Racing Up The Table There may be a massive table topping clash in this weekend's Spanish football when Real Madrid head to in form Valencia without their 2 big superstars but the value this weekend in La liga could be with little Racing Santander, fresh off the back of a demolition of Espanyol and a (unkown to the bookmakers) rising star named Canales on the goal trail. Racing are home to goal shy Xerez and look good price picks to grab another 3 points @ 3/4 while Canales can be had @ 4/1 anytime scorer or 75/1 for a brace on PaddyPower!(another Michael Owen perhaps?). Valencia will have no better chance of beating the new Madrid than this weekend with Ronaldo and Kaka both being out but I was hoping for a better price on the home win, although a score/win double with Villa may be on the cards. Watch out for another rising star as Athletic travel to Zaragoza. Yet to turn 17, Munain is tipped to be another Torres and could be value to get on the sheet. In the English Premiership, top of the billing is a now full strength Liverpool against an understrength Arsenal and I'd expect the reds, although in poor form, to be a decent pick to take all 3 points, with Torres on the scoresheet. Villa travel to an injury hit UTD and could be the value bet of the premiership this week to take that down with a (+1) handicap ... Stay tuned for La Liga/ English Premier League expert betting action

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Selection: Racing vs Xerez

Bet: Racing win

Info: Xerez are literally woeful in the offensive department and Racing have hit a rich vein of form and confidence is high off the back of a 4-0 win

Confidence: 75% Stake: 4pts Odds: 3/4 Book: Hills

Selection: Bolton vs Man City

Bet: Over 2.5 goals

Info: This game should give up a lot of chances taking all variables into account and with strikers in form, they should be taken

Confidence: 70% Stake: 3.75pts Odds: 10/11 Book: Betfair

Selection: Valencia vs Real Madrid

Bet: Goal line over 2.75

Info: Ronaldo and Kaka will be missing due to suspension and injury respectively but this fixture still has goals written all over it with the emphasis on attack from both sides and the defensive frailties still there

Confidence: 70-75% Stake: 4pts Odds: 1.88 Book: Betdaq

Selection: Zaragoza vs Athletic

Bet: Munain anytime scorer (VOID - Non Starter)

Info: On the sheet last week and looked like he's been playing for years. Confident and will get lots of chances against a loose Zaragoza defense

Confidence: 50% Stake: 2.5pts Odds: 3/1 Book: Sporting Bet

-1pt Munain to score a brace @ 20/1 (PaddyPower) (VOID - Non Starter)

Selection: Racing Santander vs Xerez

Bet: Canales anyime scorer (VOID - Non Runner)

Info: Fresh off a brace last week and home against the leagues bottom side, he's fantastic value at 13/2 to keep the run going

Confidence: 50% Stake: 2pts Odds: 13/2 Book: PaddyPower

-1pt Canales brace @ 75/1 (PaddyPower) (VOID - Non Runner)

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