Last updated June 6th, 2021
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La Liga – Outright Winner Betting Odds
To win Spanish League, La Liga Primera 2020 / 2021; click best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: Win Only.
La Liga – Relegation Betting Odds
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Atletico Madrid Defy Bookies’ La Liga Odds To Lead The Big Two
An excellent first half of the season has given Atletico Madrid a solid chance of upsetting the pre-season La Liga odds and becoming league champions in the 2020-21 season, writes Nick Dorrington.
Barcelona and reigning champions Real Madrid headed the list of favourites prior to the start of the campaign but both have stuttered. They are on course for lower points totals than their respective tallies last season and have opened the way for fast-starting Atletico.
Diego Simeone’s side combined an iron-tight defence with strong attacking output to build up a good advantage at the top of the table as the league approached its halfway point. With Jan Oblak his normal imperious self between the sticks and Luis Suarez proving he still has what it takes to be a decisive presence inside the penalty area, they look strongly placed.
Atletico, the only side other than Barcelona and Real Madrid to have won La Liga over the last 16 years, doing so in 2013-14, have transformed themselves into the bookmakers’ favourites. It is too early to rule out a second-half-of-the-season surge from the big two, even with quite a gap to make up.
Barcelona and Real Madrid lost seven times between them during the first half of the campaign. They had the best metrics in the league and if either or both of them can find more consistency, they are capable of at least putting pressure on Atletico’s lead, particularly, in Barcelona’s case, with Lionel Messi seemingly rediscovering his shooting boots after an iffy start.
Sevilla finished fourth behind La Liga’s habitual top three last season, combining that with glory in the Europa League in Julen Lopetegui’s first campaign at the helm. They have picked up pace following a difficult start and while they are unlikely to finish all that much closer to the eventual champions than they did last time around, they have successfully reclaimed early lost ground to fellow top-four aspirants Real Sociedad and Villarreal.
Real Sociedad have again played some lovely football this season and are clearly developing well under Imanol Alguacil’s stewardship. If they continue to drop points unnecessarily here and there as they did during the first half of the campaign, they may struggle to convert their impressive play into a Champions League qualifying berth. Villarreal have been solid under former Arsenal boss Unai Emery and will keep the race competitive to the last.
The six sides mentioned up to this point filled the top six positions in the league last season and were also the six teams with the strongest underlying numbers. All of that again looks likely to be true in 2020-21, just as the bookies’ La Liga odds suggest.
Granada finished level on points with sixth-place Real Sociedad last season and while they have had a few issues combining their league and European campaigns, they are nevertheless again in the running to be the best of the rest. Others fighting for that mantle include Real Betis, a Celta Vigo side rejuvenated since Eduardo Coudet’s appointment as head coach in November, and perhaps even others such as Athletic Club, Getafe and Levante.
Newly promoted Cadiz, back in the Primera Division for the first time since 2006, beat both Barcelona and Real Madrid during the first half of the season and got enough points on the board to think they’ll enjoy at least one more campaign in the top flight.
Down at the bottom, Segunda División champions Huesca look set for a swift return to the second tier after recording just a single win through their first 20 matches. Their underlying numbers haven’t been all that bad, but results haven’t followed and it would take quite the turnaround to avoid the drop now.
There are then probably as many as six teams striving to avoid filling the two remaining relegation spots in a battle set to go down to the wire.
Newly promoted Elche made a good start, but their metrics were always terrible and results eventually began to reflect that. They came up very late through the playoffs and were the pre-season favourites in the La Liga relegation odds for the drop. That is a fate that could well await them at the end of the campaign.
Alaves, Eibar, Valladolid and Valencia were all down near the bottom at the halfway point with metrics that suggested that was perfectly justified, and any one of them could easily be relegated. That would represent quite the fall from grace for Valencia, just two seasons removed from a top-four finish and success in the Copa del Rey.
Osasuna struggled through the new year but despite a lack of firepower, their underlying numbers look decent enough to think they’ll eventually be able to drag themselves up above the mire.