Spain La Liga Primera Division 2021-22 predictions: season preview
Spanish Primera Division is contested among 20 teams and the team with the most points at the end of the season wins the league. Atletico Madrid won La Liga last season for the first time since 2014 as they finished with just two points above second-placed Real Madrid.
As per the rules, teams that finish in the top 4 at the end of the season will qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League. The fifth-placed team qualifies for the UEFA Europa League alongside the winner of the Copa del Rey. In cases in which the winner of the Copa del Rey finishes in the top 5, the last UEFA Europa League spot will be given to the team that finishes in sixth place. The sixth or seventh-placed team qualifies for the newly formed UEFA Conference League as it depends on if the Copa del Rey winner finishes in the top 5.
Takebet offers Spanish La Liga predictions on all games in our round predictions as well as the special Primera predictions on top games in Spain with an in-depth analysis.
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Teams and key players of 2021-22 La Liga betting tips
For the 2021-22 season, La Liga has lost their biggest player in Lionel Messi as the Argentine striker switched to French Ligue 1 club PSG. The transfer window in La Liga was not so fruitful as some of the big teams in the league are dealing with financial problems.
Full list of teams participating in the 2021-22 La Liga:
- Real Madrid
- Atletico Madrid
- Real Sociedad
- Athletic Bilbao
- Rayo Vallecano
- Real Betis
- Celta Vigo
- Deportivo Alaves
Real Madrid finished last season with just two points behind league winners, Atletico Madrid, as they had 84 points and scored 67 goals. Zinedine Zidane resigned as their manager at the end of the season with former manager Carlo Ancelotti taking charge. Up until now Real Madrid have 34 titles with the last one in the 2019-20 season.
Los Blancos tried to sign Kylian Mbappe all through the summer but failed to land the PSG player. Real Madrid signed David Alaba on a free transfer before making a late move for Eduardo Camavinga. They signed the youngster from Rennes for about €40m on a six-year deal. Real Madrid lost their captain, Sergio Ramos, on free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain with the Spanish ending his 16 years tenure with Los Blancos. Raphael Varane also signed for Manchester United from Real Madrid for a fee of about £41m including add-ons.
Real Madrid’s most important player is none other than Karim Benzema. The French international scored the most goals for Madrid last season with 23 goals, overperforming his expected goals of 18.81, and nine assists. Benzema was crucial in almost all games as he was fit for the majority of the season and scored decisive goals in the Champions League.
Other key players of Real Madrid apart from Karim Benzema:
- Toni Kroos
- Thibaut Courtois
- Luka Modric
- Eden Hazard
Barcelona had a very emotional summer as they lost Lionel Messi on free transfer because they were unable to register him due to La Liga regulations. Messi left the team after 17 years with the Catalan club. The Argentine left as their highest goalscorer with 672 goals and 305 assists in 778 games, and also 35 trophies including 10 Spanish La Liga titles.
Barcelona finished third on the table last season with 79 points while scoring the most goals in the league (85). They conceded 38 goals as they struggled towards the end of the season. Barcelona have been dealing with a financial crisis with their debt said to be about €1.3bn. The Catalan club spent an estimated fee of €1bn on transfers from 2014 to 2019. Lots of terrible mistakes over the years left the club in one of the biggest financial crises in football history. Barcelona also exceeded the salary budgets in La Liga and weren't able to register new players until their old players took pay cuts to assist the club's financial crisis.
Barcelona sold Antoine Griezmann on loan to Atletico Madrid with an obligation to buy for about €40m. Emerson also joined Tottenham from Barca for about £25m with Ilaix Moriba signing for RB Leipzig on a fee of €16m. Most of the incoming transfers for Barcelona during the window were on a free basis. Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero all joined the club on free transfer. Luuk De Jong joined the club on loan on the transfer deadline.
