Athletic Bilbao and Levante face off in a mid-table clash with both teams on 17 points. Valladolid will be looking to move further clear of Alaves, while Mallorca and Villarreal are set to dish up a high-scoring encounter. Find out what I think will happen in these games by checking out the best bets for Round 13 of the 2019/20 La Liga campaign.
Deportivo Alaves vs. Real Valladolid – 11/9/19
Alaves are down in 16th having won three of their 12 league games in 2019/20. Three draws and six defeats mean Alaves have picked up 12 points. Valladolid are five points ahead of Alaves in 12th place. The away side is in far better form, losing one of their last five matches. On the other hand, Alaves have won one of their last five. The bookies have made the home team the favorites for this game, but I think Valladolid will win on Saturday. Due to Valladolid being the away side, the odds are very attractive.
Pick: Real Valladolid to Win – 3.50
Athletic Bilbao vs. Levante – 11/10/19
Both Athletic Bilbao and Levante have picked up 17 points so far this season. Athletic are 10th in the table with a slightly better goal difference than Levante in 11th. Levante have actually won one more game than Bilbao this term, but Bilbao have managed to pick up more draws. Bilbao’s home advantage means they have claimed the favorite tag for this match, but I can see this ending in a draw. There really is very little between the two teams at the moment, so it’s difficult to ignore the high price for a draw on Sunday.
Pick: The Draw – 3.75
Mallorca vs. Villarreal – 11/10/19
Mallorca are sitting just above the bottom-three after picking up 11 points from 12 games so far. On the other hand, Villarreal are 8th on 19 points. Villareal are the division’s second-highest scoring team this season having scored 25 goals (at an average of just over two goals per game). Still, their defensive record is far less impressive, and their backline has been leaking too many goals. Mallorca have also conceded plenty of goals, so both teams to score looks like the best bet for this game.
Pick: Both Teams to Score – 1.65