La Liga 2017/18 preview
La Liga, one of the most important leagues in the world, is going be played for the 87th time in the 2017/18 season. Real Madrid will aim to achieve its 34th La Liga title; however Barcelona is going to fight fiercely for the title as well. So we can expect the crown will go to one of these two teams. Granada, Osasuna; Sporting Gijón were relegated and replaced by Levante, Girona and Getafe.
Full list of La Liga teams in the 2017/18 season
Deportivo La Coruña
Key dates in LaLiga Santander 2017/18
Atletico‘s inaugural game at their new home stadium will be against Malaga CF on Matchday 4 of LaLiga on 17 September, after the first international break of the season. Due to ongoing works on the club’s new ground, Los Rojiblancos have to play their first two matches on the road, with the reverse fixtures at home in the second half of the campaign.
Catalan derby falls early on
Matchdays 3 and 22 will see FC Barcelona meet RCD Espanyol in an emotion-filled derby between two wonderful and historic LaLiga clubs. The key dates for Barça and Espanyol fans are 10 September 2017 and 4 February 2018.
Barcelona vs. Atletico
Ernesto Valverde is taking his charges to the capital on Matchday 8 to face Diego Simeone’s side on 15 October, while the reverse game is scheduled for 4 March on Matchday 27.
A title-deciding Clasico
El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona will take place on Matchdays 17 and 36, with the former just before the Christmas period, and the latter a potential title decider in May 2018. They will certainly be two key games and will once again bring the football world to a standstill.
The first clash of the campaign between Atletico and Real Madrid will be over the weekend of 19 November at the Wanda Metropolitano. The reverse fixture will fall in April 2018.
Final day is 20.5.2018
Be prepared for the final-day clashes such as Barcelona v La Real at the Camp Nou, Athletic v Espanyol at San Mames, Valencia v Deportivo at Mestalla and Villarreal v Real Madrid at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
Let’s look back now to the previous season and select some interesting statistics.
Top 5 teams with the highest ratio of home wins in the previous season
1. Barcelona 78.95%
2. Atlético Madrid; Real Madrid; Sevilla 73.68%
3. Athletic Bilbao 68.42%
4. Villarreal 57.89%
5. Eibar; Málaga; Real Sociedad 52.63%
Top 5 teams with the highest ratio of home losses in the previous season
1. Granada 57,89%
2. Osasuna; Sporting Gijón 52.63%
3. Celta Vigo 45.00%
4. Leganés 42.11%
5. Deportivo La Coruña; Málaga; Valencia; 36.84%
Top 5 teams with the highest ROI (all bets placed on home wins over the course of last season) in %
1. Málaga 58.79%
2. Sevilla 28.79%
3. Athletic Bilbao 16.53%
4. Eibar 16.05%
5. Deportivo La Coruña 15.42%
Top 5 teams with the highest ratio of away wins in the previous season
1. Real Madrid 78.95%
2. Barcelona 68,42%
3. Atlético Madrid; Real Sociedad 47.37%
4. Villarreal 42.11%
5. Alavés; Espanyol; Sevilla 36.84%
Top 5 teams with the highest ratio of away losses in the previous season
1. Granada; Las Palmas 78.95%
2. Osasuna 73.68%
3. Real Betis 68.42%
4. Athletic Bilbao; Celta Vigo; Deportivo La Coruña; Leganés; Sporting Gijón; Valencia 57.89%
5. Málaga 47.37%
Top 5 teams with the highest ROI (all bets placed on away wins over the course of last season) in %
1. Alavés 173.42%
2. Villarreal 29.32%
3. Real Sociedad 20.00%
4. Eibar 19.25%
5. Real Madrid 15.79%
Top 5 teams with the highest ratio of draws (all matches) in the past season
1. Alavés 34.21%
2. Deportivo La Coruña 31.58%
3. Espanyol; Leganés 28.95%
4. Málaga; Osasuna; Sporting Gijón; Villarreal; 26.32%
5. Atlético Madrid; Las Palmas; Real Betis; Real Madrid; Sevilla 23.68%
Top 5 teams with the highest ROI (all bets placed on draws over the course of last season) in %
1. Alavés 22.37%
2. Leganés 6.97%
3. Deportivo La Coruña 6.32%
4. Atlético Madrid; Real Madrid 1.84%
5. Málaga 0.66%