Real Madrid finally managed to close the gap on top spots taking advantage of Atletico’s 1-0 defeat to Betis and Barcelona’s 2-2 draw against Valencia. More than that, Real might climb to 2nd spot in case they beat Atletico this weekend. Let’s analyze the most anticipated matches of the round and find the best value bets.
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<h2><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/es/la-liga/valencia-cf-vs-real-sociedad-3561237/?mtid=1">Valencia vs Real Sociedad</a></h2><p>Valencia are still the kings of the draw matches in the Spanish top-flight league but this time they did well to hold leaders Barcelona to a 2-2 draw recording their 12th draw-match in 22 rounds. They are a tough side to beat but they also struggle to score goals averaging 1 goal scored per match this term. On the other side, Real Sociedad are equal on points with their opponents and they enter this game on the back of a 7-match unbeaten run across all competitions. We’ve seen both teams scoring in 4 of their previous 5 head-to-head and we will go with the trend as we expect both teams to use their great attacking lines and find the back of the net. Best tip for the match: Both teams to score at 1.9 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18">Bet365</a></p><p> </p><h2><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/es/la-liga/sevilla-fc-vs-sd-eibar-3561268/?mtid=1">Sevilla vs Eibar</a></h2><p>After 3 lost matches (in which they failed to score) in their last 4 La Liga round, Sevilla failed to secure 3rd place in the standings. They need to find a quick solution as 3 teams (Getafe, Betis and Alaves) are breathing down their neck sitting just 4 points behind them. Despite having one of the best home records in the league losing just 1 in 10 home games and conceding just 6 goals in the process, their recent form is telling us that we should expect Eibar to contribute on the scoreboard. The visitors are just 1 point behind their opponents but it’s their home form which is earning them points. If we are talking only about their away matches, they should be in the relegation zone as they won just 1 in 10 away matches scoring 7 goals in the process. They like to play an open football creating many scoring opportunities and trying to win every match, but they are neglecting their defense and they are conceding goals in almost every game. We expect a thrilling match with at least 3 goals on the scoreboard. Best tip for the match: Over 2.5 goals at 1.7 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a">Unibet</a>.</p><p> </p><h2><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/es/la-liga/athletic-bilbao-vs-fc-barcelona-3561238/?mtid=1">Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona</a></h2><p>Barcelona have the best attack in the league with 60 goals scored in 22 matches with Messi sitting 1st in the top-scorers chart with 21 goals netted in 22 rounds. He got injured last round against Valencia and he might be ruled out of the midweek El Clasico match against Real Madrid, but he will definitely return to play against Bilbao. They are sitting 6 points clear at the top of the table and they are determined to extend their lead or least to maintain it with another win against one of their favourite opponents. On the other side, Bilbao saw their 4-match unbeaten run across all competitions come to an end last round when they lost away at Real Sociedad. Barcelona will not play next week in Champions League so they should use their best starting XI and return home with the 3 points. Best tip for the match: Barcelona to win at 1.75 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829">Coral.</a></p><p> </p><h2>Extra tips:</h2><p><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/es/la-liga/espanyol-barcelona-vs-rayo-vallecano-3561248/?mtid=1">Espanyol vs Rayo Vallecano</a> – Both teams to score at 1.87 with Betfair.</strong></p>