Spanish Teams from La Liga 2 Play Decisive Games on SundayPublished May 30, 2021 by Florin P
The final round of the Spanish second division will unfold on Sunday, with Gijon and Rayo Vallecano hoping to return to the top league.
The Spanish first division has ended, with Atletico Madrid justly crowned the winner after a long and passionate race. In the second league, two teams are still fighting for promotion, while three will play decisive matches to avoid relegation.
Must Win Game for Gijon against Almeria
Gijon was one of the best home teams in the La Liga 2, losing a single match so far. They can’t take the foot off gas when playing against Almeria, as nothing short of victory will keep them alive in the race for promotion. They trail Rayo Vallecano by two points, but have the advantage in the head to head matches. They are priced as favorites with odds of 9/10 by bet365 Sports while an away victory gets odds of 5/2.
Everything on the Line for Rayo Vallecano and Lugo
The slight advantage that Rayo Vallecano have over Gijon won’t matter if they can’t win against Lugo. If the two teams end up with the same number of points, the head to head record will be the deciding factor and Gijon has an edge. Rayo play this match at home, where they’ve been a dominating team, hence the odds of 3/5. The visitors need a win to avoid relegation and the outcome is priced at 9/2 by bet365 Sports.
Logrones have their Fate in their Hands
Logrones sit one point below the relegation line, but they have an excellent chance to avoid relegation. A victory over Las Palmas, combined with an anticipated lack of success for Lugo at Rayo Vallecano would keep them in the La Liga 2. They have no fitness concerns and no suspended players, so the odds of 2/5 offered by bet365 Sports are justified. The same goes for the 11/2 offered on a win for the visitors.
Draw is not an Option for Sabadell on the Road
Sabadell didn’t have high expectations this season, but the goal was to avoid relegation. Their position in the standings doesn’t look too good, but they can still survive if they defeat Mirandes on the road. Since the hosts have nothing to fight for, such an outcome and odds of 3/4 are quite reasonable. The hosts have performed better throughout the season, so the odds of 3/1 at 888 Sport might seem tempting.
Espanyol could Crush Alcorcon’s Dreams
Espanyol will return to the elite of Spanish football as expected, likely from the first place. To do this, they will need to defeat Alcorcon on the road and in the process, shatter their dreams of avoiding relegation. The host will throw everything they’ve got to pick up a win, an outcome valued at 17/10 by 888 Sport. If the current leaders win again, those betting on them will be paid at 13/10.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, May 27 at 6 A.M. UK time.