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Spanish La Liga: Gameweek 24 Preview

Real Madrid will continue their pursuit of log-leaders Atletico Madrid when Los Blancos travel to Valladolid

Atletico Madrid continue to dictate matters at the top of the standings. Diego Simeone and his boys have a massive five-point lead at the top with two games in hand – at the time of writing. Real Madrid and Barcelona have picked up form at the right time and there’s still a possibility of catching up the log leaders. With all the big teams now in top form, it makes the league very interesting and we look forward to each gameweek.

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Friday 19 February

Real Betis 11/10
Draw 2/1
Getafe 31/10

Real Betis will be hoping to build from a 2-1 win at Villarreal last Sunday when they host midtable Getafe in the first La Liga game of the weekend. Betis have done incredibly well to put themselves in the mix for Europa League spots as they are now three points off sixth-placed Villarreal. Getafe are really struggling this season and are one of the teams that can’t cope with the new norm of playing behind closed doors. Back Betis to win this match against a struggling side.

Saturday 20 February

Elche 26/10
Draw 22/10
Eibar 11/10

Relegation-fighting rivals Elche and Eibar are set to take on each other this Saturday to kick-off the day’s fixtures. At first glance, this game has a 0-0 scoreline written all over it. I feel it will be very hard to find the difference between the two sides at the moment. It’s hard for me to separate these two teams so back Under 2.5 Goals in this match.

Atletico Madrid 5/10
Draw 31/10
Levante 54/10

Levante made a massive step towards securing survival when they enjoyed five-match unbeaten run in La Liga until losing 1-0 to Osasuna last time out. Marcos Llorente and Angel Correa were on target in Atletico Madrid’s 2-1 at Granada last Saturday. Simeone’s men thus kept a five-point cushion ahead of their bitter city rivals Real Madrid at the top of the standings. If Atletico are serious about winning the title, they should be winning matches against midtable teams. Back Atletico Madrid to win this game at 5/10.

Valencia 29/20
Draw 9/4
Celta Vigo 39/20

Valencia continues to be the most inconsistent team in the division and their form for the last three games backs that up – losing, drawing and winning. Celta Vigo are unbeaten in the last four matches, drawing three and winning their last match. The visitors have scored five goals in their last two La Liga matches, including a 2-2 draw against runaway leaders Atletico Madrid and beating Elche 3-1. One thing the Celtics have been consistent about is scoring goals and I’m most confident that they will score again in this match. Back Celta Vigo on the Win/Draw Double Chance at 5/10.

Real Valladolid 48/10
Draw 32/10
Real Madrid 5/10

Valladolid and Real Madrid are set to lock horns in one of the most exciting games of the 24th round of La Liga on Saturday night at Estadio Jose Zorrilla. Los Blancos have been flying high lately. They picked up three straight clean sheet victories in the league. The three La Liga wins have helped them climb back to second position in the standings. Back Real Madrid to keep pressure on Atletico Madrid by winning their fourth straight La Liga match.

Sunday 21 February

Barcelona 1/6
Draw 6/1
Cadiz 14/1

Barcelona keeps getting better and better in the league this season and they’re now close to being the respectable Barcelona we know and fear. The Catalans won their fifth game in a row last time out when thrashing Alaves 5-1. Trincao scored a brace, making it three goals in two matches for the young Portuguese. This should be another comfortable win for Barcelona. Therefore, back the Catalans to Win Both Halves at 21/20.

Real Sociedad 13/20
Draw 26/10
Alaves 44/10

Real Sociedad have returned to the form they showed us in the first round where they were brushing aside teams. The hosts have made it back-to-back La Liga wins for the first time in the new year. Imanol Alguacil’s men have been presented with a fantastic opportunity of making it three wins on the spin when they welcome strugglers Alaves who have won once in their last seven matches. Back the hosts to win this game.
Huesca 12/10
Draw 22/10
Granada 24/10

Both Huesca and Granada will be hoping to bring their dreadful streaks to an end on Sunday evening when they take on each other in a low-profile La Liga outing at Estadio El Alcoraz. The hosts are in a very tough position ahead of the remaining part of the season. They have been the worst team in the division so far in the campaign and deservedly hold the very foot of the standings at the moment as a consequence. Granada have been disappointing this season, but I fancy them to come away with all three points.

Athletic Bilbao 18/10
Draw 21/10
Villarreal 16/10

Villarreal have not been pulling up any trees lately. They took just one win in the last six league matches, with most of their recent wins coming in the Copa Del Rey where they play lower division teams. This is certainly not a great time for Unai Emery’s men to take on the free-scoring Bilbao. Bilbao are desperate for points as they seek to be within the Europa League qualification zone. Back Both Teams to Score at 19/20 in this encounter.

Monday 22 February

Osasuna 34/10
Draw 23/10
Sevilla 9/10

Osasuna caused an upset last weekend when they beat high-flying Levante on their turf and registered back-to-back league wins. Making it three in a row will be extremely difficult as they take on the Europa League champions who are on cloud nine at the moment. Sevilla is in the form of their lives, winning nine games on the bounce. I’m backing Sevilla to make it 10 wins in a row.

QUAD @ 9/1
Real Betis Win 11/10
Atletico Madrid Win 5/10
Sevilla Win 9/10
Real Madrid Win 5/10 

Written by Banele Pikwa