Mike Makaab's Spanish La Liga Preview 2018/2019
The three main contenders for the league title must surely be Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona are strong favourites to retain the La Liga title and a look at their transfers in this window, highlights their intentions of not only dominating Spain, but also winning the UEFA Champions League.
Their main rivals, Real Madrid, lost both their successful coach, Zinedine Zidane, and main talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo and were well beaten, at the end, by Atletico Madrid in the European Super Cup and quite frankly, I prefer the look of Atletico Madrid, still under top class manager, Diego Simeone as main challengers to Barca.
So, my prediction of the top three in La Liga this season is:
2. Atletico Madrid
3. Real Madrid