Valencia to Push Las Palmas Closer to Relegation

Valencia beat Las Palmas 4-0 in the Copa Del Rey just two weeks ago.

Valencia beat Las Palmas 4-0 in the Copa Del Rey just two weeks ago.

Las Palmas was abysmal in its most recent Spanish Primera Division game and one must bet against the Yellows in their home match versus high-flying Valencia on Saturday.

Girona thrashed Las Palmas 0-6 in the 19th round of Spanish Primera Division games and the result was a fair reflection of a match in which the Yellows gave up the ghost in the second half. Las Palmas is 3-2-14 in the Spanish Primera Division to occupy the bottom rung of the ladder and the Yellows will need to accrue points from their home games against the likes of Barcelona, Valencia, Real Madrid, Villarreal and Sevilla to stave off relegation.

Valencia is eyeing off one of Spain’s four UEFA Champions League spots after getting to the Spanish Primera Division halfway point with a 12-4-3 record and a nine-point gap between it and fifth-placed Villarreal. One suspects that Valencia is in a false position on the Spanish Primera Division ladder – the Bats have visited just one other top-six team – but one thinks that it is significantly superior to cellar dweller Las Palmas. That is because, according to one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis, Valencia enjoys a 18-1-0 advantage over Las Palmas, including a 1-0 home victory in the reverse fixture – 12th-ranked Athletic is the side versus which Las Palmas and Valencia has each registered a one-goal home win. Back the away side at  -125   with BetVictor

There is a clear value case for backing Getafe to get the Spanish Primera Division round underway with a home defeat of Athletic on Friday at +175   with BetVictor. Getafe is above Athletic on the Spanish Primera Division ladder yet bookmakers are not buying into the Deep Blues being better than the Lions.

Bookmakers should have woken up to Getafe’s ability by now but the Deep Blues are unfashionable, hence why they keep going around at value odds. According to one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis, Getafe holds a 10-1-8 edge over Athletic, including a 0-0 away draw in the reverse fixture that one rates as a moral victory for the Deep Blues because they were playing in enemy territory.

Athletic has not beaten any of the Spanish Primera Division top five even though it has hosted four of them and yet you are being told that the Lions are almost favourites to win at a Getafe team that has defeated both third-ranked Valencia and fifth-ranked Villarreal to nil at home.

One’s third Spanish Primera Division selection is Espanyol, which should be trading at much shorter odds than  +165   with 888Sport to get the better of Sevilla on Saturday than the current market.

Espanyol, which held Sevilla to a 1-1 draw in the reverse Spanish Primera Division fixture, boasts a 7-6-6 collateral form lead over the White and Reds so one believes that the ladder is not telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the respective sides. That said, while eight rungs separate Espanyol and Sevilla on the Spanish Primera Division ladder, the difference is only five points.

Below are one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form numbers for all of the upcoming round’s 10 matches.

Getafe 10-1-8
Espanyol 7-6-6
Atletico Madrid 13-3-3
Villarreal 11-2-6
Las Palmas 0-1-18
Alaves 5-3-10
Real Madrid 13-2-3
Sociedad 6-4-9
Betis 4-0-15
Eibar 9-1-9

Tips Summary

Valencia to beat Las Palmas
Saturday 20th January, 19:45 GMT
Odds:  -125

Getafe to beat Bilbao
Friday 19th January, 20:00 GMT
Odds:  +175

Espanyol to beat Sevilla
Saturday 20th January, 12:00 GMT
Odds:  +165