The New Year is here, and our top weekend soccer tips are coming from Serie A and La Liga, so let’s break down the most important matches and find out the best value bets.
Valencia are currently sitting 3rd in the La Liga standings, 11 points behind leaders Barcelona with 34 points earned in 17 rounds. Valencia have the 2nd-best attack in the league with 36 goals scored, but they failed to impress in the festive period in losing 3 of their last 4 La Liga fixtures last month. They started the year with a 1-1 draw against Las Palmas in Copa del Rey, and we expect them to come back to winning ways on Saturday in front of their fans. Girona are sitting 10th in the standings, which is amazing for a newly promoted side. Their primary objective in this campaign is to avoid relegation, and they are doing a wonderful job being 8 points above the danger zone after 17 rounds. Valencia will be without their main striker Simone Zaza red-carded and suspended for this match with Santi Mina expected to take his place and help his team win the three points. Valencia are by far the better side and should cover the -1 Asian Handicap line. Best pick for the match: Valencia to win with -1AH at +111 with Pinnacle.Cagliari vs. Juventus (Serie A – Round 20)
Although Cagliari pulled off the upset by beating Atalanta on the road last round, they are still among the teams fighting to avoid relegation with just 5 points above the 1st relegation place. Juventus have hit top form being unbeaten in their last 6 Serie A matches and sitting just 1 point behind leaders Napoli with one match to go before the winter break. They have the best attack in the league with 48 goals scored in 19 matches and will enter this game determined to secure 2nd place and maintain the pressure on Napoli. Cagliari have had a rough time scoring against Juventus, failing to find the back of the net in their last 3 mutual encounters, losing by at least 2 goals margin in each game. Juventus should push for the win from the 1st minute of the match and solve the three points from half time. Best pick for the match: Juventus to win HT/FT at +100 with Betfair.SPAL vs. Lazio (Serie A – Round 20)
Lazio are now just four points behind 3rd-place Inter Milan following a fine return to form having the 2nd-best attack in the league with 43 goals scored in 18 matches. They failed to win the reverse match against newly-promoted SPAL, so they will be eager to claim the three points and revenge that negative result. SPAL are struggling at the bottom of the table being outside the danger zone on goals difference. Lazio have a record against the bottom-half teams this season winning all 5 visits against them and they are likely to add another victory by returning home with the three points. They will be determined to keep their 4th clean sheet in a row in all competitions and easily cover the -1 Asian Handicap line. Best pick for the match: Lazio to win with -1AH at +100 with Coral.
Chievo vs. Udinese (Serie A – Round 20) – Udinese to win at +165 with 10Bet
Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid (La Liga – Round 18) Real Madrid to win and over 2.5 goals at -113 with Unibet.