La Liga outright tips
La Liga is boring and uncompetitive, or so the old, untrue, adage goes.
Spain’s elite division has long been more than just two giants slugging it out for the title. And, no other season is displaying this as well as the present campaign.
There’s a genuine three horse title race being fought, Champions League places are being ruthlessly vied for and relegation fodder battle for survival.
So, with this in mind, FootyOn writers have picked out their top La Liga outright tips…
Sampaoli’s Sevilla to win La Liga
If last season’s table was determined by away form alone, Sevilla would have been relegated. The Andalusian outfit failed to win a single match away last term.
However, under Copa America winning manager Jorge Sampaoli – a master pragmatist – Sevilla have seen their fortunes turn around.
Away from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Sampaoli’s side possess the third best record. Combine this with their home form, the division’s best, and Sevilla sit second in La Liga.
Just as many thought Atletico Madrid would fall away during their title winning season, Sevilla have the same doubters.
However, Sampaoli has strengthened up top, adding Stevan Jovetic for the final push.
With odds of 16/1 on the Andalusians claiming the title available at bet365, it is well worth a punt.
Real Sociedad to seal Champions League spot?
San Sebastian’s finest are experiencing a great season, spearheaded by Willian Jose.
Real Sociedad’s Brazilian marksman has netted an impressive nine in 17 outings this term.
This, combined with a resurgent Carlos Vela, with five assists this term, and Juanmi chipping in five goals, sees the Basque side fight for a Champions League berth.
La Real look to be in a straight-up fight with Atleti for fourth.
Diego Simeone’s side have been far from their brilliant best this season and, it looks like his project could be coming to a natural end, with Antoine Griezmann ever increasingly linked with a move away.
Eusebio Sacristan is a manager on the rise.
The former Barcelona man, who won four league titles and a European Cup as a player, has been linked with managing the Catalan giants in the near future thanks to his excellently slick Sociedad side.
Back La Real to play Champions League football next term, at a terrific 9/1 with Betway to record a top-four finish.
Leganes to meet the drop?
Madrid’s minnows may be a place above the relegation zone, but with only one win in their last eight games, the side are slowly being sucked into danger.
Nicknamed ‘Pepineros’, or the Cucumber Growers in English, Asier Garitano has his work cut out to stop the rot.
As for their survival rivals, Sporting Gijon look the most likely to sneak past the trap door as the Sporting side possess a decent home record.