La Liga Predictions & Betting Tips

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Atletico Madrid vs Mallorca Betting Tips

Atletico Madrid are known for their defensive solidity and have been for quite some time under Diego Simeone. Los Colchoneros had returned to league action last month with three clean sheets in their first four games back and although the results haven’t slowed up, with their unbeaten run in La Liga now stretching to 11 matches, they have shipped three goals in their last two games including two in the midweek draw with Barcelona.

Although their Friday night opponents Mallorca don’t have the same attacking quality as Blaugrana, they will make the trip to the capital in high spirits after an impressive victory in midweek. Bermellones racked up five goals in a thumping home win over Celta Vigo in a result that keeps their survival hopes very much alive as they now go within five points of Celticos with five games still to play. In fact, it’s fair to say that goals haven’t been the problem for Mallorca this term and their return of 35 is more befitting of a mid-table club.

It is in fact in defence where the Palma-based side have struggled this term, shipping 56 goals – more than any other team in La Liga. As such, they are likely to struggle in keeping out the likes of Alvaro Morata and João Félix on Friday night, but after the five goals they put past Celta including Ante Budimir’s 11th and 12th goals of the league campaign, we do see them finding a way past Atletico’s defence even if the odds suggest that they won’t, with BTTS priced at 13/8. We’re backing both teams to score but a win for the hosts too.

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*18+ Only. T&C’s Apply. Odds correct at the time of writing.

Celta Vigo vs Real Betis Betting Tips

Celta Vigo will have been hoping to be all but safe from relegation by the time they took on Real Betis this weekend. Celticos took on Real Mallorca in midweek, with the Palma side in the final relegation spot and eight points separating them before the game. However, a thumping 1-5 win for Los Bermellones not only keeps them within touching distance of their relegation rivals but it may also have dented the Celta side’s confidence as we head into the final five games of the season.

One man whose confidence won’t have taken a hit from that shock defeat though is Iago Aspas. The experienced striker was something of a joke figure during his time in England with Liverpool, but he has confirmed his status as a bona fide Celta Vigo legend since returning to the club where he came through as a youngster and his consolation goal in that midweek loss was his 134th in the famous sky blue colours of his boyhood club.

The last four of those goals have come in his last four fixtures and even when Celta are struggling at their worst, Aspas always seems to be the man they can rely on to turn things around. Those four goals have taken his seasonal tally to 13 and what is now a huge fixture down at the bottom of the La Liga table, the 32 year old will no doubt be hoping to shoulder the goalscoring burden again and find the net in a fifth consecutive match at odds of 23/20.

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*18+ Only. T&C’s Apply. Odds correct at the time of writing.

Real Valladolid vs Alaves Betting Tips

Alaves have endured a terrible return to La Liga action, losing five of their six matches and even failing to find the net in four of those games. As a result, their safety in La Liga is not yet a foregone conclusion, as with Real Mallorca battering another relegation rival Celta Vigo by a 5-1 scoreline in midweek, just six points separate El Glorioso from the bottom three and the one team who seem capable of escaping that bottom three will surely be filled with confidence following that win.

Real Valladolid are just one point above the Basque side in the table at the moment, but they’ve lost just one of their last six games and come into this match with more confidence and in better form. Although there could be value in backing Blanquivioletas for the win here, they have played out several draws of late so we don’t feel too confident in that particular market. However, they’ve only conceded the first goal twice in their last six games, so there may well be value in backing the hosts to open the scoring at José Zorrilla.

When you consider that Alaves have conceded the first goal six times in their last seven La Liga matches and indeed in each of their last four games, you have to believe there is value in backing the first goal to come from Valladolid in this game. Boss Sergio González has some decent attacking options to call upon in the likes of Sergio Guardiola and Villarreal loanee Enes Ünal so we feel confident in backing the home team to score the first goal here.

