La Liga Betting Tips
For 93 seasons the Spanish La Liga has been entertaining football fans around the world, whether it would be the fight for the La Liga title, the battle for European football or the struggle against relegation to the second tier of Spanish football. In recent years, the battle between Real Madrid and Barcelona has been taken to new levels by the rise of Atletico Madrid. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo often turned the tables in the favour of their sides but now they are gone, teams such as Real Betis and Real Sociedad rarely get any better opportunities to win a trophy in the Spanish top flight.
La Liga Betting Tips
|14/05/2022||Espanyol Vs Valencia||Draw||Yes|
|15/05/2022||Villarreal Vs Real Sociedad||Villarreal||No|
|15/05/2022||Celta Vigo Vs Elche||Celta Vigo||Yes|
|15/05/2022||Cadiz Vs Real Madrid||Real Madrid||Yes|
|15/05/2022||Athletic Club Vs Osasuna||Draw||No|
|15/05/2022||Levante Vs Alaves||Levante||No|
|15/05/2022||Atletico Madrid Vs Sevilla||Draw||Yes|
|15/05/2022||Mallorca Vs Rayo Vallecano||Mallorca||No|
|15/05/2022||Getafe Vs Barcelona||Barcelona||Yes|
|15/05/2022||Real Betis Vs Granada||Betis||Yes|
La Liga Betting Tips: FAQs
Q. When is the best time for me to place my bet?
A. The best time to place your bets on Spanish teams is one hour before kick-off once the team line-up's have been announced. Factually, in the UK, it is easy to miss any team news from other countries as injuries and suspensions can go under the radar. There is a little bit of coverage on the most popular leagues but we always recommend waiting until an hour before kick-off to determine the best value on your selected games.
Q. How do you make La Liga predictions?
A. Our La Liga tips are created by experts who carefully analyse the data around the league and see if it matches up with their own perspective of what they've seen. For example, in the build-up to Athletic Club Vs Villarreal - stats suggest that it would be a high scoring game. However, from our own knowledge we know that at San Mames, Bilbao are solid; meanwhile, away from home Villarreal are a timid cat compared to the roaring lion backed by fans at the Estadio de la Cerámica. So, we would likely back a low-scoring draw.
Q. Who are the current favourites to win La Liga?
A. Real Madrid are the overwhelming favourites to win the league this La Liga season. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have had awful starts to the season which has left Sevilla as Los Blancos' only competition. They can currently be found at 1/10 to win La Liga in 2021/2022.
Q. What are the biggest La Liga matches?
A. There are dozens of heated rivalries that make up the biggest matches of a La Liga season. However, our three biggest can be found below:
El Classico: Real Madrid and Barcelona are the two biggest teams in Spain, so it comes as no surprise that their rivalry tops this list. Madrid have the edge in regards to La Liga but with Ronaldo and Messi playing for their respective clubs, this has quickly become one of the most heated rivalries in the world.
The Madrid Derby: Atletico & Real Madrid is a rivalry that has majorly grown in the last fifteen years. The combination of Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlan brought Atletico to the top four in 2007/08 and they've grown ever since. They've recently won two La Liga titles and Atletico Vs Real is a match that is highly anticipated by all in Spanish football.
Derbi de la Comunitat - Valencia & Villarreal is commonly referred to as the 'battle of the brothers'. Valencia dominated this rivalry for many years in a period that also included a La Liga title win. However, in recent years, the yellow submarine has risen and now they have taken control of enemy waters with consistent impressive finishes in La Liga and Europa League.
La Liga History: Last Five Years
Need some stats to back up our La Liga predictions and betting tips? Here are the La Liga winners, runner-ups, European qualified teams and the teams who have been relegated in each season.
|Year||Winner||Runner Up||Champions League||Europa League|
|2020/21||Atletico Madrid||Real Madrid||Barcelona, Sevilla & Villarreal||Real Sociedad & Real Betis|
|2019/20||Real Madrid||Barcelona||Atletico Madrid & Sevilla||Villarreal, Real Sociedad & Granada|
|2018/19||Barcelona||Atletico Madrid||Real Madrid & Valencia||Getafe, Seville & Espanyol|
|2017/18||Barcelona||Atletico Madrid||Real Madrid & Valencia||Villarreal, Real Betis & Sevilla|
|2016/17||Real Madrid||Barcelona||Atletico Madrid & Sevilla||Villarreal, Real Sociedad & Athletic Bilbao|
La Liga History: All Time Winners
Looking to place some outright La Liga bets? Check out the previous La Liga winners since the competition was founded below.
|Team||La Liga Wins||Runner Up||Last Win|
|Deportivo La Coruna||1||5||1999/2000|
Since its creation only nine teams have ever won Spain's top prize, it is a testament to the stronghold that these sides have in the league that all but one of these teams is still in Spain's top league today. The exception here is Deportivo La Coruna who - after some financial troubles were relegated to the Segunda Division in the 2017/18 season. They failed to get promoted the season after, despite making the playoffs and then succumbed to a second relegation to the Segunda Division B. It looks likely that they will return to the Segunda Division next season and we may see them in the Spanish La Liga sooner than we think.
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La Liga Betting
Alongside our betting tips and La Liga predictions, you can find our betting markets for the 2021/22 Spanish La Liga below. Here you can find individual betting markets for La Liga matches and our outright markets.