La Liga 2021-22 is the first La Liga season from 2003 that does not feature the league’s top scorers, Lionel Messi or the warrior defender Sergio Ramos. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are the three favourites to win the 2021-22 La Liga. Sevilla has shown its potential and displayed brilliant performances in the current season, due to to which they are right behind (six points) the League leaders Real Madrid. Real Madrid rose to prominence this season thanks to consistency and consistency, two things that their main rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid currently lack.
Third-placed Real Betis are four points ahead of the fifth-placed Atletico Madrid and are expected to finish in the top four by the end of the season. Last season, they showed that the gap was closing, but it was still unrealistic to ask Betis to surpass the top three. Third-placed Betis are expected to continue their resurgence as one of the biggest clubs in Spanish football and finish the season with a top-four finish.
It was almost impossible to see Barcelona slide further down the table compared to their 3rd place last season, but at present, they sit in the fourth position behind Real Betis. It will make miracles in the second part of the season to save second-placed Sevilla to go up first. There will be a big battle for 3rd and 4th places in the second half of the season as Real Betis, Barca, and A. Madrid are going all in. It will be an exciting battle for the top four to the bottom of the table to stay in La Liga next season.
Athletic Bilbao ended last season on a sad note but played well most of the time and are now two spots above than previous season. Cadiz was one of the relegation favourites before the game even started last season. Still, manager Álvaro Cervera led them to an excellent 12th place: among the highlights of the season was a four-point win over Barcelona and a victory over Real Madrid at home in Madrid in October. Cadiz now finds themselves at the bottom of the table with four points off from the safe zone. This season, Rayo Vallecano has been promoted to the premier competition and is now in the 11th position with nine wins to their name, a pleasant place to the recently promoted club. Los Nervionenses managed to finish 4th in La Liga. Last season’s record (W24 D5 L9) was five more wins than the previous season, and this season they are going all in and performing very nicely and challenging Real Madrid right at the top for the first place.
We now move to the final phase of the season, which promises to be very exciting. With many teams looking for a particular position at the table, the fight will be brutal. Six points differentiate the top two spots. La Liga might miss some big players, but it hasn’t failed to entertain us.
Do you think Sevilla will pull out a miracle to upset the European giants? or Real Madrid has a firm hand on the trophy?