Spanish La Liga: Tips, Fixtures, and Predictions

La Liga is one of the popular leagues in the world with a host of the world’s best supported teams on show as well as one of football’s most prestigious fixtures, El Clasico.

This is our betting guide for the upcoming season in Spain’s La Liga, the top division of Spanish football. Here we will guide you through the league’s top teams and betting markets, as well as the ins and outs of the workings of La Liga. Here we go!

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What is the Spanish La Liga?

The Spanish La Liga is the top professional football league in Spain. It features a collection of the country’s, and the world’s biggest football clubs, competing for the league title. La Liga is the pinnacle of Spanish Domestic football and takes place alongside two domestic cup competitions. La Liga is renowned for containing some of the world’s best players and throughout the years has seen some of football history’s greatest grace it’s pitches.

Key Facts and Rules of the Spanish La Liga

Where and When is the Spanish La Liga?

The 2023/24 La Liga season started on Friday 11th August and will conclude on Sunday 26th May 2024. The games feature 20 clubs from across Spain.

Criteria and Format of the La Liga

The league consists of 20 teams, each competing to be top of the table at the end of the season. All teams face off twice, home and away, playing 38 matches in total in a round-robin format. With three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero for a loss, the team that accumulates the most points after 38 matches will be crowned champions.

Important Facts and Rules to Know about the Spanish La Liga

The Spanish La Liga follows the same rules as all of Europe’s other top league’s with standard rules such as offside very much in play. VAR is also used in La Liga.

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Teams in Spanish La Liga 2023/2024

Here are the clubs participating in the Spanish La Liga 2023/2024:



Athletic Bilbao

Atlético Madrid



Celta Vigo




Las Palmas



Rayo Vallecano

Real Betis

Real Madrid

Real Sociedad




Top Teams and Players in the Spanish La Liga

Throughout its history, the Spanish La Liga has played host to some of the biggest clubs and the best ever footballers. Barcelona and Real Madrid are arguably the two biggest football clubs in the history of the game and they have dominated the league, with the likes of Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao chipping in with titles here and there. Star names of the past have included greats such as Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Some of the league’s top names at the moment include Vinícius Júnior, Robert Lewandowski, Jude Bellingham and Andreas Christensen.

How to Bet on the Spanish La Liga

Betting on the Spanish La Liga can bring an extra level of excitement to the matches. Some of the most popular betting markets include; match results, over/under goal totals, goal scorers and outright winner odds. It is important to do your research before placing a bet, this can include things such as team form, head-to-head form, injuries and player performance.

Spanish La Liga Fixtures and Schedule

The 2023/24 La Liga season started on Friday 11th August and will conclude on Sunday 26th May. There are 38 gameweeks across that 9-month period, where all 20 teams will face each other across 10 matches in each gameweek. Each team will play each other twice, once at home and then once away.

Spanish La Liga Betting Strategies

Shaping effective betting strategies is essential for success in the Spanish La Liga. Consider team form, home and away advantages, key player injuries, and recent head-to-head records. Additionally, it is important to keep bankroll management in mind – allocate a specific budget for betting and stick to it. Responsible gambling makes for a more enjoyable betting experience.

Spanish La Liga Betting Tips and Predictions

For those seeking expert insights, our betting tips and predictions for specific matches or outcomes in the Spanish La Liga can be invaluable. Real Madrid are the current 4/6 favourites for the title, but with Madrid losing star player Karim Benzema, reigning champions Barcelona look to be the better value play at 6/4. Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona squad poses a perfect blend of experience and youthful energy and with a goal machine in Robert Lewandoski up top they have every chance of defending their title this season.

However, always remember that no prediction is foolproof. Conduct your research, analyse the data, and use our tips as additional information in your decision-making process.

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Spanish La Liga Betting Promotions and Offers

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Euro 2024 Odds: Betting Predictions and Picks

Euro 2024 will be held in Germany from June 14 to July 14, 2024. We're in the early stages of qualifications with no more than two games being played per side.

In total 24 will participate in the tournament, and 23 of those sides will come through the qualification process. As hosts, Germany automatically qualifies. 

We're a year out from one of soccer's most important tournaments - and with lots of qualifying matches left to play - but let's take an early look at the odds board and who's favored to win.

Odds to Win 2024 Euro

Odds to win Euro 2024
Team Odds
France +500
Germany +550
England +600
Spain +750
Portugal +1000
Belgium +1200
Italy +1200
Netherlands +1400
Denmark +2000
Croatia +3500

Odds as of June 13

Why Is France Favored to Win Euro 2024?

On an international level, the French are the second-best side. Les Bleus were runners-up at the 2022 World Cup. On that World Cup journey in Qatar, France took out some strong European opponents.

They bested Denmark 2-1 in the group stage (the Danish hold the ninth-best Euro odds), Poland in the Round of 16 by a score of 3-1 (Poland is at +5000 for Euro 2024) and then France dispatched the English 2-1 in the Quarter-Finals (England is third on Euro odds board).

Through the short qualification period, France is 2-0-0 with a +5 goal differential while keeping two clean sheets with wins over Ireland and the Netherlands. 

