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Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Valencia can put the brakes on Barcelona

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Barcelona celebrates a goal against Huesca
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Valladolid v Huesca 11am
Huesca ended a run of four successive defeats by drawing 1-1 at home to Girona last time out and they can pick up another point from their trip to Valladolid.

Back-to-back wins have lifted Valladolid to mid-table but they look a short price against Huesca, who finished seven points above them in the second tier last season.

Dan Childs's recommendation
Draw
1pt 5-2 bet365, Betfred, Hills

Key stat
Huesca have scored two goals on three of their four road trips this season.

Bet on this game at Soccerbase.com


Atletico Madrid v Real Betis 3.15pm
Atletico Madrid have recovered well from a slow start but they look short-priced favourites to defeat Betis, who are also on 12 points after seven games.

Betis have not conceded an away goal on their travels this season and their solid defence gives them a decent chance of securing a share of the spoils. 

Dan Childs's recommendation
Draw
1pt 29-10 Betfair, Hills, 188Bet

Key stat
Betis have kept clean sheets in seven of their last eight games.

Bet on this game at Soccerbase.com


Espanyol v Villarreal 5.30pm
Villarreal have struggled for consistency in the early part of the season and they look vulnerable against seventh-placed Espanyol, who have a 100 per cent home record.

Espanyol are three points better off in the table and have had a free week, unlike Villarreal who drew 3-3 away to Spartak Moscow on Thursday. 

Dan Childs's recommendation
Espanyol
1pt 27-20 Hills

Key stat
Espanyol have won their last four home fixtures.

Bet on this game at Soccerbase.com


Sevilla v Celta Vigo 5.30pm
Sevilla have work to do in the Europa League after losing 2-1 away to Krasnodar on Thursday but they are going well in La Liga and should be too strong for Celta Vigo at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.

Only leaders Barcelona have scored more La Liga goals this season than Sevilla, who are likely to extend Celta Vigo's four-match winless stretch. 

Dan Childs's recommendation
Sevilla
1pt 4-7 general

Key stat
Celta have not kept a clean sheet in their last 12 away matches.

Bet on this game at Soccerbase.com


Valencia v Barcelona 7.45pm
Barcelona put on a dazzling display to beat Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday but they may face a dour contest at Valencia, who frustrated Manchester United in midweek.

The 0-0 draw at Old Trafford was Los Che's sixth draw in nine matches in all competitions this term and they will be intent on making Barca work hard for the points.

James Milton's recommendation
Under 2.5 goals
1pt 7-5 general

Key stat
Valencia have failed to score in five of their nine games in all competitions.

Bet on this game at Soccerbase.com


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