La Liga Betting Predictions – Week 9
Espanyol Vs Eibar
Espanyol have not lost any of their last four top-flight games against Eibar. The team from the Canaries have failed to score in six of their last seven home games in La Liga.
Espanyol have only secured two wins in La Liga this season, but both have come away from home.
Espanyol D1 L4 | Eibar: W1 D1 L3
Celta Vigo Vs Valencia
Celta have won just one of their last seven La Liga games against Valencia (D2 L4). Valencia have scored at least once in each of their last nine visits to Balaídos in La Liga. Only once before have Celta had 21 points from their opening 10 games to a La Liga season (1997-98).
Celta Vigo: W2 D2 L1 | Valencia: W3 L2
Levante Vs Deportivo
Levante have failed to score in their last three La Liga games against Deportivo – they have never gone four in a row without scoring against them in the competition. Levante have not won any of their last four La Liga home games against Deportivo (D1 L3).
The Valencian team have six points from their 10 La Liga games so far this season – only in one previous season have they had fewer at this stage (one point in 2007-08).
Levante: W1 L4 | Deportivo: W1 D3 L1
Eibar Vs Getafe
Eibar have never lost to Getafe in the top-tier (W1 D1) but they did defeat them in Copa del Rey last season. Eibar have lost only one of their last five La Liga games (W1 D3 L1). José Luis Mendilibar has won just three of his 11 La Liga games as a manager against Getafe (D5 L3).
Eibar: W2 D2 L1 | Getafe: W2 D1 L2
Rayo Vallecano Vs Granada
Rayo have only won one of their last five La Liga games (L4). Granada have gone eight consecutive La Liga games without a victory (D4 L4) – the last time they endured a run like this, their manager at the time – Abel – was sacked (April). Granada has played out four draws in a row in La Liga – they have never drawn five in a row.
Vallecano: W1 L4 | Granada: D4 L1
Malaga Vs Real Betis
Málaga have lost just one of their five home games in La Liga this season (W2 D2) and have won their last two there. Real Betis have gone four successive away games without a defeat in La Liga (W2 D2) – their best run since May 2008.
Malaga’s 5-0 win against Betis in October 2005 is their joint biggest margin of victory in a La Liga game (level with their win against Rayo in September 2013).
Malaga: W2 D1 L2 | Betis: W2 D1 L2
Athletic Bilbao Vs Espanyol
Athletic knocked out Espanyol in the Copa del Rey semi-final last season – the game at San Mamés ended in a 1-1 draw.
Both of these teams have their highest tally against each other in La Liga – Espanyol (68), Athletic (62).
Athletic Bilbao: W4 D1 | Espanyol: W1 D1 L3
Barcelona Vs Villarreal
Barcelona is yet to lay out a draw in La Liga this season (W8 L2). Barca knocked out Villarreal in the last Copa del Rey; winning both legs 3-1. Against Villarreal, Barcelona have their lowest ratio of home wins against any single opponent that they have faced at least three times (53%).
Barcelona: W4 D1 | Villarreal: W3 D1 L1
Atletico Madrid Vs Sporting Gijon
Atlético Madrid have not lost to Sporting at home in La Liga since Joaquín Villa scored the winner in a game that ended 1-2 in 1987/88. Since then, Atlético have gone 14 games in a row against Sporting without a defeat (W12 D2). So far this season, Sporting have alternated results away from home in La Liga (DWLWL).
Atletico Madrid: W3 D2 | Sporting Gijon: W2 D1 L2
Sevilla Vs Real Madrid
Sevilla could become the first team to win Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga this season. Real Madrid won all games in Nervión that they played there last season something no other side managed to do.
Sevilla: W1 D1 L3 | Real Madrid: W4 D1