Memphis Depay will be crucial for Barcelona as he will be looking to fill the place of the departed Lionel Messi. The Dutch player was one of the best players in French Ligue 1 last season with his impressive performances. Depay scored the second most goals in the league last season with 20 goals from 17.33 xG. He provided the most assists in Ligue 1 last season (12) while also creating the most big chances in the league (20). Depay is a very creative player and also very clinical and will be key to Barcelona's success this season.
Frenkie De Jong is another key player for Barcelona with his exceptional ability on the ball. The Dutch midfielder has the ability to break press while also creating chances. De Jong created nine big chances last season and also had 49 key passes.
Other key players of Barcelona apart from Memphis Depay and Frenkie De Jong:
- Ansu Fati
- Sergio Busquets
- Gerard Pique
- Sergio Aguero
Atletico Madrid won the 2020-21 Primera Division with 86 points after a very competitive season. The title went down on the last day with Real Madrid and Atletico contending. The latter won their last game against Real Valladolid to land the title for the first time since 2014.
Los Colchoneros were quick to make additions to their squad with the signing of Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese for a fee of about €35m. Rodrigo De Paul is a very creative player as he created the most big chances (20) in Seria A last season. Atletico Madrid also re-signed Antonie Griezmann from Barcelona on a loan deal with an obligation to buy. Matheus Cunha was signed from Hertha BSC for €26m. Saul Niguez was loaned to Chelsea from Atletico.
Luis Suarez was key to Atletico’s title last season with his clutch goals as he scored the last goal that won them the title on the final day of the league. The Uruguayan scored 21 goals, overperforming his expected goals of 16.24, as he also provided three assists. Suarez is key to the way Atletico play with their 4-4-2 formation sitting behind the ball and hitting teams on the counter. He will be very important as the team looks to win back-to-back La Liga titles.
Jan Oblak won the La Liga player of the season trophy after putting on an extraordinary performance. The Slovenian goalkeeper conceded the fewest goals in the league (25) while keeping the most clean sheets during the campaign (18).
Other key players of Atletico Madrid apart from Luis Suarez and Jan Oblak:
- Marcos Llorente
- Yannick Carrasco
- Angel Correa
- Kieran Trippier
- Joao Felix
- Antonie Griezman
Sevilla finished fourth last season with 77 points as they scored 53 goals from 55.4 xG. They conceded 33 goals while keeping the second most clean sheets (17). Sevilla always love to have the ball most times as they had the second most average possession with 61.2% as they like to dominate the game.
Sevilla signed Erik Lamela from Tottenham Hotspur in a deal that saw Bryan Gil going to Tottenham plus cash. Los Nervionenses signed Thomas Delaney from Dortmund for a fee of about €6m. Rafa Mir joined the club from Wolverhampton for £13.7m. Ludwig Augustinsson and Gonzalo Montiel signed for the club during the transfer window.
Youssef En-Nesyri scored the most goals for Sevilla last season with 18 goals, overperforming his expected goals of 16.00. The Moroccan is very dangerous in the box with all his goals being scored in the box 18. He will be key to Sevilla’s success this season.
Jules Kounde was the centre-back in demand as lots of teams wanted to sign him. The 22-year-old centre-back made 40 interceptions in the league last season.
Other key players of Sevilla apart from Youssef En-Nesyri and Jules Kounde:
- Jesus Navas
- Lucas Ocampos
- Joan Jordan
- Erik Lamela
Real Sociedad finished fifth and secured Europa League qualification last season. They had 62 points as they scored 59 goals and conceded 38 goals in La Liga last season. Real Sociedad signed Diego Rico and Alexander Sorloth as they look to challenge this season. Mathew Ryan also joined the team on a free transfer.
Alexander Isak is one of the best youngsters in the world with his exceptional ability. The Sweden striker scored 17 goals in La Liga last season from 16.79 xG. He also provided two assists during the season.
