Written by: sbnadmin This entry was posted on Friday, August 4th, 2017
Let’s give it up for the mighty Galacticos. Real Madrid stamped their class in the league once again last season, winning the La Liga title for a record 33rd time. Real finished the season with 93 points, three points clear of runners-up Barcelona. To no one’s surprise, Zinedine Zidane’s men are once again the favorites to win Spain’s domestic league this season. That being said, their arch-nemesis Barcelona will be eager to bring the crown back to the Nou Camp. Read on to find out more about the favorites for the upcoming Spanish La Liga season. While you’re at it, you can also check out our sportsbook review section to find out which sportsbooks provide the best soccer betting opportunities.
Can Real Madrid be stopped? That’s the question on everyone’s lips after the Galacticos sealed yet another league win last season. Real survived a late-season wobble to edge past a resurgent Barcelona side by just three points and win the La Liga crown for the first time in five years. Leading the way for Real Madrid was the red-hot Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstar scored a whopping 25 goals and dished out six assists last season. With Real’s title-winning squad remaining intact, it isn’t far-fetched to see the Merengues win their 34th La Liga crown this season.
With just a couple of weeks remaining before the start of the new La Liga season, the Catalans are in deep crisis. Barca’s vaunted MSN forward line is now kaput with the sudden departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record £198m deal. The Catalans will sorely miss the services of the Brazilian superstar who netted 68 goals in 112 games for Barcelona.
The onus now is on Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to carry the scoring cudgels in Neymar’s absence. Messi has scored 251 times in 320 appearances for Barca while Suarez has netted 85 goals in 97 matches for the Catalans.
Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban may have been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last June but the Rojiblancos still came away winners this past offseason. They managed to hold on to manager Diego Simeone and Antoine Griezmann who surprisingly resisted overtures from rival European clubs. Griezmann has been a vital cog in Atleti’s recent success, scoring 60 goals in 111 appearances for the Spanish club. They are pegged at +3,300 to win the La Liga trophy this season.
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