Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:45 AM (Spain)
Can Villarreal continue their impressive run with victory over Valladolid? Espanyol and Mallorca are set for a crucial battle at the bottom of the table, while Betis and Barcelona face off on Sunday.
Here are the best bets for this weekend’s La Liga action.
Valladolid vs. Villarreal – 2/8/20
Valladolid may have won their last game. But following a run of four without a win, Valladolid are down in fourteenth – just seven points clear of the relegation zone. On Celta Vigo have scored fewer goals than Valladolid in La Liga this season. By contrast, Villarreal have been scoring goals for fun this term and have won four of their previous five league games. This run has seen Villarreal move up to seventh – five points shy of third-place Getafe. Due to Villarreal’s away status in this matchup, odds of 2.38 for the Villarreal win are very appealing.
Pick: Villarreal to Win – 2.38
Espanyol vs. Mallorca – 2/9/20
Espanyol come into this game sitting at the bottom of the table with just three wins to their name this season. However, Mallorca are only three points ahead of Espanyol and both teams are firmly involved in a relegation battle. Still, Espanyol have only lost one of their last five games, picking up two draws and a victory during that time. Mallorca have lost four of their last five and are in danger of dropping into the bottom three. Neither side will want to lose this game, so with both teams desperate to avoid defeat, I can see this matchup ending in a draw.
Pick: The Draw – 3.75
Real Betis vs. Barcelona – 2/9/20
Betis are enduring a difficult run which has seen them win just one of their previous five league games. Betis have slipped to twelfth as a result, but they have found the back of the net in 12 of their last 13 games in all competitions. Barcelona are now three points behind Real Madrid at the top of the table and come into this game on the back of an unconvincing win over Levante. Barcelona should have enough to win this game and odds of 1.73 are decent for the away win. However, I can see both teams scoring on Sunday, so you can boost the odds significantly by backing the same-game multi.
Pick: Barcelona to Win and Both Teams to Score – 2.94