2017/18 La Liga Title Odds – Will it be Barcelona or Real Madrid?
We can look forward to another two-horse race in Spain's La Liga next season
May 29th, 2017
The 2016/17 campaign may have only just finished but attention has now turned to next season and many expect it to be another two-horse race between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Things went right down to the wire this season with Real Madrid claiming their first La Liga title since 2012, three points separating them from runners-up Barcelona at the close of play.
The reigning champions are slight favourites at 3/4 odds-on to make it two titles on the bounce for the first time in ten years. Indeed Luis Enrique’s departure from the Barcelona hot-seat is the principal reason why the Catalans don’t top the betting market, however Barca have no shortage of top-quality firepower at their disposal and they remain heavily backed at Evens.
The bookmakers are certainly confident about who will finish in the top-two with the rest of the chasing pack miles behind in the betting market. The main threat to Real and Barcelona’s dominance will likely be Atletico Madrid although at odds of 50/1 they remain rank outsiders to dislodge either of the favourites. Sevilla are a massive distance behind at 150/1 and then we see the gap widen considerably with Athletic Bilbao, Villarreal, Valencia and Real Sociedad up for grabs at 500/1 apiece.
Will we see one of the big outsiders cause a ‘Leicester City’ style shock. Levante and Leganes are bottom of the betting pile at 5000/1 each, a similar price to the Foxes before they kicked off their successful 2015/16 Premier League campaign. Could it be………?
2017/18 La Liga Title Odds
3/4 – Real Madrid
Evs – Barcelona
50/1 – Atletico Madrid
150/1 – Sevilla
500/1 – Villarreal
500/1 – Valencia
500/1 – Real Sociedad
500/1 – Athletic Bilbao