The home to two of world football’s biggest clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona, La Liga is one of the most popular leagues when it comes to football betting.
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For decades now, the world famous Real Madrid and Barcelona have not only dominated Spain, but European football. Real Madrid alone, have won the Champions League a record 13 times.
La Liga is regarded – alongside the English Premier League – as one of the top two leagues in world football. An opinion which antagonises German and Italian football fans and journalists alike.
In general the style of football is attacking and possession based. There is also a strong emphasis on pressing the opposition high up the field, a tactic we have witnessed first hand in England through Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team.
How to bet on La Liga
As one of the top leagues in world football, bookmakers have plenty of markets available for betting on La Liga. You will find all the La Liga football betting markets you need with the recommended bookmakers on this site.
Given the dominance of the two superstar laden clubs, they often meet in the Spanish domestic cup, (Copa del Rey), and they have also met in the Champions League.
La Liga is made up of 20 teams, and each team plays a total of 38 matches a season. The teams all play 19 home matches, and 19 away matches.
La Liga Top 4 Odds
The top 4 teams from La Liga qualify for the Champions League, with all four teams going straight into the group stages. At the moment, La Liga is the highest ranked league in the UEFA coefficient.
Betting on a top 4 finish in La Liga isn’t as popular a betting market as it could be. This is down to the the dominance of Real Madrid and Barcelona, resulting in very short top 4 odds on the big two. This can make the market a bit predictable and not the most competitive.
In recent years Atletico Madrid have also been a fixture in the top 4. This means there is only ever really one top 4 space to bet on.
La Liga Relegation Odds
Betting on relegation can be a very competitive market in La Liga. The odds on relegation can be much better value, than they are on a top 4 finish, as it is a far more open market.
In general the 3 promoted sides start the season among the strong favourites for the drop.
Best La Liga Football Betting Sites
All of the usual recommended bookmakers are fine for betting on La Liga.
Over the years La Liga has been a popular feature on UK television screens, up until recently taking a Saturday night prime time spot on Sky Sports.
This helped make it a popular betting attraction, and as a result all the best betting sites offer plenty of markets on La Liga.
You can find a list of the best and most recommended La Liga betting sites here…..
La Liga FAQ
The La Liga season in Spain usually starts at around the end of August and goes through until the end of April the following year.
There is a total of 20 teams in La Liga. This is the top flight of football in Spain.
The 20 teams in La Liga are Sevilla, Real Betis, Granada, Getafe, Valencia, Levante, Espanyol, Alaves, Celta Vigo, Villarreal, Leganes, Valladolid, Mallorca, Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Eibar, Real Sociedad and Osasuna.
The top 4 teams in La Liga qualify for the Champions League competition the next season.
3 teams from Spain qualify for the Europa League. It is the teams that finish in 5th, and 6th place in La Liga, and the winner of the Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey).
The bottom 3 teams from La Liga get relegated every season.
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La Liga as we know it today was founded in 1929, although it was obviously very different back then. Originally known as Primera Division, it started off with just 10 teams, gradually growing to the 20 clubs that now compete.
La Liga’s most successful club is Real Madrid. To date, Los Blancos have 33 La Liga titles to their name, that’s 4 ahead of Barcelona,who currently sit in 2nd place on 26 league titles.
In recent years it has been a period of league domination for Barcelona, with Real Madrid dominating Europe instead.
Madrid have won Europe’s elite competition a record 13 times, with 4 of those Champions League wins coming in the 2010’s alone.
Some of the legends of world football have played in La Liga. Not all hit it off in Spain, as Diego Maradona can testify, but the world’s elite players generally end up at one of Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Names like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Hugo Sanchez, (Brazilian) Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Romario, Ronald Koeman and Michael Laudrup have graced La Liga.
There was also two overseas stars, Ferenc Puskás and Alfredo Di Stéfano, who switched nations, and went on to play international football for Spain.
La Liga and Spain is also home to some of the best home grown players we have seen over the last 20 years.
Stars like Raúl, Xavi, and the legendary Andrés Iniesta all played in La Liga in the 2000’s. Barcelona’s Iniesta entered Spanish folklore after scoring the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final.