La Liga Round 18 Top Betting Tips

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:09 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 3:09 PM UTC

Round 18 of La Liga kicks off this Friday night with Celta Vigo and Villarreal, a cagey affair looks to be on the cards. Elsewhere we have betting tips and previews in the Sevilla matchup with Real Sociedad and Real Madrid away to Osasuna. 

<p style="text-align:center"><strong>Celta Vigo vs. Villarreal</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Friday, January 8<sup>th</sup>, 2021 – 8pm GMT at Estadio de Balaidos</strong></p><p>With three wins in their previous six games, Celta Vigo have started to make a push towards European football next season. They currently sit just four points out from a Europa League spot. Both teams had mixed results in the midweek Copa Del Ray as Villarreal came out as comfortable winners over Zamora by a scoreline of 4-1. Celta Vigo were hammered by Ibiza 5-2. Although Vigo did field a much weaker team than Villarreal.</p><p>Will the resting of some key players give Vigo the advantage in this game? We believe it might have a small advantage but more importantly for us is Vigo’s strength at home, as they have won each of their last four home games, whilst visitors Villarreal have struggled on the road this season with two wins, four draws and two losses.</p><p>Villarreal head into this matchup as favorites at odds of 2.36, we believe these odds to be too low for an away team, with an average away record and only two La Liga wins in their previous nine games. To add more to this, they most likely will be missing some key players due to injury, such as strikers Paco Alcacer, Gerard Moreno and Midfielders Francis Coquelin and Victor Iborra.</p><p>Celta Vigo as home dogs is the best bet here but play it safe and take draw no bet at odds of 2.30 with Unibet. Villarreal have yet to loose a game this season as favorites, which is the one and only concern. Vigo double chance is also a solid bet, but the odds are very low at 1.65 with the <a href="https://www.bookmakersreview.com/best-bookmakers/">best bookmakers</a>.</p><p><strong>Free La Liga Pick: </strong><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Celta Vigo Draw No Bet at 2.30 with Unibet</a></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Sevilla vs. Real Sociedad </strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Saturday, January 9<sup>th</sup>, 2021 – 1pm GMT at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan</strong></p><p>Early league leaders Real Sociedad have dropped from the top of the table and have now only picked up four points from a possible fifteen from their previous five games. Sevilla have become much more solid in their league form since the break of European football. They have picked up eleven points from a possible fifteen.</p><p>This fixture is screaming under 2.5 goals, Sevilla have only seen one of seven home games this season go over 2.5 goals, whilst visitors Sociedad have seen five over and four under in their nine away games this season. Current odds on under 2.5 are best available at 1.66 with Bet365. With all that being said, we have found a plus money bet that we would rather be on.</p><p>Out of a total of fifteen games when Sevilla are the home team and Sociedad the away team, their has been a half time draw 53.3% of the time. As well as this, in the previous six head to head meetings, all six have seen a half time draw between these two sides. We are looking at the half time draw at odds of 2.15 with Bet365. Its very hard to oppose Sevilla at home and a half time draw, full time Sevilla at odds of 5.5 might also be worth checking out.</p><p><strong>Free La Liga Pick: </strong><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Half Time Draw at 2.15 with Bet365</a> (visit our <a href="https://www.bookmakersreview.com/bet365/review/">Bet365 Review</a>)</p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Osasuna vs. Real Madrid</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Saturday, January 9<sup>th</sup>, 2021 – 8pm GMT at Estadio El Sadar</strong></p><p>Real Madrid will no doubt fancy their chances against this winless in ten games Osasuna side. Interestingly, although Osasuna have been winless in ten, two wins in a row would see them jump from 19<sup>th</sup> into around 13<sup>th</sup>in the league. La Liga has been a very tight league this season. Real Madrid are just two points behind city rivals Atletico for the top spot in the league table, but worryingly for Madrid, Atletico have two games in hand.</p><p>Madrid have the best away form in the League, with a total of eighteen points taken from twenty-seven, five wins, three draws and a disappointing 4-1 loss to a bad Valencia team. Madrid have been impressive lately with six wins from their last seven league games and have won by a -1 handicap in eight of their previous nine La Liga wins.</p><p>Underdogs have performed reasonably well in this years edition of La Liga but we simply cant see an upset on the cards in this game, Madrid are full of confidence whilst Osasuna have struggled to keep clean sheets. Take Madrid to win and over 1.5 goals at 1.70 with Betway. We feel theirs incredible value on this market at these odds.</p><p>Its also best to play it safe as Madrid are no longer the team who comes out and demolishes their opponents. Only three of their previous seven away league games have seen over 2.5 goals scored.</p><p><strong>Free La Liga Pick:</strong> <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Real Madrid and Over 1.5 at 1.70 with Betway</a></p>
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