Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 12:20 PM (Spain)
Valencia host Barcelona on Saturday for one of the standout fixtures in the Spanish soccer calendar. Can Valencia upset the odds and topple the Catalan giants? Levante travel to Osasuna on Friday, while Getafe welcome Betis to Madrid on Sunday.
Let’s get stuck into the best value bets for the upcoming fixtures in Spain’s top-flight.
Osasuna vs. Levante – 1/24/20
Osasuna and Levante kick off the weekend’s La Liga action with a crucial mid-table battle. Osasuna are twelfth in the standings with 26 points, while Levante are one place and one point behind. The two teams also have a very similar goal difference. Both sides have scored 26 goals, but Levante have conceded five more. Remarkably, Osasuna have drawn 10 of their 20 league games this season, so I think another draw could be on the cards on Friday. Osasuna haven’t lost too many games this term, but they have also struggled to finish off their opponents.
Pick: The Draw – 3.30
Valencia vs. Barcelona – 1/25/20
Barcelona thrashed Valencia 5-2 earlier in the season. But with Valencia at home this time around, we could see a very different outcome. Valencia have been relatively inconsistent this term, but Los Chos generally rise to the occasion when the country’s top teams visit the Mestalla. Valencia are currently seventh, while Barcelona are flying high at the top of the table. However, Barcelona have been far from their best this season. It’s tough to predict a winner for this matchup. But if the teams’ recent meetings are anything to go by, we’re likely to see plenty of goals. Both teams to score makes sense here.
Pick: Both Teams to Score – 1.60
Getafe vs. Real Betis – 1/26/20
I think odds of 2.00 for a Getafe win are seriously tasty, especially when you consider their home advantage on Sunday. Getafe are fifth after winning four of their last six games. However, they are just two points behind third-place Atletico Madrid. Meanwhile, Betis are eleventh – six points behind Getafe. Betis have been very shaky at the back this season and just two sides have conceded more goals than Rubi’s side in the Spanish top-flight. It’s tough to imagine Betis getting anything from this game, so backing the home win at 2.00 is a no brainer.
Pick: Getafe to Win – 2.00