La Liga return: Dates, fixtures, TV schedule and odds

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Spanish football has got the green light with Barcelona and Real Madrid ready to resume their battle for the La Liga title as matches restart on Thursday 11th June.

The top two are separated by just two points and it looks like it will go down to the wire with the race for Champions League places too, with Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Getafe and Atletico Madrid in the mix.

La Liga president Javier Tebas has announced that there will be matches every day of the week until the season is completed on 19th July.

Here is your guide to the return of La Liga with dates, fixtures and more for gameweek 28…

What is the first match back?

A Seville derby will be the La Liga curtain raiser on Thursday 11th June with Sevilla v Real Betis. Sevilla are 20/23 favourites to take all three points over their city rivals, who are 29/10. If you fancy goals on the La Liga return, both teams to score is 8/13.

The action kicks off at 21:00 at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with Sevilla third in the table and Betis further back in twelfth, eight points clear from the relegation places.

The hosts are firmly in the hunt for a Champions League football next season. Behind them, though, Real Sociedad, Getafe and Atletico Madrid are all hot on their tails, Valencia are only five points back in seventh.

When do Barcelona and Real Madrid play?

Barca face a trip to a relegation-threatened Mallorca on Saturday 13th June (21:00) looking to extend their lead at the top of La Liga.

The Catalans are 3/10 to take all three points, Mallorca are 9/1 to cause an upset with a draw 9/2.

Lionel Messi is 9/1 to score a hat-trick with Luis Suarez 13/5 to score first.

Real Madrid (2/9) play a day later against Eibar (12/1) on Sunday 14th at the Bernabeu at 18:30.

Six of Los Blancos remaining eleven matches will come against teams in the top half. Real Madrid are 5/4 to win the title, Barcelona remain favourites at 4/7.

Best of the rest

All ten matches in gameweek 28 will take place between Thursday 11th June and Sunday 14th June.

On Friday, Valencia v Levante is the pick of the fixtures with the home side 8/11 favourites to beat thirteenth placed Levante (17/5).

Elsewhere, Celta Vigo (31/20) take on Villarreal (17/10) on Saturday with Athletic Bilbao (5/2) v Atletico Madrid (5/4) a day later. Real Sociedad v Osasuna round off the weekend at 21:00 on Sunday.

How to watch

La Liga has only confirmed kick-off times for the first two rounds of matches, with the remaining nine to be confirmed at a later date.

All matches will be live on La Liga TV with games at 18:30 and 21:00 on weekdays and three slots on the weekend at 16:00, 18:30 and 21:00.

View the latest La Liga odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.

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Jack Horrocks

Jack is sport mad. If he's not writing about it, he's playing it! Football is his passion, especially the Premier League & Champions League with a keen interest in cricket, golf & athletics.