Betting soccer futures is restricted to taking outright winners. In La Liga’s event, we’re looking at who could win the league without some of its own heavy-hitters.
With Bovada offering a jolt on which team will win La Liga we’re here to reinforce exactly what the chances tell you: choose Atletico Madrid.
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Diego Simeone’s Rojiblancos needed a summer of motion, the most prominent of which watched Portuguese wonderkid Joao Felix unite on a listing deal from Benfica. Atleti looked strong in play — for what that is worth scoring a 7-3 win over a 2-1 win over Juventus and Real Madrid in New Jersey .
Historic trends also let’s Simeone’s squad is a really safe bet: Atletico finished before Real Madrid at 2017-18 and 2018-19, also hasn’t finished outside the top three (or below anyone apart from Bar??a and Real) because 2011-12.
There are only two other genuine challengers for Atletico from Sevilla (+800) and Valencia (+600); the former has not finished before Atletico since 2010-11, although the latter hasn’t since 2011-12.
It remains to be seen whether Sevilla can be steered by new boss Julen Lopetegui back into being a regular squad that is top-five; the Spain youth trainer fought in his past club project that is only in Porto.
At Valencia, a good summer has observed manager Marcelino add quality pieces in goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona) and ahead Maxi Gomez (Celta); final year was a crazy ride for the Valencians, who started terribly but caught fire down the stretch to finish fourth, along with their summertime additions must have them in the top five this season.
It is intriguing to note a scarcity of chances love for Getafe (+4000), that finished a club-best 5th at La Liga last year but is predicted to struggle with fixture congestion and regress into a more typical mid-table finish.
Given that Atletico added a high quality and Simeone’s club consistently punches over its squad’s weight it’s unlikely either will provide it a significant run with this prop bet.
Pick: Atletico Madrid (-250)
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