2019 Starts with La Liga Warm-up Matches on Friday

Published January 4, 2019 by Florin P

2019 Starts with La Liga Warm-up Matches on Friday

Four Spanish teams make an early push on Friday to enter the first half of the La Liga standings.

Football fans have had a long time to wait, especially if they were interested in betting on La Liga matches. On Friday, the top Spanish league returns and only two matches are scheduled for the first round of 2019. Bet365 sports and 888 Sport cover both games, therefore providing punters with excellent betting options on the main markets and special events.

Levante and Girona Play for the 8th Place

The two teams from Eastern Spain are tied for the ninth place in La Liga and both have high expectations from this match. Levante have home pitch advantage in the 7 PM UK time match and if they win, they leapfrog not only Girona, but also their bitter rivals Valencia. They have no injuries, but they have won just 3 out of 8 matches played at home, so we get excellent odds of 3/2 on them to win at Bet365 sports.

Girona have caused massive problems to some of the best Spanish teams in the first half of the season. They have been surprisingly solid on the road where they have won three times and were defeated just twice, by top opponents. They would gladly settle for one point on the road, as it would be enough to move up a position into the eighth place. 888 Sport prices their win at 2/1 and the draw at 5/2.

Espanyol Try to End the Slide on Friday

Espanyol have spent some time on the podium during the first months of La Liga, but now are in danger of sinking into near irrelevance. Defeated in all the last six matches, they could definitely use the break and hope to return to their winning ways against Leganes. In the matches played in Barcelona they lost three times and won five, but they won’t settle for the draw priced at 11/5 by Winner Sports.

While the hosts are given even odds to pick up their first win since November, the visitors are not to be underestimated. Leganes are undefeated in the last six matches and even though they won a single time on the road this season, they are a hard nut to crack. They would be more than happy to split points on Friday in the match scheduled at 9 PM UK time and even get odds of 7/2 at Intertops on the visitors to prevail.

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