finding top gear and that can only be bad news for an Espanyol side struggling for both form and confidence.
It is therefore of little surprise to see that it is Barcelona who come into this contest as the red hot favourites to wrap up the win. You can back the champions to take all three points at just 1.50 while Espanyol, despite home advantage, are out at 6.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.33.
And we are expecting Barcelona to edge a close encounter. A 2-1 win for the away side is priced at 8.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$40 pay out, while you could almost triple your money by backing a combo bet of a Barcelona win and both teams to score at 2.87.
Real should brush Huesca aside
And finally, Real Madrid travel to Huesca on Sunday afternoon looking for a convincing win that could potentially take them as high as third in the standings. Huesca sit rock bottom and have just one win and seven points to their name – they cannot be relishing the prospect of welcoming the European champions.
Real are of course having a tougher time on the domestic front than usual and find themselves down in fifth place, although they have won their last two matches across all competitions. A win this weekend could potentially move them above city rivals Atletico.
And it is not a shock to see Real as the overwhelming favourites to take all three points here. You can back Los Blancos to win at just 1.33, with Huesca out at 9.00 to pull off a shock – a draw is priced in the middle at 5.00.
A comprehensive, 3-0 win for Real is priced at 9.00. You could also double your money by backing a “No” to both teams scoring, which comes in at 2.00.
La Liga round 15 fixtures:
Friday, 7 December
(2.60) Leganes x Getafe (3.00); draw (3.00)
Saturday, 8 December
(1.40) Atletico Madrid x Alaves (9.50); draw (4.00)
(2.25) Valencia x Sevilla (3.20); draw (3.25)
(1.80) Villarreal x Celta Vigo (4.20); draw (3.75)
(6.00) Espanyol x Barcelona (1.50); draw (4.33)
Sunday, 9 December
(1.95) Eibar x Levante (3.75); draw (3.50)
(9.00) Huesca x Real Madrid (1.33); draw (5.00)
(1.61) Real Sociedad x Valladolid (6.50); draw (3.50)
(1.53) Real Betis x Rayo Vallecano (5.75); draw (4.20)
Monday, 10 December
(2.15) Athletic Bilbao x Girona (3.50); draw (3.20)Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.