Atleti to Shut Out Depor Before Welcoming Bayern

Atletico warm up for a Champions League clash with Bayern with a home match against Deportivo.

Atletico warm up for a Champions League clash with Bayern with a home match against Deportivo.

Spanish Primera Division programs do not get much tougher from a punting perspective than this season’s sixth round, which will take place between a set of midweek domestic matches and games in UEFA’s major club tournaments.

If in doubt then one of the safest Spanish Primera Division plays is to back Atletico Madrid to win to nil, particularly when it is entertaining one of the league’s lightweights.

Atletico Madrid earned a highly creditable Spanish Primera Division draw at Barcelona on Wednesday and the fixture list means that the Mattressers will line up against Deportivo having had an extra day’s rest. Atletico has conceded six individual goals in its last 19 Spanish Primera Division home matches, winning 11 of them to nil. Those are truly remarkable numbers that are worthy of the utmost respect.

Deportivo has won just one of its last 14 Spanish Primera Division away games and included in that sequence was its 0-3 defeat at Atletico Madrid in March. Such as Atletico’s complete dominance of Deportivo in that Spanish Primera Division match last season that the Mattressers won the corner-kick count 10-1. Deportivo failed to hit the back of the net in its first two Spanish Primera Division road games this term, forcing goalless draws at Betis and Alaves. That Atletico is several grades better than Betis and Alaves is indisputable and the Mattressers will be buzzing after coming from behind to draw at Barcelona last time out.

BetVictor and Coral are offering odds of -125  about Atletico Madrid warming up for its UEFA Champions League assignment versus Bayern Munchen with a win to nil over Deportivo.

Sevilla has not won a Spanish Primera Division away match since May 2015 so one is always looking to oppose the UEFA Europa League title holder on its travels. Sevilla faces a trip to Athletic on Saturday and, with one rating the teams as being on a similar level, the value wager is the draw.

Athletic and Sevilla clashed four times across the Spanish Primera Division and UEFA Europa League last season. None of those four meetings ended in draw but the honours were split – Athletic won two, Sevilla won two and both sides scored six goals apiece. Some bookmakers are listing the draw as the outsider of the three possible outcomes so one’s second Spanish Primera Division pick is Athletic and Sevilla to share the spoils at odds of +260  with BetVictor.

Finally, of the Spanish Primera Division hot favourites, the one that appeals most is Villarreal at odds of -244  with 188Bet. One is undecided as to where on the Spanish Primera Division ladder that Villarreal will finish following its summer of upheaval but the Yellow Submarine are undefeated in league action, including hanging on for a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid on Wednesday after leading at half time.

What one has decided is that Osasuna is a Spanish Primera Division relegation candidate. Osasuna and Villarreal have had three common Spanish Primera Division opponents and, according to one’s collateral form analysis, the Yellow Submarine enjoys a 3-0-0 lead over their weekend hosts.

Tips Summary

Atletico Madrid to Win to Nil
Sunday 25th September, 15:15 GMT
Odds:  -125

Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla to Draw
Saturday 24th September, 17:30 GMT
Odds:  +260

Villarreal to beat Osasuna
Sunday 25th September, 17:30 GMT
Odds:  -244