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La Liga Betting Odds – Bet On Spanish Football At Stake Sportsbook

Spain is home to some of the greatest and most historic soccer clubs, as well as millions of passionate fans. The Spanish football league is among one of the most exciting domestic leagues in the world, and you can bet on all the action right here at Stake.com .

If you’re looking to bet on Spanish football , you’ve come to the right place. We have the best odds, markets and bonuses on La Liga and Spanish soccer. What’s more, you can watch games live and enjoy some of the best sports betting promotions . Find out more about La Liga betting and how to get started in this handy guide.

What is La Liga?

The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División, better known simply as La Liga, is the top league in Spanish soccer, where the best Spanish teams play each season. Every week, the top twenty clubs in the country compete against one another every week to be crowned champions at the end of the season.

Over the years, it’s been regarded as one of the strongest leagues in Europe, with La Liga clubs shining in continental and international competitions . In fact, teams competing in La Liga have the record for the most Champions League wins, most UEFA Europa League wins, and most FIFA Club World Cup titles.

Over the years, many of the world’s best players have played in La Liga, including greats such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Ballon d’Or, the prestigious award given to the best player in the world, has been won the most times by players in La Liga.

The History of La Liga

The national Spanish professional soccer league was first proposed in 1928. However, disagreements over which teams should take part resulted in a split between two leagues which remained unfinished. However, the Royal Spanish Football Federation eventually agreed on the ten teams to take part.

At the time, the Copa del Rey was the main competition in Spanish soccer, and the previous winners and runners-up of this cup were invited to play in the first season of La Liga, which started as the Primera Division in 1929. A final team was chosen through a special tournament.

In total, the first season featured ten teams:

  • Arenas

  • Athletic Bilbao

  • Atlético Madrid

  • Español

  • Europa

  • Barcelona

  • Racing Santander

  • Real Madrid

  • Real Unión

Only three of the ten founding clubs have never been relegated from the top division. These are Barcelona, Real Madrid and Athletic Club.

Barcelona won the inaugural season, although the 1930s saw Athletic Bilbao dominate with four titles. In the years that followed, Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona would all have periods of success, though Real Madrid established their superiority from the 50s through to the 80s.

Over the years, more teams were founded and added to La Liga as the Spanish football leagues grew. Today, there are twenty teams, and La Liga is the top of the five levels of professional soccer in Spain. Barcelona and Real Madrid have had something of a duopoly, but it’s still a competitive league, and other teams, such as Atletico Madrid, have challenged and won titles in recent years.

Who Won 2023-2024 La Liga?

Real Madrid won La Liga for a record 36th time in the previous season. Los Blancos held off competition from their main rivals Barcelona to lift the historic trophy for their adoring fans. Despite not having a clinical goal-scoring striker, Carlo Ancelotti’s squad showed the mentality of true winners. They became title winners in early May.

La Liga Schedule & Format

La Liga now features twenty teams that all play one another in home and away fixtures. This round-robin format means that every club plays 38 games over the course of the season, making 380 games in total.

Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss. These points are used to rank the teams in a table. At the end of the season, the top team is crowned the champions. Meanwhile, the bottom three teams are relegated to Segunda Division, while the three top teams from Segunda are promoted.

Aside from winning the league, teams are competing to survive, and for a chance to play in European competitions. The top four teams in La Liga will get to join the elite UEFA Champions League the following season, while the fifth and sixth-ranked teams will join the Europa League. Finally, the seventh-placed team faces qualifiers for the Europa Conference League.

When Does La Liga 2024-2025 Start?

The domestic season in Spain will kick off on Friday, August 11, 2024.

Major Teams and Players in La Liga

As one of the strongest European soccer leagues, La Liga is home to some of the best clubs in the world, and many of the world’s most exciting and fun to watch players too. Some of the great players to have competed in this league over the years include:

  • Lionel Messi

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Ronaldo

  • Ronaldinho

  • Neymar

  • Andreas Iniesta

  • Luis Suarez

  • Sergio Ramos

  • Zinedine Zidane

  • Raul

  • David Beckham

  • Kaka

  • Sergio Aguero

Which Teams Play in La Liga in 2024-2025?

For the 2024-25 season, La Liga will be contested between the following teams:

  • Alaves

  • Athletic Bilbao

  • Atletico Madrid

  • Barcelona

  • Celta Vigo

  • Getafe

  • Girona

  • Las Palmas

  • Mallorca

  • Osasuna

  • Rayo Vallecano

  • Real Betis

  • Real Madrid

  • Real Sociedad

  • Sevilla

  • Valencia

  • Valladolid

  • Villareal

There are still two more places to be decided by the playoffs.

How to Bet on Football and Types of La Liga Bets

Betting on La Liga is the same as betting on any other soccer league. All you have to do is follow these steps to place your first sports bets :

  1. Create an account at Stake.com and make a deposit using crypto or one of the other accepted payment methods

  2. Find La Liga games from the homepage, search for a team or use the menu to look for soccer and then Spain

  3. Choose a game you want to bet on or select an outright market

  4. Add any of the betting options to your bet slip and then enter your stake to confirm

  5. Watch the live stream to see if your bet is a winner

Ways to Bet on La Liga - Types of Bets

There are loads of different ways to bet on La Liga at Stake. The biggest matches will have more markets to choose from, but all games have a wide variety of options. Here are some of the most popular betting markets on La Liga soccer:

  • 1x2 – Similar to a three-way moneyline bet , this is betting on the home team win, draw or away team win.

