Coral trader Steve Taylor picks out the best bets in Saturday evening's live La Liga clash.
The Primera Division in Spain is often perceived as the best league in the world with even those that dispute that statement agreeing that it is at least in the top three alongside The Premiership and the Bundesliga. The importance of staying in the league cannot be under estimated and sides such as Zaragoza, Valladolid, Osasuna, Mallorca and Racing Santander are testament to how difficult the return to the top flight is.
Garanada and Rayo Vallecano meet in a real "six pointer" and should either of them decide to really go for the three points, then that would go a long way towards survival. In four seasons at this level, the two have met nine times with Rayo successful on seven occasions and two wins for Granada. Those statistics give huge hope for Rayo coach Paco Jemez to set up and go for the win and were it not for their up and down recent form, they would be value to achieve that. Three recent wins on this ground should also help the team talk and despite no win in six, they have drawn four of their last five away, all with 2-2 scorelines. They are always capable of scoring goals, (Jozabed has nine from midfield) and Manucho has been finding the net recently along with Javi Guerra. If Jozabed is fit, I cannot see them not scoring.
At home, Granada have been indifferent but they have won three and drawn one of their last six on their own patch and Youssef El-Arabi, the Moroccan, has found the net eight times this season. Having scored in their last six home matches, I think Granada can also find the net and the game could turn out to be exciting.
Two huge trading and betting options here, Over 2.5 goals looks a great option but the bet for me on this game must be Both Teams To Score. The only danger I can see is if both managers settle for a point, that is possible but unlikely and hopefully we get a "goalfest".