The tussle between Barcelona and Real Madrid for the 2017-18 La Liga title will continue to remain a keen one but don’t discount out Atletico Madrid, who will be looking to spoil the party again. The latest Spanish La Liga betting tips for the 2017-18 season along with those for the upcoming match-week can be found below.
The La Liga season kicks off on August 20 and, as ever, the outcome of the season looks too close to call. Last season saw Real Madrid triumph over their Catalan rivals, for their first title in five years, and Barcelona will be desperate to win back the crown.
With Atlélico Madrid and Sevilla rounding out last season’s top four, the same clubs are set to dominate the Spanish League this year but in what order?
With two of these teams appointing new managers this summer – Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona and Eduardo Berizzo at Sevilla – much will depend on how quickly they can adapt to the demands of their new roles.
Valverde, in particular, will find himself under enormous pressure to deliver the title back to Barcelona, a challenge that may be exacerbated if they lose their Brazilian star Neymar to PSG of France.
Here’re the latest La Liga betting tips for 2017-18 season match-week 2:
Real Sociedad v Villarreal betting tips
Real Sociedad to win
Real Betis v Celta Vigo betting tips
Match to end in a draw
Alaves v Barcelona betting tips
Barcelona to win
Girona v Malaga betting tips
Girona to win
Levante v Deportivo La Coruna betting tips
Levante to win
Las Palmas v Atletico Madrid betting tips
Atletico Madrid to win
Eibar v Athletic Bilbao betting tips
Match to end in a draw
Espanyol v Leganes betting tips
Espanyol to win
Getafe v Sevilla betting tips
Sevilla to win
Real Madrid v Valencia betting tips
Real Madrid to win
The winners are likely to be either Real or Barcelona. Neither has yet to truly show their hand in the transfer market this summer, so both squads could be significantly stronger come the start of the season.
Real, for example, have been linked with a world record bid for Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe, whilst Barcelona are rumoured to want players like Philippe Countinho from Liverpool.
Atlélico will not be buying anybody this summer, because of a European transfer ban. However, with coach Diego Simeone, a tough defence and an attack marshalled by Antoine Griesman, they remain a strong side, and can expect to finish third again above Sevilla.
Villarreal, Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao will be in the hunt for European places again, and supporters of consistent underperformers Valencia will be hoping for an improved showing this season. Newcomers Girona and Getafe are likely to struggle near the foot of the table, along with Leganés and Real Betis.
Latest Spanish La Liga betting tips, predictions & odds for outright title win for 2017-18 season: