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La Liga Soccer Betting: Is Girona’s Magic Running Out?

It has been nothing short of a magical campaign for Girona Futbol Club and soccer betting fans alike thanks to an attack-minded brand of football that has yielded a league-high 54 goals in 25 matches. The Catalan side is playing in Spain’s top flight for just the fourth time in club history, and they have emerged as the revelation of the La Liga campaign with a delightful Cinderella Story that has been impossible to ignore.

And yet, it seems that the clock may just have struck midnight for Girona, falling to a 3-2 defeat to Mallorca in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals, before escaping Galicia with a narrow 1-0 win at Celta de Vigo. They commenced February with a 0-0 draw at home vs. Real Sociedad, before suffering a 4-0 shellacking at the hands of Real Madrid.

La Liga Soccer Betting: Is Girona's Magic Running Out?
Girona FC celebrates | Ricardo Larreina / Spain DPPI / DPPI

Online betting fanatics are starting to lose faith in Girona, who, apart from the aforementioned results vs. Celta and La Real, have claimed just two clean sheets since the start of November.

After edging RB Leipzig 1-0 in the UEFA Champions League midweek, Real Madrid looked set for a fourth straight away win as Joselu opened proceedings within three minutes, only for Raul de Tomas to even the scoring from the penalty spot against his former club, as Rayo Vallecano pulled off a 1-1 draw at home.


Girona wanted to take advantage and close the gap on Real, only to be undone with a 3-2 loss against Athletic Club. Girona will now enter the weekend in second place, six points behind Real Madrid with 13 matches left, two above Barcelona and five above Atletico Madrid. It’s little wonder that our sportsbook is backing Real to come away with the league title at -2000 in contrast to Girona (+1200), Barcelona (+2000), and Atletico Madrid (+2500) in our latest betting lines.

It seems that Girona’s magical carriage is turning into a pumpkin, but while a maiden championship may be increasingly out of reach, they still have the chance to do something special and book their spot in next season’s Champions League. Having taken just one point in their last three, they’ll be looking to bounce back at Estadi Montilivi on Monday as they host Rayo Vallecano.

 

La Liga Bets: Back Under in Sevilla vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid still has their work cut out for them with Carlo Ancelotti’s side set to host Sevilla on Sunday before traveling to Valencia, and they’ll be without a number of starters as they face off against the Europa League champions.

While they have coped admirably well following the ACL injuries of Thibaut Courtois, David Alaba, and Eder Militao, the Italian also finds himself without Eduardo Camavinga and Dani Carvajal, both of whom are suspended, and potentially Antonio Rudiger as well. Expect Lucas Vazquez to pair Aurelio Tchouameni, Nacho, and Ferland Mendy in the back four in the place of Carvajal, and expect Toni Kroos and Rodrygo to replace Camavinga and Luka Modric and operate alongside Federico Valverde, Brahim Diaz, Vinicius Junior and Brahim Diaz in the front six.

It is a tantalizing eleven, and yet, questions remain as to where the goals are going to come from with La Liga top scorer Jude Bellingham spending a few weeks on the sidelines after suffering a high ankle sprain in their win against Girona. Since that 4-0 humiliation, they’ve scored two goals in two games, and they’ll be taking on a Sevilla side that has avoided defeat in each of their last four league fixtures.

Our soccer odds hint at a low-scoring, cagey affair. Apart from a 5-1 loss at Girona, each of Sevilla’s last six matches have seen them concede no more than one goal. After opening February with a 2-1 win at Rayo courtesy of Youssef En-Nesyri’s brace, Sevilla edged Atletico 1-0 via Isaac Romero’s early goal before holding Valencia to a 0-0 draw at Mestalla.

If you’re planning to bet on Spanish soccer this weekend, our soccer bet prediction is on Real Madrid vs. Sevilla going under. While it has been a tumultuous campaign for the Andalusians, who sit seven points above the drop, Sevilla have nevertheless been a competitive outfit and managed to keep things tight at the back this season. Their improving defense should be enough for them to stay in this contest until the final whistle, with Sergio Ramos eager to impress against his former side and extend their streak to three clean sheets in a row.

Sevilla have had several low-scoring match-ups this season against powerhouses such as their 1-0 loss at Barcelona, their two 1-0 losses to Atletico in the league and cup, and their 1-1 draw to Real in October. We’re backing this one to feature under 3 goals.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Which La Liga fixture is likely to see both teams find the back of the net?


Each of Rayo Vallecano’s last four matches has seen both teams score, and we’re backing that trend to continue in Girona.

Which La Liga match is likely to feature under 3 goals?


With top scorer Jude Bellingham recovering from injury, Real Madrid could have a tough time breaking down a Sevilla team that has kept two clean sheets in a row.

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