Barcelona Odds On To Win La Liga On Resumption
May 9, 2020
The Royal Spanish Football Association (RFEF) has confirmed this week that La Liga players will return to training, with the intention that the league competition will recommence behind closed doors in the middle of June after a three-month cessation of play. Training grounds are currently being prepared, with a major focus on hygiene, and players will undergo testing prior to resumption of training, and every day thereafter. A phased approach to training is planned, commencing with individual training, then training in groups of up to six players, followed by training in groups of up to fourteen players, with the final weeks of preparation based on a training camp structure.
FC Barcelona, defending champions, are leading the La Liga table with 58 points and it is no surprise that El Barca, winners of the La Liga on 26 previous occasions, are favourite to win the 2019/20 season. UK bookies are currently offering odds but all concur that Barcelona are the team to beat, with the best odds for a Barcelona top-place finish currently being 8/15 with Skybet.
Real Madrid are only two points behind, however, and Los Blancos present a real threat to Barcelona’s chances. Skybet offers odds of 13/8 that Real Madrid will snatch the sleek trophy from the league leader.
Sevilla lags behind the two leading teams with 47 points and, in fact, it is heading up a second tier of teams who are desperate to finish in the top four, thereby winning a coveted place in the 2020/21 Champions League competition. Real Sociedad and Getafe share 46 points, and an identical goal difference of 12, and the mighty Athletico Madrid have 45 points and all to play for. Truly, the battle for third and fourth place in La Liga this year promises to be ferocious. Of course Barcelona , Real and Athletico are all still involved in this season’s Champions League which is due to be played in August of this year after the European domestic leagues are finalised.
President of the RFEF welcomes the return of La Liga and says “The return of football is a sign that society is progressing to a new normality. It will bring back a part of life that people in Spain and around the world love”.