The La Liga 2022-23 season is finally here, and football fans are excited to see the return of their favorite teams in action. The latest season promises plenty of entertainment as well as a new generation of aspiring players looking to make their mark in the football world.
Here’s a look at the latest La Liga transfers, top contenders, and betting predictions for the 2022-23 season, brought to us by BetKing Ghana.
Top La Liga Transfers
Barcelona’s blockbuster signings have generated a lot of buzz in the buildup to the upcoming season. The club seems to have gathered a squad capable of winning Spain’s top division, signing superstars like Raphinha, Jules Kounde and Robert Lewandowski.
Real Madrid have reinforced their midfield with the addition of French international Aurelien Tchouameni. The midfielder has arrived for a reported fee of €80 million. They’ve also secured the signing of Antonio Rudiger, who joins the club on a free transfer from Chelsea.
Other significant signings include Luiz Felipe to Real Betis and Brais Mendez to Real Sociedad.
Top La Liga Contenders
It comes as no surprise that Real Madrid and Barcelona are the front-runners for the championship this season.
Last season, Los Blancos won their 35th La Liga championship, moving them 11 titles ahead of Barcelona in the standings. Ancelotti and his team finished a huge 13 points ahead of Barca, mainly because of Vinicius Junior and King Karim Benzema, who contributed to a record-breaking 100+ goals and assists in a single season.
Real Madrid will enter the new season as European champions, but they may encounter stiffer opposition in their quest for a record-extending 36th La Liga title.
As for Barcelona, the club has significantly improved after hiring Xavi as manager last season. Their last title was won in 2019, but with Xavi ready for his first full season in charge, there is new hope at Camp Nou.
Sevilla and Atletico Madrid shouldn’t be completely discounted either. It’s important to note that Sevilla were only defeated in four matches last season, the same amount as Los Blancos, but having too many draws was their downfall.
Saul is back at Atletico Madrid after a fruitless term at Chelsea, and the club will feel like legitimate title-challengers after winning the trophy twice under Diego Simeone’s leadership.
La Liga 2022/23 Predictions by BetKing Ghana
Winners: Real Madrid
Relegated: Girona, Real Valladolid, Mallorca
Top Scorer: Karim Benzema.