Spanish La Liga: Best Bets – Round 18 – Odds, Predictions, and Picks
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8:55 PM (Spain)
The bookies have given us some tasty odds for Villarreal vs. Getafe, so I’m backing the away side to claim all three points in that matchup. Real Madrid should overcome Bilbao, while the league’s bottom two teams – Leganes and Espanyol – go head-to-head on Sunday.
Here are this week’s best bets from the Spanish top-flight.
Villarreal vs. Getafe – 12/21/19
After winning just one of their last five league outings, Villarreal have slipped to thirteenth in the standings. They haven’t had any problems scoring goals, but they have conceded too many. In contrast, Getafe have one of the best defensive records in the division, and after winning their last three games, they have moved up to fourth. I’m surprised the bookies have made the odds for a Getafe win so high here. They are the away side in this fixture, but I wouldn’t say they’re the underdogs. This bet seems too good to miss.
Pick: Getafe to Win – 3.50
Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao – 12/22/19
Real Madrid remain level with Barcelona at the top of the table. Los Blancos have not been scoring at the rate we’re used to seeing, but they have not been conceding many goals either. Athletic Bilbao also have an impressive defensive record, but they have only managed to score 19 goals in 17 games this term. Madrid are the favorites at 1.30, but I don’t think we’ll see too many goals in this fixture. For that reason, I recommend that you enhance your odds by adding the under 3.5 goals market to the home win.
Pick: Real Madrid to Win and Under 3.5 Goals – 2.07
Leganes vs. Espanyol – 12/22/19
Leganes host Espanyol in the battle at the bottom of the table. Both sides have picked up just 10 points this season, but Espanyol are rock bottom due to their woeful goal difference. Both teams have a record of W2/D4/L11 in the league this season, so it’s fair to say they’re already involved in a relegation battle. Neither side will want to lose this game, so I can see this being a tight and cagey affair. With both teams approaching this game with caution, under 2.5 goals makes sense.
Pick: Under 2.5 Goals – 1.50