La Liga winner odds: Ancelotti tipped to resurrect Real

La Liga winner odds: Ancelotti tipped to resurrect Real

Real Madrid are 5/4 joint-favourites in bwin’s La Liga winner odds after bringing back Carlo Ancelotti for a second spell as head coach.

The 62-year-old Italian led the Whites to Champions League glory in 2014 and returns following an 18-month stint in charge of Everton.

Ancelotti said: “While I have enjoyed being at Everton, I have been presented with an unexpected opportunity which I believe is the right move for me and my family at this time.”

Real finished runners-up last season and look set to embark on a major rebuilding process.

Along with the departure of manager Zinedine Zidane, club legend Sergio Ramos is also on the move and could be joined by fellow defender Raphael Varane.

David Alaba has come in from Bayern Munich while Ancelotti’s appointment increases the chances of Gareth Bale seeing out the final year of his contract.

“I know Carlo Ancelotti is a great manager,” Bale said. “I get on with him really well, we had some great times in the past.”

Aguero to boost Barca?

Barcelona can also be backed at 5/4 as they look to bounce back from finishing third last season.

The Catalan giants have been busy in the transfer market, with Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero joining on a two-year deal.

“We all know Barcelona are the best club in the world,” said Aguero. “I am really happy and hopefully I can help the team to win things.”

Eric Garcia also switches from Etihad Stadium, Brazil defender Emerson Royal returns from Real Betis and Netherlands star Memphis Depay is joining too.

However, keeping hold of Lionel Messi will be crucial to getting back to the summit.

The capture of Luis Suarez helped Atletico Madrid become champions for the first time since 2014 and they are 4/1 to retain the title.

Brazil-born young forward Marcos Paulo has been added to the squad but Diego Simeone will no doubt see continuity as the key to further success.

Sevilla were only nine points off the top in fourth last term and are 25/1 in bwin’s La Liga winner odds, with Europa League victors Villarreal 100/1.

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