Sevilla v Levante
The first of our Jan 26 La Liga betting tips is Sevilla v Levante. Sevilla host Levante in the opener of our new weekly look at the Spanish La Liga. The home side are in the mix for a top-four finish this season and enter this match sitting fourth, their record showing 9-6-5.
Consistency is the key if they are to hold their ground moving into the second-half of the campaign but you’ve got to fancy them as being good enough to better an opponent who has won only one of their last five. Back Sevilla to grab the points at 1/2 with Coral. That’ll do a job in your European football accumulators.
Atletico Madrid v Getafe
One of just three Spanish top-flight games taking place on Saturday. Atletico Madrid enjoy home advantage, as well as the strong support of bookmakers when rolling out the red carpet for Getafe.
The locals are a talented, ambitious side and sit second in the table, having picked up 13 of the last 15 points available to them. That makes Atletico an easy bet, especially against an opponent who have failed to win half of their last four. Play this one simple and back the favourites in multiples at 8/15 (Coral).
Leganes v Eibar
The latest of three Saturday starts and this is placed at the top of the bill as it’ll give followers of the division an insight into the future of the relegation race. Leganes look down on only five sides at present. They are just two points better than Rayo Vallecano and the bottom-three who will be relegated come the end of the season.
Eibar start in 11th and, on paper, look to be safe; however, they are within touching distance of the danger area, five points their cushion. This will be a nervy 90 minutes, take the draw at 21/10 – best price at Bet365.
Valladolid v Celta Vigo
The first of a packed Sunday session from Spain and Valladolid are chasing three points that will give them some breathing space over the relegation battle currently raging just two places below.
Stats of 5-7-8 doesn’t do an awful lot to inspire confidence in backers but Celta Vigo are one of the sides beneath them in the ladder and start on the back of a four-game losing streak. Confidence is low in the away dressing room, pushing us towards a narrow home win at 29/20 (Bet365).
Girona v Barcelona
They may be on the road but, as you would expect, all the talk concerning this match is about Barcelona and how many they will win by. Barca are top of the tree and enjoy a six-point gap over nearest rivals Atletico Madrid.
They are on an incredible winning run and shouldn’t be opposed until we see them threaten to go off the boil. Girona have taken just three of the last 15 points on the table and that makes an away day at 1/3 (Unibet) worthwhile. Short, but a better price than we were expecting to find.
Athletic Bilbao v Real Betis
Bilbao may be struggling down in 14th, three points better than the relegation zone following a dreadful start to the season, but they are moving in the right direction. If they can maintain their form, they will soon be moving towards the safety of midtable.
They take confidence from a five-game unbeaten run but have picked up three draws during that period, including a share last time out. The team look incapable of finishing sides off at the minute and that leads us to a bet on another draw at 9/4 with Ladbrokes. That appears to have been overpriced and there’s enough value there to convince us it’s worth taking a shot on.
Real Sociedad v Huesca
Huesca are amongst the easiest sides in European football to take on at the minute. They are rooted to the foot of the La Liga rankings, have lost 13 and drawn five of their 20 starts, conceded 39 goals, scored just 17 and lost each of their last two. #
It doesn’t take too much more explaining but the fact they are on the road tips the balance firmly towards a Sociedad victory. Back the locals at Coral and they’ll hand over a useful 8/13 if this match follows our thinking. Another bet best suited to accas.
Valencia v Villarreal
Valencia are performing below expectations; however, they have lost only one of their last five league starts and are poised to strike on the prize places, sitting just five points off the top-six.
There’s still time to turn their season around and they can help achieve that with a win over a Villarreal team who are second bottom of the league. The visitors have drawn four of their last five but we’re keeping faith with the locals at a handy 10/11 with Bet365. Followers of the trends who would prefer to stick with the share can have 13/5 with Unibet, 12/5 going with most other bookies.
Espanyol v Real Madrid
Los Blancos continue to struggle to come to terms with the new era that was forced upon them and there can be little doubt their dominance of the Champions League has come at the expense of their league campaigns. Madrid sit third in the charts and are already 10 points off the pace set by Barcelona.
However, they are heading in the right direction and have won each of their last two, and we’re hot on the chances of a hat-trick. Back Real to complete the treble with an away win over Espanyol, yours at 4/5 (Coral). That holds more appeal than the home win at 16/5 (Bet365).
Alaves v Rayo Vallecano
The last of our Jan 26 La Lige betting tips is for Alaves v Rayo Vallecano. Alaves are winless in their last two league matches but have plenty to be proud of at the moment with their 9-5-6 record moving them to fifth in the table.
Could an unlikely top-four finish and Champions League qualification be on the cards? They must continue to pick up points to give themselves the best chance. Take the home win at 6/5 (Unibet).