Currently deadlocked in a three-way tie for two relegation spots, visiting Deportivo heads to Seville to take on a tough Real Betis side hoping garner some points towards safety.
Equal to Celta Vigo and Zaragoza on 30 points, Deportivo La Coruna needs something in Monday's game against Real Betis to inch out of the dreaded relegation zone, and games like this can often bring in good odds for a scrappy team looking to stay up in the top flight. However, with only two wins on the road all season, it doesn't look good for the visitors.
Odds of 4.33 are being issued for Deportivo right now at William Hill, while a draw/away result brings that up to 8.50. Though I don't envision the win, I very much like the fact that Depor has the fifth highest scoring mark in away games in La Liga with 22 goals in 16 matches. The problem is, of course, its defence - which has allowed 39 goals in those games, the second most in the league.
The draw result is one that will tempt a few bettors given the five draws the visitors have on the road and given what is at stake for them. That can be taken at 3.50 at the same firm.
The home side is five points out from a Europa League spot for next year and today is the game in hand that could inch it closer to that coveted spot. Betis has amassed a record of 14-12-6 so far and will continue to rely on striker Ruben Castro, who has been a standout player in La Liga this year, with his 16 goals.
The home side is listed at 1.83 for the outright win, with the draw/home bet going up to a juicier 5.00. For Castro to score in the match, he is offered at evens (2.00) and 5.00 to open up the scoring.
If you are picking a parlay and want to add something to bring up the total a slight notch, then look at the both teams to score bet at 1.50. Deportivo away games have generated an average of 3.8 goals per while Betis has scored nine goals in its last three games.