La Liga Standings: About the Season and Regulations
La Liga or Primera is the highest professional league in the entire system of Spanish soccer. It is considered to be one of the strongest soccer leagues in Europe and is ranked first in the UEFA Club Association Rating.
This measures the representation of different countries in different European competitions.
- Teams who finish in the first to fourth places of the La Liga standings, enter into the Champions League the following season, and in the fifth and sixth places are entered into the Europa league.
- Teams, who finish in the 18-20 spots, will be relegated from La Liga.
Currently, there are 20 clubs that participate in La Liga, who will play each team twice in a season, once at home and once away.
The season traditionally starts I the second half of August and lasts until the second half of May.
The top-soccer event in Spanish Football: El-Classico
The most interesting event in La Liga is considered to be the match between the two strongest clubs in the country, Real Madrid and Barcelona, which is called the El Classico. Interest in this Matchup goes far beyond Spain.
The competitions between Real and Barcelona are shown in hundreds of countries around the world.
Besides El Classico, there are many derbies included in the La Liga schedule:
- Madrid Derby (Real Madrid - Atletico Madrid)
- Galacian Deportivo - Celta Vigo)
- Catalan Derby (Barcelona - Espanyol)
- Sevilla (Sevilla - Real Betis)
- Basque (Athletic Bilbao - Real Sociedad)
In these competitions the fight goes until the last minute and is sometimes difficult to guess the winner.
Features of La Liga Betting
Without exception, all American sportsbooks will offer wagers on La Liga, but the number of bets on different sportsbook sites can be different.
In many cases, players will have many options of bets, from traditional odds and totals top long-term bets like the Pichichi Trophy Winner (The season’s best scorer) or the Di Stefano Prize (Best player in the league).
Sportsbook ranking on choice of bets
Those, who want to make bets on La Liga, should take into account not only the results of the team’s last games, but also the relationship between the regions, as well as the strength and performances of the main favorites.
Relations Between Spanish Regions
Some regions of Spain have a difficult relationship, which sometimes affects the soccer field. For example, the Catalans and the Basques have long planned to be independent and withdraw from Spain.
When clubs from these two regions meet with Spanish clubs, there is usually a persistent struggle where the underdog on home field can easily take points away from the favorite.
La Liga Table Leaders
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are the only three teams really fighting for the top of the standings. In all competitions, instead of face-to-face matchups, they are unconditional favorites.
As a result, the odds on their victory are most often very low.
Barcelona and Real Madrid are the strongest performing teams in La Liga, games with these two teams included often feature more than two goals. therefore, the winning bet to make would be “total more than 2.5”.
At the same time, they do not only play actively on attack, but also actively defend their opponents. With Atletico Madrid, everything is the opposite.
The “mattresses” are famous for their vices play and impenetrable defence, that is why the games that they play in turn out to be low scoring and draw more often than other La Liga teams.
Which Bets to make on La Liga?
Higher up on this page, there is a schedule of all games in La Liga, as well as odds on the main outcomes of each game.
Throughout the season there are free expert predictions published for the Spanish League from Legalbet experts and handicappers.
In order to choose bets on the concrete games, you just need to click on its name in the game calendar.
All of the important information is published on the game pages as quickly as possible, after appearing in official sources.
Statistic of the previous games, trends in previous games, starting lineups and bids. Also published is important information from the team page.
The Legalbet team will collect all data that is important for choosing a bet.