Sporting Life's best bets for this weekend's La Liga action

La Liga tips: Weekend best bets from Spain

Sporting Life's La Liga betting tips column returns with best bets for the weekend action in Spain.

Football betting tips: La Liga

1.5pts Cádiz to win to nil v Alavés at 9/4 (General)

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Alavés v Cádiz

A few La Liga teams in the relegation fight have made late strides to save their season, but the Cádiz rise might be the most impressive.

In gaining 18 points from their last 14 fixtures, they've made great strides in the art of limiting opposition chances, averaging 1.11 expected goals against (xGA) per game — fully on display in Cádiz's rolling xG trendlines for this term

Cadiz rolling xG averages | La Liga 2021/22

That is part of the reason why CADIZ TO WIN TO NIL makes appeal at 9/4 ahead of this this vital final day match-up, in which the visitors likely need three points.

A clean sheet must surely be the first focus of Cádiz, but their recent performances suggest they can add to that by beating Alavés.

After all, Cádiz have faced each of the league's top eight across their last 10 matches, perhaps unfortunate not to have gained more valuable points than they did, averaging 1.76 expected goals for (xGF) per game in those fixtures.

Alavés have nothing to play for having been condemned to Segunda, losing to the already-relegated Levante last weekend (xG: LEV 2.50 - 0.69 ALA) to confirm the drop.

The lack of motivation is reflected in the prices, but Cádiz to nil is still the value play.

Odds correct at 1650 BST (19/05/22)

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