Soccer Odds: Spain La Liga Week 12 Fixtures Featuring Sevilla vs Barcelona

  • Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

    By  Ej Garr

    Sevilla-vs-Barcelona odds

    Soccer Betting: Week 12 begins in Spain onFriday, November 21with one match between Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao as we return from the International break.

    There will be 4 matcheson Saturday, which contains our featured match of the week, Sevilla and Barcelona. That match will be televised on BeinSports at2PMEastern Time, right after the Real Madrid vs. Eibar match at highnoon. On Sundaywe cover 4 more matches, including the match at Estadio El Madrigal with 8 and 9 in the table, Getafe vs. Villareal. This weekend's round of matches officially ends on Monday, November 24, with a game between Almeria and Granada.

    All matches will be played at different time slots, which will make it easy to catch every minute of each match without wondering what is going on elsewhere. It will be the only league that will be spreading out its matches with their own kickoff times for each match, and is actually not that common to see.

    Why don't we get into what we do expect to see when you open the La Liga Betting Odds at Diamond Sportsbook.

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    Friday, November 21- 1 Match

    Espanyol vs Athletic Bilbao

    3-Way: 1: Espanyol +400 Away ; X: +250 Draw ; 2: Athletic Bilbao -125 Home

    Spread: Espanyol +0.5 +105 ; Bilbao -0.5 -125

    Total 2: Over -125 ; Under +105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Back after the International break, we start at San Mamés Stadium for the kickoff of the 12th round of Fixtures of Primera Football. Espanyol has a pretty nice recent history of 5W - 0L - 2D the last 7 times these two have met.

    We all know that Bilbao is simply not the team they were that earned them the Champions League honor, and the respect in top flight football. Mathematically, they are officially out of Group Stage now, with 1 point in Group H and only 2 matches left. Bilbao has been playing better lately in League play with 2 wins and 2 draws, understanding that Europe is not a place to worry about.

    Scoring only 7 goals for the year is not helping the situation. To put it in perspective, Real Madrid and Barcelona have scored 67 goals combined in the same time span. It’s safe to say that Bilbao is not looking to the upcoming Champions League mid-week encounter on the road in Ukraine vs Shaktar.

    I will still put a play on Bilbao at home on the 3-Way line of -125. Espanyol is still winless away from home, and Bilbao has got to keep playing well enough to get back in the hunt before the holiday break in December.

    Saturday, November 22- 4 Matches

    Featured Match Sevilla vs Barcelona

    3-Way 1x2 Lines:

    Sevilla +1025 Barcelona -425 Draw +600

    Spread: Sevilla +2 -115 Barcelona -2 -105

    Total 3.5: Over -110 Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Isn't it amazing a 7 - 2 - 2 team that is in the top 5 of the table is getting +1000 or better? What else could we pick for our match of the week though? This is a battle of two clubs in the top 5, and Sevilla is coming off two disgusting results with a loss to Bilbao and a draw with Levante, who sit near the bottom of the table and have given up the most goals in La Liga with 25 GA.

    After this match, Barcelona will travel to Cyprus for Champions League mid-week, and have secured a spot out of Group Stage, so they will simply play football with 3 matches in 9 days between Domestic and CL over the next 2 weekends.

    The Barcelona -2 stares at me with a smile at -105, as a way to make a statement heading towards December and not let Madrid drift farther away from them.

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    Malaga vs Atletico Madrid

    3-Way: 1: Malaga +800 Away ; X: +335 Draw ; 2: Atletico Madrid -235 Home

    Spread: Malaga +1 +115 ; Atl Madrid -1 -135

    Total 2.5: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Did the line setters think that Malaga is playing so poorly lately that they deserve a +800? They are even giving away the +1 Handicap in case they don't even win, and the draw pays us nicely. If they lose 2 - 1, no harm no foul, and I see the Over 2.5 at -110 as well. I can see 2 - 1 at the very worst here. I will take the Over 2.5 with minimal juice, and that +1 on Malaga, who is playing the best football right now.

    Real Madrid vs Eibar

    3-Way: 1: Real Madrid -450 Away ; X: +600 Draw ; 2: Eibar +1150 Home

    Spread: Madrid -2 -115; Eibar +2 -105

    Total 3.5: Over +105 ; Under -125

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Unless you plan on making the net half its size, this could get ugly. Eibar has given up 15 goals on the campaign, but 11 of them have come in the last 4 matches. What does a bye-week do for you when you know that one of the arguably best teams in Europe is coming to our house and we have no shot today! The line setters are certainly putting it out there with the +1125 on Eibar, even at home. But I will challenge the line on that total of 3.5 at +Money. Madrid is also looking a bit ahead to Champions League mid-week, but that won't stop them from doing what they do where ever we play this one. Over is the play at 3.5 at +105.

