While we’re still in the midst of the summer transfer window, pre-season friendlies have already returned with clubs across Europe preparing for another season of domestic chaos.
In Spain, we’re hearing up for a La Liga campaign that has the potential to feature some of the most entertaining action we’ve seen in years. With that being said, let’s take a look at the main three frontrunners in the race for the title – courtesy of 888sport.
P.S: Sevilla are 20/1, if you’re interested in throwing a bit of money against the wall.
Real Madrid – 6/5
As the reigning Spanish and European champions, who have actually managed to strengthen during the transfer window, Real Madrid are quite obviously the team to beat. Carlo Ancelotti wants to continue strengthening the legacy he’s built for himself during his latest spell at the Bernabeu and these odds represent that – although we do think there could be a spanner in the works.
Barcelona – 6/4
The Xavi experiment, and all of the fresh faces he’s been able to bring into the mix, could either lead to an incredible success story akin to Moneyball or could lead to this historic club falling flat on its face in the most horrendous way imaginable. With a few weeks left to go and plenty more signings to be made, it’s important to reserve judgement, but it says a lot that they’re so close to Madrid in the odds.
Atletico Madrid – 4/1
Even though Atletico seemed to fall off a cliff for a while last season, the simple fact of the matter is that you can never rule them out entirely. Diego Simeone has built an incredible identity for them across the last decade or so and with each and every passing season, they seem to fine-tune their style in the majority of games they play. With that being said, they’re definitely still the outsiders.
One of the things that we think is going to define this season is the first 6-8 games of the league campaign. We expect to either see Real run away with it early or for it to be a competitive duel, and we’re leaning towards the latter of the two. We think Ancelotti’s men will focus too much attention on the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, eventually handing Barcelona the keys to the castle once again.
Barcelona win La Liga 2022/23
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