LaLiga, 18th matchday: previews and predictions

Penultimate day of the first part of LaLiga which next week will be on break to make room for the super cup.

Atletico in the lead, followed by Real and Barcelona. There are several interesting and balanced matches and we offer you an analysis for all the matches with lots of advice on what to bet. Enjoy the reading!


Eighth to fifth in the standings in a match that sees the guests favorites with a share well beyond doubling. Three opposites between the two teams with the Asturians who, after losing 2-0 to Real Madrid, collapsed 5-2 in the Copa del Rey against Ibiza. Emery’s team, on the other hand, had two + goals on wins over Levante and Zamora. Villarreal which with 8 draws is the team that has scored more X in this first part of the season. Let’s follow the statistic.


Sixth against fourth in one of the most anticipated matches of the weekend and which sees the hosts as favorites just above doubling. Andalusians unbeaten for 8 races in a row, Basques who have scored only one victory in the last 11 races and have many absences due to injury. This time we follow the market and go to the victory of Sevilla who among other things have not lost against Real Sociedad in 5 direct clashes.


First against ninth in what is the match with the clearest home favorite of the day. Both teams come from a knockout in the mid week but with opponents of different rank: colchoneros knocked out in the Copa del Rey 1-0 against Cornelia, Basques defeated 3-2 in the recovery of Liga against Barcelona. The Basques, with 46 yellows and 1 red, are the fifth most foul team in the league. So let’s try the over cards.


Penultimate against second in what is the match with the lowest outside favorite of this round. The Pamplona team comes from 3 draws in a row while the blancos are on the launching pad with an almost perfect trend in official competitions made up of 7 wins 1 draw in the last 8. We expect an aggressive attitude from the first half by the guys from Zidane and we recommend the partial final 2/2.


Teams practically paired in the lower middle area of the standings with 18 and 19 points. Hosts who with 2-1 at Portugalete in the Copa del Rey have slipped the fifth result in a row as a goal. Result that also occurred in 4 of the last 5 races of the Basques. We follow the trend and therefore expect a match where both teams will score.


Tenth against fourteenth in one of the most balanced matches on paper this round. Andalusians returning from two defeats and two draws, the last of which was the 1-1 in Valencia and that in 4 of the last 5 home games have not found the way to goal. Guests who come from a match played and won in Copa del Rey and who have entered 5 consecutive unders. It is therefore logical to think of a match with less than 3 total goals as happened in the last 6 direct clashes between these two teams.


This is a match that could be more uncertain than the bookmakers who favor the guests say. Both teams have won only one of the last 5 official matches and with 13 and 12 goals scored respectively, the two teams have the least prolific attacks in the league. In our opinion, the odds are too unbalanced towards the guests. So let’s go to 1x.


Fifteenth against seventeenth in a game that leans slightly towards the hosts. Biancomalva that having played a match that ended in extra time in the copa del rey midweek, could suffer a bit of fatigue. This is why, given the favorable share, we like to go to the double chance out x2.


Last against eleventh in a match with very balanced odds. Hosts who come from 4 defeats and a draw and who have the worst goal difference in the league (-12). Guests who away from home have won 3 of the last 5 races and who certainly at least in terms of quality are a step above their rivals. Also in this case we go to the double chance out.


Third against seventh in a match where the Catalans have the exact same odds as Real Madrid in the match against Osasuna. Andalusians unbeaten from 7 official matches but returning from 120 minutes of fatigue in the Copa del Rey against Leonesa. Specifically, the team has missed the appointment with the goal only once in the last 7 home games. In contrast, Koeman’s team with 3-2 at Bilbao became the one with the best attack in the league. We expect a match played openly and try the goal + over 2.5 combo


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