La Liga Match Predictions (21/22)
Getafe vs Atletico Madrid (Tuesday, 6:30pm)
Every so often, La Liga, Serie A, and other European leagues have what they call ‘English weeks’, which are essentially a full round of fixtures played midweek.
For the first one of 2021/22, Diego Simeone’s reigning champions head to a Getafe side who are the worst performing outfit in the league so far, with five straight losses.
With Angel Correa fit and firing up front for the Mattresses this screams away win though it will perhaps be closer than form suggests.
Atletico failed to score last week for the first time this term while Getafe are surprisingly hard to break down. Joao Felix is suspended too for the visitors but a 2-0 victory is our best bet here.
Sevilla vs Valencia (Wednesday, 6:30pm)
Third plays sixth in Seville and the hosts will be confident of overtaking Jose Bordalas’ side by the night’s end having kept clean sheets in three-quarters of their fixtures to date.
The Bats however are flying at present, even if a late loss to Real Madrid at the weekend brought them temporarily back to earth.
If Valencia’s tremendous early charge continues we can anticipate an entertaining game under the lights and it’s pertinent they have scored in each of their five games to this point.
Don’t rule out some late drama as both sides have already enjoyed and endured last-gasp incidents while a spot-kick is possible too.
Between them they have converted three in recent weeks. Over 3.5 goals is a decent sports betting pick.
Real Madrid v Mallorca (Wednesday, 9:00pm)
Early into last season, Los Blancos lost at home to Cadiz, a result that saw them briefly spiral into crisis but it’s hard to imagine history repeating itself this Wednesday for all that Mallorca have impressed on their return to La Liga.
Eight points from their opening five contests is a superb feat for Luis Garcia’s recently promoted side, a haul largely attained from being well organized at the back. Just three concessions across 450 minutes of top-flight football is commendable indeed.
An in-form partnership of Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior is their toughest test so far however and with Real scoring 12 of their 15 goals in the second period expect their class to eventually tell.
Football betting fans will be tempted by the Draw/Real Madrid in the half time/full time market...
La Liga Outright Winner Prediction
Lionel Messi's decision to leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain has blown the La Liga title race wide open.
Real Madrid are now clear favourites to lift the La Liga trophy at the end of the campaign and Spanish football punters can back Los Blancos at 23/20 to clinch the title.
Despite Messi's departure, Barcelona are next up at 85/40 though it would be fair to suggest that many Camp Nou regulars aren't overly excited ahead of the upcoming La Liga season.
Defending champions ATLETICO MADRID are third favourites once again but Diego Simeone's men relish the underdog status and back-to-back La Liga triumphs could be on the cards.
La Liga Top Scorer Prediction
While the likes of Karim Benzema, Luis Suarez and new Barcelona signing Memphis Depay will attract plenty of attention in La Liga top scorer tips, GERARD MORENO is worth backing at a bigger price.
The Villarreal striker heads into 2021/22 after a solid performance for Spain at the Euros and a repeat of his 23-goal haul from last season might be enough to clinch the La Liga Golden Boot.
La Liga Predictions Today
Starting on August 13th, 2021, and running right through to next May, the 91st La Liga season promises to be one of the most fascinating and unpredictable in living memory.
No longer can it be assumed that the title will ultimately end up at Camp Nou or the Bernabéu. No longer can we take it for granted that the runner up will be Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Last season, an engrossing four-way battle saw Atletico Madrid claim their first crown for seven years in a dramatic final-day shoot-out leaving the two Spanish behemoths to rue too many costly league defeats between them.
Have Barca or Los Blancos improved sufficiently over the summer to regain their dominance?
Played across 38 rounds of fixtures and with a one-off extended Christmas break the forthcoming season thankfully sees fans returning to stadia, though none are expected to be at full capacity just yet.
The baulk of our interest however will surely reside at the top where some significant questions await to be answered.
Are Barcelona a busted flush, overly reliant on an aging Lionel Messi? How will Real Madrid fare under the returning Carlo Ancelotti? Can Atletico go again?
