Barcelona will enter the 2017-18 season of the La Liga as favourites but don’t discount out Real Madrid who will be looking at their new manager to inject some hope for the next year. The latest Spanish La Liga betting tips for the 2017-18 season along with those for the upcoming match-week can be found below.
Defending champions FC Barcelona continued to play with finesse in the La Liga, as by the end of the game week 25 they found themselves with leading the table with eight points.
The Catalans have the two major Madrid sides to thank for this wonderful gift, as both of them were held to draws. Atletico Madrid welcomed the fourth placed Villarreal, where the end result was a goalless draw. Similar was the case with Los Galacticos as well, who witnessed their second draw in the last five matches. Frustration piled up for Zinedine Zidane, who lost an opportunity to overtake their derby rivals for the second place after drawing against Malaga with 1-1.
The difference between the two sides is just of a point now and Villarreal are dangerously close to them, lagging by just two points. Interestingly enough, things will get heated up on Saturday as the Madrid derby takes place in the Santiago Bernabeu. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw, but for this fixture, we can certainly be assured to see a winner, considering that the three points will help the either sides cement their grip in the top three.
Despite the outcome there, Villarreal can assure themselves of a win as they head into a fixture against the 19th placed Levante. A win here will definitely put them closer to the top three.
As for Barcelona, they defeated Las Palmas last weekend in the Canary Islands by 2-1. Given the terrific form in which the key strikers of the team are, they should be able to get the win against Sevilla on Sunday night.
Moreover, revenge is certainly on the cards as the Catalans had lost the first leg by 2-1. However, being the home side here, they do have a distinct advantage and a lot of momentum. However, the league leaders do have a crucial Champions League game against Arsenal on Tuesday, which will be their focus. With two tricky fixtures back to back, football fans are in for a treat.
Here’re the latest La Liga betting tips for 2017-18 season match-week 1:
Fresh from the remarkable success of last year’s treble, the spotlight of the 2015-16 La Liga season will inevitably be on Barcelona and whether they can improve after their all-conquering season last year.
However, with Real Madrid employing a new manager and Atletico Madrid rebuilding their squad, the challenge for Barcelona to defend their 23rd La Liga title will be as fierce as ever.
The remarkable success of Barcelona under Luis Enrique this season was spearheaded by “MSN” trio Messi, Suarez and Neymar, who scored 122 goals between them last season.
With these three once again leading the Blaugrana attack next season, they will be certainly equipped with enough goals to retain their title. Despite the success, question marks still hang over the future of manager Luis Enrique and whether he will remain in the Barcelona dugout by the time the first matches kick off in August.
The main challenge to Barcelona´s title hopes will come from a refreshed Real Madrid team that will be lead out on the first day of the season by new coach Rafael Benitez.
Benitez should bring in a more organized and defensively secure style to Real, who need it, after having last won a domestic league trophy in 2012 and having underachieved in the last seven seasons and over the last decade.
The summer transfer window offers Benitez an opportunity to bolster his side with a defensive quality to compliment Real’s attacking prowess, and with Cristiano Ronaldo showing no signs of slowing down his remarkable goal scoring, Real could well be fully equipped to overtake their bitter Catalan rivals.
2014 Champions Atletico Madrid may also look to reestablish themselves as title contenders after failing to retain their title last season and finishing in a disappointing third place.
Manager Diego Simeone will look to bring in further attacking players in order to boost their chances, however, his side’s hopes may rest on whether the club can keep hold of last season’s talisman Antoine Griezmann, who has been linked with several other big European clubs.
Latest Spanish La Liga betting tips, predictions & odds for outright title win for 2017-18 season: