La Liga Matchday 16: Get the latest La Liga Football previews, injuries and suspensions, H2H stats and the best La Liga betting tips.
La Liga leaders Real Madrid will visit third placed Real Sociedad, as we preview the best betting tips of the weekend games from Spain.
Sevilla vs Villarreal
Saturday 4 December, 13:00
Sevilla has gone two games without a win in La Liga, and they need to get back on track against Villarreal.
Sevilla missed out on the chance to move top of La Liga after a 2-2 home draw with Alaves, and they later lost 2-1 at Real Madrid. As a result, they are now fourth in the La Liga table, eight points behind leaders Real Madrid, but with a game in hand. Their Home record is impressive with 5-1-0.
In midweek play, Julen Lopetegui’s squad required extra time to seal a 1-0 win against Cordoba in the Copa del Rey.
Villarreal had none of these problems, as they defeated Victoria 8-0. They were defeated 3-1 by Barcelona over the weekend, dropping them to 12th place in the table.
Villarreal have failed to win any of their seven away games this season (0-5-2), and with six of them ending with less than three goals.
Sevilla vs Villarreal betting tip: Sevilla to Win and Under 2.5 Goals @ 4.33
Barcelona vs Real Betis
Saturday 4 December, 15:15
Barcelona’s good start under Xavi continued against Villarreal, and they now face one of their top-four rivals. Xavi’s team needed late goals from Memphis Depay and Coutinho to beat Villarreal 3-1. This victory brought them to within 5 points of fourth-placed Sevilla.
Barcelona will face a challenge this week when they go to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday, where they must match or better Benfica’s result against Dynamo Kiev to advance to the last-16. Barcelona’s task against Betis is made all the more difficult with one eye on that match and a number of injuries.
Betis are fifth in the table and have won their past four games in all competitions, having scored 3 goals in each one of their last two La Liga matches; 3-0 away against Elche and 3-1 last week at home against Levante.
Betis’ away record is strong (4-1-2) and that indicates this should be a more competitive match than the bookies’ odds suggest.
Barcelona vs Real Betis betting tips: Barcelona to Win and Both Teams to Score @ 2.75
Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid
Saturday 4 December, 20:00
In the last game of Saturday’s Spanish top flight action, La Liga leaders Real Madrid pay a visit to play third-placed Real Sociedad.
This season, Sociedad has spent a significant amount of time atop La Liga. They are now seven points behind Madrid after losing 1-0 at Espanyol last weekend, only their second La Liga defeat of the season, on the back of a draw (0-0) with Valencia.
Real Madrid won 1-0 at home against Athletic Bilbao in midweek match in hand they had; Benzema scored his 12th La Liga goal of the season with Thibaut Courtois in inspired form for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
It was their fifth consecutive league win, moving them seven points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid, who has a game in hand.
For Real Sociedad, 12/15 La Liga games have seen fewer than three goals scored.
Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid betting tips: Real Madrid to Win @ 2.25