Odds to win La Liga: Barcelona favoured, Real Madrid close behind
Barcelona sits atop the La Liga table. Photo by Hussein Malla/AP.

Barcelona and Real Madrid have won 16 of the last 20 La Liga titles and one of them will likely take the trophy home again this year.

The latest: Barcelona holds a slim three-point lead over Real Madrid through 17 matches and there is a 10-point chasm between the latter and fourth-placed Atletico Madrid.

Here are the latest La Liga odds as of January 23.

La Liga odds

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TeamOdds (Jan. 23)Odds (Jan. 18)Odds (Jan. 11)
Real Madrid+170+200+190
Real Sociedad+15,000+15,000+20,000
Atletico Madrid+20,000+20,000+20,000
Real Betis+75,000+50,000+50,000
Athletic Bilbao+75,000+75,000+50,000

Odds as of 4:12 p.m. on 01/23/2023.

Best La Liga odds

The favourite: Barcelona (-225)

It's been three long seasons since Barcelona won La Liga. The fact that this is even considered a wait is a testament to the Catalonian club's greatness — the last time Barcelona went three-plus years without winning the league was back in 2004.

The storied club was faced with a huge turnaround after Lionel Messi's departure but has done well to rebound with Xavi as manager.

Barcelona has a record of 14-2-1 this season and their only loss came to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. That result could be considered unlucky, too. FCB had 10 more shot attempts than Madrid (18 to 8) and had 0.9 more expected goals (2.0 to 1.1).

They held a two-point lead over their rivals heading into the international break but are now up by an additional point following Madrid's loss to Villarreal on January 7.

Barcelona arguably have the deepest and most talented midfield in the world with players like Gavi, Pedri and Sergio Busquets.

The summer's signing of Robert Lewandowski has paid immediate dividends, too. The Polish striker's 13 goals lead the league through 17 games.

Other La Liga choices

Best value: Real Madrid (+170)

Real Madrid won La Liga last year for a record 35th time and they have the firepower to do it again.

Carlo Ancelotti's squad has a 13-2-2 record through 17 games and the second-best goal differential (plus-22) behind only Barcelona (plus-30). Madrid have scored the most goals (38) but have also conceded more than they would like (16).

Real scuffled into the international break with a 1-1-1 record in their final three league games. Their 3-2 loss to Rayo Vallecano is among the biggest shocks in the league this season.

A convincing 2-0 victory over Valladolid in their return to action tied them tied for the league lead in points but that was thrown away after a 2-1 loss away at Villarreal. That said, Madrid bounced back with a 2-0 win over Athletic Club on January 22.

Reigning league top goalscorer Karim Benzema heads a formidable attacking trident alongside Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo, while Toni Kroos and Luka Modric remain pillars of an elite midfield, despite their age.

Barcelona have outplayed Real Madrid in La Liga this season, but the second half of the season is ripe for the taking.

Team to watch: Atletico Madrid (+20,000)

It's unlikely any team outside of Barcelona or Real Madrid will lift the trophy this season but Atletico Madrid is the logical third option.

Atletico won the league two seasons ago and finished third last season — though they were 15 points behind Real Madrid for the title.

The Atleti have top-end talents like Antoine Griezman and Alvaro Morata but will need to pull their act together soon before it's too late.

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