La Liga Betting Odds
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A bit about La Liga
The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División – or La Liga – is the top division of Spanish football league, overseen by Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional. La Liga is contested by 20 club teams with the three lowest-ranked teams at the end of the annual season relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top three teams of the Segunda División.
The La Liga competition format follows the double round-robin format. During the course of a season (August to May), each club plays every other club twice, at home and away, for 38 match days. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, with the highest-ranked club at the end of the season crowned champion.
Fun facts about La Liga
- La Liga has been the top league in Europe for the last five years.
- La Liga has produced Europe’s top-rated club more times than any other league.
- A total of 62 teams have competed in La Liga since its inception with 9 crowned champions.
- Real Madrid has won the La Liga title a record 33 times and Barcelona has won it 26 times, including the inaugural La Liga in 1929.
- La Liga is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 26,933 for league matches in the 2018/2019 season.
The top clubs in La Liga currently are Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid featuring some of the world’s best footballers, including Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, six-time winner of the ‘best men's player’ at the Best Fifa Football Awards. Other big names are Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard and Sergio Ramos and the Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez.
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