La Liga Predictions & Betting Tips

La Liga Betting Tips

The 2019/20 La Liga season provided all the thrills and spills – Barcelona missed out on securing another title, Los Blancos usurped them in the standings, and there were plenty of goals and skills to admire for fans and neutrals alike, from Atletico Madrid’s antics, all the way through to Valencia’s upset-inspiring form.

But with last years’ heartbreak and drama left in the dust, writers and supporters now prep themselves for a 20/21 season that poses to be just as breathtaking, set to return as many of the other big leagues are – the Premier League and Championship to name a few – on the 12th September.

As always, there’s all to play for, from the battle for the title between cross-town rivals, through to the race for Champions League football, and then finally culminating in an intense relegation battle at the basement of the La Liga table.

With all this and more on the horizon, our writers and experts will lead you through the footballing minefield, and ensure the best La Liga betting tips and predictions are fired your way.

What are the most popular La Liga bets?

A whole host of different markets are available to bet on when it comes to La Liga, but in a league as open and expansive as this one, punters often fancy their chances with Over 2.5 goals, Both Teams to Score and La Liga goalscorer tips. Here you can place all your favourite bets, including Accumulators, BTTS, Daily Double and Anytime Goalscorer.

When it comes to match previews, we’ll be analysing the stats in the Squawka style you’ve come to love and utilising almost every market there is available to fit our favourite numbers – so there’s sure to be a tip or two that you fancy!

How can I place La Liga bets?

So, you want to be a part of the 2020/21 La Liga betting tips action? Well, look no further.

The process itself needn’t be complex. Indeed, all you need to do is find yourself a bookmaker that suits your needs, whether that be an extensive range of markets, or enhanced outright odds on all the big head-to-head games.

You then confirm your personal details and become official partners, bagging a sweet welcome offer in the process – these are normally matched bonuses or free bets which you can then wager on all the weekend games as they take place.

If you’ve reached this stage and are unsure of how to make the most of the free La Liga bets you have on hand, well fret not. Our expert writers, tipsters and betting gurus will ensure that in-depth predictive pieces, betting features and editorials are sent your way to keep your wagering experience as informed as possible.

Who are the best bookmakers to wager with for the La Liga?

The La Liga online betting experience is a whole other ballgame compared to the likes of Premier League or Championship wagering.

Fortunately, most bookmakers worth anything will have covered the Spanish games and clashes to match the popularity and interest in the league – especially where Lionel Messi is concerned.

As always, we’ve taken a look at the top three bookies making waves in the La Liga betting sphere, and topping the charts are Betway.

Though perhaps not as well-recognised as the likes of Bet365 or Paddy Power, Betway offer one of the best La Liga betting site bonuses in the form of £30, with fast payouts and great specials to match.

With all the high-profile matches upcoming, such as Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and much more, you’ll be able to put this offer to use very quickly.

Not far behind are 22Bets and 888Sport, both of who also offer welcome bonuses, but nowhere near the Betway special. Instead, these bookies are more well-versed for their extensive range of markets, from first-time scorers all the way through to winning scoring margins.

Bringing up the rear is 10Bet – a sportsbook known for offering competitive odds on every game of the season.

Yet when you compare them, and indeed 888Sport/22Bet, to Betway, there is very little to match the trio to the La Liga betting tips and content that the bookie delivers.

La Liga bets & live, in-play wagering

With our La Liga betting tips and predictions on hand, you’ll be able to elevate your online experience with live, in-play wagering.

This particular method of wagering will unlock the ability to forecast and punt on the live, unfolding drama, be it in a El Clasico or an end-to-end relegation scrap, which means that you’ll be able to tailor your bets and correct them should your original tip go awry.

Whatever happens, you’ll be able to exploit the action, cash out, cash in, and handpick the odds as it happens. How good is that?

2020/2021 La Liga

  • Country: Spain
  • Founded: 1929
  • Reigning Champions: Barcelona
  • Most Championships: Real Madrid (33)
  • 2019/2020 Dates: 16 August 2019 – 31 July 2020
  • Website:

La Liga Live Streaming

Every La Liga fixture is live streamed online with Bet365, which is great news for football fans everywhere. With some of the best players and clubs in the world over on show, the Spanish top tier always provides some unforgettable and unmissable matches every season – and you can catch it all live online or in the app.

