The three most recognizable names in the La Liga Spanish Primera Division have the best chances to win the league title. After 35 matches, Atletico Madrid leads the division with 77 points. Real Madrid and Barcelona are tied in second-place with 75 points. There’s a lot left to decide in the final few matches of the La Liga Season. Check out current LaLiga odds to win the title as well as an analysis of each contender’s odds to lift the Primera Division trophy.
LaLiga: Barcelona, Atletico, and Real Madrid in Three Way Fight for Title
2020-2021 LaLiga Primera Division Season
- When: Sep. 12, 2020 – May 23, 2021
LaLiga Championship Odds
Does LaLiga first place team Atletico Madrid offer fair odds?
The easy answer is “yes” because Atletico has the simplest path to the title. In their last 3 games, Atletico plays Sociedad, Osasuna, and Valladolid.
On December 22, Atletico beat Sociedad 2-0. Osasuna fell to Atletico by a 3-1 score on October 31 and Valladolid beat Atletico 2-0 on Dec. 5.
Unless Atletico manages to fumble down the stretch, they should wrap up the title in their next couple of games. But as good as Atletico looks heading into their final 3 matches, the odds make them an underlay.
If you don’t mind the underlay odds, go for it. If you don’t want to back a team offering underlay odds, look to Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Which team has a better shot of overtaking Atletico? Real Madrid or Barcelona?
Without a doubt, Real has the better shot of overtaking Atletico. Barcelona missed their chance.
On Saturday, May 8, Barcelona played Atletico at Camp Nou. If Messi and his teammates were going to beat Suarez and his crew, that match was the time to do it.
Instead of leapfrogging Atletico, Barcelona played their rivals to a 0-0 draw. Barcelona has three matches left. The first is on Tuesday versus Levante. No doubt, Barca should win all three matches, but there’s no guarantee.
It’s been an up and down season for Barca. Paris Saint-Germain drubbed them in the Champions League and Barcelona has suffered strange losses, like to Granada on April 29.
Real Madrid’s biggest issue is scoring goals. There was a stretch, between April 14 and April 24, where Zinedine Zidane’ squad played a 0-0 match in 3-of-4.
On May 9, Real drew 2-2 with Sevilla. RM can’t seem to get away from the draws.
Still, if Atletico falters, Real could overtake the La Liga leader. RM plays Granada, Bilbao, and Villareal.
Even though Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have easier roads to the championship, Real was a Champions League Semifinal participant, showing they’re a more quality squad than either of their rivals.
Does Sevilla have any shot of winning La Liga’s Primer Division?
Not really. But that doesn’t mean Sevilla will mail it in the next couple of weeks. The first four Spanish Primera Division finishers gain automatic bids to next season’s Champions League.
As of May 10, Sevilla has 71 points. The chances of the next team, Sociedad, catching Sevilla is about zero. But Sevilla won’t take any chances.
Also, teams like Sevilla play for pride. Expect Sevilla to go after Valencia, Villareal, and Alaves, the final three opponents on their La Liga schedule.