Meanwhile, Sevilla host Athletic Bilbao while Valencia visit Valladolid in race for top four
The final round of action in Spain’s La Liga is upon us, and all eyes will be on the three-way battle for that final spot in the top four, thereby qualifying for next season’s edition of the UEFA Champions League. On Saturday afternoon (18 May), Getafe will look to complete the miracle when they host Villarreal, while Sevilla welcome Athletic Bilbao and Valencia make the trip to take on Valladolid.
First things first
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First up, let’s start with the clash between Getafe and Villarreal. Getafe have lost two of their last three games to drop down to fifth, although they are still level on points with Valencia who sit one place above them in the standings.
Villarreal, meanwhile, have won three of their last five outings and are free from the threat of relegation after a disappointing campaign. With little to play for other than pride, there is the very real danger that the Yellow Submarine will not be able to match the intensity of their hosts.
And it is indeed Getafe who come into this match as the clear favourites to claim what could turn out to be three hugely important points. You can back the home side to win at just 1.60, while Villarreal are out at 5.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.10, according to Oddsshark.
And we are expecting home advantage to be a decisive factor in this fixture. A comfortable, 2-0 win for Getafe comes in at 8.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$40 pay out, while you can more than double your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at 2.10.
Sevilla need three points and a prayer against Athletic
Meanwhile, Sevilla host Athletic Bilbao needing all three points and a couple of favours to finish the season in the top four. The side has just one win in the last five and has dropped down to sixth, meaning they are now all the way out at 67.00 to manage that top four finish.
Athletic Bilbao have also been in inconsistent form over the last few weeks. The club sit seventh but have been left with no chance of reaching the top four ahead of the final match of the campaign.
And it is Sevilla who come into this match as the clear favourites to take all three points. You can back the home side to win at just 1.80, while Athletic Bilbao are out at 4.75 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 3.40.
Again, we believe that home advantage will be key. A narrow, 2-1 win for Sevilla comes in at 8.50, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$42.50 pay out, while you can more than triple your money by backing a combo bet of a Sevilla win, coupled with both teams to score, at 3.40.
Valencia head to Valladolid in pole position
And finally, Valencia head to Valladolid in pole position to finish in the top four. Valladolid have however been in fine form of late, winning three of their last four league games to steer themselves away from relegation danger.
Valencia, by way of comparison, have won their last two league games in a row and will be looking to end on a hat-trick. The side is priced at just 1.33 to finish the season in the top four.
And it is Valencia who come into this match as the clear favourites to take the points. You can back the visitors to win at just 1.36 while Valladolid, despite home advantage, are out at 8.00 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.75.
And given Valladolid’s improvement over the last few weeks, we believe that this match could end up honours even. A 1-1 draw is priced at 9.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$45 pay out, while you can more than double your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at 2.20.
La Liga round 38 fixtures:
Saturday, 18 May
(3.60) Levante x Atletico Madrid (1.95); draw (3.60)
(2.20) Espanyol x Real Sociedad (3.00); draw (3.60)
(1.60) Getafe x Villarreal (5.00); draw (4.10)
(1.80) Sevilla x Athletic Bilbao (4.75); draw (3.40)
(8.00) Valladolid x Valencia (1.36); draw (4.75)
(2.30) Alaves x Girona (2.90); draw (3.50)
(1.44) Celta Vigo x Rayo Vallecano (6.00); draw (4.75)
(2.45) Huesca x Leganes (2.62); draw (3.60)
Sunday, 19 May
(1.60) Real Madrid x Real Betis (4.75); draw (4.33)
Source: Complete Sports