It appears as though the top European leagues are going to resume and complete the 2019/20 season. Despite the French Ligue 1 making an early decision to end their season, other leagues are determined to finish including the Spanish La Liga.
La Liga is regarded by many as being the best league in the world. With teams including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Valencia, The Spanish League is home to some of the most popular teams on the planet. In addition, you will also find many of the world's best players in La Liga including Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema, Jan Oblak, Luis Suarez and Luka Modric to name but a few.
It's worth emphasising that the La Liga matches will all be played behind closed doors. For this reason on the official La Liga website a fantastic initiative 'Applause to Infinity' for football fans from all over the world has been announced. You can upload your chant in support of your favourite team, which will later be incorporated into a track that will be played in stadiums in the 20th minute of matches.Supporters in the stands make football complete but now, due to reasons beyond their control, they won’t be able to be there. We have created this initiative to help fans be a part of LaLiga’s return and also as an opportunity for them to show their support for the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want them to feel close to their team, even if they cannot be in the stadiums cheering them on, and for players to feel the support of their fans. - Javier Tebas, official La Liga website
With La Liga set to return on the 11th of June, let's take a look at the latest Spanish La Liga odds and La Liga betting tips & predictions below.
1. 2019/2020 La Liga Winner Betting Odds
The La Liga winner odds suggest we are going to be in for a two horse race for the title, involving Barcelona and Real Madrid. A quick look back at the recent history of La Liga shows these teams have dominated. Between the 2004/05 and 2018/19 seasons, the title has been won by either Barcelona or Real Madrid other than on one occasion. In 2013/14 Atletico Madrid broke the monopoly to win the league.
However, it seems very unlikely that anyone other than Barcelona or Real Madrid are going to win La Liga this season and the La Liga title odds have Barcelona as the 8/13 favourite with Bet365.
Barcelona have won the title on four of the last five occasions and are aiming for their third successive La Liga success. The Catalan giants will be feeling confident about their chances but they do have some tough upcoming fixtures to negotiate. They include away matches at Sevilla and Villarreal plus a home game against Atletico Madrid. Barcelona will feel they are equipped to deal with these games but their rivals will be hoping they lose at least one of these matches. If they do it could open the door for Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane’s team are very much in contention to win the La Liga title for the first time since 2016/17 and for only second time in the last seven years. It would mean a great deal to the fans if they could finish above Barcelona this season, especially as they have yet to see the best out of some of their new recruits including Eden Hazard. Real Madrid appear to have a more favourable run-in to Barcelona, with Real Sociedad away and Getafe at home looking like their toughest remaining fixtures.
Many La Liga betting predictions are pointing towards success for Real Madrid and the Spanish La Liga odds have them available at 5/4 with Bet365 to claim the title.
It is difficult to make a case for any of the other teams in the top six to win the La Liga title this season. The likes of Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Getafe and Atletico Madrid will be hoping to seal a Champions League place and that is sure to be their priority for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign. Other than the top two places, which are highly likely to be taken by Barcelona and Real Madrid, there are only two Champions League qualifying positions remaining and five teams who will be hoping to claim them.
The La Liga title odds with Bet365 for Sevilla (250/1), Real Sociedad (250/1), Getafe (250/1) and Atletico Madrid (250/1) tell you everything you need to know.
2. La Liga 2019/20 Betting Tips
La Liga betting is a great opportunity for those who enjoy betting on the over 2.5 goals market. You only have to look at the statistics to see how regularly matches in the Spanish topflight finish with over 2.5 goals. Over half of the league average at least 2.5 goals in their matches and that suggests you can rely on goals being scored. Last season, only nine teams finished the campaign with an average of under 2.5 goals per game.
However, there are some exceptions and you should be looking for clean sheet potential when Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are playing. The latter have long had a reputation for a strong defence and Real Madrid have joined them having made improvements to their defensive rear-guard. that doesn't mean you will never see over 2.5 goals in their matches but they are the most likely bets for clean sheets in the remainder of this season.
3. La Liga 19/20 Top Goalscorer
When it comes to La Liga betting predictions for the top goal scorer, one man immediately springs to mind and his name is Lionel Messi. The Barcelona forward has finished as top goal scorer in each of the last three seasons in Spain. Only three times out of the last eight seasons has the Argentine failed to finish as top goal scorer and the Spanish La Liga odds have him as the favourite to finish top of the pile once more. You can back Messi at just 1/4 with Bet36 to finish as the top goal scorer.
The closest rival to Messi for the top goal scorer title this season is Karim Benzema. The Frenchman often goes under-appreciated at Real Madrid but his goals will be vital if they are to wrestle the title away from Barcelona this season. Benzema is on offer at 9/1 with Bet365 to finish the 2019/20 La Liga campaign as top goal scorer. It appears the bookies have little faith in the Real Madrid striker but it only takes one hat trick to make a difference.
It would be a huge shock if any other player emerged as the top goal scorer in Spain this season. You will struggle to find any La Liga betting tips backing the likes of Luis Suarez (100/1), Gerard Moreno (150/1), Ángel (100/1) and Roger (125/1).
So, it appears as though the 2019/20 La Liga title is between Barcelona and Real Madrid while representatives from each club also battle it out to finish as the top goal scorer.
If you're interested in getting more insight into possible betting markets, we highly recommend following JohnnyBet Football Tips for today. As the name suggests, the tips are posted there daily by our top tipsters, so be sure to have a look before any big game!
4. Where Can I Watch Primera Division?
If you don’t have the facility to watch La Liga on your TV, then not to worry: the La Liga live streaming service with 1XBet has got you covered!
Simply sign up for a new customer account, place a bet on the televised La Liga match (as advertised in the live streaming schedule) and you will be able to watch the action unfold on your smartphone or tablet.
If you'd like to learn more on the topic of La Liga live stream options, then simply click in the link. In the article we take a closer look at how to watch the Spanish La Liga fixtures for free!