La Liga: Weekend best bets and previews

La Liga tips, best bets, predictions and previews: Matchday 26 picks

Liam Kelly has landed six of his last nine tips in his La Liga column. He searches for more value in the next round of fixtures.

Football betting tips: La Liga

1.5pts Over 13.5 Almería shots v Cádiz at 22/25 (Unibet)

1.5pts Atlético Madrid to win to nil v Valencia at 13/10 (BetVictor, Coral, Boylesports)

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Atlético Madrid v Valencia

Despite being fairly critical of Atlético Madrid for much of the season, I’ve been rather impressed by their recent outings, finally looking like the third best team in La Liga.

The table now reflects that after some typically tenacious wins and a 1-1 draw at the Bernabéu against city rivals Real.

A clash with Valencia at the Wanda Metropolitano is up next on Saturday night, and ATLÉTICO WIN TO NIL is of interest given the away side’s issues.

It’s a shame to see such a historical club run so poorly, currently embroiled in a relegation battle that should be beneath them.

A much-needed home win over Osasuna last weekend was deserved, but Rubén Baraja’s side have been poor visitors this season.

Indeed, Valencia have gained just six points and scored only eight goals in 12 away matches in the league. They face a Diego Simeone side that are more than adept at keeping a clean sheet in victory when on form.

Score prediction: Atlético Madrid 2-0 Valencia (Sky Bet odds: 11/2)

Odds correct at 1100 GMT (17/03/23)

Almería v Cádiz

A late melee in their game with Getafe last time out means Cádiz will be without members of the playing and coaching staff this weekend, making Almería’s task a little easier.

They don’t need too much help at the Power Horse Stadium, however. Only Barcelona, Real Madrid and Villarreal have gained more La Liga points than Almería as hosts this season.

That’s part of the reason why OVER 12.5 ALMERÍA SHOTS makes great appeal in this match-up, priced at 3/4 with Unibet.

Although they’ve lost five of their last six league fixtures, winning 1-0 against Barcelona in the other, Almería have put in some good attacking displays and are not so shot-shy at home.

Almería's last 10 La Liga matches

When hosting, Almería have averaged 11.3 shots per game despite facing five of the top six teams in the table.

They should get attempts away against a shorthanded Cádiz that rarely impress on the road, averaging 2.08 expected goals against (xGA) per game when travelling this term.

Cádiz are undoubtedly a much-improved team after a rough start to the campaign, but many of the positive performances have been at home.

Score prediction: Almería 2-1 Cádiz (Sky Bet odds: 7/1)

Odds correct at 1100 GMT (17/03/23)

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