The Spanish Primera Division breaks up for Christmas and the New Year following the 17th round of championship games and there are no gifts for punters in this weekend’s fixtures.
Girona and Getafe will get the Spanish Primera Division round under way on Friday and it may pay to back the Deep Blues on the road in a match for which they are slightly longer odds than the White and Reds. Getafe is seventh on the Spanish Primera Division ladder and, according to the number crunchers who compile expected points data, the Deep Blues are in their rightful spot, which is an outstanding achievement for a team that lives in the shadow of their Madrid neighbours, Atletico and Real. Getafe is unbeaten in its last five games across all competitions and the Deep Blues are set to encounter a Girona side that is in the midst of an injury crisis ahead of the festive period.
The reports out of Spain are that Girona would be without as many as seven players for Friday’s Spanish Primera Division Round 17 opener as the White and Reds attempt to continue punching above their weight. Girona is 10th on the Spanish Primera Division ladder but, according to expected points, the White and Reds should be languishing in the relegation zone. Girona has failed to score in each of its last two Spanish Primera Division matches and, when injuries hit a team such as the White and Reds that does not have the resources to sustain a big roster, performances slide.
While just three rungs and three points separate Getafe and Girona on the Spanish Primera Division ladder, one has no doubt whatsoever the Deep Blues are a lot better than the White and Reds. That is because, according to one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis, Getafe holds a 7-5-2 lead over Girona and that includes a progressive count of 3-0-1 that says the Deep Blues have fared better than the White and Reds against most of the league’s heavyweights.
Jaime Mata is back from suspension for Getafe and he should lead the line for the Deep Blues, who are 2-5-1 on the road, including a 2-0 away defeat of second-ranked Sevilla.
TOP TIP! – Getafe to beat Girona @ +195 with 188Bet
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TOP TIP! – Atletico Madrid to beat Espanyol @ -227
Atletico Madrid has a few injuries of its own with which to contend but one thinks the Mattressmen will pick up three Spanish Primera Division points from their Sunday home game versus an Espanyol side that is sliding down the ladder at -227 with Black Type.
One’s confidence in Atletico Madrid comes from its 7-3-4 Spanish Primera Division collateral form advantage over Espanyol, which includes progressive counts of 5-0-0 and 7-0-1. Ninth-placed Celta is the only team to have got the better of Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Primera Division this season, whereas Espanyol has lost each of its six league matches against sides ranked in the top seven.
Espanyol’s Spanish Primera Division campaign is falling apart following five consecutive losses, including three multi-goal home defeats. Atletico Madrid knows what it takes to get the job done so it rates as one’s second best bet on what is a very tricky Spanish Primera Division coupon.
TOP TIP! – Betis and Eibar to draw @ +280
Purely on one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form figures, one could make cases for Sevilla to win at Leganes and Levante to win at Vallecano but both the White and Reds and the Frogs have two players banned for their road trips.
For one’s third and final Spanish Primera Division selection one is going to have a nibble at the draw in Saturday’s game between Betis and Eibar at +280 with 188Bet because, according to both expected points and one’s collateral form analysis, they are closer to each other in terms of ability than the odds suggest.
Atletico Madrid 7-3-4
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