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Atletico Madrid lit up the La Liga season and ran out deserved winners when they drew their match against Barcelona on Saturday. Going to Camp Nou and coming away with a point is no mean feat in itself; to do it from a goal behind, with your best forward already out of the game with injury and with the title on the line suggests that this is a very special team indeed.
However, it would be wise not to get too carried away at this stage. This may have been the first time since 2004 that the title hasn’t gone to one of Barca or Real Madrid, but when Valencia won then it turned out to be nothing more than a temporary blip in the chain of success for the other two sides. This season, Valencia finished eighth, a full 41 points behind the winners.
At best, Atletico’s win means that there are three teams rather than two vying for the title next season. That has a beneficial effect on the market, of course, with it being a three rather than two horse race. It isn’t that much of an effect, though. Barcelona are probably the safest bet here and at 2.1 across the board you won’t find better odds on them pre-season, despite the looming transfer ban. Real are marginal odds-on favourites at 1.9 whilst an Atletico repeat performance is way out at 9.0.
Those last odds are pretty ungenerous, but at the same time not too tempting. Atletico should’ve won the title by more than the three point margin that they ended up with, but they ran out of steam badly towards the end, dropping points to both Levante and Malaga, and good sides just don’t do that sort of thing. In short, their victory is a welcome change, but don’t necessarily bank on it being a permanent one.