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La Liga predictions and betting tips: Best bets for Saturday

Jon Wilde 12 Dec 2017
Manu Garcia (right) of Alaves challenges Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco of Atletico Madrid (credit:Credit by bettingpro)

The 2017-18 La Liga season has reached its 16th round of matches on the weekend of December 15-18, and we have picked out the best bet available on each of Saturday’s three games.

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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad – Draw @ 5/2 with MarathonBet (15:15 GMT kick-off)


The Basque derby gets things under way in La Liga on Saturday and although Real Sociedad are four places above Athletic Club, as they prefer to be known, in the table, the home side would leapfrog their rivals with a victory.

Athletic Club’s confidence will have been lifted by some better results of late, specifically a home draw with Real Madrid followed by two away wins, but they have the worst goalscoring record of any team on their own pitch in the Spanish top flight this season.

That will encourage Sociedad to believe they can get a result at the San Mames Stadium - and they certainly need one having lost their last four matches in all competitions.


They say the sign of a good team is how they react to a defeat, and there was certainly plenty of character about Valencia as they scored an 81st-minute winner to beat Celta Vigo last week having lost for the first time all season six days earlier.

Marcelino Garcia Toral’s side continue to be the closest pursuers to Barcelona at the head of the table and are fancied to avenge the embarrassing 4-0 beating at home they suffered the last time they faced Eibar in February.

Eibar have taken 10 points from their last four matches, but none of those was against a team of the standard Valencia are producing this season and an away victory is expected.

Dani Parejo celebrates after scoring a goal for Valencia (Getty Images)

Alaves +2 on the handicap away to Atletico Madrid @ 13/10 with betway (19:45 GMT) 


It’s rare that Atletico dish out a thrashing to any team and even though Alaves are in the relegation zone, they are improving at a rate of knots under their new coach Abelardo.

The Babazorros have won their last three league and cup matches after a poor Crystal Palace-esque start to the campaign, keeping clean sheets in two of those wins against Getafe and Las Palmas, and if Atletico do win, it looks likely to be by a typically narrow margin.


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La Liga predictions and betting tips: Best bets for Saturday

The 2017-18 La Liga season has reached its 16th round of matches on the weekend of December 15-18, and we have picked out the best bet available on each of Saturday’s three games.

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