Sports Betting. Villarreal vs Barcelona [08.01.17] : the yellow submarine can sink Blaugrana

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Sports Betting. Villarreal vs Barcelona [08.01.17] : the yellow submarine can sink Blaugrana

La Liga

Matchweek 17


Bet: Asian Handicap Villarreal +1,25

After the last season’s 4th place Villarreal remain on the same level despite some pessimistic betting predictions after Marcelino’s dismission. At this moment the Castellon team sit on the 4th place with 29 points. It took some time for the yellow submarine to adjust to their new coach Fran Escriba, but they now present a real threat to any rival, especially when playing at home. After the Christmas break Escriba’s side, however, lost an away Copa del Rey game to Real Sociedad (1-3).

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Contrary to the majority of sports betting predictions Barcelona haven’t been infallible so far this season. After the first 16 matches in Primera Enrique’s team have 10 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats. So they are now 3 points behind Real Madrid. Giving the fact that Madrid have one more game to play, the difference can come up to 6 points. In addition, Barca have already failed to get a victoty in the first game in 2017. The betting companies expected Blaugrana to win a Copa del Rey match against Bilbao, but Messi and Co suffered a 1-2 defeat.

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While choosing a bet you should take into account the fact that Villarreal are extremely dangerous at El Madrigal (6 wins, 1 draw, 1 defeat). Before the Christmas break the yellow submarine even managed to tear apart Atletico Madrid (3-0). At the same time betting experts remind that Barca are quite inconsistent while playing away from home. The good news is that none of the teams have major selection concerns, so the game promises to be captivating.

The bookmakers have no doubts in the away team’s win: Villarreal – 6,00, Draw – 4,50, Barcelona – 1,51. However, their last 3 La Liga encounters at the El Madrigal were quite difficult for the Blaugrana. They got two hard-fought wins (3-2 and 1-0) and a 2-2 draw. So, it’s recommended to bet on “Asian Handicap Villarreal +1,25” (1,76). Besides there is a good option “Both Teams to Score” (1,80). In addition, the bets “Total Goals over 2,5” and “Total Goals by Home Team over 1” (2,41) are definitely worth your attention.