Star power is another big factor to consider, and the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge have the biggest star of them all in Kylian Mbappe. The PSG forward has no flaws in his game and dominates at every level. 

In Qatar, Mbappe scored the most goals (8), lead the tournament in goal-creating actions with 11 (five more than the next best-player) and was third for goal-creating actions per 90 (1.74). When it comes to unlocking a game there's no better player in Europe or even the world than Mbappe.

Euro 2024 Value 

France enters the tournament as slight favorites, what sides have greater value and have a chance to win instead of the favorites?


The hosts are just behind France on the oddsboard at +550. Because of their host status, we don't have any sense of the form their in. They haven't played any games because they don't need to qualify.

If not for a shock 2-1 loss to Japan in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup, Germany would have likely gone much further. They bounced back from that defeat to the Blue Samurai with a 1-1 draw with a strong Spanish side before dismantling Costa Rica 4-2 to close out their tournament. 

The Germans will hope that youngster Jamal Musiala builds off a strong World Cup where he was credited with 7.67 shot-creating actions per 90 and an even better 22-23 Bundesliga campaign where he scored 12 goals and had ten assists for Bayern in his 19-year-old season. The kid is only going to get much better.


The English are the top-ranked side in Group C of Euro qualifiers with wins over Ukraine (2-0) and Italy (2-1).

Gareth Southgate's side is winning games they should (against Ukraine) and those where they're second best (vs Italy). Against the Azzurri, England only had 42% of the possession and 42% of the shots, they even went down a man in the 80th minute thanks to a Luke Shaw red card and still won 2-1. 

With Southgate's contract over in December of 2024, this will likely be his final major tournament. His sides have come close to glory a few times but never won a title. Sadly for the three lions, their returns have been diminishing for the last few years.

England Under Southgate
Tournament Finish
2018 World Cup 4th
2022 Wold Cup 6th
2020 Euro Runner-Up
2019 UEFA Nations League 3rd
2021 UEFA Nations League 9th
2023 UEFA Nations League 15th

2024 Euro Dark horse

Every Euro tournament has its dark horse. A team comes out of nowhere and makes a deep run and upsets the landscape. 

In 2020, that was the Swiss who finished third in Group A and made it to the Quarter-Finals after beating France in the Round of 16.

Who should you have your eyes on in 2024?


The Dutch are no strangers to this competition. They won it once in 1988 and placed third four times. That last third-place finish came in 2004. 

At the 2022 World Cup, the Flying Dutchmen finished fourth with the third youngest squad in the competition. They had an average age of 26. Forward Cody Gakpo was a revelation with three goals in five matches for the Oranje in Qatar. 

There's a lot to like about Holland. At +1400, keep an eye on their qualifying. 


The Croatians are at the top of Group D with four points in two qualifiers. Remember, they finished as runners-up at the 2018 World Cup and then third in Qatar. Never discount Croatia at a major international tournament. With +3500 odds you could make $350 on a $10 bet backing them this early. That's very tempting. 

Last Five Euro Winners

Last 5 Euro Winners
Year Team Opening Odds
2004 Greece +15000
2008 Spain +450
2012 Spain +250
2016 Portugal +1800
2020 Italy +700


Favorites typically win this tournament. They have deep squads overflowing with some of the most talented players in all of Europe. But every few years a dark horse goes all the way and is crowned Kings of Europe.

At +15000 Greece, and those who bet on them, haven't yet forgotten about that tournament in 2004.

Last Five Euro Runners-Up 

Last 5 Euro Runners-Up
Year Team Score
2004 Portugal Lost 1-0 to Greece
2008 Germany Lost 1-0 to Spain
2012 Italy Lost 4-0 to Spain
2016 France Lost 1-0 to Portugal*
2020 England Lost 3-2 to Italy**

*After extra time
**Game tied 1-1 after extra time, ended 3-2 in penalties

The Euro finals are a low-scoring affair. Over the last five tournaments, three or more goals have been scored only once. It's worth exploring the UNDER when the Final comes up in July of 2024.

How to Read Euro 2024 Odds

At any soccer betting site, you’ll see futures odds laid out like so:

  • England +500
  • Belgium +550
  • France +550
  • Spain +700

If you were to make a traditional straight-up bet, the favorite would be shown with the minus sign (-). In cases like these where there is no clear front-runner, the country with the lowest odds is the fave even if they’re all represented with the plus sign (+) which is generally used to demonstrate underdogs.

Let’s say you’ve looked at the group schedule and think Belgium is going to dominate and make it all the way to the top. A $100 bet would give you a payout of $650 – your original money is returned coupled with your winnings of $550.

Our Odds Calculator is a tool that will tell you how much you’d win based on the offered odds and amount bet.

What is a Futures Bet on the Euro Championship?

A futures bet is a wager made far in advance of a big event. Here, the bet is on the quadrennial Euro contest. It can be said that most bets are made prior to a sporting matchup, but futures can be placed weeks, months or even years in advance. In fact, as soon as the last championship is won, new odds will be released.

The odds will shift as the group stage gets closer and continue to move until right before the final is played on July 14, 2024, at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. If you see odds you like, take them to get the most value on your bets (should you win).