David Silva is one of the greatest midfielders of this generation, and has been sensational since joining Real Sociedad. The Spanish midfielder scored two goals while providing five assists in 21 games last season. Silva created 33 big chances and had 28 key passes in the league last season. He will be key to their success this season.
Other key players of Real Sociedad apart from Alexander Isak and David Silva:
- Mikel Oyarzabal
- Mikel Merino
- Adnan Januzaj
- Aritz Elustondo
- Nacho Monreal
Betting odds of 2021-22 La Liga
Takebet drops Spain La Liga predictions for future events apart from La Liga match betting tips. Such predictions include the team to win the league, teams to finish in the top 4, teams to be relegated, players to gain the Pichichi trophy and the player of the year award. When getting such picks ready as well as assessing teams during the season, we use the odds.
There are three main favourites to win the 2021-22 La Liga title.
Spanish La Liga Primera 2021-22 winner betting odds:
- Real Madrid — 2.38 (+138 American; 11/8 Fractional)
- Atletico Madrid — 3.75 (+275; 11/4)
- Barcelona — 4.00 (+300; 3/1)
- Sevilla — 18.00 (+1700; 17/1)
The teams that finish in top 4 will secure a spot in next season's Champions League.
Spanish La Liga Primera 2021-22 top 4 finish betting odds:
- Real Madrid — 1.06 (-1800 American; 1/18 Fractional)
- Barcelona — 1.14 (-700; 1/7)
- Atletico Madrid — 1.17 (-600; 1/6)
- Sevilla — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Real Sociedad — 3.75 (+275; 11/4)
- Villarreal — 5.50 (+450; 9/2)
Teams that finish in the bottom three in La Liga will be relegated to the Segunda Division.
Spanish La Liga Primera 2021-22 relegation betting odds:
- Elche — 1.85 (-118 American; 17/20 Fractional)
- Rayo Vallecano — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
- Cadiz — 2.38 (+138; 11/8)
- Alaves — 2.38 (+138; 11/8)
- Granada — 5.00 (+400; 4/1)
- Getafe — 6.50 (+550; 11/2)
The Trofeo Pichichi is awarded to the top goalscorer of each La Liga season. Lionel Messi has won the most Pichichi awards (8) during his time in Barcelona. Karim Benzema finished with the second most goals in the last season of La Liga just behind Messi. Benzema will be looking to win his first Pichichi this season, with Luis Suarez looking to win his second.
Spanish La Liga Primera 2021-22 Pichichi winner betting odds:
- Karim Benzema — 3.75 (+275 American; 3/1 Fractional)
- Luis Suarez — 6.00 (+500; 6/1)
- Memphis Depay — 7.00 (+600; 13/2)
- Youssef En-Nesyri — 13.00 (+1200; 12/1)
Coverage of Spain Primera Division predictions
Our experts break down each La Liga match using all available statistics and information in our Spain La Liga predictions. We offer betting tips on all Spanish La Liga games of the round as well as special in-depth predictions for top games happening at the weekend.
With both single and accumulator bets among our Spanish Primera predictions, our team of experts researches big and small betting markets coming up with match predictions, both La Liga score predictions and ordinary fixture betting predictions for La Liga teams and players.
Betting markets and odds of Spanish La Liga predictions
To find the most valuable odds for Spain Primera Division predictions, experts research a wide range of football betting options offered by online sports betting sites.
Some betting markets we use in the Spain La Liga matches predictions:
- Over/Under totals
- Asian and European handicaps
- Double chance
- Draw no bet
- Both teams to score
Takebet strives to offer you La Liga picks with valuable odds which give an edge against online bookmakers. Single bets tend to be more valuable, so we offer single LaLiga predictions more often, with odds in the range from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1). Accumulators have odds around 10.00 (+900; 9/1) and sometimes higher.
La Liga match betting predictions
Spain Primera Division predictions for separate matches are the basic format here on Takebet. For La Liga, we predict all games played throughout the season. Experts publish in-depth La Liga betting tips for top matches and a roundup article featuring all games of the round with a betting pick for each fixture and La Liga correct score predictions for the round.
