The 2022/23 LaLiga predictions may be more open than people presume. On one hand, it is hard to pick against Real Madrid, Barcelona or Atletico to win the LaLiga title. However, the jumble of teams beneath these three provides some drama. This stretches from the battle for European placement to the always-looming danger of relegation.

So, as you think about how LaLiga unfolds this season, consider a number of factors that impact teams. For one, transfers play a massive role. New arrivals to squads can be the missing piece for success on the biggest level. At the same time, they could throw off the balance of what brought success. That applies to both arrivals and departures on the team sheet.

Same applies for managers. Barcelona manager Xavi had significant time at the helm at Camp Nou. Now, he has his first full season with the Catalan club. Surely, he wants to improve on Barcelona’s second-place finish from a season ago. Of course, the one team they can improve against is a side that won LaLiga and the UEFA Champions League this past season. Therefore, Los Blancos enter as the sure-fire favorites domestically.

Relegation in Spain is not something that receives as much publicity in the United States. Unlike Germany or England, there is no regular attachment to many of the bottom-dwellers in LaLiga. That being said, a relegation battle is still a relegation battle. Almería, Real Valladolid and Girona look to stay for more than one season in Spain, but it will not be easy.

Let us know your prediction for the 2022/23 LaLiga campaign in the comment section below.

2022/23 LaLiga predictions

Fans of the Spanish top flight can watch the league season start on Friday, August 12. Coverage of LaLiga is on ESPN+ throughout the calendar.

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1. Real Madrid
2. Barcelona
3. Atletico Madrid
4. Villarreal
5. Sevilla
6. Athletic Club
7. Real Sociedad
8. Valencia
9. Real Betis
10. Rayo Vallecano
11. Celta Vigo
12. Espanyol
13. Real Valladolid
14. Osasuna
15. Getafe
16. Girona
17. Cádiz
18. Elche
19. Mallorca
20. Almería