Expert Analysis for Matchday 22 of the Top LaLiga Matches

Expert Analysis for Matchday 22 of the Top LaLiga Matches

Written by on February 16, 2021

The top squads in La Liga are massive favorites in their weekend matches. Atletico Madrid is a -1 ½ chalk over Levante. Barcelona is a -2 ½ favorite against Cadiz and Real Madrid is a -1 ½ favorite over Valladolid. Check out LaLiga odds, analysis, and free picks for those 3 matches as well as Champions League Round of 16 participant Sevilla versus Osasuna on Monday. 

Top LaLiga Games to Watch this Week (Feb. 19th – 22th)

Friday, Feb. 19th Match

  • Getafe +301 / Betis +104

Getafe is in awful form. They’ve lost 4-of-5. They drew in the other match. Also, Getafe hasn’t scored a goal in any of their last 3 matches, all losses. Betis has won 3-of-5. They won their last match versus Villareal by a 2-1 score. We’ll stick with the home squad. 

Soccer Free Pick: Betis

Saturday, Feb. 20th Matches

  • Eibar +110 / Elche +250

Neither one of these teams inspires confidence. Both have a couple of draws and 3 losses in their last 5. Eibar drew against Valladolid in their last. Celta Vigo beat Elche 3-1 on Feb. 12. But the home underdog won the last head-to-head. Elche deserves a look.

Soccer Free Pick: Elche

  • Levante +1 ½ (-102) / Atletico Madrid -1 ½ (+143)

Levante should keep this close, but the road squad may be unplayable. They’ve got a couple of draws and a loss in their last 3. Atletico Madrid has won 4-of-5. In two of the wins, Atletico built a 2 goal difference. There’s a chance AM wins by 1. But the odds more than justify a bet on Atletico to cover the 1 ½. 

Soccer Free Pick: Atletico Madrid

  • Celta Vigo +189 / Valencia +139

Valencia is in awful form. 3 losses, a draw, and a win doesn’t inspire. Celta’s form is nothing to write home about, either. But Vigo offers better odds. This is one of those classic matches where the optimal bet is on the squad offering the juicier price.  

Soccer Free Pick: Celta Vigo

  • Real Madrid -1 ½ (+137) / Valladolid +1 ½ (-185)

Real is back to their winning ways. RM is 4-1 SU in their last 5. The lone loss happened against Levante on January 30. Valladolid isn’t in great form. 1 ½ is a lot to give up, though. But RM has displayed the type of form that could lead to a 2-0, or 3-1 victory. Laying it. 

Soccer Free Pick: Real Madrid

Sunday, Feb. 21st Matches

  • Cadiz +2 ½ (-158) / Barcelona -2 ½ (+120)

In their last few games, Barcelona’s offense has been on point. Barca must play against Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the week. That shouldn’t affect their chances of covering the handicap, though, because Cadiz is a mess. Atletico beat them 4-2 on Jan. 31. On Feb. 7, Sociedad destroyed Cadiz 4-1. Barca can beat the road squad by a similar score. 

Soccer Free Pick: Barcelona 

  • Alaves +421 / Real Sociedad -151

Alaves followed up their 1-0 win over Valladolid with a 1-5 loss to Barcelona. Sociedad has won 2 in a row. On Sunday, they should make it 3 in a row.

Soccer Free Pick: Real Sociedad

  • Granada +231 / Huesca +119

Huesca has dropped 2 straight. The road team’s form isn’t much better than the home squad’s. Granada has lost 2 and drawn 2 in their last 4. On Dec. 6, Huesca and Granada drew 3-3. Another draw, albeit with less goals, seems more than plausible. 

Soccer Free Pick: Draw

  • Villareal +163 / Bilbao +169

Neither Villareal nor Bilbao are in excellent form. Bilbao has drawn in their last couple of matches while Villareal lost their last against Betis. The two drew on Dec. 22 in the last head-to-head. The draw is possible. Backing Bilbao on the moneyline at overlay odds is the better choice. 

Soccer Free Pick: Bilbao

Monday, Feb. 22nd Match 

  • Sevilla -112 / Osasuna +303

Sevilla could be playing for their eleventh straight win on Monday. If Sevilla beats Dortmund on Feb. 17, they will have won ten straight. Osasuna is working on their own streak. Then again, the home squad is up against a monster of a team. Sevilla wins. 

Soccer Free Pick: Sevilla 


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