The Spanish La Liga is home to some of the world’s most popular and successful soccer teams such as Real Madrid and Barcelona. The league also boasts some of the most skilful players on the planet in Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Andres Iniesta. This makes it a very interesting and exciting league for bettors to wager on. La Liga consists of 20 teams and the bottom three are relegated at the end of each season, with three from the Spanish Segunda Division being promoted to take their place. Real Madrid is by far the most successful team in La Liga with 31 league titles to its name. Barcelona, with 20 championships, is the second-best.
Below find the best bookmakers where to bet on La Liga matches and detailed info on odds and betting options for the Spanish football league.
There are numerous types of wagers that can be applied in La Liga. These can be placed on individual players, teams, and games. For example, you can bet on any team to win the league, where they’ll place, or to be relegated. Of course you can also wager on winners of games as well as the scores. There are several types of wagers to make on games, such as winners, total goals scored, the winning margin, the half-time score, the final score, first-half betting, second-half betting, and over and under, etc. You can also bet on your favourite players to score the first goal of a game, to score at anytime in the contest, to score a hat trick, and to receive a yellow or red card, etc.
One of the most popular bets in La Liga is to bet on the time of a goal. This is quite simple as the sports book will offer odds for specific time periods of a game. For example, the odds may be listed as 19/10 for a goal to be scored between the fist and 15th minute of a game. The odds of a goal coming between the 16th and 30th minutes could be 9/2 and so on. You can wager on the game as a whole, or for the goal to be scored by a specific team.
Asian handicap betting is also popular in La Liga. For instance if Real Madrid is listed at +1 goal against Barcelona, who’s listed at -1 goal; it means that Barcelona needs to win the game by two goals or more for the wager to win. Therefore a wager on Real Madrid will pay off as long as they don’t lose by more than a goal. If the favourite team wins by only one goal or the underdog loses by just one goal in this scenario then the bet is refunded. You can’t bet on a draw.
In straightforward betting the game can end in a win for Real Madrid, a win for Barcelona, or a draw. For example, the odds on Real Madrid may be 3/8, the odds for Benfica are 5/2 and the odds on a draw set at 4/9. This means you would win $3 for every $8 bet on Real. You’d win $5 for every $2 bet on Benfica, and $4 for every $9 bet on the draw.