Rock-solid on home soil, Rayo Vallecano plays host to Alaves in the last round of the year and Betis travels to play Bilbao while seeking its fifth win in a row. You can live-bet on the Spanish top-flight league using our sportsbook.
Rayo Vallecano vs. Alaves: Another Home Win
Last week we cashed our La Liga Parlay at +258 with Villarreal beating Rayo Vallecano 2-0 on home turf, while Betis and Real Sociedad offered us an entertaining clash with four goals on the scoresheets. Let’s do it again for the last round of the year and increase our soccer bankroll.
As predicted, Rayo Vallecano lost last week on the road to Villarreal. That was not surprising because the newly promoted team is struggling away from home, winning just one in nine games and losing six. They are sitting sixth in the standings because of their home form.
If we are talking only about their home games, Rayo Vallecano is leading the standings with 22 points earned in eight games. They won seven and drew one, scoring 17 goals and allowing just three goals.
Once again, they are huge favorites to win in front of their fans at -130 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds. This time they will face Alaves, the second-worst attack in the league with just 13 goals netted in 16 games. The visitors are sitting 17th, just two points above the danger zone. They’ve won just once in seven away games, scoring just six goals.
This is not the most anticipated match of the round in the Spanish top-flight league, but it should be an exciting contest with Rayo Vallecano always bringing its A game. Martin Merquelanz is the only absentee for the hosts. We are backing them to end the year in style and win another home game.
Pick: Rayo Vallecano -130
Bilbao vs. Betis: Visitors Overpriced
Betis destroyed Real Sociedad 4-0 last weekend to extend its brilliant run of form with its fourth victory in a row. They scored 11 goals in their last four games, keeping three clean sheets in the process. On top of that, they qualified in the Europa League knockout stages and were drawn against the Russian giants from Zenit.
They are scoring goals for fun and that’s why we love adding them to our soccer picks and parlays. Manuel Pellegrini’s Betis has lost just five games in all competitions across this calendar year, sitting just one point behind second-place Sevilla, its city rival.
Sevilla might drop points this weekend as they are playing fourth-place Atletico Madrid, so with a win against Bilbao, Betis could end the year second in the standings.
On the other side, Bilbao is not a bad team. They are playing well but they are struggling to score and transform their opportunities into goals. They look set to spend another season trapped in the middle of the table because of their lack of consistency.
They failed to win the previous three home games, but Bilbao has a great home record against Betis, beating them in their last seven mutual encounters at San Mames. If you’re betting online, you should know that all the trends will eventually come to an end. We believe that this is the perfect opportunity for Betis to win at least one point on the road and end its bad away record against Bilbao.
The visitors have the necessary weapons to score at least twice on its own. We will sprinkle a small stake on a straight-away win, but for this parlay we have a safer approach.