Betting on La Liga – Match Betting

August 11, 2016

Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez and Neymar are enough proof that La Liga is one of the best leagues in the world when it comes down to the quality of players. Match betting is the most exciting option when betting on La Liga but with all the different match betting options available, it’s important to know what you’re able to bet on and which factors you should consider before placing a bet. Bet on who will win the game, who will score first or how many goals there will be in a particular match – with Unibet the possibilities are endless. We’re delving a little deeper into the most popular match betting options available to give you a better understanding of the different ways you could potentially make a profit.

Different types of match betting on La Liga

Football is unpredictable and at times, when games are too hard to predict, you’ll need to look for alternative bets where you won’t be backing a particular team. That’s when betting on goals comes in, as regardless who scores, you’ll be in on the money. The following are some of the most popular match betting options available when betting on La Liga.


This simply involves you betting on a team to either win, draw or lose the game. This is particularly tricky when big teams are clashing, especially when it comes down to El Classico. There’s nothing between Los Blancos and Barcelona, which makes 1X2 very hard to predict in these situations.

Both Teams to Score

As the name suggests, both teams will need to score in the match for the bet to be successful. This is an interesting bet when nothing can separate the two teams on paper. It’s important to note both teams attacking and defending capabilities, whether key strikers or defenders are missing the match and the style of play each team plays – whether it’s more of an offensive strategy or soaking up the pressure and catching the opponent on the break.

Double Chance

Very similar to 1X2. But instead of choosing one outcome (Win, Draw or Lose), you’re free to pick any two outcomes and if that happens, the bet is a winning one. Odds will be lower when playing when betting on double chance, especially if you’re backing the favourite. Consider backing the underdog to get the best value for your bet – where it makes sense.

Draw No Bet

Convinced that neither of the teams are going to settle for a draw? Then draw no bet is the betting option for you in this situation. Your bet will be deemed void if the match ends up in a draw and you will only lose the bet if the team you bet on loses. Draw no bet adds a little security to the bet, which can make you bet with a little extra confidence.

Under/Over 2.5 goals

Don’t let the name of the bet mislead or confuse you. It’s pretty simple. This betting option relates to goals and if you choose to bet on under 2.5 goals, there can only be a maximum of two goals scored in the game, regardless which team scores the goals. The bet will also be successful if the game ends in a goalless draw. Over 2.5 goals on the other hand, will need to have a minimum of three goals in the game for the bet to be successful. Look closely at the team’s recent score lines and those of their previous season to get a better understanding of their scoring tendencies – whether they score more when playing at home or away and against which teams they appear to thive and perform better. 

Bet on La Liga