Match Previews: La Liga (Week 12)

Updated: October 31, 2013

Malaga will strive to bring back its golden days at the expense of Real Betis defeat. The club is in dire need of a victory and Real Betis provides them with the chance to do so. Similarly, Villarreal will not waste the opportunity to collect extra points courtesy of a victory against Elche. However, it will be much better if they beat Getafe first before displaying an early celebration over their impending triumph against Elche.


Malaga vs. Real Betis Preview


Match Date: 3 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda


Team Form


Malaga will try to scoop out a victory against Real Betis and bring some improvements in its current form.


It has been a while since Malaga had its taste of pitch success. The win against Almeria was followed by a draw and three consecutive losses. In the match against Celta Vigo, they conceded 5 goals and unfortunately, they were unable to make a formidable counter—not even a single goal.


Malaga tried to recover, but the best that they can come up with was a draw against Espanyol. As they slowly approach the relegation area, outlasting Real Betis is fast becoming a necessity, as this is one of the best ways to stay out of the dreaded zone.


Real Betis

Real Betis’ successful feat in the Europa League did not extend in La Liga. After edging Vitoria de Guimaraes by a single goal, Atletico Madrid thrashed them with 5 easy goals. As a result, the club spiraled into the relegation zone.
Real Betis will have the chance to survive this season and even Malaga. However, prior to meeting the latter, they will need to triumph over Levante first. With 2 stronger teams lined up in their list, Real Betis will have to stay in the relegation arena for quite some time.


Football betting tip: Malaga 2-1 Real Betis

Should Real Betis lose to Levante, Malaga will have to expect a down the wire match against one of the league’s minnows. But even so, given their current team form, Malaga still has the advantage over their upcoming opponent.





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Elche vs. Villarreal Preview


Match Date: 04 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Martinez Alvaro


Team Form


Elche is at risk of suffering 3 consecutive defeats. Losing to Granada ended their 3 successive wins. Yet, their next match prior to Villarreal is pitted against Athletic Bilbao. Needless to say, the latter has a better form given the fact that they are one of the league’s top 5 clubs. If they only won against Granada, they could have a buffer that will prevent them from further slipping down.


Against Villarreal, which is also one of the top 5 performing squads, Elche faces a difficult time in securing extra points.



Regardless of the result against Getafe, Villarreal is guaranteed to have a victory against Elche.




Lately, Elche’s performance has been short of being satisfactory whereas Villarreal sits comfortably in the league’s top 5.  The latter was able to make a strong return after suffering a humiliating loss to Real Betis. Just recently they kept a clean sheet against Granada although they ended losing to Athletic Bilbao. Nevertheless, their current come back saw them thrashed Valencia with 4 staggering points.




Football betting tip: Elche 1-3 Villarreal

Villarreal shall continue with its winning streak. The club shall not miss the opportunity to move higher in La Liga’s rank.




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