Champions Real Madrid became a winning-machine to earn what had looked an unlikely La Liga title last season. But their squad is ageing and might struggle to repeat the trick. Barcelona are in transition and must manage Lionel Messi carefully. You’d never write off Spain’s big two, and the early odds suggest they’ll fight it out again, but this could be the year that another team crashes the party in Spain’s top flight. Atletico Madrid are one of the most difficult teams to beat while Europa League champions Sevilla are getting better and better. Betting.Betfair is the place for La Liga news, tips and analysis.