Burnley vs Southampton (21:45)
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona (22:30)
There are English and Spanish league games on April 21. In our accumulator predictions, we have picked out the best odds on the games!Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Espanyol vs Rayo Vallecano: The hosts will be closer to victory
Espanyol can consider this season a success. After 32 rounds, the Catalans are in 12th place in the table with 39 points, ten points ahead of the relegation zone. In general, they are in the role of strong mediators. After beating Celta 1-0, last matchday Espanyol lost to Atletico Madrid 1-2, conceding a second goal right at the end of regulation time.
For Rayo Vallecano, the current campaign is generally acceptable. Ahead of the final, they are 14th in the table, 35 points clear of the relegation zone. But it also has a game in hand ahead of 18th-placed Granada. It should be noted that in 12 games in a row, Rayo Vallecano are winless with four draws and eight defeats.
Rayo Vallecano have not won since the beginning of February and this series is unlikely to be broken in the away match against Espanyol. The fact is that the Catalans are good at home - only three defeats in 16 games! The away game for the Red Sashes, on the other hand, is pretty lukewarm, with just one win in 15 games. Therefore it makes sense to give preference to Espanyol in this encounter.
- Bet: 1X
Burnley vs Southampton: The Saints cannot beat the Clarets
After four straight defeats, Burnley got a comfortable 3-2 win over Everton and then lost 0-2 to Norwich. Last week's encounter can be credited to the Bundesliga side as they avoided an away defeat at the hands of stalwart West Ham (1-1). In the table, Burnley are desperately fighting for survival as they sit 18th after 31 games with 25 points. They are three points adrift of relegated Everton, although they have played one more match.
Things have been downhill for Southampton since the start of March. They have lost five of their six games, scoring once in a 1-1 draw with Leeds. After that, there was a 0-6 nightmare at the hands of Chelsea, and in the last round, the Saints took advantage of Arsenal's poor form to beat them 1-0. Southampton are 12th in the table with 39 points and no longer have any tournament motivation.
In this match, Burnley are in desperate need of three points, as relegation to the Championship is getting closer and closer. Southampton are unmotivated in terms of their position in the table, as they have neither European competitions nor relegation in mind. The Saints have only three away wins in 15 rounds, so a draw in this encounter will probably suit them. As a bet, we would suggest a double chance for the home side.
- Bet: 1X
Real Sociedad vs Barcelona: The Catalans need to bounce back
Real Sociedad are in pursuit of a place at least in the top six. In general, the team has every chance to climb up and even into the top 4, but surely its primary goal is simply to get into the European competitions. They are currently sixth in the table with 55 points, only three points ahead of relegated Villarreal (but with a match in hand). The last time Real Sociedad lost back in early March (1-4 to Real Madrid), they have had three wins and two draws since then.
Barcelona have only one goal for the rest of the season - to retain their place in the top four, which would give them the right to compete in the Champions League. Ahead of the match, the Catalans are in second position in the standings, with 60 points. After a run of 15 games without defeat, they dropped out of the Europa League quarter-finals at the hands of Eintracht (2-3) and in the last round, they miraculously lost 0-1 to Cadiz.
Barcelona have to make amends to their fans for the two previous fixtures. First, they had a terrible encounter with Eintracht, which cost them a trophy, and then they lost to a club from the relegation zone. And a place in the Champions League zone for the Catalans is not yet guaranteed, so their motivation should be fine. As a safety net bet, we'll take a double chance for Xavi's side.
- Bet: X2