La Liga Preview - June 15th
La Liga made a successful return to play over the weekend, with plenty of goals and drama up and down the league. Barcelona maintained their place at the top of the table, although Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Eibar kept them in a close second. At the bottom of the table Espanyol earned a vital 3 points that could make the difference come the end of the season. For the rest of the La Liga season, Bet UK will be bringing you betting tips for a match every day, starting with 3 tips today from the 15th - 17th June.
At Bet UK, you can find the latest La Liga betting odds for every match over the rest of the season with our UK online betting. In the lead up to the restart, you can find football betting boosted accumulators for each round of fixtures.
Granada To Beat Real Betis @ 16/5- 21:00, Monday 15th June
Picking a 16/5 winner looks like a large price, but Granada could be one of the value picks of the week in La Liga. Barring a poor run over the winter months, Granada have been one of the most impressive sides in Spain this year and have more than earned their 9th place spot. They restarted their season with an impressive comeback win over Getafe, another side that has impressed in Spain. They travel to Real Betis this weekend, which may explain their heightened odds, but with no fans and no atmosphere, home advantage isn’t as prevalent anymore. Regardless of where they are playing, Real Betis’s 2-0 loss to Sevilla would not have given Granada anything to worry about. 3 points on Monday would keep Granada in with an outside shout of a Europa league place, so expect them to go for the win.
Getafe To Beat Espanyol @ EVS - 18:30, Tuesday 16th June
Over the last couple of years, Getafe have become the surprise side of La Liga. Almost similarly to Leicester in the Premier League, Getafe have gone from regular relegation battles to European hopefuls overnight. Last year, they were a handful of points from a Champions League spot and they look like repeating that feat again. They were beaten by Granada at the weekend, but there is no better chance to bounce back than against Espanyol. The Catalunyan side have struggled this season, and despite their win at the weekend, remain rock bottom of the table. At surprisingly high odds of EVS on Tuesday, we’re backing Getafe to get back to winning ways.
Athletic Bilbao To Beat Eibar @ 27/20 - 21:00, Wednesday 17th June
Our final pick looks like another one with plenty of value, as we back Athletic Bilbao to win away at Eibar on Wednesday night. Against Atletico Madrid in their opener, Bilbao more than held their own. They had the better of the chances, and if for some better decision making in the final third, they could have easily built on Iker Munain’s first half goal. Instead, they were pegged back by Diego Costa and had to settle for a point. Against Eibar, they should be expecting to come away with all 3 however. The 16th place side are very much in a relegation battle and although a late comeback was threatened against Real Madrid, they were mostly uninspiring. Considering Eibar aren’t the best defensively, and Bilbao’s strength lies in their attack, we can expect plenty of goals and a Bilbao win on Wednesday.