La Liga Predictions 2024/2025: Odds, Betting Tips & Best Bets

The Spanish top flight is one of the most watched leagues around the world and, by association, it attracts plenty of money on the betting front. Here we keep you up to date with the latest La Liga betting tips.
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Date
Fixture
Prediction

15th August

⚽ Real Betis vs Girona

Real Betis to win

18th August

⚽ Mallorca vs Real Madrid

Both teams to score - Now

17th August

⚽ Osasuna vs Leganes

Under 2.5 goals

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La Liga predictions 2024/2025

Prediction 1

Real Betis vs Girona: Real Betis to win @ 8/5 (2.60)

The new La Liga season is nearly here and we kick off our Spanish football betting picks by backing Real Betis to beat last year's surprise package Girona. Girona were a breath of fresh air last season threatening to upset the big boys but this season will be a tough one for them to maintain such standards. The expectation last season generates brings pressure and an away opener at Betis is a big ask. Girona haven't won at Betis since 2010 despite visiting six times and their away form was poor at the back end of last year as they won only three of their last 10. Betis meanwhile lost just one of their last four home games and, as such, the odds on offer represent great value.

Prediction 2

Mallorca vs Real Madrid: Both teams to score – No @ 3/4 (1.75)

We now turn our attention to the reigning Champions of La Liga. Real Madrid start their title defence with a trip to Mallorca. That hasn’t always been a happy hunting ground for Real and, as such, rather than focussing on the match result outcome here, we are instead delving into the both teams to score market. We are betting on the ‘no’ outcome. Only two of Real Madrid’s last five games away from the Bernabeu have featured goals at both ends whilst four of Mallorca’s last five competitive home matches have ended with a ‘nil’ in the final score line. As for the head to head record, none of the last three meetings have seen both teams score.

La Liga Prediction 3

Osasuna vs Leganes: Under 2.5 goals @ 4/5 (1.80)

We end our La Liga betting tips with newly promoted Leganes' trip to face Osasuna and we don't envisage a classic. Our bet is this game produces fewer than three goals. Osasuna ended last season with each of their last four home matches falling short of the 2.5 goal line with just seven goals being scored in that period. Leganes meanwhile saw three of their last five away games go under 2.5 goals – with two of them even ending goalless. Three of the last five head to head meetings have gone under 2.5 goals too.

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Outright markets and La Liga Odds

La Liga Winner Odds

Last season saw Real Madrid romp to the La Liga title with relative ease. Barcelona had a fair few issues with their managerial situation becoming somewhat farcical as Xavi was in, then out, in again and, then after the season reached it's climax, out again. Atletico Madrid meanwhile lost some of the defence solidity they've been known for to count themselves out of a title tilt. The biggest threat for a long time actually came from Girona.

Girona won't be a threat in 2024/25. Atleti and Barcelona will expect to be stronger than last season though and, particularly Barca, their youngsters such as Lamine Yamal, Gavi and Victor Roque are all more experienced. Athletic Club may fancy themselves for a top four finish after missing out by eight points this time round but they are at risk of losing Nico Williams to Barcelona, which would be a big deal for both clubs involved. The obvious outright pick for the title though is for Real Madrid to win La Liga again. They've got experience in abundance but also have the youthful energy that their rivals boast. Throw in the new additions of Kylian Mbappe and Endrick and they're hard to bet against.

  • Real Madrid to win La Liga: 4/9
  • Barcelona to win La Liga: 7/2
  • Atletico Madrid to win La Liga: 9/1
  • Girona to win La Liga: 20/1
  • Athletic Club to win La Liga: 25/1

La Liga Top Goalscorer Odds

We've just touched on two attackers who will be forming part of Real Madrid's squad for the new campaign and Kylian Mbappe is unquestionably the favourite to go on and top the scoring charts. His teammates Vinicius Junior and Jude Bellingham might want to be involved in those discussions as well though whilst La Liga boasts plenty of other talent in attacking areas. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Alexander Sorloth (Villarreal) and Artem Dovbyk (Girona) are three who scored well last season whilst Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid) and Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona) are still highly capable of putting together a hot streak.

La Liga Relegation Odds

As you might expect, the newly promoted teams feature quite heavily in the La Liga relegation markets. Leganes, Valladolid and Espanyol all feature within the six shortest prices available. Leading the odds though is Las Palmas, who finished 16th last season. Vallecano, who actually ended the campaign two points worse off than Las Palmas last season are also in the bookies list to suffer the drop. Round out those half dozen sides we referred to earlier is Getafe. That's probably the biggest surprise in the odds given they were firmly in midtable last season; that said, they have lost a lot of players so far this window – either through genuine exits or lapsed loan deals – and that does leave them with work to do.

  • Las Palmas – 6/5
  • Leganes – 11/8
  • Getafe – 13/8
  • Vallodolid – 13/8
  • Vallecano – 2/1
  • Espanyol – 5/2

Betting Tips: All-Time Top Scorers in La Liga

Lionel Messi leads this category with a total of 474 goals for Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga. It's tough to beat his record, especially for newer players who don't have that many years of experience. The second-best goalscorer is Cristiano Ronaldo, with 311 La Liga goals. His attempt at beating the Messi record was cut short when he moved to play for Juventus in 2018.

The third player in the rankings is Telmo Zarra, with 251 goals while playing for Athletic Bilbao for 15 seasons in the 1940s and 1950s. The next players in the ranking are as follows:

  • Hugo Sánchez
  • Raúl
  • Alfredo Di Stéfano
  • César Rodríguez
  • Quini
  • Pahiño
  • Edmundo Suárez

All of them played for different teams except for Raúl, who is considered one of the best players in Real Madrid History. He left his mark on the La Liga with the impressive amount of two hundred and twenty-eight goals from 1994 to 2010.

What is the Spanish La Liga, and what are its rules?

The full name of the Spanish La Liga is Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División. It's the top professional football league in Spain for men. It was founded over 90 years ago, and 20 teams participate. The teams who get relegated from La Liga compete in Segunda División.

Of the sixty-two teams that participated in the league since it was created, only nine of them have been crowned champions. The La Liga is usually played from August to May.

Some big matches include:

  • Barcelona vs Real Madrid (El Clasico)
  • Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona
  • Real Madrid vs Valencia
  • Sevilla vs Betis
  • Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid (Madrid Derby)

Our Final Conclusion

With Real Madrid strengthening their squad from a position of strength, this season feels like it's more of a case of how early they will the title rather than whether or not they do get over the line. That said, there is a lot of interesting player plots to look forward too and they're far from limited to Los Blancos.

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Ash is an experienced sports writer who has an extensive background in data analytics. Here, he combines those skills to provide you, the reader, with engaging and well researched content. Oh, and Ash is an Ipswich Town fan!