As the La Liga season marches on, it looks like current leaders and defending champions Barcelona are well on their way to a championship hat-trick, assuming they can hold off second place club and bitter rivals, Real Madrid.
After defeating Athletic Club 2-1 on Sunday, Barcelona leads the La Liga standings with 65 points while Real Madrid is just five points behind on 60 points following its 2-0 victory over Levante on Saturday, making this a two-horse La Liga race.
Short of Barcelona and Real Madrid being plucked from the Earth by aliens, there is very little chance these teams will be out of the top spots, considering third place team Valencia is a whopping 12 points behind Real Madrid in the La Liga standings.
So it's pretty much a forgone conclusion that - yet again - the La Liga championship will all come down to Barcelona and Real Madrid. Since the 2000/1 La Liga season, Barcelona and Real Madrid have each won the championship a notable four times.
And if Barcelona does pull of its La Liga championship hat-trick, it will be the first time the club has pulled of such a noteworthy feat since the 1992/3 La Liga season. (The club went on to win its fourth consecutive championship in the 1993/4 season).
But for Real Madrid to catch Barcelona in the La Liga standings, the former would have to win most of its remaining games while the latter would have to chalk up some losses, which is highly unlikely considering Barcelona's current winning form.
Which is why many La Liga betting fans are backing Barcelona to win the season. For instance, right now at top online sports betting site WilliamHill.com, Barcelona has been set as the 1/6 favorite to win the title and Real Madrid 7/2.