The departure of Lionel Messi from Barcelona has thrown the Blaugrana into unfazed frenzies with which the Catalan base club are struggling to uphold their status as one of the giant sporting cadre in world football
More so, like Barcelona, Real Madrid are Luke warm in their endeavors despite boast the ranks of many great player who have steadfastly improve the trophy laden of the club in not so distant past. However, losing Rafael Varane and Sergio Ramos in the same transfer window is a loss that cannot be easily filled by any other player
Moreover, while the two giant club are struggling to uphold there standard, the last La Liga Santander campaign champion has began to show there claw in respect to their dream of retaining the league they won last season.
The Wanda Metropolitan stadium outfit will be looking to seize the opportunity present by the two Spanish giant team, while they continually struggle to hold their standard intact since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi from Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.
Though, Real Madrid and Barcelona remain the most favorite to wrestle the championship out of Atletico De Madrid irrespective of their struggle, while the like of Sevilla, Villarreal and Valencia are inconsistent to mount enough pressure to scoop the league.
Moreover, despite the two giant club inconsistent, they both have the chance to win the last league campaign in spite of the Atletico sheer willingness, consistency and dominance in the league, as Barcelona lost out in the race in just a manner of two remaining match days, while Real Madrid lost out on last match day.
But going to this campaign, Atletico de Madrid have had enough reinforcements to finally establish themselves as the clear favorite to win the Liga Santander. Though, the two Madrid teams are level on points while Barcelona have one game in hand as the Catalan club sit 3 points behind the two teams.
In fact, Atletico de Madrid can be compared with Alabama state University in reference to their champion template as both struggle to keep their head in order to win their respective gongs. While they both continue to establish themselves as the favorite to win the current campaign in their respective leagues.
More so, while the odds are in favor of Atletico de Madrid to win the league, despite the slight margin ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona, Alabama is equally having a little margin to win the NCAA this campaign, while the NCAAF picks in the coming game 3 is favoring the defending champion to defeat Florida.
Despite the struggle and the sheer power of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the league, below are the reasons why Atletico de Madrid is the clear favorite to win the 2021/2022 La Liga Santander campaign.
Out of the major team that could possibly compete for the La Liga title at the end of the campaign, Atletico de Madrid is the only teams hat is most stable without loosing crucial player in the rank.
While, Barcelona has lost their talisman and captain to PSG due to the Catalan club inability to resign their talisman due to the wage cap. In that note, Real Madrid equally lost their star captain and leader, Sergio Ramos on free transfer to PSG and his compatriot, Rafael Varane to Manchester United.
The loss of Messi will certainly bring new era in the rank of Barcelona, but the gap left behind will leave a burden that might derail the ambition of the Blaugrana to challenge for the title. In fact losing Antoine Griezmann to Atletico de Madrid is somewhat unaccounted as the struggling attack of Barcelona is further depleted to challenge for the title in this campaign.
While Barcelona may have lost Griezmann and Lionel Messi in their attacking rank, but Real Madrid losing their centre back partnership in the same summer will likely falter the chance of the Los Blanco to reclaim the La Liga Santander.
However, Atletico Madrid may have lost Saul Niguez to Chelsea and Some other players. But not losing any of their talisman while having some essential recruitment to bolster their chance of defending their trophy.
In fact, with such stability, the Madrid base club will be looking to take advantage of the Barcelona and Real Madrid instability to retain their champion feat and with their team stability, Atletico de Madrid might just be winning their third La Liga in less than ten years.
While Barcelona is looking here and there for cheap transfer during the summer and Madrid looking to sign Mbappe to no avail. Though, the two side have some credible additions to their ranks but having some instability and not time to form a solid partnership might cost them both on the run.
However, while Atletico Madrid ensure not to lose non of their most essential players to their league rival or other European giant teams, the Madrid base club ensure that their dream and chance of winning the league at the end of the campaign is high with some credible additions
Though, Saul Niguez might have move to the Stamford Bridge, but the injection of the high caliber midfielder like Rodrigo de Paul into a formidable side bring fresh dimension to an already structured team to support the like of the Koke, Lamar and Lorente to establish a formidable midfield
Also, the addition of Cunha from Hertha BSC, Antoine Griezmann from Barcelona to breathe fresh air and to aid the aging Luis Suarez to bolstered their scoring chance in order to dominate their counterparts
Aside the inclusions in midfield and attacks, Los Chochoneros also have numerous addition to the back line and with such incredible additions while maintaining their stability, the chance of retain the La Liga Santander by the defending champion is relatively high.
Inconsistent of other teams
One of the reason why Barcelona and Real Madrid have dominated La Liga for so long is largely due to the fact that majority of the teams are always inconsistent to challenge the two giant club.
While Real Madrid and Barcelona are struggling to mount more pressure on themselves to challenge for the title at their will, Atletico de Madrid is poking to capitalize on the two giant inconsistent to breed new dominant force in the league
Though, the likes of Sevilla and Villarreal are much stabilize and their addition are very mouthwatering, but their inconsistency have left the La Liga battle between Atletico, Madrid and Barcelona.
However, while the two Spanish giant team are unstable, their consistency is already impaired and while Atletico stability is intact with credible additions to their rank, Los Chochonerps is touted to have consistency with the gameplay, thus their chance of retaining the Liga Santander is high.