La Liga Preview: Emery could leave Sociedad biting their nails

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The Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is the setting for the biggest game of La Liga's ante-penultimate weekend. Tobias Gourlay reckons in-form Sevilla's clash with fading Sociedad will be fun...

"Over 2.5 Goals has been the right bet in 7/8 Sevilla home games and 8/13 Sociedad away matches"

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Zaragoza v Athletic Bilbao
Sunday 18:00

Zaragoza [1.9] Athletic [4.3] draw [3.9]

Athletic are unbeaten in four and the seven points accrued in that run will likely keep their 'never been relegated' boasts alive.

Just to be sure, Marcelo Bielsa's men need one more point from the final three rounds of the season.

Seven points from nine have fired Zaragoza out of the relegation zone, but they need more wins.

Athletic have scored in 12/14 on the road and conceded in 12/14 on the road.

Zaragoza have been potent in attack recently - scoring six in two at La Romareda - and porous in defence all season, shutting out their visitors in only 3/17.

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Barcelona v Valladolid
Sunday 20:00

Barcelona [1.31] Valladolid [11.0] draw [6.6]

Barcelona are champions and are now playing for the artificial prize of equalling Real Madrid's all-time points record (100, set last year).

To make three figures Tito Vilanova's men must win each of their last three games.

Leo Messi will sit out the rest of the season, but other team news is scant.

We'll focus on the other end of the pitch. Valladolid have scored in nine straight rounds of La Liga and in each of the last 17 in which talismanic wide-forward Patrick Ebert has appeared.

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Granada v Osasuna
Saturday 19:00

Granada [2.18] Osasuna [4.2] draw [3.25]

Together on 36 points, these two are four clear of the drop zone. 

A draw would be useful to both, and respect the improvements they have recently shown: Osasuna beat Getafe last time out, while Granada are unbeaten in four.

That said, the hosts still have La Liga's worst home record (W4-D6-L7) and haven't scored more than once in any of Lucas Alcaraz's seven matches at Los Carmenes.

We're ready to take them on - and will front up with either the straight draw or a bet that goes even further.

The visitors have scored twice or more in 3/6 on the road. Backing Osasuna 0 & +0.5 on the Asian Handicap pays out on half your stake if the game finishes all-square and you'll get a full payout if the away side take all three points.

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Sevilla v Sociedad
Saturday 21:00

Sevilla [2.08] Sociedad [3.6] draw [4.0]

In the race for Spain's final Champions League spot, Real Sociedad have given up a five-point lead over Valencia in the last couple of weeks.

Problems are arising at the back: Philippe Montanier's side have conceded exactly twice in 5/7 home and away. 

Unai Emery has won 7/8 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. In all seven wins Sevilla have been ahead by half-time. If you fancy them to confirm Sociedad's loss of form, take them at [3.6] in the Half Time/Full Time market.

Over 2.5 Goals is a safer play. It's been the right bet in 7/8 Sevilla home games and 8/13 Sociedad away matches.

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