La Liga 2020/2021 Winner Predictions
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La Liga 2020/2021 Winner Predictions: What Do the Bookies Think?
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After a busy summer for the big guns in Spain, La Liga finally kicked off and we get another campaign of thrills on our hands. With arrivals such as Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann, Barcelona still comes off as heavy favorites to lift the trophy for the third time in a row and can now be backed at 10/11 with bet365 but Real and Atletico Madrid will obviously be no outsiders in such a race.
Atleti brought in possibly the most exciting young talent in the World in Joao Felix and it will be very interesting to see him lead a furious attacking line, which does make backing an upset at 7/1 with William Hill an interesting prospect. They trashed Real Madrid 7-3 during the pre-season and while Diego Simeone played it down in a post-match interview, it sure got the fans fired up for the new season. Zinedine Zidane had his wishes granted, on the other hand, and the summer felt like a start of an overhaul in Madrid with Mendy, Militao, Rodrygo, Jovic, and Hazard all arriving at Santiago Bernabeu. Still, Real Madrid has seen a very unpredictable run through their pre-season and now have a lot to prove early in the new campaign if they’re to see the odds of 6/5 with William Hill drifting.
Our Predictions for 2021: Barcelona Again But Sevilla/Valencia will be Top Candidates
With all that in mind, we now hope to see a campaign reminiscent of 2015/16 when both Real and Atletico finished within points of the crowned champions Barcelona. There is obviously a lot to look forward to and great expectations will surely lead to a great season of football in Spain. Still, we feel Barcelona will have the best mix of experience and hunger with Leo Messi tilting the scale in their advantage if he can stay fit through most part of the campaign. The prime rivals should give them a good run for the money but we do see them overcoming the challenge once again, which makes going for the favorites the best call for us at this point.
Sevilla and Valencia should be the top candidates for the remaining spot in the top 4 and while there will be a lot to play for in the head-to-head clashes against the top three, we feel they still don’t have what it takes to make it a real challenge for the title – which has them both rated a wild longshot and priced at 150/1 with bet365.
The Spanish La Liga remains one of the most interesting in the world, not only because it has the best players in the world, but each team can change all the present and future of La Liga with the result of a victory or defeat. It is a very difficult league for small teams, they have to face world-class players.
In this spanish league, there are 4 main teams, they are doing the get most of the points during the season. These 4 teams are Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and Sevilla. The last team can sometimes be replaced by Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao or any other that has a good season start. To make bets in La Liga you have to take into account the physical condition of the players, the statistics of the teams, the streaks and the attitude of the coaches.
At this stage of La Liga 2016-17, Real Madrid has 43 points, Sevilla keeps 42 and FC Barcelona are third with 41 points. The leading team, Real Madrid have lost only one game this season, but the 4 draws they have suffered this season have made the rival teams come close to the top.
No team should lose any match, much less to give points and lose positions in the table of La Liga. It will be a very fought league from now on, the remaining 19 weeks will be crucial for the points and get the title.
The 2 matches lost by FC Barcelona made a lot of changes within La Liga, Real Madrid did not expect to have as much advantage over the Catalan team before reaching the middle of the season. The problem of FC Barcelona has always been and will continue to be the defense, the goals scored by rivals to lose the matches have entered, for the most part, by mistakes of the defense and poorly defended corners. Future matches for FC Barcelona are “relatively easy”, for the next 4 weeks they will have to face: Real Betis, Athletic Bilbao, Alavés and Leganés. The only match that could prove difficult will be with Athletic Bilbao.
On the Sevilla side, which is second in the season, they are subject to some very difficult dates. They will have to face Espanyol, Villarreal, Las Palmas and Eibar. One of those 4 matches could end in defeat or draw, which would be beneficial for FC Barcelona, they would rank second in the classification and be closer to La Liga leader Real Madrid. Another club that does not have many chances to win La Liga title is Atletico Madrid, they can no longer opt for the top 3, they are almost 10 points behind the leader and only a miracle could save them.
Our prediction for 2019: Barcelona, again
The odds* in most bookmakers have Madrid as a favorite, but the margin is very short with FC Barcelona. A good future bet would be to take a few odds in the middle of the season, they are at a good price and a small stake could become a lot of money. The competition is very active, anything can change, but FC Barcelona will take advantage of the bad moment of Real Madrid to make points from it.
Prediction: FC BARCELONA 2.60 at Skybet
*Odds being correct at time of publishing