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Granada vs Valencia Betting Tips

Granada may not have the history or reputation of Valencia, but when the two sides meet at Nuevo Los Cármenes this weekend, the hosts will be higher than them in the table on goal difference. That’s partly down to the fine season that Nazaríes have enjoyed as they look set for a top-half finish having only been promoted from Segunda División as runners-up last season but it’s also down to the lack of consistency that Murcelagos have displayed throughout the campaign.

Since the return of La Liga a few short weeks ago, Valencia have been very poor and picked up just four points from a possible 24 to slip to 10th place in the table. It’s been a worrying lack of goals that have let them down all season in fact, with no member of the squad yet reaching double figures for league goals in this campaign and indeed they have now sacked manager Albert Celades following a three-game losing streak in which they failed to find the net at all.

Granada actually have a very strong defensive record this season, having kept 12 clean sheets – the fifth highest total in La Liga. Two of those clean sheets have come in their last two matches, with goalkeeper Rui Silva continuing his terrific campaign by shutting out both Alaves and Leganes in the last two weeks. We’re backing yet another clean sheet here for Graná against a seriously mis-firing Valencia frontline.

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*18+ Only. T&C’s Apply. Odds correct at the time of writing.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Betting Tips

The return of La Liga could hardly have gone any better for Real Madrid in the last few weeks. Los Blancos have won five consecutive matches (having lost two of their last three before the lockdown) and with Barcelona dropping points against the likes of Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Real’s cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in midweek, Zinedine Zidane’s men have leapfrogged their El Clasico opponents into top spot in the table with just five games remaining on the board.

Athletic Bilbao host the league leaders this weekend and they’re still chasing down a spot in Europe for next season after a run of solid results in recent weeks. However, they now take on a Real side that look determined to lift the La Liga title again this season and it’s worth noting that they fall to a 1-0 defeat to the other title contenders Barcelona just over a week ago in Catalonia. Although not many of these matches have come recently, Los Leones have actually failed to find the net in no fewer than 11 of their 33 games so far this term.

Real Madrid make the trip to the Basque country as the league’s strongest defensive team. Zidane’s charges have conceded just 21 goals in their 32 league fixtures thus far, keeping clean sheets in an impressive 16 of those matches including three of their last four against Espanyol, Mallorca and Valencia at the time of writing ahead of their Thursday night fixture against Getafe. As such, we think the men from the capital will have enough about themselves defensively to take all three points from this clash.

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Espanyol vs Leganes Betting Tips

Espanyol seem doomed to relegation at this late stage of the season. As things stand, the Catalonian side are 10 points away from escaping the bottom three with just six games remaining at the time of writing prior to their Thursday night fixture against Real Sociedad. Unsurprisingly, given that they are bottom of the league, Periquitos have been in poor form of late, managing just one win in their last nine La Liga fixtures.

Leganes are the team just one place and one point above them as the two bottom sides meet this weekend. Pepineros would’ve had a chance of escaping the drop with some better form since the return from lockdown, but they’ve picked up just two points from an available 24 and are now nine points away from 17th placed Celta Vigo. The club from the outskirts of Madrid have been particularly slow getting out of the blocks of late and not only haven’t been ahead at half-time for 13 games – they haven’t even scored a first half goal for 13 games in a run stretching back to January 2nd.

It won’t surprise punters to know that this is also an issue for Espanyol as they have managed just one first-half goal in their last four games. In fact, two of those games have been goalless at half-time and given how much both teams seem to struggle going forward especially in the first-half of games, it makes sense to bet on this clash being goalless at half-time too at RCDE Stadium on Sunday.

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Osasuna vs Getafe Betting Tips

We’re looking at the corners markets as Osasuna welcome Getafe to Pamplona on Sunday. It’s tough to call a winner here, as Azulones appear to have just returned to form but still have to play Real Madrid before making this trip to El Sadar whereas Gorritxoak have won their last two matches ahead of their Thursday night clash with Eibar – but sit lower than their Sunday opponents in the table and have nothing to play for from the relative comfort of mid-table with both relegation and European football out of sight.

