It was a magical season for Real Madrid last year, which ended in an easy La Liga championship and a historic Champions League title as well. Led by Karim Benzema, Real Madrid pulled off some of the most incredible upsets in Champions League history and were never truly out of any game they played.
Real Madrid is poised for additional success after retaining their core pieces from last year’s squad and adding some key players to their defense and midfield.
The team acquired Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco, who will serve as Madrid’s defensive midfielder on their first team. They also added Antonio Rudiger – the centerback previously with Chelsea – to their backline.
It was important for Real Madrid to beef up their defense this summer after Barcelona spent big on improving their offense.
Can Real Madrid repeat as Spanish champions? Let’s dive into their odds, which are current as of July 26 2022 from BetMGM Sportsbook.
Real Madrid Betting Lines
Win La Liga (+110)
Finish Top-4 in La Liga (-1000)
Win Champions League (+900)
Madrid is the favourite to win La Liga again this season, which isn’t surprising. With the bulk of their title-winning team still intact, there’s no reason to believe that they won’t be able to repeat as champions in a top-heavy league.
Carlo Ancelotti will have his squad primed for another title run in both La Liga and the Champions League. This is a team you do not want to sleep on.
Real Madrid La Liga Outlook 2022-2023
Real Madrid fans should expect a similar season from their team. Headlined with Benzema and Vinicius Jr. in attack, this team will be one to be reckoned with.
That said, they should expect stiffer competition in La Liga this year from Barcelona.
At the end of last season, Barcelona had a thumping 4-0 victory over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. Barcelona improved drastically under new manager Xavi and with reinforcements arriving this summer, they will most definitely test Real Madrid.
With the addition of Rudiger to their backline, Madrid will have a stout and athletic defense this season. The signing of Tchouameni will also allow for more rotation in midfield.
If Eden Hazard can stay healthy, he will provide much-needed depth for Real Madrid to make another deep run in the Champions League.
Real Madrid Best Futures & Prop Bets
Real Madrid: Wins La Liga (+110)
Much of Real Madrid’s success this season will depend on the play of their striker Benzema. He had a historic season last year with 27 goals and 12 assists in La Liga.
On top of his splendid La Liga play, Benzema tallied 15 goals and two assists in the Champions League. Netting 42 goals in 44 games is a phenomenal feat as he helped carry Madrid to multiple titles.
The 34-year-old will need to turn in a similar performance this season if Real Madrid is going to win both titles again. There’s also a chance that Vinicius Jr. will take a step forward this season and emerge as the team’s leading goal scorer.
At (+110) there is some value in betting on Real Madrid to win La Liga, but betting on them to win the league during the season might have better odds. I expect Barcelona to start the season strong and cause people to doubt Real Madrid, which was a mistake that many made last year.