Sunday Football Accumulator Tips: 7/1 La Liga Treble for Matchday 37

 | Saturday 18th May 2024, 16:28pm

Saturday 18th May 2024, 16:28pm

Mark Sochon's La Liga Tips

The midweek was not great for our Spanish Football expert Mark Sochon but you can't win every week and it was just a week ago that he was enjoying Acca success.

For his Sunday Accumulator Tips for Matchday 37, Mark concentrates and Winner and Under Total Goals markets for a price just north of 7/1...

Sunday Accumulator Tips

  • Cádiz vs Las Palmas - Cádiz & Under 3.5 Goals @ 6/5
  • Mallorca vs Almería - Mallorca & Under 3.5 Goals @ 19/20
  • Athletic Club vs Sevilla - Athletic & Under 4.5 Goals @ 10/11 via #PickYourPunt
  • Overall Odds - 7.19/1

Leg 1 - Cádiz vs Las Palmas - Cádiz & Under 3.5 Goals @ 6/5

With two teams already relegated, there are five sides still fighting to avoid being the third to drop into the Segunda División as we head into what promises to be a tense penultimate matchday.

All of those sides kick off at the same time on Sunday and two of them face off here with Cádiz and Las Palmas clashing in a crunch relegation six pointer. Any kind of result would secure the away team’s safety and almost certainly relegate Cádiz who are 18th and four points from safety heading into the match.

However, it looked unlikely they’d even get to matchday 37 with a fighting chance of survival and all the momentum is with the hosts after back-to-back wins over the past week.

Cádiz are masters in the art of a late escape, having survived on the final weekend in each of the last two seasons. This would be by far their most miraculous escape act but 1-0 wins over Getafe and Sevilla show they have by no means given up.

Their victory at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Wednesday was particularly impressive. They totally outplayed Sevilla to record their first road success of the season. While the winner didn’t come until the 96th minute and a cool finish from forgotten man Sergi Guardiola, they should have been ahead long before that with Chris Ramos guilty of one of the misses of the season.

If they can repeat that level of performance back at the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla where they’ve been reasonably strong in recent weeks, they should have too much for an out-of-form Las Palmas.

The Canarian side had lost eight on the bounce before a 2-2 home draw against Real Betis on Thursday. That was a much improved display with the reality that they might yet need a couple more points to secure safety seemingly sinking in for a team that had looked absolutely safe a couple of months back.

Even so, their overall form is desperate and there are some pretty fundamental flaws in this side, most notably in the final third. Cádiz aren’t exactly free scoring either and this promises to be a tight game that is unlikely to produce many goals.

Scoring first will be key but with home advantage at what will be a very noisy stadium and with a real sense of belief after a fine win in Seville, I’m backing Cádiz and Under 3.5 Goals at 6/5.

Leg 2 - Mallorca vs Almería - Mallorca & Under 3.5 Goals @ 19/20

Mallorca fans will be keeping one eye on events in Cádiz too. Their team are currently directly above the relegation zone, but victory over already relegated Almería would mean safety for the Balearic Islanders, regardless of the result at the Nuevo Mirandilla.

In many respects, this is the best possible fixture Mallorca could have as they bid to extend their top flight stay into a fourth season. Almería clearly have nothing to play for and with only 17 points to their name, they’re on course to go down as one of the worst ever teams in La Liga history.

That’s actually a bit unfair given they have competed quite well in the vast majority of their matches and their recent away form is not bad with seven points from their last four on the road, including their only two victories this season.

They’ve been beaten by Betis and Barcelona over the past week though and you sense that most of their players will be just glad to get this season over with now and start afresh in August.

They may struggle to match the intensity and energy levels of what will be a hugely motivated Mallorca side here. 69% of the points gained by Javier Aguirre’s side have come at home and the mission here will be to repeat last Saturday’s performance when they defended well and ground out a key 1-0 home win against Las Palmas in a drab game.

Mallorca haven’t scored more than once in a game since February 11th but they’ve only conceded more than once on two occasions since then which gives you an idea of what kind of game we should get here.

While not stacked full of attacking quality, with the likes of Vedat Muriqi, Dani Rodríguez and midweek goalscorer Sergi Darder, they should have enough to force a breakthrough in this game against the division’s bottom club. Five of their seven wins this term in La Liga have been by 1-0 margins and I’m going with Mallorca and Under 3.5 Goals at 19/20 for the second leg of this Sunday’s acca.

Leg 3 - Athletic Club vs Sevilla - Athletic & Under 4.5 Goals @ 10/11 via #PickYourPunt

Well removed from the drama and tension of the relegation scrap, Athletic Club and Sevilla are meeting in a largely meaningless game at San Mamés.

It won’t be meaningless for Athletic legend Iker Muniain who is playing his final home game after more than 500 appearances for the club he joined as a 12 year old nearly two decades ago.

Muniain has fallen down the pecking order since Ernesto Valverde’s return in 2022 but should feature at some stage in this game and it should be a really positive atmosphere at San Mamés with the home supporters also celebrating the end of a historic season which saw Athletic end a 40-year wait for a major trophy with the Copa del Rey triumph in April.

While their form has dipped since the Final and they can no longer finish in the top four, their chances of getting back to winning ways in this game look pretty good.

Valverde was without a host of key players for the midweek defeat in Vigo but regulars Yuri Berchiche, Óscar de Marcos and Dani Vivian, as well as both Williams brothers, could return to

the starting eleven on Sunday. With the quick turnaround, having fresh legs and such quality to bring in could prove the difference against Sevilla who went as strong as possible against Cádiz on Wednesday night.

It was a dreadful performance from Quique Sánchez Flores’ side, who were deservedly beaten at home by a team who hadn’t recorded an away win all season. Sevilla only passed the 40 point mark on matchday 34 with victory over Granada guaranteeing their survival but they’ve lost both games since then and there’s a real sense that all is not well behind the scenes.

Club legend Jesús Navas is leaving having not been offered a new contract and he fired some big parting shots on social media this week that spoke volumes about the mess this club is in at an institutional level.

Sevilla will be pretty keen to see the back of the 2023/24 season and at what should be a loud San Mamés, a home win looks likely here and I’m going with Athletic Club and Under 4.5 Goals at 10/11 for the final leg of the acca.

You can check out Mark's La Liga Betting Tips along with those from the rest of the Betfred Insights Spanish Football writers on our La Liga home page...

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