The Spanish Segunda Division B is the third tier of football in Spain. There are four different groups that make up the Spanish Segunda Division B, with each of these groups containing twenty teams. The Royal Spanish Football Federation oversees and operates these leagues.
The two higher tiers of league football are the La Liga, which is the premier division of football in Spain and then the Segunda Division. The next division below the Spanish Segunda Division B is the Tercera Division. Within the Spanish Segunda Division B are a number of reserve teams from those sides that are competing in the top two tiers of Spanish football.
The history of Division B
Spanish Segunda Division B is a league that has been around in one shape or another since 1929. This was back when it was a division that was the third tier in Spanish football. It was a single division and had a total of ten teams competing in it.
Over the years, there were numerous instances of the league structures in the country being reorganized. The Spanish Segunda Division B was replaced for a number of decades up until the 1977/1978 season. This was then a replacement for the Tercera Division, becoming the third tier once more for football in Spain.
At the time, there were just two groups that were part of the Spanish Segunda Division B. As a once-off in the 1986/1987 season there was one division and it had a total of 22 teams taking part. It was the following year that the current structure of four groups with twenty teams in each of these groups was introduced as part of the Spanish Segunda Division B.
The current format of the Spanish Segunda Division B
In its current structure, the Spanish Segunda Division B has four different groups and twenty teams partake in each of these groups. Each of the leading four teams at the end of the season from these different Spanish Segunda Division B groups will qualify for a playoff series to try and fight it out to get promoted up into the second tier of football in Spain.
This will see in total four teams getting promoted to the Segunda Division, with four teams getting relegated down into the Spanish Segunda Division B. The only way in which a reserve team can earn promotion from the Spanish Segunda Division B is if the first team is playing in the Primera Division.
Promotion and relegation
The teams that finish in the top five of each of the Spanish Segunda Division B groups at the end of the season will also gain entry into the Copa del Rey the following season. The next best two teams from across all of the four groups will also get into this premier cup competition the following season.
The four teams that finish last in each of the Spanish Segunda Division B groups will be relegated down into the Tercera Division. There is also a relegation playoff that takes place for the four teams that finish in 16th place in their respective Spanish Segunda Division B groups. Two of these teams will then be relegated after a playoff series.
There are two legs for these games, one at home and the other being an away fixture. The two teams that win these fixtures on aggregate over the two legs will retain their position in the Spanish Segunda Division B, while the two losing teams will be relegated.
A reserve team can be relegated out of the Spanish Segunda Division B if its senior teams get relegated out of the Segunda Division, thus entering the Spanish Segunda Division B. All of the teams in the Spanish Segunda Division B and the Tercera Division take part in the Copa Federacion.
There are a number of reserve teams that are part of the Spanish Segunda Division B Group 1 division. This includes Atletico Madrid B, Celta B, Getafe B, Oviedo B and Sporting Gijon B.
Betting on the Spanish Segunda Division B Group 1
Most of the major bookmakers will offer markets on the Spanish Segunda Division B Group 1 games. The depth of these markets will vary from offering to offering. In general, those betting sites that focus on football will have the best selection of markets for you to choose from.
There are a lot of exciting younger players that play for teams in the Spanish Segunda Division B Group 1, so there is always a lot of exciting games to watch and certain players to identify that could generate some nice profits for you with the various betting markets.