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La Liga – Outright Winner Betting Odds
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La Liga – Relegation Betting Odds
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Bookies’ La Liga Odds Make It A Three-Team Race
Barcelona have won the league in seven of the last 10 years and are again the favourites in the La Liga odds to be crowned champions of Spain at the end of the 2018-19 season, writes Nick.
Ernesto Valverde’s side easily claimed last year’s title, finishing 14 points clear of their nearest challenger with the best goalscoring record and the second best defensive record in the division. They have strengthened over the summer in a bid to successfully defend it.
Barcelona will, however, be aware that Real Madrid are unlikely to endure another league campaign quite as difficult as last season’s. Madrid have generally performed much better in the Champions League than in their domestic league in recent years, but even with that considered, their points total during the 2017-18 season was their lowest in 12 years.
Zinedine Zidane resigned from his position as head coach after leading Madrid to a third consecutive Champions League triumph in May. It is former Spanish national team coach Julen Lopetegui – relieved from that role on the eve of the World Cup after failing to inform his superiors of his agreement with Madrid – who has now taken charge.
For the first time in nearly a decade, La Liga will not be the staging post for the battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the supposed title of the world’s best player. Messi remains at Barcelona, but after 450 goals in 438 appearances for Madrid, Ronaldo has left to join Juventus. It will be fascinating to see how Madrid reorganise under Lopetegui.
Atletico Madrid pipped their city rivals to second last season and have invested well to build a squad who could very well challenge for the title. Barcelona, Madrid and Atletico are the only sides to have won La Liga over the course of the last 14 seasons. It would take a very brave punter to back any other side listed in the La Liga odds to break that hegemony this time around.
Indeed, after those three teams, the pre-season betting for the fourth most-fancied side Valencia jump out to 100/1 with the large majority of UK online bookmakers. They enjoyed an excellent campaign in finishing fourth last time out and are likely to improve in Marcelino’s second season at the helm. Solidifying their status as a Champions League side is a more realistic goal than a genuine title challenge.
Villarreal and Real Betis finished fifth and sixth last season, albeit over 10 points shy of Valencia in fourth. Both will benefit from stability in the dugout and both have made some promising moves in the transfer market. There are a few teams behind them who underperformed last season and will have designs on leapfrogging them into the top six.
Sevilla will certainly want to restore a little local pride after finishing behind city rivals Betis for the first time since 2013 and only the second time since 2005. Pablo Machin has moved south after leading Girona to an impressive debut campaign in the top flight and will hope to enjoy similar success at the Sanchez Pizjuan.
Basque sides Athletic Club and Real Sociedad both endured disappointing campaigns in 2017-18. La Real finished down in 12th, while Athletic ended up 16th for their worst finish in over a decade. Both have new men in charge, but it is Athletic, having brought in some good additional options at full-back and with Eduardo Berizzo at the helm, who look better placed to significantly improve their finishing position.
Celta Vigo, too, have sufficient talent to get themselves up into at least the top 10 under new coach Antonio Mohamed, especially after some shrewd summer dealings.
Nearly half of the league’s clubs have changed their coaches in the off-season. Berizzo and Mohamed are two of four new Argentinian coaches, meaning that a quarter of La Liga’s teams are now led by coaches from that country.
Eibar and Getafe are two clubs who have stuck with the men they had in charge last season and will hope to build on their top-10 finishes.
At the other end of the table, top flight debutants Huesca are the favourites in the La Liga relegation betting odds. While fellow newly promoted sides Valladolid and Rayo Vallecano follow them in those rankings, Levante, Alaves, Leganes, Girona and even Espanyol could all conceivably be dragged into a battle against the drop over the course of the season.