Three Team Race in La Liga

Atletico Madrid has been great in La Liga play this season and entering the holiday break they are tied with Barcelona atop the league table. All the clubs have a short winter break, as league play resumes January fourth.

Bet365 only has three teams with futures betting odds in Barcelona (-175), Real Madrid (+275), and Atletico Madrid (+500). All three of these teams advanced to the knockout phase of the Champions League.

Barcelona was given a scare in their last match, well at least after the first 15 minutes. Barca gave up two early goals to Getafe in the 10th and 14th minute, but roared back and eventually won the match 5-2. They are tied with Real Madrid for scoring the most goals in the league and one goal behind Atletico Madrid in conceding the fewest.

Barca has lost two matches since Lionel Messi went out with a hamstring injury, but the club got some good news and they will get their star striker back soon.

Osasuna, Rayo Vallecano, and Real Betis are the clubs that are in the relegation zone.

When La Liga play resumes Barcelona and Real Madrid are big home favorites facing teams out of the top 10. Atletico Madrid is one the road to face a Malaga squad that sits 10th in the league table.