La Liga Predictions, Live Stream and Odds 2020-21
The last season of La Liga was not a bed of roses for many Spanish teams and to add fuel to the fire the pandemic took a toll on Spain and its people. But it was all going good for one team – Real Madrid, who claimed their 34th La Liga title after having a comfortable lead of 5 points over Barcelona by the end of the last season.
It was the Los Blancos’ second title since 2012 and they successfully denied Barcelona a hat-trick of titles as they made their comeback. With Quique Setien giving a tough time for the Messi-led Barcelona, this year has seen some essential changes in the Blaugranes’ side inclusive of a new manager.
And the La Liga 2020-21 will surely be a pleasure to watch for the fans around the world as the Spanish League will have several options available to live stream the games.
La Liga 2020-21 Season
As rumors continue to haunt Barcelona fans regarding Leo Messi’s exit, the Argentine has agreed to stay with the club. Since the last season didn’t do them well, the Blaugranes will take charge this time under Ronald Koeman and their star studded captain – Lionel Messi. And the mightiest clash of La Liga – El Clasico, will set the bars high once again as Real Madrid look forward to yet another title.
Many Spanish clubs played well last year, but the likes of Leganes, Mallorca and Espanyol suffered relegation. Whilst Cadiz, Elche and Huesca have earned their promotion to the La Liga 2020-21 and they will make their appearance in the Spanish top flight football count.
With Real Madrid and Barcelona on top, the last season brought the best out of teams like Atletico Madrid who finished 3rd under Diego Simeone. Tied with the same points were Sevilla, who played extraordinary football in the final stages of the competition.
Anyways, with a new campaign bringing in a lot of new talents anything can change and most significant of all, the La Liga might even crown a new champion by the end of the 2020-21 season.
How to Watch La Liga Santander?
La Liga TV has the broadcasting rights for the Spanish top flight football in the UK.
International pay-TV sports specialist – beIN Sports has the rights to broadcast La Liga Spanish football until 2024 in the US and it’s exclusive too.
Much like in the US, beIN Sports is where Barcelona, Real Madrid and the rest of La Liga’s teams will be shown in Canada for the 2020-21 season.
If you plan to watch the top flight Spanish football from Australia, you’ll need to subscribe to the exclusive broadcaster beIN Sports.
La Liga Outright Odds
The outright odds for all the teams to win the La Liga title this season is derived from the bet365.com site and mentioned below:
La Liga Weekly Clashes
This week’s schedule of La Liga matches and their odds derived from bet365.com are mentioned below:
|Date||Game||Home Win||Draw||Away Win|
|15 Aug 21 15:00||CD Alaves vs Real Madrid||6.50||4.75||1.40||Bet Now|
|15 Aug 21 15:00||Barcelona vs Real Sociedad||1.44||4.75||6.50||Bet Now|
|15 Aug 21 15:00||Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid||4.75||3.60||1.72||Bet Now|
|15 Aug 21 15:00||Mallorca vs Real Betis||3.10||3.40||2.25||Bet Now|
|15 Aug 21 15:00||Cadiz vs Levante||2.75||3.30||2.50||Bet Now|
|15 Aug 21 15:00||Osasuna vs Espanyol||2.25||3.20||3.25||Bet Now|
|15 Aug 21 15:00||Sevilla vs Rayo Vallecano||1.40||4.50||7.00||Bet Now|
|15 Aug 21 15:00||Valencia vs Getafe||2.40||3.20||3.00||Bet Now|
|15 Aug 21 15:00||Villarreal vs Granada||1.50||4.20||6.25||Bet Now|
|15 Aug 21 15:00||Elche vs Athletic Bilbao||3.75||3.30||2.00||Bet Now|
All the fans following Laliga would have guessed by mid-season that the title race will go down to the wire. And indeed it is. Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are in the contention, though Atleti will possibly be the ones getting their hands on the trophy, the race is open officially. Barcelona nearly squashed all their chances and are on the verge of getting humiliated. Sevilla are trailing just behind the Catalans. Unai Emery’s men have much to lose this week if they lost to the Vikings, Betis have beat them to gain the Europa League spot.
Real Madrid vs Villarreal
In a pivotal clash, Real Madrid welcome Villarreal to Alfredo di Stefano Stadium on Matchday 38 of the Spanish campaign. The fate of the Spanish crown will be decided at the same moment, the Madrid rivals are fighting for it on the same day though with different opponents. Zinedine Zidane’s gamble in the Champions League didn’t help them advance rather it has created an uncertain atmosphere at Madrid. Some of the senior players are against Zidane and he might not get the chance to coach the Vikings next year. Karim Benzema, the other man who failed to leave a mark in Europe, has excelled in Spain. The young forward Vinicius Junior has been a slight disappointment but not as much as Eden Hazard. The former Chelsea forward has been on the news for all the bad reasons. The injury list in Real Madrid is quite long but there are no new names added.
Sealing the Europa League finals, Villarreal are hanging on to a cliff. If Unai Emery tried to rest some of his regulars for this game to focus on the Europa League, there will be major repercussions if they lost both games. That would mean they will lose their Europa spot next year. Carlos Becca turned into a beast in the last game, his hat-trick against Sevilla 4-0 kept them alive. Gerard Moreno exploited an opportunity to score one. Iborra, Samuel Chukwueze and Juan Foyth have been on the treatment table for a long time, they will stay so for this fixture too. Both the clubs are in good touch but the Vikings know the knack to sink the Yellow Submarine.
Valladolid vs Atletico Madrid
Saturday sees a crucial game for Atletico Madrid as they march to Estadio Jose Zorrilla to battle against Valladolid and to take the Laliga crown. Sitting second from the bottom, simply put, Valladolid doesn’t have it within them. They are on a three-game losing streak which follows a string of four draws. Their last victory came against Getafe 2-1 long back in March. Valladolid lack a reliable scorer. Fabian Orellana and Raul Garcia make the injured list. Having the best defence in Laliga and one of the best goalkeepers, Atletico Madrid are standing upright with 83 points at the top of the table. Diego Simeone has sculpted the team for years, most of the credit goes to him. Luis Suarez turned out to be a golden goose for Atleti, the forward has scored 20 goals of the 31 appearances. Marcos Llorente is a gem of a midfielder, his attack and precision help the side a lot. Thomas Lemar is suffering from muscle issues. Atleti will be crowned the champions by Saturday night.
Eibar vs Barcelona
More of a clash for pride than survival or title race, Barcelona make a trip to Estadio Municipal de Ipurua for the Saturday game against Eibar. Ronald Koeman’s side is winless in the last three games, Celta Vigo trifled the Catalans at Camp Nou 1-2 in the previous game. Sharing the spoils with Atletico 0-0 and wasting the chance of winning the crown, Barcelona are a mere shadow of what they represented years ago. Young talents are showing promise but they need to get rid of the players who have surpassed their prime. While Lionel Messi is an asset, if it will fare well to build a future squad then there is no logic in keeping him. Laporte should understand this and Koeman can be given another season to prove himself. Ousmane Dembele is getting back to form just in time for the transfer window, Antonine Griezmann didn’t deliver enough this season. Marc-Andre ter Stegen is out due to a knee injury. Hitting the rock bottom, Eibar don’t have much to lose. Their 30 points were not enough to get them out of the relegation zone. Garcia Kike is the leading scorer with 12 goals. There are no injuries on the side. Jose Mendilibar’s men will fail at home.