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Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Misfiring Real Madrid may be thwarted by Alaves

Leganes should beat Rayo Vallecano

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid in action
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Girona v Eibar Midday
Mid-table Girona have coped reasonably well with a tough start to the campaign and they can justify favouritism in their home match with struggling Eibar.

Four of Girona's seven games have been against teams in last season's top six but they have lost just twice. They have looked more convincing than Eibar, who are bidding to avoid a third successive defeat.

Recommendation
Girona
1pt 7-6 188Bet

Key stat
Eibar have won just two of their last 11 away fixtures.

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Alaves v Real Madrid 5.30pm
Real Madrid succumbed to a 1-0 loss away to CSKA Moscow on Tuesday and their winless sequence could extend to four games with a draw against Alaves.

Gareth Bale and Isco were ruled out of the midweek match and Real's injury problems have left them vulnerable against their sixth-placed hosts.

Recommendation
Draw
1pt 43-10 188Bet

Key stat
Real have not achieved a shutout in their last nine away fixtures.


Leganes v Rayo Vallecano 7.45pm
Leganes had mixed results last week, winning 2-1 at home to Barcelona and losing 1-0 at Betis, but the standard of their performances is improving and they are worth backing to overcome Rayo Vallecano.

Beating Barca will have given added belief to Leganes and their second win of the season should arrive against Rayo, who have shipped nine goals in their last three games.

Recommendation
Leganes
1pt 11-10 Betfred, Betfair, Hills

Key stat
Rayo have won one of their last 20 away games in the top tier.


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