Spanish La Liga Betting

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While the Premier League stands out for its competitiveness, the La Liga takes pride in its sleek style of game-play. The clubs involved in La Liga love playing football and it’s a rarity to see two teams involved in a physical battle.

Acceptance of La Liga in the African Continent

In 2015, La Liga opened its first office in Africa at Johansberg, South Africa. It was the Spanish League first representation in the African Continent. The aim was to expand La Liga’s influence in the African Continent. It was the Spain search for Investors that led them to Africa.

Nigeria saw the second La Liga office in Africa, the idea is to find the Premier league who are attracting most of the TV rights across the globe. Sky Sports and Bt got 5.16 billion from Africa alone. Nigeria itself has a faithful following of around 15 million watching the La Liga on a regular basis.

The City were Spain were crowned World Champions in 2010 beating Netherland 1-0 116 extra time.

La Liga Basics

  • The La Liga is contested by 20 of the top clubs from Spain.
  • As in the Premier League, each club plays a total of 38 games in the season, facing every other club twice – home and away.
  • The club with the most number of points wins the La Liga title.
  • If the two teams are tied on points the team with the better goal difference gets the nod.
  • The Top 4 Clubs earn qualification for next season’s Champions League
  • The 5th and 6th placed teams earn qualification to the Europa League.
  • If the cup winners are one among the top 6 teams then the 7th team in the league earns entry into the Europa League.
  • The three clubs who finish bottom of the table each season is relegated to the Segunda Division and are replaced by the three best clubs in the Segunda Division.

More Details of La Liga and it’s structure can be found here

Stats & Facts for La Liga Punters

It’s difficult it wouldn’t much help going back in time for the La Liga as we did in the Premier League. We will be solely focusing on the last 2 seasons and as to show you what the trend is in the La Liga.

2014/15 Season

2015/16 Season

2016/17 Season

2014/15 Season

The 2014/15 La Liga was the 84th season in Spain’s premier football division. The competition was contested by 20 teams and Barcelona went onto register their 23rd league title. Real Madrid finished as runners-up ending 2 points behind the Catalans with 92 points. Both Real and Barcelona had slotted in over a 110 goals in the league. Cristiano Ronaldo won the Pichichi Trophy after slotting in 48 goals in 35 games. Eibar were relegated from the league despite finishing in 13th as the club ran into financial troubles. Barcelona won the Champions League, 2nd successive win by a Spanish side after Real in 2013/14. Sevilla won the Europa League for the 2nd consecutive season.

Total No.of Games: 380 (38 Matchdays x 10 Matches per Week)

Sl.No Particular Result Percentage
1 Home Wins 171 45%
2 Away Wins 118 31%
3 Draws 91 24%
Total No. Of Goals Scored : 1009
Goals/Game Average : 2.65
1 First Half Goals 456 45.2%
2 Second Half Goals 553 54.8%
3 Home Goals 584 57.88%
4 Away Goals 425 42.12%

Frequent Scorelines

Sl.No Score-line Percentage
1 0-0 7.9%
2 1-0 18.42%
3 1-1 11.31%
4 2-0 13.95%
5 2-1 14.74%
6 2-2 4.47%
7 3-0 7.11%
8 Others 22.10%

Discipline

Sl.No Particular Total Number Cards/Game
1 Yellow Cards 2129 5.6
2 Red Cards 98 0.26

 

2015/16 Season

The 2015/16 season was the 85th season in the competition’s history. Barcelona won their 2nd consecutive league title and the 24th in their history. Barcelona with 91 points edged out Real Madrid in 2nd place by just a single point. Barca and Real were once again able to score more than 110 goals in the season. Barcelona striker Luis Suarez won the Pichichi award for the 1st time by scoring 40 goals in 35 appearances. Suarez also topped the assists chart with Lionel Messi with 16. Real Madrid went onto win the Champions with Sevilla winning the Europa League for the third time in a row.

Total No.of Games: 380 (38 Matchdays x 10 Matches per Week)

Sl.No Particular Result Percentage
1 Home Wins 183 48.16%
2 Away Wins 105 27.63%
3 Draws 92 24.21%
Total No. Of Goals Scored : 1043
Goals/Game Average : 2.74
1 First Half Goals 474 45.4%
2 Second Half Goals 569 54.6%
3 Home Goals 615 58.96%
4 Away Goals 428 41.04%

Frequent Scorelines

Sl.No Score-line Percentage
1 0-0 6.6%
2 1-0 16.84%
3 1-1 11.84%
4 2-0 13.16%
5 2-1 15.79%
6 2-2 5%
7 3-0 6.84%
8 Others 23.93%

Discipline

Sl.No Particular Total Number Cards/Game
1 Yellow Cards 2125 5.59
2 Red Cards 101 0.27

 

2016/17 Season

The 2016/17 La Liga will be the 86th season in the competition’s history. The title race is once again expected to be a threefold race with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid the contenders according to bookmaker William Hill. Four weeks into the season Real Madrid have taken the early lead in the table collecting maximum points in their 4 games. Although this is a Spanish League, fans all over the world are keeping track and updated about the La Liga teams’ stats, fixtures and club news just like fans in North America, where it is commonly called “Soccer” – to get started visit the best Canada Online Sports Betting site now! They cover soccer betting offers for leagues worldwide. Deportivo Alaves, Leganes and Osasuna are the three promoted clubs this season.

Total No.of Games: 40 (4 Matchdays x 10 Matches per Week)

Sl.No Particular Result Percentage
1 Home Wins 14 35%
2 Away Wins 13 32.5%
3 Draws 13 32.5%
Total No. Of Goals Scored : 116
Goals/Game Average : 2.90
1 First Half Goals 52 44.83%
2 Second Half Goals 64 55.17%
3 Home Goals 59 50.86%
4 Away Goals 57 49.14%

Frequent Scorelines

Sl.No Score-line Percentage
1 0-0 15%
2 1-0 12.5%
3 1-1 12.5%
4 2-0 7.5%
5 2-1 22.5%
6 2-2 5%
7 3-0 2.5%
8 Others 22.5%

Discipline

Sl.No Particular Total Number Cards/Game
1 Yellow Cards 203 5.1
2 Red Cards 10 0.25

 

Popular Scoreline

2014/15 – 19.7% of goals between 31st – 45th minute (including injury time)

– 23.6% of goals between 76th – 90th minute (including injury time)

Opening 15minutes of either half produces the least amount of goals.

1-0 – popular scoreline

2015/16 – 23.4% of the goals between 76th – 90th minute

Goals per Game Average

More 25% of the games produce 4 or more goals – 26.57% (2014-15)

Nearly 30% of the games produced 4 or more goals – 28.93% (2015-16)

Cards per Game Average

2014-15 – Almeria, Espanyol (125), Celta Vigo (119), Atletico Madrid, Sevilla (117) – Yellow Cards

– Almeria (11), Valencia, Cordoba (9), Malaga (8).

Real Madrid & Barcelona – Least offenders

2015-16 – Granada (141), Levante ( 133), Espanyol (131), Getafe (130),