La Liga Betting Preview – Matchday 18 (January 11)

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Football fans that follow the Spanish league should make sure to tune in this Sunday to witness great football action.

The weekend’s games will commence on Friday and continue all throughout the weekend, however in this piece we will focus on the games taking place solely on Sunday (January 11th). Spanish gambling news reports that Almeria and Sevilla will face each other in the first match of the Sunday games, while later in the day Athletic Bilbao and Elche will lock horns against one another.

As the night sets upon the Iberian peninsula, Granada will do all it can when they host Real Sociedad. And lastly, the weekend will come to a close in spectacular fashion as Barcelona prepare to take on Atletico Madrid, who are the league’s defending champions at the moment. The last match should prove to be quite a joy for many fans to watch.

Almeria vs Sevilla and Atheltic Bilbao vs Elche

Almeria currently find themselves 15th in the league and will be aiming to seal a victory when they host Sevilla on Sunday, however the likelihood of that happening is quite limited. Their home record stands at 3 draws, 5 losses and not a single victory achieved on their own ground. That is why Bet365 has classified them as outsiders 4.33 (10/3) for their upcoming game against Sevilla.

• Sevilla favorite against Almeria
• Granada and Real Sociedad have an even playing field
• Barcelona face a tough test against Diego Simeone’s men

The visitors on the other hand have the odds in their favor 1.85 (17/20), considering that they have a much better standing (5th place) on the table than their opponents. Their record away from home is not that convincing (4 wins, 0 draws and 3 losses) however online sportsbooks in Spain believe that they should be able to pull this off on their visit to Almeria.

Elche will travel to the Basque Country where they will face Atheltic Bilbao. The visitors are last on the table and have only 11 points to their name, so their next match will be another difficult hurdle to overcome, considering their away record of 1 win, 2 draws and 5 losses. Bet365 has ranked that their chances are quite limited 7.50 (13/2), whereas the hosts enjoy favorite status.

Atheltic Bilbao are 12th in the league, a standing that is not entirely commendable, but they maintain better results on their home turf (3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses) than their opponents do with away matches. Bet365 has assigned of odds of 1.50 (1/2) for the Basque-based club to win, while a draw between the two has been set at a high 3.80 (14/5). Taking into account that both teams have tied on several occasions that event may actually be possible.

Granada vs Real Sociedad and Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

Granada has blundered many times this season which has seen it capture only 13 points and as a result hold 19th place. They maintain a home record of 1 win, 4 draws and 3 losses, while their opponents have an away record of 4 draws, 4 losses and not a single win against any of the clubs that they’re faced so far. Real Sociedad are currently in 13th position however their place in the middle of the table is not certain and may actually go further down judging by the stats.

Taking into consideration that both sides have not performed splendidly throughout the season, the upcoming game may likely result in a draw 3.10 (21/10). The chances of success for either team to seal victory is almost even. Granada have been dealt odds of 2.80 (9/5), while the visitors have a slightly upper hand 2.60 (8/5). Looking at the previous stats that game could go in either way.

And the last Sunday game will see two La Liga heavyweights go up against one another. Barcelona will face a serious challenge against Atletico Madrid, who are the defending champions of the and are currently third in the league. The club from the capital have an away record of 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, stats that are not too bad for a club that sold some big name players over last summer.

Barcelona are second in the league, however they are currently undergoing a major crisis within the club. They have also succumbed to a defeat against David Moyes’ Real Sociedad last weekend, a match that led to unrest within the dressing room. Nevertheless, the Catalan side have been identified as favorites 1.50 (1/2), while the visitors have been given outsider odds 6.50 (11/2), per Spanish gambling laws. A tie 4.10 (31/10) may also be on the cards considering the recent results.

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