  • Draw no bet – This time, you simply pick either side to win. In the event of a draw, your stake is returned.

  • Asian total – Bet on the total number of goals, over or under a specific number. Quarter goal totals are available, giving you half your stake back if it doesn’t hit.

  • Asian handicap – This adds a goal margin to both teams. The team must overcome or avoid losing by the handicap for your bet to win.

  • Double chance – A bet on two different outcomes of the match. For example, the home team to win or a draw.

  • First goal – Which team do you predict will score the first goal of the match?

  • Correct score – Predict the final score at the end of the match.

  • Both teams to score – Bet on whether or not you think both teams will score during the match.

  • Outright – Bet on the final outcome of the season, including the league champions, which teams will be relegated and the winner of the Pichichi trophy for top goal scorer.

  • Parlays – if you want to increase your odds and potential payout, you can add multiple bets into one. This includes same-game parlays . With this form of betting, each selection you include in the bet must win.

Live Stream La Liga & Live Betting Markets

Pre-match odds are offered on all games, and you can also bet live at Stake. All La Liga soccer matches feature live betting markets, allowing you to place bets while the game is in-play. All the main markets are also available on live games, giving you a huge number of options to choose from.

What’s more, we even offer live streams. You can catch all the action as it happens, helping you choose your bets and giving you more information on what’s happening on the pitch. If you prefer, there are also live stats and a scoreboard to give you everything you need to know when placing bets.

You can see live soccer matches directly from the homepage, with all in-play games easy to find as soon as you log in. To enjoy live Spanish football streams in high definition, you simply need to open an account and select the game you want to watch.

La Liga Betting Odds and Payouts

La Liga odds work exactly the same as on any other sport at Stake. Choose a game and then look for the market you want to bet on. The odds are displayed in decimal format by default, but you can change them to fractional or American, depending on which you prefer.

The odds will affect your payout, so before you make your betting choice, you should understand how they work. Find out more about odds and payouts in our complete sports betting guide .

Decimal Odds

The default decimal odds are the simplest to understand. The bigger the number, the greater the odds and the larger the potential payout. For example, in a match of Real Madrid to win against Osasuna, Real are heavy favourites at 1.47 to win, while Osasuna are 7.00 and the draw is 4.8.

To calculate your total payout, simply multiply the odds by your stake. So if you bet $10 on Real Madrid and they win, you get back $14.70 ($10 stake and $4.70 profit).

American Odds

Now, let’s look at the same odds in the American format. For these, outcomes that have a 50% probability or higher are denoted with a - sign, while outcomes with lower than 50% probability use a + sign.

Real Madrid to win the match has odds of -213. This means that to win $100, you’d need to bet $213. The odds for Osasuna to win are +600, which means you’d win $600 if you bet $100.

La Liga Betting Tips, Predictions and Strategies

If you want to succeed when betting on sports, you need to have an understanding of the game and use the right strategies. Every season brings new drama and storylines, with star players emerging, coaches facing the sack and teams battling to win the title or just survive.

While things might be different each season, always consider these factors to give yourself the best odds when betting on La Liga:

Form and Statistics

There are so many different statistics available on La Liga games, including recent form, head-to-head records and expected goals. You should always pay attention to these when deciding how to bet. Form shows whether a team is getting results, but it doesn’t always tell the whole story.

Sometimes, luck is a big factor when betting on soccer , so it makes sense to check the underlying statistics too. If a team is overperforming their expected goals, you might consider betting against them as their luck will eventually run out.

Team News and Fixtures

While soccer is a team sport, even the best teams will still rely on star players to make a difference. Barcelona had Lionel Messi to bail them out for years, and now that he’s gone, they’re finding it harder to win games consistently. Check the team news before you bet to see if any key players are injured.

You should also consider the fixture list, and playing too many games in a short space of time results in fatigue, injuries and poor form. If a team has recently played in a midweek European game, they might struggle on the weekend, even if they’re the favorite to win.

Markets and Live Betting

While Stake offers a huge variety of markets to choose from, you should be selective about which you bet on. It’s a good idea to pick one area that you research well before the game, giving you the best chances of success. Check our betting previews for more information on the best markets to choose.

Don’t forget to take advantage of live betting too, as the live stats and streams will help you decide where you should be betting.

Bet Bonuses, VIP Club and Responsible Gambling Online

Stake offers great odds on a huge variety of La Liga betting markets, giving you the best possible experience. It’s easy to sign up, make crypto deposits directly or using MoonPay and place bets. Getting your winnings is simple too thanks to local currency withdrawals. What’s more, we have plenty of betting promotions for you to take advantage of. Our promos help you get more value out of your bets and make La Liga betting even more exciting. Join our VIP Club for more rewards .

However you choose to bet on La Liga, it’s important to do so responsibly . You should always take care to stay in control of your betting and avoid wagering more than you can afford to lose. Set a budget before you sign up, and use our responsible gambling tools to make things more fun and a lot safer. Stake keeps your funds safe using the Vault , but you can protect yourself further by following Stake Smart principles.