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Barcelona Clear Favourites In Bookies’ La Liga Odds
Manager Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona are now the clear favourites in the La Liga odds to continue their relative dominance by claiming the Spanish league title at the end of the 2018-19 season once again, writes Nick Dorrington.
Barcelona were last season’s champions and have lifted the Primera Division trophy in seven of the last 10 seasons, helping them close their historical deficit to Real Madrid to the point to which Madrid’s 33 titles is starting to look within reach to a Barcelona side on 25.
The manner in which the two sides performed during the first half of the 2018-19 season suggests Barcelona are highly likely to make further inroads at the end of the campaign. While Barcelona have not been quite as good at both ends of the pitch as they were last season, they have still looked to be the league’s best side, and certainly better than Madrid.
Madrid began the campaign with three consecutive victories, but just five points from their next seven matches led to Julen Lopetegui being relieved of his duties following their thrashing at the hands of Barcelona in late October. While results have since improved, they would need Barcelona to slip up badly to have any chance of claiming the title.
Atletico Madrid are the only side other than Barcelona and Real Madrid to have lifted La Liga’s trophy over the course of last decade. Despite problems getting going in attack, their league-best defensive record has them solidly placed to finish as Barcelona’s closest challengers again, as they did last season.
Sevilla started the season superbly but a series of dropped points through December into January mean that their primary concern is likely to be holding on a top-four place, and Champions League qualification, ahead of an Alaves side who have defied all expectations. Relegation candidates for much of last season, they are riding high this time around.
Indeed, Alaves’ exploits have somewhat overshadowed another excellent campaign from Getafe, who are very much in the race for a top-six finish and the place in the Europa League that it would bring. Behind them, there is very little to separate those on the edge of the top six from those on the precipice of the relegation zone.
When things start to shake out a bit one would expect the likes of Espanyol, Real Betis, Real Sociedad and Valencia to end up towards the top of that group. Valencia came home in the top four last season. Their underlying statistics have been similarly solid this time out, but poor finishing saw them draw far too many matches during the first half of the season. They should be expected to turn some of those draws into wins from now on.
At the other end, there could be as many as seven or eight teams squabbling to avoid relegation into the final weeks of the campaign. Unlike last season, when the bottom three finished some distance behind the rest, there are no teams who can really afford to relax.
Indeed, this could be one of those seasons when a relatively settled top-flight side ends up relegated. Celta Vigo’s seven-season stretch in the Primera looks as likely to end this time around as in any season since they narrowly avoided demotion in their first campaign back. Villarreal are in an even more difficult position. After five consecutive top-six finishes, a disastrous first half of the campaign has left them in serious danger of relegation.
Even Athletic Bilbao, never once relegated in their 86 top-flight seasons prior to the current campaign, are by no means safe.
One relegation place is already all-but sealed. Newly-promoted Huesca were the relegation favourites in the La Liga odds prior to the start of the campaign and that designation has proved justified. It would take an exceptional run of results to see them make up the 10 points that separated them from safety at the campaign’s halfway stage.
The battle to avoid the other two places will most likely go down to the wire, with Villarreal, Celta and Athletic tussling for position with Leganes, Levante, Rayo Vallecano and Valladolid. Eibar and Girona could also easily get pulled in if they aren’t careful.
So while Barcelona already look like champions elect, there is still an awful lot to play for across the rest of La Liga during the second half of the season.