Check out our section of betting predictions for the upcoming weekend in Spain as Ace Football previews matchday 27 of the 2021/22 La Liga season.
Things are heating up in Spain, with battles going on up and down the table.
Real Madrid and Sevilla are battling for title honors, six teams are chasing a top-four spot, and the relegation battle is still far from over. Plenty of fun and drama clearly awaits.
So ahead of the latest round of fixtures, Ace Football offers betting and accumulator tips as part of its weekly La Liga predictions.
🗓️ Friday, March 4
Deportivo Alaves vs Sevilla
Sevilla have the best defensive record in La Liga, have conceded just seven goals on the road, and have seen Under 2.5 goals in 12 of their 13 away league games this season. We expect this run to continue against a struggling Alaves, who sit second-bottom in the league standings.
Verdict: Under 2.5 goals
🗓️ Saturday, March 5
Osasuna vs Villarreal
Osasuna are gunning for a third 2-1 win over Villarreal in a row. It will be a tall order though, considering they’ve lost their last two matches to nil, while their opponents are in brilliant form. They’ve scored nine goals in their last two games alone!
The last eight meetings between these teams have also produced over 2.5 goals and BTTS.
Espanyol vs Getafe
This is an important game for Espanyol and Getafe. Only two points lie between them in the league table, and a victory will give either of them breathing space from a possible relegation scrap. Therefore, we expect the gloves to come off in a heated affair at the RCDE Stadium.
Incidentally, there has been a red card in each of Espanyol’s last 3 home games. Four or more cards have also occurred in the last 10 meetings between these sides.
Across their last 15 games, Espanyol have also failed to keep a clean sheet and have seen BTTS 13 times. So we’re going to out of a limb here by predicting a draw and for both teams to score.
Verdict: Draw & BTTS
Valencia vs Granada
Both sides look out of sorts at the moment and desperately need a boost. We expect it to be close, but think Valencia will just get it over the line to seal all three points. Los Che enter the contest on the back of a 1-0 Copa del Rey semi-final win over Athletic Club, while Granada have lost four of their last five matches (D1).
Verdict: Valencia to win
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad
No goals have occurred in the first half of Real Madrid’s last six games, and we fancy this run continuing at home.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side usually keep it tight at the Bernabeu, keeping five clean sheets in their last seven home games. Real Sociedad have also lost three of their last six away games to nil (W1 D2).
Verdict: Real Madrid to win & BTTS: No
🗓️ Sunday, March 6
Cadiz vs Rayo Vallecano
Cadiz have the worst home record in La Liga, while Rayo Vallecano have the worst away record.
In fact, Cadiz have won none of their 13 home league games this season (D8 L5). They’ve drawn their last three matches at the Nuevo Mirandilla. Rayo Vallecano, in contrast, have won once on the road, but are on a five-match losing streak.
Considering four of the last six meetings between these teams ended in a draw, we fancy going for another stalemate here.
Elche vs Barcelona
Fresh off a solid 4-0 triumph against Athletic Club, we’re backing Barcelona to make it four wins in a row.
Backing the Catalan club to score the first goal would be one avenue worth considering. They’ve broken the deadlock in each of their last four away games, while Elche have conceded the first goal of a game in their last four matches.
The 17th-placed hosts have also lost their nine games against Barcelona, failing to score in eight of them.
Verdict: Barcelona to win
Celta Vigo vs Mallorca
Both sides enter the contest on a three-match winless run. Celta Vigo settled for back-to-back draws, before losing to 2-0 to Atletico Madrid last time out. The Galicians are favorites and will look to make home advantage count against a Mallorca side that has lost all three of their last games.
There is also potential for a penalty here, as a spot-kick has occurred in each of Mallorca’s last four away games.
Verdict: Celta Vigo to win & Under 2.5 goals
Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid
Arguably the biggest fixture in La Liga this weekend, top-four rivals Real Betis and Atletico Madrid lock horns in Seville.
Betis have won just once in their last five home games against Atletico (D2 L2). There is also a chance Manuel Pellegrini’s men will be fatigued, having played Rayo Vallecano in the Copa del Rey semi-final on Thursday. Add the fact they’ve seen BTTS in four of their last five league games, we’re tempted to go down this route.
🗓️ Monday, March 7
Athletic Club vs Levante
Athletic Club have been out of sorts lately, losing three of their four games (W1). But Marcelino’s men are always tough to beat at the San Mames, with two wins on the bounce at home.
Levante, meanwhile, have lost nine of their 13 games (W1 D3) on the road this season. They may have pulled together a decent run of late, but we expect Athletic to come out on top in this one.
Verdict: Athletic Club to win
Below is an accumulator of the best picks as part of our La Liga predictions.