Check out our La Liga predictions to find out which Spanish teams have the biggest chances of winning the title, and which are relegation-bound.
The La Liga start will herald the 90th season of the competition, and the big question to be answered is can anyone unseat Real and Barca as the undoubted champions of Spain? You have to go back to 2014 to see the last time that neither of those powerhouses clinched the title, and you have to go back to 2004 for the time before that too.
There are other matters to attend too, of course, including who will finish inside the top four in the league table and claim a Champions League place and, sadly for all involved, who will face the dreaded relegation to the second tier of Spanish football.
You can find Spanish La Liga betting lines for all of those eventualities, allowing us to find value bets up and down the league table, and in this article we will explore those odds in more detail.
And you have probably come here looking for some La Liga betting predictions, so we’ll offer up our insight on that front later in this article too.
So, as the Spanish say, rapido! Let’s get started nice and quickly…
We should work our way down from the top as we examine the La Liga betting odds.
The bookmakers have released their La Liga winner odds, and unsurprisingly it is Real Madrid and Barcelona who dominate the head of the market.
It is Real Madrid who dominate the predictions with Barcelona expected to lose the title race, and you can find these odds with the best La Liga bookmakers such as bet365, William Hill and Unibet. If you want to go against the grain and try to predict a ‘shock’ La Liga winner, you can also bet on the likes of Atletico Madrid and Sevilla.
Despite some issues with Barcelona's top player - Lionel Messi, Barca's new coach Ronald Koeman remains optimistic.
For my part, as a coach, I love working with Messi because he wins you games. And if you get the performance he has shown, I’ll be very happy if he wants to stay. But he is a Barça player and has a contract. You have to talk to him, of course, he is the captain. He has to make decisions but hopefully Messi stays here for more years. - Ronald Koeman, Goal
The top four finish market is a strange one in La Liga, because the bookies think it’s almost a certainty that Real, Barca and Atleti will finish inside those places! The market thinks Sevilla are the next most likely, although there are value odds to be had on Villarreal, Real Sociedad and Valencia.
Finally in this La Liga return article, we have to look at the relegation betting odds, where the likes of Alaves, Celta Vigo, Huesca and Cadiz are amongst the frontrunners.
2. La Liga 20/21 Betting Tips
For anyone that is new to La Liga, this is basically a competition with to distinct leagues in it.
There’s Real Madrid and Barcelona in first and second, typically, with Atletico Madrid and Sevilla fighting it out for third and fourth place. Teams like Villarreal, Valencia and Real Sociedad are then left to scrap for a top six berth. And then, well, the rest are left to duke it out for the rest of the positions in the league table, and in this Spanish La Liga preview for 2020/21 we can’t see that case being any different. The strong teams keep on getting stronger with every transfer window, and the gulf to the rest is continuing to widen.
One of the things that Spanish football is renowned for is the number of fierce rivalries in the country. There are separate regions in the country, such as the community of Madrid and then Catalonia and the Basque country, and often there is rivalries between teams from the different regions and also amongst those from the same local geography.
The most famous of these rivalries is ‘El Clasico’, which sees Real Madrid and Barcelona do battle, and these games typically have plenty of yellow and red cards – taking a look at the cards markets in these matches is one of our La Liga tips not to be forgotten.
One of the most entertaining leagues in world football to watch, that’s not to say that there’s a huge amount of goals in it – and in our La Liga analysis we don’t expect that to change this season. Typically, La Liga averages under 2.5 goals per game – that will help you in the goals-based betting markets, and the most common scorelines are 1-0, 2-0 and 1-1.
One of the other La Liga betting tips we can offer goes to in-play bettors. There is usually a disproportionately higher number of goals scored in the second half of La Liga matches compared to the first, and that can help you with your live bets – and as we are about to find out, that is particularly true when you live stream the action so that you an see where the value is, too.
These bookies offer a La Liga live stream via their website and app, so you can seamlessly stream the game onto your phone or tablet with ease. In most cases, you don’t even need to have placed a bet – simply have a funded account with the brand and away you go!
As you can see, the top flight of Spanish football is unsurprisingly a joy to watch. Betting on some teams might give you a nice profit. Follow our La Liga predictions to increase your chances of winning big money.