La Liga score predictions
For each round of the Spanish Primera Division, experts at Takebet get ready a complex article, in which we analyse every single fixture while offering a score tip for it. Our La Liga correct score predictions are based on goal stats and current form, head-to-heads, trends in recent results of both teams, news on participation of key offensive and defensive players.
Betting tips on La Liga teams and players
Both teams and particular players are analysed when making LaLiga predictions for the Spain Primera Division. For teams, experts utilize team-centered betting markets like who wins the match, how many goals will be scored in total and by a separate team, and so on.
For player predictions, bets like anytime goalscorer, the first and the last goalscorer, wagers on assists and other individual player stats when available are analysed.
Apart from team and player bets in La Liga matches predictions, for Spain’s top flight our analysts prepare preliminary outright predictions, such as who wins the league and who finishes in the top 4 alongside bets on a player to win the top goalscorer award.
Schedule of top 2021-22 La Liga fixtures predictions
Takebet covers all fixtures including Spain's El Clasico in our 2021-22 La Liga match predictions. Below you will find the calendar of 2021-22 La Liga top games played between top teams such as Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Sociedad.
- Barcelona vs Real Sociedad (15 August 2021)
- Sevilla vs Barcelona (11 September 2021)
- Real Sociedad vs Sevilla (19 September 2021)
- Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona (3 October 2021)
- Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrd (24 October 2021)
- Barcelona vs Real Madrid (24 October 2021)
- Real Madrid vs Sevilla (27 November 2021)
- Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid (5 December 2021)
- Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid (12 December 2021)
- Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid (19 December 2021)
- Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid (6 February 2022)
- Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad (6 March 2022)
- Real Madrid vs Barcelona (20 March 2022)
- Sevilla vs Real Sociedad (20 March 2022)
- Barcelona vs Sevilla (3 April 2022)
- Sevilla vs Real Madrid (17 April 2022)
- Real Sociedad vs Barcelona (20 April 2022)
- Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid (8 May 2022)
- Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla (15 May 2022)
- Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid (22 May 2022)
How experts analyse La Liga matches for sure predictions
Experts at Takebet analyse all teams in La Liga before their games and watch matches to know thoroughly how they play. Some teams love to have the ball and stretch the opponents to make use of emerging spaces while others love to sit back and hit teams on the counter. Authors make use of all available statistics to break down teams for in-depth knowledge.
Some Spain Primera Division statistics used in La Liga betting predictions:
- Goals scored and conceded
- Shots on/off target
- Shots conceded
- Big chances created and conceded
- Expected goals (xG)
- Ball possession percentages
- Tackle, corner, free kick numbers
Apart from football stats, experts use historical and recent results of league and team matches to sport trends, including head-to-heads. Another important stage of La Liga analysis is assessing motivation via the tournament situation, recent news and comments.
Finally, odds of online bookmakers are researched to spot the most valuable for you.
Free Spain La Liga predictions: how to get access
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What types of La Liga picks do you publish?
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Takebet’s predictions given for La Liga matches are mostly single bets, but sometimes we provide accumulator bets too. Apart from tips on fixtures, the experts of Takebet also offer future Spain La Liga predictions such as for the new holder of the championship, for the top 4 finish, for the bottom three teams to be relegated, for the top goalscorer and others.
Different types of betting options are explored to make up predictions: 1x2, totals and handicaps, draw no bet and double chance bets, correct scores, goalscorers, for instance.
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Takebet does offer score predictions on games of La Liga — included in our roundup article.
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We mostly offer single bets which have odds ranging from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1) on most occasions. Accumulator bets, which are also included in our La Liga picks, have the odds amounting up to 10.00 (+900; 9/1) for the most part.
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We do not offer live Spain La Liga predictions at the moment. Still, we can assure you that our sports prediction website is updated in a live mode with the latest betting info and news.
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