La Liga Week 33 Betting Preview

Martin Green

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:58 AM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019 10:58 AM UTC

There are some huge games at both ends of Spain's La Liga table to look forward to this weekend.

<h2>Celta Vigo v Girona</h2><p><strong>Date: Saturday, April 20, at 12 noon</strong></p><p><strong>Venue: Balaidos</strong></p><p>Fran Escriba’s men are just one point above the relegation zone after their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid at the weekend. However, they have won their last two home games and they have enjoyed a strong upturn in form since star striker Iago Aspas returned from injury. They have a great opportunity to return to winning ways here. The wheels have come off for Girona in recent weeks and a run of four straight defeats has seen them slip to 14<sup>th</sup> in the table. Celta Vigo would leapfrog them with a win here, leaving the Catalan side facing relegation fears of their own. Girona have a good away record this season, but they are low on confidence right now.</p><p>Tip: Celta Vigo to win at even money (2.0) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank">Bet365</a></p><h2>EIbar v Atletico Madrid</h2><p><strong>Date: Saturday, April 20, at 5pm</strong></p><p><strong>Venue: Municipal de Ipurua</strong></p><p>Atletico have won three of their last four games and their only defeat came after Diego Costa was sent off against league leaders Barcelona. Diego Simeone’s men are second and they moved to within nine points of Lionel Messi and co with that 2-0 win over Celta Vigo. There are still six games to play, so they retain the faintest hope of winning the title and they need to keep winning in order to put pressure on Barca. That will be tough at Municipal de Ipurua, where Eibar have lost just three games all season. Atletico have only won six of their 16 away games, so they will need to put in a Herculean effort to seize all three points on Saturday. However, they should be able to at least take home one point as they have never lost to Eibar in their history.</p><p>Tip: Atletico draw no bet at 3/4 (1.75) with Marathon</p><h2>Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao</h2><p><strong>Date: Sunday, April 21, at 3.15pm</strong></p><p><strong>Venue: Bernebeu</strong></p><p>Los Blancos have won all three home games since Zinedine Zidane returned as manager and they should be able to vanquish Athletic Bilbao here. Gaizka Garitano’s side have won four of their last five games, but their last road trip ended in a 1-0 defeat to Getafe. Athletic Bilbao have not travelled well at all this season, with just three wins, six draws and six defeats in 15 games. They do not concede many, but they have been pretty underwhelming in front of goal away from home. Several Real Madrid stars are playing for their futures at the club, as there are bound to be sweeping changes in the summer following a disappointing campaign. You would expect that to serve as enough motivation for them to win this one and the <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/" target="_blank" title="Football odds">football betting odds</a> look attractive on them doing so.</p><p>Tip: Real Madrid to win and under 4.5 goals at 10/11 (1.91) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07" target="_blank" title="Ladbrokes">Ladbrokes</a></p><h2>Real Betis v Valencia</h2><p><strong>Date: Sunday, April 21, at 7.45pm</strong></p><p><strong>Venue: Benito Villamarin</strong></p><p>Real Betis have not kept a clean sheet in five games and they slumped to a morale sapping 3-2 defeat against local rivals Sevilla last time out. Yet they have been strong in front of goal, scoring in their last seven matches on the bounce. That has ensured they occupy a comfortable mid-table place as the season winds down, and they have nothing left to play for, as they have too many points to go down, but they are not threatening the European places either. Valencia have a great deal of motivation, as three wins in their last four games have carried them up to sixth in the table. They are just three points behind fourth placed Sevilla, with six games remaining, and they will be desperate for a result here. They have also conceded in their last four games, but been strong in front of goal, so we should expect and open, entertaining game here. Valencia also have a Europa League clash with Villarreal to contend with on Thursday night. They are 3-1 up on aggregate, but they cannot afford to take the game lightly, and that could leave their defenders a little fatigued for the trip to Betis.</p><p>Tip: Both teams to score at 7/10 (1.70) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="William Hill">William Hill</a></p>
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