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La Liga Winner Odds - Real Madrid Favourites In 3-Horse Race

  • Real Madrid 11/10 favourites in Ancelotti’s first season back
  • Barcelona 9/4 contenders despite Messi’s blockbuster departure
  • Defending champions Atletico Madrid third favourites at 3/1
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Leigh Copson 09 Aug 2021
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Bookmakers are predicting a three-way tussle between the usual suspects in the 2021/22 La Liga title race.

Atletico took the honours last season as they finished two points clear of Real Madrid and seven clear of Barcelona.

Unsurprisingly Diego Simeone’s side are once again leading contenders according to the bookies.

They have been quiet in the summer transfer window so far though, with the arrival of Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese their only notable deal.

And that could be a reason why, despite them winning the league last season, they are only third favourites this time around.

At 3/1 with bet365 they are at slightly longer odds than Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Real have been installed as the 11/10 favourites ahead of the big kick-off later this week.

The Spanish giants have turned to experienced manager Carlo Ancelotti after being pipped to the post by Atletico last season.

Ancelotti has been unable to splash the cash though, after club president Florentino Perez admitted there will be no big-name signings this summer.

David Alaba has joined, but that move is countered by the departures of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane.

The bookies clearly feel as though Real have more than enough about them to challenge though and may believe that Ancelotti’s experience can carry them over the line.

While Real have been quiet in the market, Barcelona have made a huge splash. It has not been in a positive way though.

Barcelona’s battle with La Liga’s wage limit meant they could not ink star man Lionel Messi to a new deal this summer.

His departure is a gigantic blow to the Catalan giants who will be desperately hoping that Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero can help fill that void.

They are outstanding talents, so the bookies are not writing off Barcelona at 9/4.

Latest La Liga Winner Odds

Odds correct at 07:52 BST on 9/8/2021

11/10 Real Madrid
9/4 Barcelona
3/1 Atletico Madrid
14/1 Sevilla
33/1 Real Sociedad
50/1 Villarreal
100/1 Real Betis

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