The Spanish La Liga offers another exciting round of matches this week, and while much of the focus is clearly on the final El Clasico, our Editor takes a look at the other interesting fixtures taking place.
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Friday 9 April
Huesca 1/1 | Draw 9/4 | Elche 3/1
Huesca are rock-bottom on the table and that is where they have been for most of the season. Winless in the last four clashes, the promoted side has almost paved their way back to the Segunda division. Levante are 10th on the log and have been very impressive in some of their matches this season. At some stage, the hosts enjoyed an unbeaten run of six matches between January and February. This is a perfect opportunity for Levante to return to winning ways.
Saturday 10 April
Getafe 9/10 | Draw 43/20 | Cadiz 7/2 (14:00)
Onto Saturday now and we kick things off with a tie between Getafe and Cadiz. On paper, not much separate the two sides, however, Getafe will be confident of snatching all three points as Cadiz are winless in their last 10 games on the road. Jose Bordalas’ men, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last three home matches, comfortably beating Valencia 3-0 before draws against Atletico Madrid and Elche. Get on the home win.
Athletic Bilbao 15/20 | Draw 49/20 | Alaves 39/10 (16:15)
Our next game sees Athletic Bilbao host Alaves. Bilbao are unbeaten in their last five games at the San Mames stadium. Meanwhile, Alaves are winless in their last seven matches away from home with six defeats. Take the home win at 15/20.
Eibar 12/10 | Draw 49/20 | Levante 22/10 (18:30)
Saturday’s penultimate fixture sees Eibar and Levante square off at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium. Eibar find themselves fighting for survival, while Levante are on course for their highest league finish since earning promotion back to Spain’s top flight as Segunda winners in 2016-17. Earlier this year, Levante claimed back-to-back wins away to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Get on the away win here at all costs.
Draw 26/10 | Barcelona 12/10
Sunday 11 April
Villarreal 6/10 | Draw 28/10 | Osasuna 46/10
Villarreal and Osasuna will open up proceedings this Sunday. Unai Emery’s men have won six of the last seven meetings with the Reds and are tipped to claim the victory at 6/10. For those in search of some added value, get on the Villarreal (-1) Handicap at 17/10.
Valencia 29/10 | Draw 51/20 | Real Sociedad 9/10
Next up its Valencia versus Real Sociedad. Imanol Alguacil’s men head into the encounter as favourites as they’re on course for European qualification while the Bats look to get back into the top half of the table. Javi Gracia’s side, however, will fancy their chances at the Mestalla where they are yet to lose this year. In six games there, Valencia have won four times, while Sociedad have won just two of their last nine games on the road. My advice here is to back Both Teams to Score at 7/10.
Real Valladolid 13/10 | Draw 9/4 | Granada 43/20
Next up, we have a clash between strugglers Valladolid and Europa League high-flyers Granada. The hosts have picked up just one win in their last seven at the Jose Zorrilla Stadium. As for the visitors, they haven’t won a game in their last eight on the road and lost six times. This could prove to be a rather tight game, and I can see the hosts edging it by a goal.
Real Betis 5/2 | Draw 47/2 | Atletico Madrid 11/10
Real Betis and Atletico Madrid will bring the curtain down on Sunday’s action when they meet at the Benito Villamarin. Betis are enjoying a three-game winning streak at home but that is set to come to an end as Atletico march toward their first La Liga title since 2014. Back Diego Simeone’s men to beat Betis for the fourth straight meeting.
Monday 12 April
Celta Vigo 47/20 | Draw 24/10 | Sevilla 11/10
We close out the gameweek with a clash between Celta Vigo and Sevilla. The Balaidos stadium hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Julen Lopetegui’s side with the Andalusian club unable to avoid defeat in their last three trips to Vigo. At 19/20, Both Teams to Score seems the safest bet.
TREBLE @ 9/1
Levante Win 22/10
Villarreal Win 6/10
Atletico Madrid Win 11/10
Written by Chad N