Such uncertainty means that betting on La Liga will be a whole lot of fun throughout the campaign and to assist you there will be regular tips available from the best experts at 888sport located right here on this very page.
How To Watch La Liga In UK
The 2021/22 la Liga season kicks off with Valencia hosting Getafe on Friday August 13th and can be viewed in the UK via LaLigaTV.
This can be accessed as part of a Premier Sports bundle on Sky, Virgin TV and Premier Player. There is also an add-on subscription available through Amazon Prime.
Typically, each round of fixtures will include several games broadcast live with the biggest matches tending to be reserved for the Saturday and Sunday evening slots. Monday night 7pm and 9pm double-bills are not uncommon.
La Liga Outright Predictions
The last time either Real Madrid or Barcelona were not crowned as champions for two years’ running was all the way back in 1984. It’s sensible therefore to put both firmly in the frame when determining the outright La Liga winner for 2021/22.
Yet uncertainty currently surrounds both of these global institutions with Real Madrid undergoing a period of real change while Barcelona too are in transition, to an extent against their will.
It’s no secret that the Catalonian club are blighted by serious financial difficulties off the field and this has necessitated a fire-sale to raise funds to renew Lionel Messi’s contract.
Such is the importance of their 34-year-old magician that securing his services for the short-term future was crucial to their title aspirations but at what cost?
Elsewhere, swap deals are being proposed to improve on a squad that last term posted Barcelona’s lowest league points haul since 2008.
At Madrid meanwhile, incoming boss Carlo Ancelotti returns to replace the departed Zinedine Zidane having accrued the second best win ratio of any manager in the club’s history during his first stint in charge. He has large shoes to fill and they are his own.
The absence of Sergio Ramos after 16 years of outstanding protection will give Real’s defence an unfamiliar look, particularly if Raphael Varane also leaves.
Up front, there are the annual rumours of a big-money signing but, like their rivals, Real are hardly flush at present. Still, of the two it is Los Blancos in the best shape. It is with them where the best value can be found.
That is not to rule out Atletico, of course. Last season taught us not to do that, while Sevilla are fancied in some quarters as distant dark horses. Realistically though, the Andalusians will see another top four finish as a huge success.
Top La Liga Betting Teams
It may be surprising to learn that throughout La Liga’s long and illustrious history there have only been nine different winners but that reflects the longstanding duopoly of Real Madrid and Barcelona who have largely divided up the titles between them.
Of the two it is Los Blancos who boast the most overall with 34 and to put this in proper context that is more than a third of the championships ever competed for. Barcelona, by comparison have had to make do with a meagre 26.
In recent years it is the Catalan giants who have gained the upper hand with ten titles in the 21st century while Valencia and Atletico Madrid deserve great credit for topping the table twice apiece in the modern era.
Free La Liga Predictions
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How To Bet On La Liga
Betting on La Liga action with 888sport couldn’t be easier. Simply sign up, taking advantage of our fantastic welcoming offers, then head to our ‘Spain Primera Division Odds’ market where every match and outright outcome is covered.
For the opening weekend alone, we have a wide range of bets available for each of the ten fixtures and whether it is backing the match result or speculating that both teams will score our odds are hard to beat.
Our outright winner market presently has Real Madrid priced as slight favourites ahead of their eternal nemesis while there is terrific value in predicting that Atletico can retain their crown.
There is additionally an outright market for finishing inside the top four and here Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao stand out at very reasonable odds.
Once your bet of choice has been decided, click on the odds and a virtual betting slip will appear on your screen. Add your stake to complete the process.
Primera Division Betting Tips
Here at 888sport we don’t just offer up the best La Liga betting odds around. We also endeavour to provide helpful tips ahead of every round of fixtures in the form of weekly previews.
In these informative articles, our experts will detail the most relevant stats for each game, including league form and tactical analysis, as well as highlighting any injury news that might have a bearing on a match’s outcome.
*Credit for the main photo belongs to Manu Fernandez / AP Photo*
FIRST PUBLISHED: 14th July 2021