The new La Liga season for 2022/2023 promises to be very exciting. In anticipation, we have prepared this preview to help you to be in the know about all important things related to the Spanish league. As part of our review, we reflect on last season, touch on significant transfers, and highlight the players and teams to look out for in the new season. We also outline the long-term pre-season bets already being offered by the best online bookmakers in Africa.
La Liga Round Odds Offers
In this table presented above, we will be updating the odds offers for each round of La Liga fixtures. We will select odds from the best betting sites in Africa to give you options on the highest odds for each selection. This will help to have a quick look at which sites are likely to give you higher returns for your picks. Bear in mind that odds are subject to change from time to time.
If you don’t want to go through the trouble of coming up with tips on your own, you can always fall back on our La Liga betting tips page, where we conduct a thorough analysis of certain matches each and every round.
Long-term La Liga Preseason Bets
Bookmakers are already offering long-term bets for La Liga for markets such as – league winner, top 4, to be relegated, top goal scorers, etc. We’ve selected some of the available long-term bets and urge you to make your picks.
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|To Win Outright:||Real Madrid|
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Retrospect on Last La Liga Season
The 2021/2022 La Liga season had plenty of exciting twists and turns to make it as exciting as usual. The biggest news was Leonel Messi leaving Barcelona for PSG before the season started. He played in La Liga for 16 seasons and left as the overall top scorer for the league and Barcelona as well.
Defending champions Atletico Madrid did not have a good start but managed to rally later in the season to finish a respectable 3rd.
Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid enjoyed his best season so far in La Liga, as he scored 17 goals and 10 assists to help Real Madrid to the league title. Real Madrid led the table for most of the season and never looked in danger of losing their lead at any given time.
Real Sociedad was the surprise package in the early stages of the season, leading the league table until week 14 when they began to slide downwards. They eventually finished 6th and managed to secure a Europa League slot.
After a poor first half of the season, the arrival of Xavi Hernandez rejuvenated Barcelona’s campaign. They went on a good run of form that eventually saw them finish 2nd. They also beat Real Madrid 4-0 in the El Clasico 2nd leg.
La Liga 2021/2022 Season in summary:
- League Champions – Real Madrid
- Top Scorer – Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), 35 Goals
- Top Assists – Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), 12 assists
- Champions League – Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla
- Europa League – Real Betis, Real Sociedad
- Conference League – Villarreal
- Relegated – Alaves, Levante, Granada
Significant Off-Season La Liga Transfers
La Liga continues to be an attractive destination for top players from all over the world. La Liga teams have been making signings to strengthen their teams in readiness for the new season. This coming season will see some notable new faces. Here is a summary of a few new signings joining La Liga for the upcoming season:
- Aurelien Tchouameni
The French midfield prospect joins from AS Monaco. He is already a regular member of the French national team and had an impressive season
- Antonio Rudiger
The German defender joins Real Madrid after a successful stint at Chelsea where he won the FA Cup, Europa League, Champions League, Super Cup, and Club World Cup
He was amazing playing on the right-wing for Leeds United last season in the Premier League. This saw several big clubs making offers to sign him, including Chelsea and Arsenal, but he chose Barcelona
- Robert Lewandowski
Arguably the best forward in Europe over the last 3 seasons and the regular top scorer in the Bundesliga over the past 7 years. Bayern Munich wanted to keep him but he insisted on a move to Barcelona where he is expected to continue his goal-scoring exploits
- Other notable transfers
Axel Witzel (Atletico), Christensen, Kessie (Barcelona), Marcao (Sevilla)
Players to Look Out For
The new La Liga season will have some big names and exciting talents playing in various teams. Here is just a summary of some names to look out for:
- Vinicius Junior
Last season was his breakaway season and he showed how much his attacking play has matured with crucial goals and assists to help Real Madrid win the Spanish league and Champions league
- Ansu Fati
Injuries kept him out most of the season, but Ansu already showed flashes of why he is considered the natural successor to Messi at Barcelona. If he stays fit then we expect him to be the main man of Barcelona’s attack
- Karim Benzema
La Liga’s top scorer and Real Madrid’s main man in attack. He is a clear favorite for the Balon D’or due to his performances last season and this season could be a continuation of the same
- Joao Felix
Atletico Madrid’s record signing upped his game last season and we are beginning to see signs of his true potential. He is expected to take more responsibility in leading the attack and this could be the season to prove himself
- Robert Lewandowski
Bundesliga’s top scorer from last season with 35 goals. He joins a vibrant Barcelona attack and he will be crucial in converting all those chances created by his new team under coach Xavi