The La Liga 2 or the Segunda Division is the second tier of club football in Spain. This league has become a great hunting ground for punters in recent years.
Espanyol and Mallorca gained promotion to the La Liga as the first and second teams respectively, while Rayo Vallecano advanced via the playoffs. Even then, Rayo ended last season in sixth place and has continued to do well in top division.
Indeed, the fight for promotion continues in the Segunda Division Almeria and Girona had lost out in the playoffs last term. However, both teams are in the race for qualification once again with the former in second and the latter in fifth place.
Eibar sits in first place, three points ahead of the next team.
With 26 matches played so far, the battle is set to get even more intense in the coming weeks. Yet, with 16 matches still to go, punters can take advantage of some of the observable bet options from the previous game weeks to get good rewards.
Here are four of them:
Goal/Goal In Matches Involving Oviedo
One of the traditional teams in Spain, Oviedo has been nicknamed the “draw specialists” this season, and rightly so. They have recorded draws in 50% of their matches played this season, including five straight draws between September and October.
The Asturias-based team sits ninth on the log, four points behind the sixth-placed team. Noticeably, they have dropped more points from winning positions.
They have struggled to score goals, being the least-scoring team in the top 10 with 29 goals. And yet, 13 of them have come from striker, Borja Baston.
Daniel Calvo and David Costas have been unable to keep things tight at the back, especially when they have the lead.
Jose Zinganda’s men have recorded 15 goal/goal matches this term. Hence, this is a rewarding bet option for punters invested in the Segunda Division.
Over 1.5 Goals In Matches Involving Almeria
Almeria are placed second on the Segunda Division table. They will be hoping to claim one of the two automatic spots available after losing out last season in the playoffs.
Indeed, the RojiBlancos have one of the most balanced squads in the second tier.
More importantly, they were able to hold on to Umar Sadiq amid interests from some top division sides. The Nigeria international scored 20 goals last time out. He has notched nine so far.
Rubi is keen to impress with his new team after poor seasons at Real Betis, Espanyol and Huesca. As things stand, his men are helping to achieve just that. They are the highest scorers (41) and have the second-best defence with regards to goal conceded.
Almeria has recorded 19 over 1.5 margins this season. With their objective of promotion still on course, one can expect this trend to continue long into the final matches.
Under 3.5 Goals In Matches Involving Tenerife
Tenerife do not do high scoring matches. It is then no surprise that they have conceded just 19 goals this season while sitting comfortably in fourth place.
Indeed, for this Island club, the progress has been remarkable. From finishing 14th last term, they have their eyes on a qualification ticket.
For Luis Miguel Ramis, the foundation of his team’s play is the defence. They try to limit the average number of shots faced per match. They have only conceded more than two goals once this season.
In 26 matches played, 23 have registered less than four goals scored. This is such a low-risk bet option that punters can take advantage of.
Eibar Double Chance At Home
Eibar finished last in the La Liga and could not avoid relegation. Perhaps, they might have survived if they had not failed to win any of their last final three matches.
They are in the Segunda Division and are keen to leave as quickly as possible. They remain top with 52 points, three ahead of Almeria.
Unfortunately, the Basque club lost its inspirational captain, Kike Garcia to Osasuna in the summer. However, they have coped adequately in his absence.
Molina Martinez has come in from Sabadella and taken up the goalscoring responsibility, registering 13 goals.
Garizka Garitano’s men have lost just once at home in 12 matches. This is an excellent option for smart punters who are interested in the Segunda Division.