by Anton Johan
La Liga betting
fans will have their hands full this weekend trying to
pick the teams that will stave off relegation and those that succumb to it.
Teams like Getcafe, that have only played in La Liga for seven seasons. Will
they experience an eighth?
That is indeed one of the questions La Liga betting
fans and pundits alike have been asking since the club improved its chances of
avoiding relegation by beating Osasuna 2-0 last time out. But how they will fare
on Saturday against Real Sociedad is the more important question. Let's examine
the La Liga odds.
Real Sociedad will start as the favourites on Saturday
According to leading Irish online sportsbook Paddy Power, Real Sociedad will
start as the favourites (5/4) on Saturday, when they face Getcafe (15/8), who
will no doubt be determined to do everything in their power to avoid being
pushed out of Spain's premier football division.
That said, in an interesting
twist of fate, Real Sociedad are also on the cusp of being relegated and too
will undoubtedly bring out their big guns in an attempt to stay in La Liga. But
Getcafe and Real Sociedad are not alone, because on the weekend Zaragoza,
Deportivo, Osasuna and Mallorca will also be competing for their La Liga lives.
In fact, with just a two point difference between each of these six teams,
any one of them could join Hercules C.F. and U.D. Almeria on the 'relegation
Zaragoza will have to beat Levante on Saturday to avoid
Zaragoza, who are currently 18th in the La Liga standings and two places behind
Getcafe, will have to beat Levante on Saturday for a chance at avoiding
relegation, while Osasuna who are currently in 15th place and one point ahead of
Getcafe, will have to take down their opponents Villarreal to ensure they are
still in La Liga next season.
Although this may be a tall order considering
Villareal are fourth in La Liga and by far the superior team. Then there's
Mallorca, who will have to beat Atlético Madrid on Saturday to stay in La Liga
land. But Atlético Madrid have their own reason to win on Saturday, as they
Sevilla F.C. and Athletic Club are each on 55 points, and would like to snag the
fifth place finish in the league.
La Liga betting odds as laid by Paddy Power:
|Malaga vs Barcelona
|Real Madrid vs Almeria
|Hercules vs Sporting Gijon
|Deportivo vs Valencia
|Racing Santander vs Athletic Bilbao
|Osasuna vs Villarreal
|Real Sociedad vs Getafe
|Mallorca vs Atletico Madrid
|Levante vs Real Zaragoza
|Espanyol vs Sevilla