Villarreal march on in La Liga in the race to be ‘best of the rest’ and should collect another 3 points at home to Levate.
The away side are 12/1 with and deserve to be; they have lost 7 of their last 8 away games. Villarreal can be backed at an interesting 5/6 with Betdaq to win by 2 clear goals or more while a win to nil comes in at 21/20 with Coral.
Athletico Madrid are the next team to head to the Nou Camp for a beating; Barca are just 1/6 (Paddy Power) to collect yet another 3 points.
Finding value is tricky in this situation. The last 4 home games for Barca have all been home wins (of course), 3 of them to nil and 17 goals scored in the process.
Therefore, surely the 5/4 (Coral) about a Barcelona win to nil has to be taken, as does the 6/5 (Betfred) about them winning by 3 goals or better. Atletico are in a rocky patch of 5 losses in 6 games and are staring down the barrel here.
Saturday 5 February:
Athletic Bilbao v Real Sporting de Gijon (17:00)
Getafe v Deportivo La Coruña (17:00)
Osasuna v Real Mallorca (17:00)
Real Zaragoza v Racing Santander (17:00)
UD Almería v Espanyol (17:00)
Villarreal v Levante UD (19:00)
FC Barcelona v Atlético Madrid (21:00)