Sevilla are loking to extend their unbeaten streak to five games when they visit Villareal on Saturday. Both teams are in the top seven and a draw today offers some appeal.
Separated by only five points after 16 matchdays, Villareal and Sevilla will battle it out in the final game before the Christmas break and both teams will be keen to go out for full points to stay in the race for a European spot next season.
Instead of taking an outright winner, consider the draw in the outright market which William Hill currently has at 3.40. The double draw result takes that up further to 5.50 while the both teams to score combined with the tie is at a decent 4.20.
Villareal are tied for the league lead in draws at home with three while Sevilla has drawn 38% of their away matches.
The hosts can be taken at 1.91 and their 4-1-3 record at home will give confidence to some bettors for that. They lost last weekend away to Barcelona by a 2-1 score but were able to regain some momentum by generating an away win in the Copa del Rey against lowly Elche midweek.
Although they will welcome back captain Bruno Soriano to the starting eleven, their influential attacking midfielder Ruben Garcia is out injured.
Though I prefer the draw, a tie through the -1 Villareal handicap doesn't looks so bad either at 3.75.
The visitors are listed at a hefty 4.00 to win in the 1x2 even though they are on a four game unbeaten run in league play. The issue they will need to deal with is filling in the left back slot as Spanish international Alberto Moreno is injured. He is the future of the position in Spain and his absence will be missed today.
Expect goals today as well. The over 2.5 is listed right now at 1.91 and the last five matches between these two clubs have cracked at least three goals.