La Liga weekend preview: betting tips and the two teams to score
Our La Liga betting expert Phil Kitromilides has picked four selections from this weekend’s matches worthy of your attention
Barcelona’s defensive problems are expected to continue on Sunday and the Catalans feature in our best La Liga bets this weekend.
Real Sociedad vs Mallorca – Real Sociedad win and under 3.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) with bet365
Imanol Alguacil’s men are in great shape and will be boosted by the return to great form of Swedish striker Alexander Isak, who was extremely sharp during the international break.
Los Blancos have been effective this quarter, not necessarily attacking teams with goals but being able to control games and they should be able to register another low scoring victory against a Mallorca side who have already suffered notable defeats on the road.
Villarreal vs Osasuna – Both teams score at 10/11 (1.91) with bet365
Osasuna came into play on a three-game winning streak away in La Liga, their best road race in the Spanish top flight in 15 years.
The Pamplona side have scored in their five away games this season but have kept only one clean sheet.
Villarreal, for his part, has scored in 13 of his last 15 home games in La Liga and he can usually be counted on to find the back of the net when playing in front of his own fans.
Rayo Vallecano vs Elche – Elche scores 4/6 (1.65) with bet365
Fran Escriba’s side have on average one of the lowest shots-per-game totals in La Liga, but still have a knack for finding the back of the net.
The Alicante province side have scored in five of their last six league clashes and against a Rayo side who have conceded six of their eight appearances this season, there is every chance Elche will find the bottom. nets in Madrid this weekend.
Barcelona vs Valencia – Both teams score at 3/4 (1.75) with bet365
Only two teams have scored more La Liga goals this season than Valencia and Jose Bordalas’ men will travel to Camp Nou confident they can find the back of the net, especially with missing hosts Ronald Araujo who has arguably been the Barca’s best center-back this season.
The Catalans have kept just two clean sheets in nine competitive appearances in the 2021-22 campaign, despite having scored in 33 of their last 34 home league games, making for supporting goals and on both ends a tempting option.
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