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La Liga – Outright Winner Betting Odds
To win Spanish League, La Liga Primera 2019 / 2020; click best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: Win Only.
La Liga – Relegation Betting Odds
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Barcelona Strong In Bookies’ La Liga Odds To Do It Again
Barcelona have been crowned champions of La Liga in four of the last five seasons, and they begin the 2019-20 season as the strong favourites in the La Liga odds with the bookmakers to lift the trophy again, writes Nick Dorrington.
The Catalan club, managed by Ernesto Valverde, have simply been the most consistent team in Spain in recent times, winning 10 of the last 15 league titles to close to within seven of Real Madrid at the top of the all-time rankings.
Barcelona finished nine points clear of Atletico Madrid in last season’s title race and have had a pretty productive transfer window, clearing out fringe players and strengthening in a few key areas. Signs of decline have been arrested and while they will perhaps expect a closer challenge this time around, they have enough quality to prevail again.
It is difficult to pick out Barcelona’s most likely challenger. On paper, it should be Real Madrid. After a disastrous (by their standards at least) campaign last time out, they have invested heavily to refresh an ageing group, but there are still question marks over the degree to which coach Zinedine Zidane is willing to move on from the old guard definitively.
Atletico finished closer last season but it is hard to assess how strong they will be this time after a summer in which six first-team regulars have departed for one reason or another. They have spent a lot to replace them, but new signings have traditionally taken some time to settle at Atletico. If they can get off to a solid start, they should improve as the season goes on.
Those three teams have locked down the top three positions in Spain in each of the last seven seasons. That might just come under serious threat from a Valencia side who became the first team outside of that trio to win a major domestic trophy since 2010 by defeating Barcelona in last season’s Copa del Rey final.
With a potential institutional crisis averted just a few weeks out from the start of the campaign, Valencia enter the new season with a settled squad that features a good young core. They just scraped fourth place last season, but their underlying statistics were more impressive, and they have a decent chance of sneaking into the top three.
Teams hoping to break into the top four and so claim a Champions League place include a Sevilla side who have undergone a complete transformation this summer, with a new coach and a whole host of new players. Then there is Athletic Club (aka Bilbao), who were a top-six side based on their form in the second half of the season. Perhaps even Real Sociedad, who are putting together an interesting project with a number of talented young players, could get involved.
Getafe were last season’s surprise team, coming home fifth after spending a good chunk of the second half of the campaign in the top four. Their aggressive and well-organised approach didn’t always go down well with opponents, but it was effective. European commitments will, though, make it difficult for them to produce quite such an impressive finish in 2019-20.
Espanyol finished seventh last season and can be expected to make a strong start this time due to starting their competitive campaign earlier than the rest of the league following their participation in the Europa League qualifying rounds. They may, though, begin to struggle as the campaign wears on, as Sevilla did from a similar position last season.
Eibar and Real Betis should also be in the top half mix, with aspirations of pushing up into the top six. Villarreal are unlikely to endure another relegation battle but nevertheless look overvalued by the bookmakers at this stage. They are more likely to finish outside the top 10 than in it. Celta Vigo are likewise unlikely to find themselves scrapping against the drop, but breaching the top 10 could prove difficult.
That leaves seven teams potentially fighting relegation. Of those, Leganes are well-organised enough to think that they should be able to avoid the bottom three and the La Liga relegation odds suggest they should be safe.
Two of the promoted sides lead the early bookies’ betting for relegation and all three of them feature among the four teams deemed most likely to go down. Last season, two of the three promoted sides were relegated, but that hasn’t generally been the pattern in recent years. In fact, 11 of the last 15 promoted teams have avoided an immediate demotion back to the second tier. Four of those even managed to finish in the top 10.
The likelihood is that at least one of Mallorca, Granada and Osasuna will be relegated, but they all have reason to believe they have a fighting chance of avoiding that fate. Real Valladolid were somewhat fortunate to stay up last season and don’t look to have improved much over the summer. Alaves fell off the wagon during the second half of last season, picking up just six points from their final 10 matches and Levante, too, could be vulnerable.