Real Madrid and Barcelona are two favourites in the outright betting market of La Liga Santander in the 2021-22 season. The El Clasico duo that dominates La Liga most of the time, share the same odds and chances to win this time around. And there is the third team, which is close, Atletico Madrid — and they have a claim to defend their title.
Real Madrid, the most titled club in La Liga with 34 victories to date, has lost 10 of the last 13 seasons of the tournament. The Galacticos finished the 2020-21 season second and won the Spanish Super Cup last time it was played.
Real Madrid to win in the next season are priced with the odds of 2.40 (+140 American; 7/5 Fractional), which equals an approximate probability of 42%.
Barcelona finished the previous season third, scoring the largest number of goals (85), but lacking 7 points to win the 2020-21 season. That said, Barca won Copa del Rey 2020-21. Their problem may be Lionel Messi whose contract has ended, and now Barcelona is still missing their key player and the captain, who is now a free agent.
Still, Barca to win the title for the 27th time are priced with the odds of 2.40 (+140; 7/5). The chances are the same as Real Madrid’s and equal 42%.
Atletico Madrid are the current champions of the Primera division. They beat Real Madrid by two points last season and conceded the least number of goals (25). Jan Oblak is interested in leaving Colchoneros ahead of schedule.
Atletico to defend their title come with the odds of 4.50 (+350; 7/2). Chances are around 22%.
There are only 2 teams who online bookmakers think can beat these three favourites to land a highly surprising win. Those are Sevilla and Real Sociedad. They finished last season in the 4th and 5th places, respectively. Sevilla has been to the top 5 in the last 5 consecutive seasons and has confidently fought against top 3 teams of their league.
The Nervionenses to win the title for the second time come with the odds of 23.00 (+2200; 22/1), whereas Real Sociedad are priced with the odds of 51.00 (+5000; 50/1). The chances of these clubs are as follows: Sevilla — 4.5% probability, Real Sociedad — 2% probability.