    Real Sociedad vs La Coruna

    3-Way: 1: Sociedad +125 Away ; X: +225 Draw ; 2: La Coruna +250 Home

    Spread: Sociedad Pk -165 ; La Coruna Pk +140

    Total 2.5: Over +115 ; Under -135

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Hmm, analysis and prediction? Well they both stink, can I predict that and move on to the next match? This is certainly one of those instances where you don't lose your hard earned money on matches you could not possibly predict what to expect, unless you spent a few bucks fixing the game for us. Drop an email at .... ok just kidding, but this is not something you can say you predict a battle of some sort.

    Sociedad still has no wins away from home this campaign, and Coruna has one win at home, while giving up the second most goals for home teams with 13 GA. I would tend to like the Over 2.5 because of the +115 for 1. For two, coming off the break and knowing what you haven't done and need to change, you would hope some things will change with the low to mid-tier clubs who have the experience and understanding of what they need to be as the holiday break approaches. These two can score on each other. Everyone else has!

    Sunday, November 23- 4 Matches

    Celta Vigo vs Vallecano

    3-Way: 1: Celta Vigo +165 Away ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: Vallecano +175 Home

    Spread: Vigo Pk -115 ; Vallecano Pk -105

    Total 2.5: Over -135 ; Under +115

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Well what else would you expect to see, other than a juiced up total to go Over the 2.5? Vallecano might as well be called volcanic, as they have simply not been able to stop a soul from marching the ball down the pitch and finding the net.

    Celta Vigo has not lost away from home yet, and to see that Pk at -115 on them away from home, seems like a solid play with enough value to test the water.

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    Valencia vs Levante

    3-Way: 1: Valencia -145 Away ; X: +275 Draw ; 2: Levante +450 Home

    Spread: Valencia -0.5 -145; Levante +0.5 +125

    Total 2.5: Over +100 ; Under -120

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Hold your breath and make sure you notice that there is not a typo on those posted lines. Now, let your air out, and realize you are a human being who likes to bet on Spanish Football. Now, login to your account, open the Spanish La Liga Betting Odds page, and take this Over 2.5 at Even Money. You're Welcome!

    Cordoba vs Elche

    3-Way: 1: Cordoba +340 Away ; X: +230 Draw ; 2: Elche -105

    Home Spread: Cordoba +0.5 -115 ; Elche -0.5 -105

    Total 2: Over -110 ; Under -110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Goodness, this is just as bad as Sociedad and Coruna, if not worse. Again, these are just one of those match-ups that you sit back and wonder what will happen before the match, then after it wonder what you were thinking when you put a bet on this match. Who is worse? A club with no wins at the bottom of the table, or an Elche club who at least has 2 wins on the campaign. For a club who has no wins, Cordoba does have 6 draws, which is actually not as bad as it looks. Ok, no wins, noted, but this +0.5 at -115 on Cordoba to get another draw or maybe even their first win of the season to pay us, seems reasonable to me to take a peek at.

    Getafe vs Villareal

    3-Way: 1: Getafe +675 Away ; X: +325 Draw ; Villareal -225

    Home Spread: Getafe +1 +125 ; Villareal -1 -145

    Total 2.5: Over -125 ; Under -105

    Analysis and Prediction:

    Villareal will have a Europa League match mid-week, and that is noteworthy since they are in the position they are there to hope to move on through the group stage. Not to mention it is with Monchengladbach who sit only one point above them and are playing well in Bundesliga.

    These two are right next to each other in points on the table, and Getafe is not just going to let Villareal walk all over them. I just do not see a 2 goal discrepancy in these two. I will take the +1 Handicap on Getafe with a nice price of +125 on to boot.

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    Monday, November 24- 1 Match

    Almeria vs Granada

    3-Way:1: Almeria +300 Away ; X: +230 Draw ; Granada +105

    Home Spread: Almeria +0.5 -125 ; Granada -0.5 +105

    Total 2: Over -130 ; Under +110

    Analysis and Prediction:

    We finish the round of matcheson Monday, as we head to Los Cármenes for Granada hosting Almeria. Almeria got off to an 8-point start in 5 matches to begin the campaign, and now are losers of four straight and fading down the table quickly.Oh, which team are we talking about who is playing poorly? Granada has lost 5 of their last 7 with 2 draws in the fray, so what is either club doing that’s worth talking about?

    I think the scheduler people just wanted to make it tough to enjoy great football. So the answer is, they are doing nothing worth talking about. I could suggest the Over 2 at -130, but that would be for peanuts if that was what I had to do, so play it softly. Unless you are an action junkie, you could choose to leave it alone too, no one will argue with you!

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