It may be true to say that Spain’s La Liga is really dominated by just two, or possibly three teams, but it’s still regarded as one of the best leagues in the world and you can’t argue against the fact that it attracts the best players on the planet.
Real Madrid with Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, plus Barcelona with their potent trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, are the favourites to win the division but they have some competition from Atletico Madrid in particular and Spain’s elite league always makes for compelling viewing.
La Liga also attracts the attention of the bookmakers and we’ve seen an increase in the number of football enhanced deals in particular. Here’s what to look for:
Promotions may vary but new customer price boosts tend to follow a set formula. If a bookie spots a big game across the weekend such as Barcelona v Real Madrid or Real v Atletico, they are more likely to quote an enhanced.
This would typically involve a price increase on one or possibly either team to win the game in question.
Alternatively, the deals may come in when Barca or Real are playing one of the lesser sides such as Osasuna or Athletic Bilbao. In these cases, one side will be listed at a short odds on book price and that gives the bookie scope to lift that to something that is really eye catching.
Terms will obviously vary and you should always check these but once again we can point to certain trends. A bookmaker such as Paddy Power or BetBright may take that odds on figure and bring it up to around 7/1 while Coral may go higher, all the way up to 25/1 and possibly beyond.
The difference is that while Paddy and an operator such as 888Sport may allow a max bet of £10.00, Coral restrict it to £1.00 but it remains a valuable increase no matter which option you follow.
Existing customer price boosts will work a little differently and will generally involve multiple bets that require at least two outcomes to land successfully. An example here may be Barcelona, Real Madrid and Valencia all to win or alternatively, all to win and to score at least two goals in their game.
Other promotions will take an individual player and combine him with the match result so Barca to win and Messi to score may be another common La Liga price boost that you see across the season.
For existing player enhanced deals, the price boosts can be quite small, ranging perhaps from less than one point up to two points but the terms are generally relaxed. Those £1.00 and £10.00 stake limits are removed so, as long as you play within the general terms and conditions, you can bet what you want if your account can cover it.
Additionally, free bet tokens are not involved here so any profits come straight back into your playing account.
888Sport, Paddy Power and ComeOn are among the bookies that we’ve already mentioned in connection with new customer deals but there is a lot of choice here. Fun 88, BetBright, Ladbrokes and Bet on Brazil are among a host of operators who are really embracing these promotions and offering them alongside their standard welcome offer.
For existing account holders, Winner Sports and SkyBet are arguably the most active and you should certainly find regular La Liga price boosts throughout the whole season. In addition, look out for Ladbrokes and BetBright who also publish multiple price lifts for their existing players.
It may not be the most competitive league in Europe but the technical skill of the players involved makes La Liga one of the most exciting. It’s watched by millions across the globe and the interest amongst the betting community makes Spain’s top division a magnet for these enhanced odds deals so keep reading as we let you know where the best value lies.