To watch and bet on any La Liga fixture LIVE in this upcoming season at Bet365, simply go to the website and place a bet on the fixture you want to watch. You can then view the game as it happens, including all league fixtures involving the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

La Liga FAQ’s

Who are La Liga favourites?

With Zinidine Zidane’s Real Madrid having snapped up another La Liga title last year while Barcelona despaired in the shadows, there’s every chance that Los Blancos will make the most of their rivals’ recent domestic – and European – ineptitude to securing back-to-back trophies.

The Catalan side had a dissapointing La Liga campaign in the post lock-down period, while Madrid racked up the victories in style. With a 8-2 Champions League hammering at the hands of German giants Bayern Munich to match, there is much to rectify for Barca ahead of the season.

As such, Los Blancos are definitely operating as betting favourites, while the likes of Barca, Atletico Madrid, and perhaps some unusual contenders, play second-fiddle.

What channel is La Liga on?

La Liga’s broadcasting deals in the UK have been a source of contention in the last few years but the great news is that all games in June will be free to air for Sky Sports customers on LaLigaTV, the 24/7 channel launched earlier this year by the league and its UK broadcast partner Premier Sports.

If you aren’t a paying Sky Sports customer, or you want to watch the games in July once the free-to-air good will gesture expires you can watch and bet on matches LIVE with bet365’s live streaming services.

Find out more about La Liga live streaming here.

How can I watch La Liga live?

Follow the steps below to access a La Liga live stream on bet365’s platform:

  1. Go to bet365 via this link
  2. Register for an account (this could also earn you up to £100 in free bet credits, though terms and conditions apply and you have to be over 18)
  3. Make a deposit to unlock the live stream sections of the site
  4. Head to the live stream section of the site
  5. Watch your chosen game live

NB: To watch, customers must have a funded Sports account or have placed a bet within the last 24 hours. 18+ | T&C’s Apply | BeGambleAware | Geo restrictions apply. These odds and promotions are valid at the time of the writing of this article on Tuesday June 2nd at 17:00 GMT.

When will La Liga return?

The 2020/21 La Liga campaign is set to return on the 12th September, in tandem with Europe’s other big leagues, with the schedule itself chock-full of Copa Del Ray clashes, domestic games, European matches and international ventures.

As such, expect the action to unfold over the week and weekend of the 12th, staggered for your entertainment and for the management of the league.

Whether we have any blockbuster encounters in the early rounds of the La Liga are still unknown, given that the fixture list is set to release in the upcoming weeks. But when they are made public, you’ll be the first to know.

How do you get promoted to La Liga?

The top two teams are automatically promoted from the Segunda Division, the second tier of the Spanish football pyramid, into La Liga. There’s then a play-off between the teams that finish between 3rd and 6th in that division to determine who takes the final promotion spot.

How is relegation settled in La Liga?

Relegation is simple from the Spanish Primera Division – finish in the bottom three positions in the table and you are relegated into the Segunda Division.

Last season’s relegation fight was particularly interesting – Celta Vigo currently sat just one point above the relegation zone, with Mallorca, Leganes and Espanyol still scrambling to clamber out of the bottom three.

However, it was Leganes, Mallorca and Espanyol who ultimately faced the drop, while Celta Vigo secured safe passage into next season’s La Liga campaign.

When do we post our La Liga tips & predictions?

We aim to post our La Liga tips and predictions around 48 hours before kickoff, allowing punters time to weigh up their options. Time periods can change depending on fixture congestion.

For particularly eye-catching fixtures, there may be an array of different betting guides and pointers around the site, so keep your eyes peeled for a special Squawka slant on your betting content ahead of the biggest games on the calendar.

What’s the history of La Liga?

La Liga was founded in 1929 as the top tier of the Spanish football pyramid. Since then, a total of 62 teams have competed in the competition, with nine different teams having been crowned champions in that time.

With no fewer than 33 wins, Real Madrid are the most successful team in the history of the competition, but current holders Barcelona are attempting to chase that total down with 26.

Blaugrana currently possess the league’s most prolific ever goalscorer in their ranks too. Lionel Messi has 438 goals to his name in La Liga, while a former Barca man also holds the league’s all-time appearance record Andoni Zubizarreta who made 622 appearances in the league.