Now that the 2022 FIFA World Cup has finally concluded, football fans are anticipating who will win La Liga this season. This season has strong competitors, but OKBET believes Barcelona and Real Madrid are the two teams to beat. We will explain further in this blog post the reason why.
As of this writing, Barcelona currently occupies the top spot in the tournament with a 12-1-1 standing. It is followed by Real Madrid 11-2-1, which makes their odds at 1.50 and 2.50, respectively.
In terms of championship caliber, these two are the most experience among all the other teams in the league. Madrid won 35 Spanish Primera Divisions (SPDs), while the current top seeder has 26.
For this current season, Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, 34, has proven a formidable asset for club Barcelona. So far, he has made 13 goals.
Meanwhile, the city of Real Madrid has its champion—Vinicius Júnior. The 22-year-old wing forward/middle fielder has made six goals.
Other players in Barcelona also made their mark in SPD, such as Ousmane Dembélé (4), Ferrán Torres (2), and Ansumani Fati (3).
On the other hand, Federico Valverde (6), Karim Benzema (5), and Rodrygo (4) contributed to the number two club in this Spanish league.
Barcelona also has an excellent goalkeeper to keep their opponents from scoring. Thirty-year-old Marc-André ter Stegen is that goalie, with a saving of 87.5%. He is also a beast on defense, allowing only five goals since the tournament began.
Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, La Liga’s most expensive goalie, represents Real Madrid. However, his saving percentage is lower than Stegen, 76.3%. Also, 12 goals have already been allowed by Courtois.
If there is a chance that Barcelona and Real Madrid manage to choke their way to a La Liga trophy, Atletico Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, and Villareal will be fighting for that SPD trophy.
Atletico, the surprise winner of last season, came out as the obvious choice with an odd of 1.30.
However, if Barcelona and Real Madrid were not eliminated, these three, including Real Sociedad, are expected to be among the top four finish.
Note that the odds will change as more matches are played by the teams. As we’ve said earlier, all the teams in this SPD season are remarkable.
There may be more surprises, especially with what Atletico did last year. It is best to check OKBET from time to time to see if the odds change.