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La Liga Betting Odds

| 01.06.2010

The debate about whether the Premier League is stronger than La Liga or vice versa seems to rage every year.

But a look at La Liga betting prices would suggest the Spanish football equivalent is weaker throughout, with only two teams really capable of landing the title.

Between them, Barcelona and Real Madrid have the overwhelming favourite odds to win La Liga and much could come down to the results when the two teams square off against each other.

Barca, the 2010 champions, have La Liga betting odds of 5/6 to retain their title, while Real, the 2008 winners, are 10/11 to win the trophy.

Pep Guardiola’s men have made a good start with eight wins from their ten games, including a 100 per cent away record, but find themselves a point behind their rivals.

Jose Mourinho seems to have found a way to make Real Madrid play, and with Cristiano Ronaldo on fire with 12 goals in his first ten games, Madrid sit pretty on top of the table.

After winning five of their opening six games and drawing the other, Valencia have slipped back into fifth.

They began the season at 66/1 to win La Liga after finishing third last year and losing their two most influential players in David Villa and David Silva, but their poor recent form has seen this price remain unchanged.

Villarreal are only three points off top spot thanks primarily to winning all of their home games and they are 50/1 to win La Liga.

The further down you go, the more profitable, but unlikely, a bet on La Liga becomes.

Diego Forlan’s Atletico Madrid have Spanish La Liga betting odds of 150/1 to finish first, while Sevilla are 80/1 to claim the La Liga title, which they won for the only time in their history in 1946.

Espanyol, Osasuna and Getafe are other clubs who harbour outside ambitions of winning La Liga. See the whole La Liga winners market.



Richard Anderson