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White and Reds to Cut Babazorros Down to Size

December 1, 2017

Girona claimed a famous win over Real Madrid in October.

The unfashionable status of Girona is the only reason why the White and Reds are available at attractive odds to beat bottom-of-the-ladder Alaves in the Spanish Primera Division when the teams meet in the final match of the 14th round.

Thirteen rounds of Spanish Primera Division games is more than sufficient to form an opinion about the strength of sides and, based on one’s number crunching, Girona is a lot stronger than Alaves. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Villarreal, Sociedad, Betis, Celta, Leganes, Levante and Deportivo are the nine teams that have run into both Girona and Alaves in Spanish Primera Division action and, according to one’s collateral form analysis, the White and Reds enjoy a 7-0-2 advantage over the Babazorros. Girona boasts a 2-1 Spanish Primera Division home win over Real Madrid and its one and only really poor result was a 0-3 home loss to Barcelona. Alaves is 2-0-11 in the Spanish Primera Division and that includes being 0-0-9 against sides ranked higher than 13th – the 14th round will kick off with Girona in 10th position.

Girona gained promotion to the Spanish Primera Division last term so it did not encounter Alaves in the most recently completed campaign but the White and Reds did post a 1-0 Spanish Segunda Division home victory over the Babazorros when the teams went head to head in April 2016. Back Girona at 1.64  with 888Sport.

Just Barcelona has begun its Spanish Primera Division season in finer fettle than Valencia and one cannot resist the Bats at odds of 2.38  with BetVictor to register a win at Getafe on Sunday.

Valencia and Getafe has each faced Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Sociedad, Betis, Leganes, Espanyol, Levante, Athletic and Alaves in the Spanish Primera Division so one has 10 collateral form lines to assess. Overall, Valencia holds a 7-2-1 Spanish Primera Division collateral form edge over Getafe but, if one only counts their respective results versus their seven strongest opponents, the Bats lead the Deep Blues 7-0-0. Valencia has not lost any of its last four meetings with Getafe and matches such as Sunday’s game are those that the high-flying visitors have to win if they are going to remain in the Spanish Primera Division title race.

Settling upon a third Spanish Primera Division betting pick was a tough exercise. There is a Spanish Primera Division collateral form argument for Levante being overpriced for its match at Malaga on Friday but the Frogs are coming off a 0-5 home loss to Atletico Madrid. Betis has not won any of its most recent four Spanish Primera Division games but it does make some appeal as the outsider for its match at Las Palmas on Sunday so the Green and Whites get one’s nod at odds of 3.1  with Bet365.

According to one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis, Betis boasts a 6-1-1 lead over Las Palmas, the Green and Whites have won at Real Madrid and the Yellows are 0-1-9 in their 10 games against sides ranked higher than 15th. For the record, Betis is eighth on the Spanish Primera Division ladder, whereas Las Palmas is 19th placed.

Below are one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form figures for all 10 matches in the 14th round of the championship so you can see the data for yourself.

Malaga 2-0-6
Barcelona 10-1-1
Atletico Madrid 4-2-2
Sevilla 5-2-1
Athletic 1-2-5
Leganes 4-1-5
Getafe 1-2-7
Eibar 3-2-6
Las Palmas 1-1-6
Girona 7-0-2

Tips Summary

Girona to beat Alaves
4th December, 20:00 GMT
Odds: 1.64

Valencia to beat Getafe
Sunday 3rd December, 15:15 GMT
Odds: 2.38

Real Betis to beat Las Palmas
Sunday 3rd December, 19:45 GMT
Odds: 3.1

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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.