Established in 1929, the Primera Division has generated and raised some of the global stars of the game with the likes of Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta coming through the ranks at Barcelona to the Galacticos era at Real Madrid which saw superstars such as David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane and the original Ronaldo, to Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric in more recent years.
The passion and the rivalries go beyond sport to the politics of Basque and Catalan separatist clubs and the history of the Spanish Civil War to create some of the most intense atmospheres in the game found in stadiums of clubs such as Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, Athletic Bilbao, Valencia, Villarreal and Real Sociedad.
With such a competitive league, the betting opportunities are so vast in La Liga that you’re almost spoilt for choice and the 2022-23 season has plenty of options to bet.
Like so many of the top leagues in soccer, there are a vast number of betting opportunities ranging from results of games, number of goals scored, number of red and yellow cards in a game as well as things away from the game itself like betting on future games and player transfers.
As is the case with the rest of soccer, here is a list of the types of bets you can make on La Liga:
Take your pick on what you want to bet on and jump straight into our betting markets.
The Primera Division in Spain usually runs between August to May. Like other European leagues, La Liga takes a brief winter break around Christmas.
There are 20 teams who take part in the elite division in Spain with the three ranked lowest teams getting relegated into La Liga 2, known as Segunda Division, while the three best teams will be promoted into La Liga.
The current teams playing in La Liga are:
Real Madrid has dominated the La Liga since its inception, capturing a record total of 35 titles. But their dominance is being challenged by an ever-strengthening Barcelona who have won 26 championships in pursuit. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid rounds off this top 3 with 11 wins to their name.
Recent La Liga Winners:
2021-22 – Real Madrid
2020-21 – Atletico Madrid
2019-20 – Real Madrid
2018-19 – Barcelona
2017-18 – Barcelona
2016-17 – Real Madrid
2014-15 – Barcelona
2013-14 – Atletico Madrid
2012-13 – Barcelona
2011-12 – Real Madrid
2010-11 – Barcelona
Spanish football is renowned for its flowing, technical style. With smaller and lighter players than in other leagues, teams focus on exploiting the country’s heat to maintain possession of the ball through close passing combination play rather than playing long balls or crosses – allowing advanced tactics to come into effect when attacking.