La Liga Matchday 19 Top Betting Picks

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La Liga matchday 19 kicks off this weekend to round up the halfway stage of this year’s competition. No matter what happens on this matchday Real Madrid will remain top of the league at the halfway point as they are currently 8 points ahead of Sevilla, who do have a game in hand. Let’s check out some of the best plays we found on match day 19 and let’s get into some La Liga odds.

RCD Espanyol Barcelona vs. Valencia CF

Friday, December 31, 2021 – 10:15 AM EST at Estadio de Mestalla

Both these teams are close to each other at the league table, with the home side sitting in 8th and Espanyol 11th. Five points separate the two teams but Espanyol picking up a win here would serve them very well, and they might have a small advantage heading into this game given how many Valencia players are unavailable for selection.

With that being said Espanyol does have some players out with covid protocol, although at the time of writing the five players are not officially ruled out. We are liking the under 2.5 here, with both teams missing so many star players and both teams being a bit rusty also having had a small winter break.

Their previous few encounters have only seen 3 of their last 10 meetings go over 2.5 goals. Espanyol has seen 60% of their away games go under 2.5 and Valencia 60% of their home games go over 2.5. It’s a tight line but we are happy to lay -133 for the under 2.5, although we would advise not going any lower on -120 on this under.

La Liga Pick: Under 2.5 goals (-133) with Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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Real Madrid vs. Getafe CF

Sunday, January 02, 2022 - 08:00 AM EST at Coliseum Alfonso Perez

We are getting good value on Real Madrid at -130 to win this game because they have a heavily depleted squad heading into this La Liga tie away to Getafe. Most of their squad is under the covid protocol, including 3 regular starters and strong bench players. Even with this squad depleted we still see them getting the better of Getafe. Madrid has dominated this team on the road in recent years, winning 9 of the previous 10 meetings.

Getafe has managed to avoid defeat in their previous five outings, which has taken them out of the relegation zone based on goal difference. Although arguably their toughest opponent in that five-game stretch was Osasuna who they beat 1-0, and a 0-0 draw away to Mallorca is respectable, but they also lost 5-0 in the cup to Baleares.

We believe there to be some really nice value in taking Real Madrid to win this game and under 2.5 goals (-123). This depleted Madrid team will be more than happy to win this 1-0 or 2-0, they won’t be concerned with racking up the score.

La Liga Pick: Under 2.5 (-123) with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Sevilla FC vs. Cadiz CF

Monday, January 03, 2022 - 03:15 PM EST at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla

Just like Real Madrid, we are getting some really nice betting odds on Sevilla to win this La Liga match on the road, they are currently sitting in second place in the league and have the third-best away record in the league, picking up a total of 15 points from a possible 27.

Cadiz has struggled a lot this season, remember last season they went on that amazing stretch of games that saw them inside the top 5 at one stage, well they are a long way from that sort of team now. Cadiz has the worst home form in the entire league, picking up just 5 points from a possible 27.

Sevilla should prove to be much too strong for Cadiz here and we think the best play is to take them to win at -120, we value them to be at least -125 so we are getting some value here. Sevilla also know they must win this game if they wish to keep pace with Real Madrid, should Sevilla fail to win and Madrid win we can almost hand the title to real as Sevilla would then be 11 points behind with a game in hand, 8 points is a lot to make up when the team your chasing is winning 73% of their league games.

La Liga Pick: Sevilla win (-120) with BetOnline

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