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Go into Bat for Valencia versus Alaves in La Liga

March 16, 2018

Valencia are on course for a Champions League spot in La Liga.

There are several alluring outsiders on the Spanish Primera Division coupon but the best bet in the 29th round of games is Valencia to beat Alaves in Saturday’s second match.

Valencia did not participate in European competition this season but the Bats are looking increasingly likely to qualify for next term’s UEFA Champions League because they are fourth in their domestic tournament and 11 points in front of fifth-ranked Sevilla. Valencia has won five and drawn one of its last six Spanish Primera Division games, including a 2-0 away victory over Sevilla last weekend.

Alaves is 16th on the Spanish Primera Division ladder but the Babazorros are not in relegation trouble because 11 points separates them from 18th-ranked Las Palmas. Alaves has done well to rescue its Spanish Primera Division season after being 0-0-6 and 1-0-9 before the end of October but the Babazorros owe their fairly safe position now to the shortage of good teams in Spain’s top flight.

According to one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis, Valencia enjoys a 14-1-4 lead over Alaves. Also, Valencia is 9-0-0 in its Spanish Primera Division home matches versus sides ranked lower than sixth on the ladder, whereas Alaves is 0-0-6 against the league’s top four teams. Valencia beat Alaves 2-1 when the Bats faced the Babazorros in October’s reverse Spanish Primera Division fixture, and they can do so again at odds of 1.45  with BetVictor.

Getafe is above Sociedad on the Spanish Primera Division ladder and it is insulting to the Deep Blues that they are trading at odds on to lose the third game on Saturday.

The Spanish Primera Division ladder does mean quite a lot after 28 rounds and that Getafe has accrued three more points than Sociedad is sufficient reason to question bookmakers listing La Real at odds on. And one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis does not back up the consensus of the odds-compiling fraternity – Getafe boasts an 11-1-7 edge over Sociedad, including a 3-0-1 advantage against the league’s four strongest sides, and October’s reverse fixture ended 2-1 in favour of the Deep Blues. Back Getafe at 2.17  with 888Sport to earn one or more Spanish Primera Division points away to Sociedad.

One’s third and final Spanish Primera Division selection is Espanyol not to lose at Betis in Saturday’s final match at odds of 1.64  with Jetbull.

In this instance, bookmakers are correct not to place much faith in the Spanish Primera Division ladder on which Betis is five rungs and five points higher than Espanyol but the satchel swingers have not gone far enough, meaning that you can get good odds about the Parakeets on the double chance line. According to one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis, Espanyol holds a 13-0-6 lead over Betis and that includes a 1-0 victory for the Parakeets over the Green and Whites in October’s reverse fixture. Moreover, Espanyol has outperformed Betis versus each of the Spanish Primera Division’s four highest ranked teams, which is a strong indicator that the Parakeets are better than their foes.

Tips Summary

Valencia to beat Alaves
Saturday 17th March, 15:15 GMT
Odds: 1.45

Getafe or draw – Double chance
Saturday 17th March, 17:30 GMT
Odds: 2.17

Espanyol or draw – Double chance
Saturday 17th March, 19:45 GMT
Odds: 1.64


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    Eric Roberts
    Eric Roberts

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    Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.