Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid need victory away to Athletic Bilbao, while in-form Getafe travel to Valencia
There is still plenty to play for in Spain’s La Liga with the battle for the title and a place in the top four still yet to be decided. This coming Saturday (16 March) Alaves travel to Huesca looking to cut the gap to the top four, while Atletico Madrid head to Athletic Bilbao looking to make up ground on champions Barcelona. On the Sunday afternoon, in-form Getafe head to Valencia.
First things first
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First up, the clash between Huesca and Alaves on Saturday afternoon. Huesca sit bottom of the table but have managed to take four points from their last three league outings and now sit just four points from safety – nevertheless, they are the favourites to be relegated at just 1.16, according to Oddsshark.
Alaves, meanwhile, are unbeaten in their last five matches and sit in fifth place in the table, four points behind Getafe in fourth. Despite that position, they are all the way out at 29.00 to finish the season in the top four.
And while the betting is close, it is Huesca who come in as the favourites to win this one. You can more than double your money by backing the home side to win at 2.45, while Alaves are out at 3.00 to do the same – a draw would appear to be the least likely outcome and is priced accordingly at 3.20.
But we believe Alaves’ excellent recent form will hold them in good stead here. A narrow, 2-1 win for the visitors sis 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 over 2.5 goals in the game at 2.30.
Atletico need all three points in Bilbao
On the same day, Atletico Madrid head to Athletic Bilbao needing the victory if they are to have any chance of catching Barcelona in the title race. Athletic however are unbeaten in their last nine home games and this will be no walkover.
Atletico, by way of comparison, have won their last four league games in a row and sit second in the table, seven points behind Barça. They are now out at 21.00 to win their first La Liga crown in half a decade.
Again, the betting is close, but it is Atletico who come in as the favourites to take all three points. You can more than double your money by backing the visitors to make it five wins on the bounce at 2.20 while Athletic, despite home advantage, are out at 3.90 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.00.
And we believe that Atletico’s technical quality should see them through this game. A comfortable, 2-0 win for thee away side is priced at 9.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$45 pay out, while you can more than triple your money by backing a combo bet of an Atletico win, coupled with a “No” to both teams scoring, at 3.20.
Getafe face tough test at Valencia
And finally, in-form Getafe will face a stern test of their credentials when they head to Valencia on Sunday afternoon. Valencia sit seventh in the table and are unbeaten in their last 14 matches across all competitions – they are priced at 5.00 to manage a top four finish this season.
Getafe, meanwhile, occupy fourth spot and are unbeaten in their last six league outings. They are priced at 3.20 to hang on to that position and earn e place in next season’s edition of the UEFA Champions League.
Again, the betting is relatively close, but it is Valencia who come in as the favourites to take the points. You can double your money by backing the home side to win at 2.00, while Getafe are out at 4.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.30.
And we believe that this contest could well end up honours even. A 1-1 draw comes in at 6.00, while you can more than double your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at 2.50
La Liga round 28 fixtures:
Friday, 15 March
(1.85) Real Sociedad x Levante (4.33); draw (3.60)
Saturday, 16 March
(2.45) Huesca x Alaves (3.00); draw (3.20)
(1.20) Real Madrid x Celta Vigo (11.00); draw (7.00)
(3.90) Athletic Bilbao x Atletico Madrid (2.20); draw (3.00)
(2.15) Leganes x Girona (3.70); draw (3.20)
Sunday, 17 March
(1.66) Eibar x Valladolid (5.50); draw (3.80)
(2.40) Espanyol x Sevilla (2.90); draw (3.50)
(2.00) Valencia x Getafe (4.00); draw (3.30)
(1.60) Villarreal x Rayo Vallecano (5.50); draw (4.20)
(7.00) Real Betis x Barcelona (1.40); draw (5.00)