Spanish La Liga: Best Bets – Round 19 – Odds, Predictions, and Picks
Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 2:08 PM (Spain)
La Liga is back following a two-week layoff, so it’s time to place your bets on the Spanish top-flight once again. I’m expecting plenty of goals when Sociedad host Villarreal, but Atletico vs. Levante is set to be a low-scoring matchup. Can Leganes continue their impressive form with victory over Valladolid?
Here are this week’s best bets for Round 19 of the 2019/20 La Liga campaign.
Real Valladolid vs. Leganes – 01/03/20
Valladolid are winless in their last six league games. This poor run of results has seen the team drop to fourteenth in the table – six points clear of the relegation zone. On the other hand, Leganes are in the bottom three, but they are unbeaten in their last three league games. Two wins and a draw mean Leganes are now just two points from safety. Valladolid are the slight favorites for this game, but I’m backing Leganes to continue their promising run and pick up another win. Given the contrasting form of the two teams, the away win looks like a great price here.
Pick: Leganes to Win – 3.10
Atletico Madrid vs. Levante – 01/04/20
Despite sitting in fourth place, Atletico have struggled to score goals this season. Just eight teams have scored fewer goals than Atletico, but Diego Simeone’s side do boast the best defensive record in the Spanish top-flight. Levante are ninth after winning three of their last five league games. Levante have scored five more league goals than Atletico, but they’ve conceded 16 more. I don’t think we’ll see too many goals in this game. Just one of Atletico’s last seven games has produced over 2.5 goals, so we’re set for another low-scoring encounter.
Pick: Under 2.5 Goals – 2.00
Real Sociedad vs. Villarreal – 01/05/20
Only the league’s top two sides – Barcelona (47) and Real Madrid (33) – have scored more goals than Sociedad (32) and Villarreal (31) this season. Sociedad are currently fifth, while Villarreal are six points behind in tenth. Both teams have been scoring for fun recently, but their defensive records aren’t pretty. Sociedad have conceded 23 goals in 18 games, while Villarreal have let in 25. It’s difficult to pick a winner for this matchup, so the both teams to score market makes sense here.
Pick: Both Teams to Score – 1.50