Our handy guide to the Spanish League will explain all you need to know about one of the biggest football competitions in Europe.
2021/22 Spanish League
One of the biggest leagues in Europe and home to two of the largest clubs on the continent. If it is the giants of football that you are looking for, then look no further than La Liga
Although La Liga may not be as popular as it was a few years ago, it still generates plenty of interest in the post Cristiano Ronaldo/Leo Messi era and this comes courtesy of the constant battle between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
While even with the two greatest ever players now departed, there is still plenty of talent on show within the confines of Spanish football and for this reason, there is plenty of interest when it comes to LaLiga betting.
When it comes to talent, there is nothing in the way of current Finnish international stars, although La Liga has previously been home to names such as Jari Litmanen
and Teemu Pukki
and this highlights the quality that our nation continually produces.
Spanish League schedule
There are 20 La Liga teams
and those that are within the top division play each other in a double round robin format. This means that 38 fixtures are played per club (380 La Liga matches in total) and they are contested between August and May the following year.
Although there will have to be a slight change to the format next season, as the 2022 World Cup
will be played at the midway point instead of the summer and this means, that an earlier start along with a lengthy break will have to be introduced.
When it comes to the top teams in La Liga, you must look no further than Barcelona and Real Madrid and although their El Clasico rivalry has lost something in the way of intensity in recent times, it is still the most anticipated pair of fixtures per season.
Of course, they are not the only two big clubs in the competition and that means you must not forget the pair of Atletico Madrid and Sevilla either. A duo who are more than capable of mixing it with the El Clasico pair above.
Top players and managers
When it comes to the top players in the Spanish League, no longer can Real Madrid and Barcelona rely on the likes of Ronaldo
. Instead, it is a new wave of talent, which is leading these football institutions to glory.
With that said, Real Madrid can still rely on the talents of Karim Benzema and with the French forward showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, he is ready to terrorise opposition defences both home and abroad.
On the topic of top managers, Carlo Ancelotti is undoubtedly the La Liga king at present and with Italian currently in his second stint at the Santiago Bernabeu, he will look to be just as successful than during his first stint in the Spanish capital.
While for the man who will soon aim to be king, that man is Xavi and with the former midfield maestro now returning to Barcelona as manager, he will look to undertake a new era of football supremacy in Catalunya.
Who will win …
When it comes to the 2021/22 La Liga winners, it is very difficult to look past Real Madrid and bar a big collapse between now and the end of the season, it will be Carlo Ancelotti’s men who will lift the silverware.
Which means Sevilla may well have to do with success in the Europa League
this season, as they look for a seventh success in the competition. However, standing in their way is none other than domestic counterparts Barcelona.
While with Europa Conference League
places also up for grabs, it means that the likes of Real Betis and Villarreal will be aiming for a top-seven finish at the end of the season. One that would return them to European football.