We present our La Liga predictions for the main domestic league in Spain and briefly mention La Liga 2 predictions for the second tier.
The article looks at the main factors to consider when making Primera Division predictions. This is something that will be useful for football predictions in general.
What Are La Liga Predictions Today?
La Liga Table
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Which Team Is Most Likely to Win La Liga?
La Liga has traditionally been dominated by just two teams – Real Madrid and Barcelona. They are the two most famous clubs in Spain with the biggest stadiums.
They almost always qualify for the Champions League, generate the highest match-day income, and are the biggest earners of TV rights.
Real Madrid has won the Spanish league 35 times, while Barcelona has been the champions in 26 seasons.
So, when making your bets, you can focus on these two clubs. However, Barcelona has been in a transition mode over the last few years.
Big players – such as Lionel Messi – have left the club, and there have been major financial problems off the field.
At this point, it must be noted that nothing is certain in Spanish football. There can be unexpected results, and the favourites don’t always win games – or even the league.
In fact, Atletico Madrid won La Liga as recently as 2020/21.
But Real Madrid or Barcelona are the only other champions in the last ten years, and one of the two clubs has finished first or second in all but one season this century.
It is impossible to provide a definitive answer to the question of who will win La Liga. But Real Madrid looks to be battling it out once again this season.
How Did We Choose Our La Liga Predictions?
When we make Spanish football predictions (both La Liga and La Liga 2 predictions), there are several important factors to consider.
There are 20 La Liga teams and the top four qualify for the Champions League. The competition is as high profile as it can be, so the teams that qualify on a regular basis can afford to pay the wages to attract the best players.
In most years, there is a direct relationship between players’ wages and league positions. Atletico Madrid was the exception a few years ago, but the wealthiest clubs should always be considered for your La Liga predictions.
History and Past Winners
After Real Madrid and Barcelona, the most successful clubs are Atletico Madrid with 11 titles and Athletic with 10. Deportivo La Coruna won the league in 1999/2000 as outsiders, but that was something of an upset.
Valencia won the league in 2001 and 2004, but no other clubs have won the title this century. So you should focus your La Liga predictions on the big two.
Clearly, the team with the best players should be at the centre of many of your La Liga predictions.
Even though Barcelona have lost many of its top players in the last few seasons, it will always be able to recruit well. Real Madrid also attracts the best players in the world.
La Liga Tips
The Spanish top division is one of the most popular football competitions for betting. That means there is a demand for La Liga tips.
There are plenty of places to find these tips, which can help your own predictions.
How to Bet on La Liga?
Online betting sites offer odds on La Liga in pre-match, live, and ante-post markets. Bookmakers display the odds for the three-way match result, otherwise known as the 1×2 (Home Win, Draw, Away Win).
There is a link to over 200 related markets with some operators.
You can also bet on matches in La Liga on live betting platforms.
If there is no live streaming, bookmakers display a graphical representation of the action and live match data. You also have the option to cash out your bets before the final outcome.
Bookmakers issue betting for the outright winners of La Liga at the start of the season. The odds are updated after each group of fixtures, so you can always see the favourites.
Even towards the season, there is an interest in predictions if the title winners have not been decided.
La Liga Predictions FAQs
Here are the answers to some common questions about predictions for La Liga.
The La Liga season usually begins in August of each year.
Real Madrid was the favourite to win the league at the start of the season and is still out in front as they top the league at the time of writing.
In the event of two teams winning the same number of points, the team with the best goal difference from the matches between those teams wins La Liga. There are a number of additional tie-breakers if the teams can’t be separated using the initial criteria.
At the time of writing, the top goal scorer in La Liga is Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski.