The country that brought us such footballing geniuses as Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi has a rich history and a fanatical support when it comes to the beautiful game, and the Argentine Primera Division features some breathtaking football and no little passion. The season runs from August to May and we have live betting odds comparison for all the biggest matches, as well as betting tips to help you pick out some winners.
Founded in 1891, the Argentine Football League (as it was then known) was the first football league to run outside of the British Isles, and the strong historical significance of the division is not lost on the fans in Argentina. Much of the excitement in Argentine football over the years has come from the intense (some would say bitter) rivalry between two sides based in different districts of the capital Buenos Aires: River Plate (from Belgrano) and Boca Juniors (from La Boca). The two famous sides have won the league title 66 times between them, with River Plate having won 36, including in the 2013-14 season.
The Argentine Primera Division – which consists of 20 teams – is in something of a transition from a structural perspective with the season split into two round-robin tournaments, the “Inicial” from August to December and the “Final” from February to May, the winner of each facing off in the “Superfinal”, the winner of which was supposed to be crowned champions. However, it has since been designated an official cup instead with the team finishing at the top of the table instead being crowned champions.
As mentioned, we’ll bring you the latest betting odds for the best Primera Division matches, and our betting tip for this season is simple: River Plate to do it again.