Before the Round – Trends on Spain La Liga (28/05)

    Before the Round – Trends on Spain La Liga (28/05)
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    Two matches remain in the La Liga season. Relegation survival is on the minds of several teams going into matchday 37.

    Espanyol, in 19th place, are separated by five points from 13th-place Valencia. Will another twist in the La Liga survival race occur this weekend?

    Almeria - Real Valladolid

    Real Valladolid eked out a 1-0 win against Almeria earlier this season. Now, La Pucela are trying to rescue their season and need points by any means possible.

    Valladolid are 18th in the standings. Goal difference has them in the bottom three despite being level on points with Cadiz and Getafe. La Pucela are coming off a shock 3-1 win over Barcelona. A win over Almeria could send them out of the relegation zone.

    Almeria are not safe, making this a relegation six-pointer. One point separates the two teams. Almeria lost three of their last five games in La Liga, including their most recent match, 1-0 to Real Sociedad.

    • UD Almeria have won 3 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
    • There have been 3 staight away losses in all competitions for Real Valladolid.
    • UD Almeria have managed to win only 1 of the last 6 encounters with Real Valladolid.
    • Real Valladolid have managed to score an average of 0.67 goals scored in their away matches in La Liga.
    • Prediction: UD Almeria.


    Cadiz - Celta Vigo

    Celta Vigo went unbeaten in five of their last six matches in all competitions against Cadiz. On Sunday, Celta Vigo will look for their second win over Cadiz this season. The Sky Blues won 3-0 in the reverse fixture.

    Neither team is safe from relegation. Celta go into matchday 37 in 14th place and two points ahead of the relegation zone. The Sky Blues are winless in their last five games in La Liga.

    Cadiz are 16th and only outside the bottom three thanks to goal difference. The Yellow Submarine lost four of their last six games, including last time out against Villarreal 2-0.

    • Cadiz CF's most recent games have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches in La Liga.
    • Celta de Vigo's performance has been disappointing of late, as they have won just 1 of their 10 most recent La Liga clashes.
    • Cadiz CF are reaching an an average of 0.81 goals in all competitions games.
    • Celta de Vigo have been scoring an average of 0.94 goals in their away league matches.
    • Prediction: Both to score - No.


    Getafe – Osasuna

    Getafe are 17th in the standings. They are looking for a second straight win over Osasuna. Loz Azulones won 2-0 in the reverse fixture. Osasuna failed to win any of their last six games against Getafe.

    Los Rojillos are seventh in the division and could qualify for the Conference League. They took nine points from the last six matches, scoring six times and conceding seven goals.

    Getafe picked up seven points from the last 18 points on offer. They scored a ridiculously low four goals during that time. Getafe are unbeaten in their last two La Liga matches.

    • Getafe CF have a good record of 7 undefeated games of their last 8 home encounters in all competitions.
    • The most recent games of CA Osasuna consist of 3 consecutive away defeats in all competitions.
    • In Getafe CF's last 5 games in La Liga there have been under 2.5 goals scored.
    • CA Osasuna reach an average of 0.92 goals scored in their away games (all competitions).
    • Prediction: Under 2.5 goals.


    Valencia – Espanyol

    Red cards were on the agenda when Valencia and Espanyol met in recent seasons. Five red cards were handed out in the last six matches. The teams drew 2-2 in the reverse fixture, with both teams having a man sent off.

    Valencia are two points ahead of the relegation zone and five points ahead of Espanyol. Los Che can achieve safety with a win over Espanyol and results elsewhere going their way. Valencia hit form recently, picking up 10 points from their last six matches.

    Espanyol took seven points from their last six matches. They conceded 15 goals in those games. The Parakeets lost five of their last six matches on the road in La Liga.

    • In their last 7 home games in La Liga, Valencia CF have been undefeated on 6 occasions.
    • In RCD Espanyol's 7 latest away matches from all competitions, both teams scored.
    • In the last 6 head to head encounters, we have seen Valencia CF win only 2 times.
    • In their 37 most recent away matches of La Liga, RCD Espanyol have achieved just 5 wins.
    • Prediction: Valencia CF.