Back Villarreal to bounce back from the disappointment of letting Real Madrid off the hook with a Wednesday away win over Spanish Primera Division cellar dweller Osasuna.
Fifty-six minutes into Sunday’s Spanish Primera Division game between Villarreal and Real Madrid and the Yellow Submarine led 2-0 against the league’s clear frontrunner. Unfortunately for Villarreal, it allowed its guard to drop and Real Madrid roared back, the Meringues scoring three goals in 20 minutes to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and ended the winning streak of their hosts.
The previous day, Osasuna had slumped to its fourth Spanish Primera Division loss in a row, experiencing a 0-3 defeat at Espanyol. Osasuna had Oier sent off midway through the first half of its Spanish Primera Division loss at Espanyol but the Reds were trailing 0-1 before that incident occurred. Osasuna, which fluked promotion to the Spanish Primera Division, has won just two matches across all competitions – edging Eibar by the odd goal in five on the road and beating the league’s second worst side, Granada, 2-0 at home.
According to one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis, Villarreal enjoys an emphatic 15-0-4 advantage over Osasuna, including a 3-1 home success for the Yellow Submarine in September’s reverse fixture, a game that the hosts led from the fifth minute onwards. Villarreal has won each of its last three games versus Osasuna and, blessed with the Spanish Primera Division’s best defence, the Yellow Submarine ought to be too good for the Reds in Pamplona.
Betfred is offering odds of 11/102.10+1101.101.10-0.91 about Villarreal getting the better of the worst Spanish Primera Division team for many seasons and greater than even money is too big to miss.
Several bookmakers, including 188Bet and William Hill, are listing odds of 3/41.75-1330.75-1.330.75 about Valencia posting a home triumph over Leganes in Spanish Primera Division action on Tuesday. Those common offers are sufficient for 13th-placed Valencia to make one’s Spanish Primera Division portfolio.
Only three rungs and five points separate Valencia and Leganes on the Spanish Primera Division ladder but one’s collateral form analysis suggests that the Bats are a fair bit better than the Cucumber Growers. Valencia holds an 11-1-7 Spanish Primera Division collateral form edge over Leganes, including a come-from-behind 2-1 away victory in September’s reverse fixture. Valencia has won each of its three historical matches against Leganes and one is willing to risk the Spanish Primera Division’s lowest scoring side playing in one of the league’s most hostile environments.
Finally, Sevilla’s home numbers, Athletic’s away statistics and one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis makes it worthwhile backing the White and Reds to tame the Lions at odds of 73/1001.73-1370.73-1.370.73 with William Hill on Thursday.
Sevilla is 9-1-1 at home in the Spanish Primera Division, Athletic is 2-2-7 on its league travels and, according to one’s collateral form analysis, the White and Reds boast a 14-0-5 lead over the Lions. Athletic’s lack of competitiveness away from Bilbao resulted in it crashing out of the UEFA Europa League 3-4 on aggregate to APOEL of Cyprus last week. Without wishing to knock APOEL, it is several notches lower than Sevilla in terms of quality so one has to be with the White and Reds in spite of their poor recent head-to-head – they have lost each of their last three meetings with Athletic, although two of them have been in Bilbao.
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.
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