As it’s known in English-speaking countries, LaLiga is the top level of the Spanish football system. In Spain, it is commonly known as Primera División. The league features 20 clubs with the sides playing each other twice (19 at home and 19 away) from August to May for a total of 380 games. The league normally takes a two-week winter break for Christmas and New Year.
Teams are awarded 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw, and none for a defeat. The team with the most points at the end of the season are awarded the LaLiga title. The three teams who finish with the least amount of points are relegated to the Segunda División.
Those teams are replaced by three teams promoted from the Segunda División. The two teams who finish first and second and the team who wins the end-of-season playoffs.
WHERE CAN I STREAM LALIGA?
This season’s LaLiga will run from August 13th, 2021, to May 22nd, 2022. This year’s winter break is scheduled to take place from 19th December 2021 to 2nd January 2022. ESPN owns the TV rights and will be streaming the majority of the 380 games live on ESPN+.
As part of the deal, ESPN will broadcast a select number of games live on US television each season. It’s safe to say El Classico between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be one of them.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STREAM THE LALIGA?
ESPN+ plans start at $5.99 a month or $59.99 for the year. You can also get it as part of the Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ bundle for $13.99 a month or the Hulu Live, Disney+, and ESPN+ bundle for $73.99 a month.
ESPN+ also shows Soccer from Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, Copa Del Rey, FA Cup, Carabao League Cup, Championship, League One, League Two, Eredivisie, Scottish Premiership, MLS, USL, UEFA Nations League, and much more.
HIGH PRESS SOCCER RECOMMENDATION
If you’re looking for value, ESPN+ is the best around. A subscription also gets you access to Soccer from the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, Copa Del Rey, FA Cup, Carabao League Cup, Championship, League One, League Two, Eredivisie, Scottish Premiership, MLS, USL, UEFA Nations League, and much more.
WHERE TO BET LALIGA IN THE US
In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in more than two dozen states. You can bet online in some states, but only in-person betting is allowed in most of them.
DraftKings Sportsbook is available in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
FanDuel Sportsbook is available in Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.