The Segunda Division, also known as the Liga Adelante, is the second tier of the Spanish football pyramid. It is governed by the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), and it was founded back in 1929. The 22 sides are only one good season away from mixing it with the likes of Barcelona, but for many in this division, the Camp Nou is a world away.
The second tier in Spain is very different from many other leagues. The Spanish league system includes B teams from some of its bigger sides. Barcelona B were playing in the second tier in the 2014/15 season, before they finished bottom. These B sides can’t be promoted to the top flight, but they reach a pretty high level.
The different approach that the Spanish take outside of their top flight could be what puts many off betting on the league. It is hard to know where to put your money when some of the sides are just reserve or youth teams. But, in recent years more and more people are starting to put money on the Segunda.
If you are considering betting on the Liga Adelante, you might want to take a look at our live odds comparison. It compares odds for all kinds of markets, from outright winner of the league to live odds for every single individual match. If you’re interested in betting on the Segunda, then our odds comparison could really improve the odds you’re getting. Plenty of people bet on Spanish football, but you could find extra value by looking down to the second tier.
Over the years, plenty of well followed sides have had to drop out of the Primeira Liga and fight it out in the second division. At the turn of the century, Atletico Madrid were relegated in to the second tier. Recently, teams like Villarreal, Real Betis and Real Sociedad have all had spells in the Segunda.
Right now, La Liga could be about to get a lesser known name next season. CD Leganes currently sit atop the Segunda table, and they’ve never made it into the top flight. As things stand, that’s going to change. In just a few months’ time we could see Real Madrid heading across the city to the tiny 8000 capacity Estadio Municipal de Butarque. At the beginning of the season, Leganes were priced as big as 28/1 in the outright winner market.
The likes of Leganes and Real Oviedo are flying high right now. But, former winners of the Cup Winner’s Cup Real Zaragoza are struggling in the league. Zaragoza are one of the best supported clubs in Spain, but their resources can’t seem to get them back in to the top flight. That should tell you just how competitive this league is, even though it does include a few youth teams.
Now that you’ve got a decent understanding of the league, why not take a look at the latest live odds? If you’re considering a Segunda bet or two, our odds comparison is all you need to get started. With it, you’ll be able to quickly find the best live betting odds available, ensuring you get the best price for whatever market you’re choosing to back.