Our Felix Hassler is back with his best La Liga tips for the first weekend of 2016.
Rayo Vallecano v Real Sociedad
It’s been a tough Christmas for Rayo supporters after their club was humiliated 10-2 by Real Madrid and then heartbroken by two late goals in a 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid. The Rayo defence is always vulnerable given their attacking approach, while opponents Real Sociedad have only one clean sheet in eight league games themselves. Both teams to score at 10/11
Real Betis v Eibar
Real Betis have not won in four, have won just one of eight home league games and they look too short to beat Eibar. The Basque minnows won for the first time in five games against Sporting Gijon on Wednesday and they look value to follow up against a Betis team on the slide, while key players picked up inuries in the midweek defeat at Barcelona. Eibar to win at 2/1
Deportivo v Villarreal
Deportivo’s unbeaten La Liga run now stretches to eight matches after a goalless draw with Getafe on Wednesday and they look capable of shutting out Villarreal. The Yellow Submarine are on a fine run of their own but they have shown their best form at home and have won just one of their last five league away games, the draw looks the best bet at the Riazor. Draw at 9/4.