As such, we explore other markets with no confidence in backing either team for the result and the corner stats show up some interest here. Both of these teams rank lowly in the corner tables – with only two teams seeing more corners given overall in their games than Getafe’s average of 8.47 this season and Osasuna are sitting firmly in the middle of that particular table too with an average of 9.28 corners shown in their matches so far this term.

Perhaps aware that they are susceptible from corner kicks, Getafe have conceded the fewest in the whole of La Liga this season, at an average of just 3.44 per game. Osasuna rank quite well on that front too, facing an average of only 4.41 corners per match. As such, we suspect neither side will play particularly for set pieces here and Under 8 corners to be awarded seems very reasonably priced at 11/10.

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*18+ Only. T&C’s Apply. Odds correct at the time of writing.

Villarreal vs Barcelona Betting Tips

Villarreal have surged into Champions League contention with some terrific form since La Liga’s return. Submarino Amarillo have gone six games unbeaten since the season’s lockdown was ended, earning 16 points from a possible 18 and they’re now up to fifth place in the table, with just three points separating them from 4th placed Sevilla going into the final five games of the season – although they do face a tough test in the shape of Barcelona on Sunday evening.

That said, it may not be as tough a fixture as it would’ve been earlier in the campaign. Blaugrana had a relatively comfortable lead at the top of the table when La Liga made it’s return, but they’ve slipped down to second place now having drawn three of their last four matches against Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid. Indeed, even key defender Gerard Pique seemed defeated when he essentially told the Spanish media that he couldn’t see his side winning the title even when they still occupied top spot in the division.

With Villarreal in such fine fettle at the moment and Barca reeling from the dropped points of recent matches, this could be a perfect time for Javier Calleja’s men to face the Catalonians. With the home advantage and the form in their favour, we think the 11/10 on offer for the home win or draw double chance bet with Paddy Power represents the best value bet on this fixture.

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Levante vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips

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Sevilla vs Eibar Betting Tips

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La Liga Betting Tips

Praise the footballing deities – La Liga is coming back! With the Bundesliga back underway and the likes of the Premier League and Primeira Liga set to return in the coming days, Spain’s top tier is looking to get underway on June 11th with the Great Derby between Sevilla and Real Betis at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.

There’s still plenty to play for in this season too, including the title itself. As things stand, just two points separate Spain’s two biggest rivals at the top of the table, with Barcelona leading the way slightly ahead of Real Madrid – thanks in no small part to los Blancos’ defeat to Real Betis in their final game before the season was suspended.

Behind those two, there’s an eye-catching race for Champions League football as two teams who haven’t spent much time in Europe in Getafe and Real Sociedad sit in fifth and fourth place respectively – just one point behind third place Sevilla. Valencia and Atletico Madrid also won’t have given up hope of earning a top four spot come the end of the campaign.

The relegation battle is still wide open too, with all three of the teams in the drop zone at the moment – Espanyol, Leganes and Mallorca just a handful of points away from escaping. As things stand – Celta Vigo sit only one point clear, with Eibar just one point and one place above them.

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!

2019/2020 La Liga

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

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?

There only appears to be two real candidates for the La Liga title at this stage, with Barcelona sitting top of the table with just one point on their El Clasico rivals Real Madrid. Blaugrana are odds-on favourites, but neither side have been as consistent as one might expect this season, so don’t be surprised if there are some twists and turns still to come in this title race.

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?

La Liga’s staggered kick-off times make it the perfect league to fill your weekend with and the competition is set to return with the Seville derby on Thursday June 11th.

The rest of the league’s teams will be in action over the course of the weekend beginning Friday June 12th, with Barcelona heading to Mallorca in the final Saturday slot and Real Madrid hosting Eibar on Sunday evening.

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

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.