Spanish soccer odds are heating up as the new La Liga season is less than a month away from kicking off.
To nobody's surprise, juggernauts Barcelona and Real Madrid lead the La Liga championship odds... but they're not alone as there's another club very close on the Spanish soccer futures board.
With the season set to kick off on August 13, here are the live La Liga title odds for the 2021-22 season.
La Liga championship odds
Live odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Favorite to win the La Liga
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the fate of superstar Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona is still the betting favorite to win La Liga at +125. Barca finished third in the league table last season but with a star-studded roster that features Messi, Jordi Alba and Ousmane Dembélé — and the additions of Memphis Depay, Emerson Royal and Sergio Agüero — Barcelona is ready for another run.
Barca has 26 La Liga titles, which is second among all clubs ever. The team with the most? Rival Real Madrid, which has 34 titles and is second on the odds board at +175 to win No. 35 this season. Los Blancos said goodbye to longtime stalwart Sergio Ramos, and may also see Isco depart, but this is still a club that finished two points shy of the league title last season and boasts a plethora of talent with the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Karim Benzema, plus the potential for a true superstar striker to join them via the Summer transfer market.
Third on the odds board, at a not-too-distant +400, is defending La Liga champion Atletico Madrid. After acquiring striker Luis Suarez from Barcelona last year, Atletico is also in the hunt to pluck Antoine Greizmann from Real Madrid this season. Regardless of any further transfers in, Atletico already brought in Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese Calcio, joining a club that boasts major talent in Suarez, João Félix, and Kieran Trippier.
After the Top 3, there's a massive chasm in the La Liga odds board, with Sevilla (fourth in the standings last year) at +2,000 and then Villarreal (+5,000) and Real Sociedad (+6,600) the only other clubs with odds better than 150/1.
Past La Liga champions
Last season, Atletico Madrid won their 11th La Liga title, but it's rare to see Barcelona or Real Madrid not claim the title. Here are the previous La Liga champions over the last ten years:
|Season||La Liga Champion||Runner-Up|
|2020-21||Atletico Madrid||Real Madrid|
Understanding La Liga betting odds
La Liga futures odds are constantly adjusted throughout the offseason due to player transfers and injuries. Once the season begins, title odds will change as teams win and lose games and as more players get hurt or suspended. Sportsbooks will also adjust La Liga odds based on handle and liability to certain teams.
La Liga futures odds will usually look like this:
- Barcelona +350
This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $350 if Barcelona wins the La Liga title. If it's close to the end of the competition, or a club has been particularly dominant, you might see them with a minus sign (-) ahead of their odds.
- Real Madrid -500
This means that you would need to bet $500 to win just $100 on a Real Madrid championship.
Above we have posted the American odds for La Liga. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool.
Where can I bet on La Liga title odds?
As one of the premier soccer competitions in Europe, almost every online sportsbook and casino will provide La Liga futures odds. Check out the best soccer betting sites where you live and see what La Liga betting odds they currently offer.