Football Returns: As Europe’s Best Return to Action
As Italy’s win at the Euros slowly fades into the distance, we have all the action from the best domestic leagues in the world to look forward to as we take a look at the Premier League, La Liga, and what’s happening in Serie A.
The Soccers Futures are especially interesting at the moment, as we’ve seen how most of the teams are lining up through the opening games, as well as what went on during preseason.
Once again, we are anticipating this to be one of the best seasons in recent years. There are some very exciting teams coming together, not least Lionel Messi’s move to the Parisian giants PSG and joining up with former teammate Neymar, fellow compatriot Di Maria, and the formidable Kylian Mbappe.
The Premier League
As you’d expect, there are no surprises to see Man City starting out as favorites to clinch the title in England once again, coming in at odds of 11/10 (2.10) across top bookmakers. However, they looked far from impressive against Spurs on the opening day, without Harry Kane on the pitch—for either team.
However, it’s Manchester United that looks like a valuable opportunity this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have found his feet at United, despite missing out on the Europa League last season, he made some great moves in the market during the summer, with the acquisition of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.
At 7.00 to win the league, there is real value there. Or even at a more conservative wager, you can pick up Manchester United to finish in the top 2 at 2/1 (3.00). City seem to have dropped off a little after another failed Champions League campaign, while Chelsea and Liverpool seem to be strong. It’s going to be a tough season, but the top 4 teams seem to be secured. Expect United to tip the others for the title.
Opportunities in Spain
La Liga is in turmoil. Financial troubles and like rats leaving a ship, many top players seem to have left in recent years, leaving the league’s marketability lower down on the European pecking order.
With Messi gone, Real Madrid in transition and Atlético Madrid reigning champions, it really is anyone’s guess. However, it does feel like Real with a few young players coming through and the looming transfer of Kylian Mbappe, we expect Madrid to win and have odds of 6/5 (2.20) outright.
What might unfold in Serie A
Moving East along the Med, we find a former Real Madrid star in the form of Cristiano Ronaldo. Juventus narrowly made it into the Champions League places at the end of last season, while Inter clinched the title.
But, with the new season approaching, and Inter losing their star striker Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea, this is definitely Juventus’ season. At 10/11 (1.91) to claim the title back from Inter, they are the safe bet. Take the Bianconeri to win it this year.