Barcelona Currently The Clear Favourite To Win La Liga

Published on March 27th, 2014 4:48 pm EST
What a difference a day can make.

Heading into Wednesday’s La Liga games, the top of the league looked like this:

Atletico Madrid, 70 points
Real Madrid, 70 points
Barcelona, 69 points

At that time, Real Madrid was the favourite to win the league, as bookmakers had them at 1.83 to finish at the top of La Liga. Barcelona was listed at 2.75, while Atletico Madrid was considered a long shot at 6.5.

On Wednesday, everything changed as Sevilla topped Real Madrid 2-1, while Barcelona and Atletico Madrid both won. The top of La Liga now looks like this after 30 games:

Atletico Madrid, 23-4-3, 73 points
Barcelona, 23-3-4, 72 points
Real Madrid, 22-4-4, 70 points

Thanks to these results, the odds for winning La Liga now look like this:

Barcelona, 1.73
Real Madrid, 3.5
Atletico Madrid, 4.5

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid square off in the last game of the season on May 17th, and that game may very well decide the fate of La Liga.

Real Madrid, on the other hand, now trails both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid and will have some work to do.

Having said that, La Liga has given us a number of surprises so far this season, so don’t be surprised if there is another flip-flop at the top of La Liga.

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