The Spanish La Liga is one of the most famous and competitive leagues in world football. Officially known as the Spanish Primera División, it is home the best footballers that play for top European teams. Just as the Spanish national team dominated soccer for a period, so have Spanish clubs. In Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Seville and Atletico Madrid, you have La Liga teams that have won the most cup competitions in Europe in the past two decades. The plot thickens when having to bet on which team will lift the La Liga trophy this season. Read our La Liga betting guide to find out how to bet on the top division in Spanish football. We reflect on the past winners of the trophy as well as provide La Liga betting odds for 2018/19 season.
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La Liga Betting Predictions
The Spanish Primera División has 20 teams that all have an equal chance at winning the league when the competition starts. However, there are teams that are able to pay the wages for the top players to play for their sides. That describes the advantage that some of the big teams have against the so-called ‘smaller’ teams. Our La Liga experts’ predictions every single season feature a contest between three teams that have a realistic chance of winning the league season. The two Madrid sides (Real and Atletico Madrid) fight to wrestle the stranglehold that FC Barcelona has on La Liga. The Blaugrana have won La Liga seven of the last ten seasons. They are odds-on to make it their eighth and defend their crown in the 2018/19 season.
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For a long time, the La Liga season was decided on two games. While this may be a tad bit of an exaggeration, it does give you an impression of the power struggle in the Primera División. The El Clásico, the derby between Real and Barca, is arguably the most anticipated match in the world every season. The winner of both legs of the tie generally tends to lift the trophy at the end of the season. In recent years, the game has also been used to settle scores between the two best players in the world: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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While the two key figures may dominate the headlines, La Liga has some of the best footballers in the world playing there. Forwards such as Diego Costa, Suarez and Bale all battle to finish the season as the top finisher in the division. You can get in the action and place your bet on the player to scoop up the golden boot in Spain. Predict the player to score the most goals in 38 games and win massive cash prizes.
Past La Liga Winners
|League Season||Winner||Runner-Up||Third Place|
|2018-19||Barcelona||Atlético Madrid||Real Madrid|
|2017-18||Barcelona||Atlético Madrid||Real Madrid|
|2016-17||Real Madrid||Barcelona||Atlético Madrid|
|2015-16||Barcelona||Real Madrid||Atlético Madrid|
|2014-15||Barcelona||Real Madrid||Atlético Madrid|
|2013-14||Atlético Madrid||Barcelona||Real Madrid|
|2012-13||Barcelona||Real Madrid||Atlético Madrid|
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