La Liga is about to start and, as always, Barcelona and Real Madrid are the favorites.
Barcelona have won La Liga in the last two seasons, producing excellent football and defeating Real Madrid in the last four times the teams faced each other, by a combined score of 11-2.
However, Real Madrid, in a desperate attempt to put an end to their trophy drought, have hired José Mourinho - the coach who managed to defeat Barcelona last season in the Champions League with Inter Milan.
Some think that Mourinho's arrival is enough to take Real Madrid to the title, but it is safe to assume that Barcelona are still the team to beat.
Real Madrid are bound to improve with Mourinho, but Barcelona are still the odds-on favorites to win the 2010-2011 La Liga.
The following are five (of the) reasons why, in my opinion, Barcelona have the edge over Real Madrid: