2018 and it's going to be an exciting one. The bookmakers suggest a 'Lion's portion of pie' ehmm sorry.. I meant to type 'easy wins' for the home teams as you can see at the photo below.
Girona - Getafe. It looks like the hosts start 'loosing their touch' and I am referring to their ability to win away games. This was the main reason keeping them high on the leader board. They lost two straight away games without scoring and now they return at home with a pretty bad home record for this season. Getafe in the other hand looks in a better form. They lost only one in seven away La Liga games so far. This match has a high factor of draw but the value in Under 2.5 goals is terrible. I think it's going to be a game between 2-3 goals and I rule out the Girona's win.
Real Sociedad - Alaves. I am not sure where the bookmakers find the 'inspiration' and favour the home team at this stage. Too much of Christmas booze perhaps? I think Real S. along Espanyol, will end up struggling to avoid relegation this season. Alaves though, is a serious team and I see why not they will not be in the Europa League tournament next year. The draw has an advantage again here but I would not exclude an away win. 2-3 goals in this game sounds good to me.
Betis - Eibar. Real B. is such a 'delight' again this season and start establishing themselves among the elite teams of La Liga. They have certainly the advantage in this game specially when Eibar, shows such a bad face in away games. My main tip is Over 2.5 goals in this game.
Atl. Madrid - Espanyol. I am so glad to not include Atletico in my Under 2.5 goals tips today. I really had enough of their 'boring football' but hey...... They get what they want and are top performers. On the other hand we have Espanyol... A couple months ago when the team was 'posing' as a celebrity on the 5th place, I had mentioned that the team will go 'down town even to underground' and as a result, their fans were laughing at me. The laugh now turn to tears and the team has lost 5 La Liga games in a row. More likely the record will be increased to 6 games and if my predictions are correct, within a month they will be just at the relegation zone or a bit above. I find value in 2-3 goals market for this game.
Barcelona - Celta. Unfortunately for the Celts, Barcelona is back to it's top form and this fact alone gives ''little room'' for surprises here. Having said that, if Celta finds their ''good scoring face'', we will watch a ''recital of goals'' from both teams. Any market Under 4.5 goals, it does NOT worth it here.
Ath Bilbao - Valladolid. What can I say about this potential home win? ''Thanks but no thanks''. The hosts have serious issues this season and their 'star players' are unable to get back in good form and specially to start scoring. Why on earth should I back them? The visitors are in a very good shape and gave 'hell' to Atletiko Madrid last week. They perform well in away games and they managed some awesome results so far. The Draw factor is high in this game but I find great value in the Both Teams to Score market.
Valencia - Huesca. Is it over for Huesca? No, it's not. This game is tricky for many reasons and prediction is not indicating an easy win for Valencia. 2-3 goals is my tip for this game.
Leganes - Sevilla. This game gives me a headache. The hosts' current form is inspiring and specially when they have 'dealt efficiently' at home against top teams like Barcelona (won 2-1) and Atl. Madrid (1-1). Sevilla is such a quality team but lately they can't win a single away game. Both teams to score is my main tip in this game so far.
Rayo Vallecano - Levante. This could be the most exciting game of the 17th fixture. Rayo plays open football at home and Levante ''shares the same sentiment'' when they play away. I expect a very open game and I give edge to Over 3.5 goals for inplay trading.
Its too soon to predict scores but surely I will post what I think before the kick offs. Keep an eye to the comments box below and on our social media pages facebook / twitter.
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